burn OS X installation media to bootable .iso?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RedCroissant, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

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    hello everyone. I am in need of both OS X Tiger and OS X Leopard discs, but I do not have the money to pay the unreasonable prices for these Oses. So, that being said, is it possible to buy one of the gray re-installation discs that came with a different model Mac, use disk utility to burn it to a bootable .iso format, burn THAT to a DVD, and use that now burned DVD to boot up and reinstall the OS onto any machine?

    The reason I ask is because ibook reinstall discs are apparently incredibly hard to come by but for some reason Mac Pro and imac discs are not. So could I perform the above stated action and have a copy of OS X that I could install on my iBook G4?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The gray disks are locked to the model they were shipped with.
     
  3. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

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    I was really hoping for the answer I wanted. :) Oh well, back to waiting for the prices to drop! Thank you for responding though!
     

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