Burning a Snow Leopard backup disk

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigboy99, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    I have created a dmg of the disk (compressed/no encryption) using Disk Utility and have tried to burn to a DL DVD without success. I've searched this forum but was unable to find the correct procedure. Thanks.
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    We need more details about how it was unsuccessful.

    Did the burn fail?
    Did the disk not work?

    The number of possible issues is great and the number of details offered is few.

    Please add more about what you are experiencing.
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Did you open the .dmg file before you burned it?

    I've heard that if you open the .dmg file you can lose the image's bootability.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    This doesn't make any sense. Please provide a link for this claim.
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Post by bagend23 about half way down. He mentions it there.

    I'm not sure if this is true but I've read it in multiple places before (not just there) so I (just in case) never mount the image before I burn it if I want it to be bootable.
     
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, it just worked. Not sure why is failed before, maybe bad media or juju. I created a new copy of the disk with the NEW IMAGE icon, and burned with the BURN icon using the default settings.

    In my web searching about this issue I read that mounting the image before burning would lead to problems.

    http://creativebits.org/mac_os_x/make_a_dvd_copy_of_mac_os_x_tiger
     

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