Best way to back up Snow Leopard distro dvd?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hakr, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. hakr macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2009
    Western shore, Chesapeake Bay. Maryland
    I want to make a backup copy of the Snow Leopard distro DVD I purchased.

    It apparently is a double sided DVD.

    Is the standard DVD recorder that came with my last year's iMac capable of burning such a DVD and if so, which specific blank DVDs do I need?

    Also, is it possible to make a bootable copy of the DVD on one of my hard drive?

  2. lazydesi macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2006
    Gr8 Adelaide
    1) insert your SL retail DVD into your Imac superdrive and make a .DMG file using Disk Utility.

    2) burn that .dmg file on Dual Layer DVD (DL +R DVD) to make bootable backup dvd.

    PS: In the process of making the .dmg file, if it is mounted , means .dmg file is failed.

    So keep checking during the process of making .dmg file

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