Can I copy OS X Snow Leopard DVD?

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  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

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    I want to make a copy of my original install DVD which is beginning to wear. I tried copying with Toast but no joy but perhaps this is due to the cheap DL DVD which i bought off ebay.

    Should it be this simple assuming disk is faultless?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can ... use either Burn or Disk Utility.

    With DU, you will need to make an image of the disc, then burn that image back to a DL DVD.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Instructions to copy to any type of media

    1) Insert osx install disc

    2) Open disk utility

    3) Select mounted disk and click new image in disk utility

    4) Select where to save and leave image format as compressed and encryption none

    5) This will create a dmg file

    6) Once created, mount the dmg file and then click on the actual dmg image and hit restore tab

    7) In source, drag the mounted dmg file

    8) In destination, drag your flash, external drive, or DL DVD

    9) Wait for it to restore

    10) When booting up, simply hold option key and select the flash/external drive, DVD

    11) Done!
     
  4. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    How on earth can a DVD "wear out" and what are you doing using it so often? If you want to pirate one why not just say so?
     
  6. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I were as sensible as you I would/should probably keep every CD in its case all of the time and never lay a scratch on it, but seeing you are so clever you evidently overlooked the possibility of this being my reason..
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Where did that come from? So, he used the wrong words. I'm sure he meant scratched or something like that.
     
  8. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankyou.
     
  9. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    To be fair, why would he be using his install disc so much that it's beginning to wear?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Hey there sparky. The Snow Leopard DVDs were by far the worst quality DVDs yet for any OS release from Apple. So more to the OP's point, a copy is NOT a bad idea. I have a bootable copy on a flash drive for this very reason. I've purchased two retail copies of Snow Leopard and have no reason to steal the OS. :rolleyes:
    To be even more fair, see my post above. Like I said, there were tons of issues with the SL release DVDs and quite frankly I find it freaking hilarious how quickly people tend to forget this little fact.

    OP: Some people did report not being able to make a copy. I suggest using a flash drive if you have one large enough.
     
  11. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Listen pal, let me clarify this word 'worn' . It means worn as in scratched because i have not kept in its case. I don't see why this possibility is so hard to grasp..
     
  12. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps an idea as i cannot burn there again could be due to poor DL disk. I shall consider it thanks.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well also understand that there are also reports from this site that DL DVDs are always compatible. Many will say that Memorex bites and for that I buy only Verbatim.
    Make an image on your hard drive and store that at the very least. Not sure if you can boot off that (betting not) but it's a start.
     
  14. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Its not hard to grasp and its not hard to express in writing either, pity you couldn't have done so in the first place.
     
  15. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its not beyond the realms of the English language that worn could mean scratched when referring to a CD (otherwise what else could it mean - think!?) so perhaps its you who should stir your grey cells a little more before making defamatory statements.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Can you stay on topic?

    jeebus
     
  17. Wolwerine macrumors regular

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    I don' get your accusation,,i have made also Image from my DVD Snow Leopard, because i need it to make a Build,,and you now what, i've Buy from Apple Store my Snow Leopard DVD Retail, so because i've made a "copy" of MY DVD i'm a Pirate or i do piracy? Why?,, One thing you should Now better, i buy something, i can make what i want, at least for me. Other way what's the point to buy things???
     
  18. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    My recollection, which may be wrong, is that you may need a dual layer DVD, because the contents are too large for a single layer DVD. Check the size of the existing DVD. If it is larger than 4.7 GB, you need a dual-layer DVD.
     
  19. Wolwerine macrumors regular

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    Just Make a image of your DVD using Disk Utility, than, i advise you to use a uSB Drive much better for install, 3.0, and you don't need any DL DVD, at the other hand, you can plug in on any PC/Mac,,
    If you really want a copy of Your DVD, make Image Dmg of your SL DVD, then, take it out put a DL DVD 8,5G and also on Disk utility chose image to born, that's prety much this,,
    1° screenshot, you/i make a Image from my DVD
    2° screenshot i burn the image to DVD
    3°screenshot you restore your Dmg image of DVD to a USB drive ( the blank space that should be field with you usb drive.
    Good luck
     

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