burn OS X installation media to bootable .iso?

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

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The gray disks are locked to the model they were shipped with.
  3. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    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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