Create Mac OS bootable discs

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Tinkerbots, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Tinkerbots macrumors newbie

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    How do create bootable dvd of OS’s I’m using High Sierra OS but all video of how to seem to be for older machine not same disc utility. I need do all 8 OS and use machine high Sierra to create I want to archive them in case I ever need them or buy old machine and do it up even restore machines for friends.

    I’ve tried just burn when you boot it up it fails so I’m guessing that way won’t work.

    I would be really grateful if someone could help or give me guide/video of how to just case anything ever went wrong and avoid regret of not backing them up
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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  3. MSastre macrumors 6502

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    There are several programs that will create a USB Installer if you don't want to mess with Terminal. I have used both Install Disk Creator and DiskMaker X. Easy to use. I have several different OS versions on USB Installers.
     
  4. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know but I just last to archive them DVD duel layer.

    I’ve used the app your saying to make USB’s just don’t want to spend £40 on USB when I could make copies to DVD for £8 and extract everything off to USB if i needed the stuff for a faster install
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP:

    Follow Diane's advice above.
    Use a USB flashdrive INSTEAD OF DVD's.
    Things will go better that way.

    You'll need a USB flash drive 8gb or 16gb
    You'll need "Boot Buddy" (free):
    Boot Buddy – sqwarq
    With BB, it's only "a few clicks" to create the flashdrive.

    Take that around to the Macs you need to upgrade.
    It will do the job.
     
  6. Digimutant macrumors newbie

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    From a personal point of view I'd still do it on USB. You'll thank the others later for going with that suggestion considering that DVDs for most media are phasing out. Disc rot exists, and scratches causing corruption.

    £8 for a pack of DVDs compared to a £20 8GB USB flash drive? I'd go with the flash drive. PCWorld sells a 16GB USB for £7.50! ;)
     
  7. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I think I just find an old Mac and do it that way. I always use a usb to do the work but I wanted to archive my os just case.

    I can’t keep them on UsB forever and if anything would to happen to my harddrive I be ****ed.

    Since no one knows how do it I have to take the risk that nothing ever goes wrong with any of the macs. I have 8 OS I wanted to create DVD for just in case
     
  8. shoman24v macrumors newbie

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    USB disk is fine, if you have a way to prepare it. If you don't, say you have a crashed drive, then you install a new one, disk is a must. Or finding someone with another Mac to prepare a USB drive.

    I too would like too know how to create a bootable DVD.
     
  9. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just order a second hand old mini Mac at least I can do it on there through guide on web.

    But would still like to know to do it on high Sierra create DVD bootable disk.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried the method used in this link?
     
  11. hallux macrumors 68030

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    I just keep the 2 or 3 most recent built on flash drives, but have the last installer available to build them as far back as ML (the beginning of my Mac experiences). I can just sacrifice the oldest build USB drive and build the one I need if I need an older one (haven't yet).
     
  12. MichaelDT macrumors regular

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    £40 for a 8gb usb? I’m not sure where you’re looking but an 8gb usb is like £4.
     
  13. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So everyone suggusted USB so i thought ok but how could i go about making Mac OS X All in One Bootable.

    How can i get them all onto a USB and make it bootable. Do i partion 8 parts of the USB or do something else. I would be grateful for any advice on how to get all 8 on a USB and get them to boot depending which mac and what OS it needs.
     
  14. Digimutant macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this might help:
    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro-tip-create-an-os-x-multiboot-usb-install-drive/

    I think you can but you'd have to have at least 16GB on USB.
     
  15. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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  16. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Partition it with 10 GB partitions and use Restore tab in DU, should work fine in HS
    --- Post Merged, Mar 8, 2018 ---
    I have a 64 GB drive partitioned with 10.6-10.12
    Ran out of space for HS
     
  17. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I will invest in a big usb and do it well have a play see if I can get them all on lol try boot using them.
     
  18. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "How can i get them all onto a USB and make it bootable. Do i partion 8 parts of the USB or do something else. I would be grateful for any advice on how to get all 8 on a USB and get them to boot depending which mac and what OS it needs."

    You DO NOT want to do this.

    I would recommend ONE OS per bootable flash drive.

    Things will just go better that way.
     
  19. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its just to archieve no will tell me how to do it on disc and im not buying 8 USB to do one to each when its unlikely im going to need them
     
  20. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So got advised to use this

    https://gist.github.com/julianxhokaxhiu/6ed6853f3223d0dd5fdffc4799b3a877

    But it’s not working I’m getting error. Can anyone help me figure out how do or what to change. I have two ssd one has my operating system and app and my other which replaced my opitical drive has my user profile so all my files go on that.

    hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
    hdiutil create -o /tmp/Sierra.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
    hdiutil attach /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build
    asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase
    rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
    cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/
    cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
    cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
    hdiutil convert /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o /tmp/Sierra.iso
    mv /tmp/Sierra.iso.cdr ~/Volumes/Data Drive Mac/Moved User/rebeccataylor/Sierra.iso


    Last login: Sat Mar 10 20:17:31 on ttys000
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
    /dev/disk3 GUID_partition_scheme
    /dev/disk3s1 EFI
    /dev/disk3s2 Apple_HFS /Volumes/install_app
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil create -o /tmp/Sierra.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
    hdiutil: create failed - File exists
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil attach /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build
    hdiutil: attach failed - Resource temporarily unavailable
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase
    Validating target...
    "/Volumes/install_build" is not a volume
    Could not validate target - No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
    rm: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/Packages: No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/install_app/Packages: unable to copy extended attributes to /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/BaseSystemResources.pkg: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/EmbeddedOSFirmware.pkg: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/Essentials.pkg: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/FirmwareUpdate.pkg: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/OSInstall.mpkg: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/OSInstall.pkg: No such file or directory
    cp: utimes: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: chown: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: chmod: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: chflags: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    cp: /Volumes/install_app/Packages: unable to copy ACL to /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation: No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/BaseSystem.chunklist: No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
    cp: /Volumes/OS X Base System/BaseSystem.dmg: No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
    "disk3" unmounted.
    "disk3" ejected.
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
    hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ hdiutil convert /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o /tmp/Sierra.iso
    hdiutil: convert failed - Resource temporarily unavailable
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$ mv /tmp/Sierra.iso.cdr ~/Volumes/Data Drive Mac/Moved User/rebeccataylor/Sierra.iso
    usage: mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source target
    mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source ... directory
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$
    Rebeccas-MacBook-Pro:~ rebeccataylor$
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    I then tried it on my other half Mac which set up by factory default but this came up. Can anyone shed some light on what I’m doing wrong.

    Last login: Sat Mar 10 20:43:49 on ttys000

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app

    hdiutil: attach failed - Resource busy

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil create -o /tmp/Sierra.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

    hdiutil: create failed - File exists

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil attach /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    /dev/disk3 Apple_partition_scheme

    /dev/disk3s1 Apple_partition_map

    /dev/disk3s2 Apple_HFS /Volumes/install_build

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase

    Validating target...done

    Validating source...

    Could not recognize "/Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg" as an image file

    done

    Could not get source volume name

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    rm: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/Packages: No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/

    cp: directory /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation does not exist

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist

    cp: /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist: No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg

    cp: /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg: No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app

    hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/

    hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ hdiutil convert /tmp/Sierra.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o /tmp/Sierra.iso

    hdiutil: convert failed - Resource temporarily unavailable

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$ mv /tmp/Sierra.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/Sierra.iso

    mv: rename /tmp/Sierra.iso.cdr to /Users/Amy/Desktop/Sierra.iso: No such file or directory

    Amys-MacBook-Pro:~ Amy$
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    Would a solution be me using the dmg that I created from the App Store once it was downloaded. Then use power iso to make it into iso and then burn the iso to the disk. Would that not work?
     
  21. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I don't think you're going to be able to accomplish, what you want to accomplish.

    Tell us, just for the record:
    Why can't you use a bootable USB flash drive instead?
     
  22. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some stupid work policy that software are put on dvd. Because usb are unsafe and likely to be lost. No different to a DVD lol. Not me just required to do it but not sure how.

    The other reason is because our tech is out sourced they used their Apple ID but now we don’t have them we can’t use that Apple ID so there a couple reason. I would prefer to stick them on external hard drive or usb and pull them off if needed
     
  23. MSastre macrumors 6502

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    DVDs are limited to about 4.8GB of content. High Sierra and Sierra Installers are each over 5GB in content, so I see no way of being able to archive several Installers on one DVD, not even Data only, much less making one bootable. Policy or not, your best bet is to go with making bootable USB Installers. I think you are "chasing your tail" in trying to make a bootable DVD "all-in-one" Installer. Best of luck!
     
  24. Tinkerbots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Certain point given up lol. Might as well buy of others lol. The work network doesn’t allow usb to work so that another issue.
     
  25. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Why don't you try this:
    First, use a "dual layer" DVD. The capacity on these is 8gb, not 4.

    1. Use BootBuddy (as described above) to create the USB flashdrive.
    2. Once done, mount the flashdrive in the finder (DON'T boot from it, just mount it on the desktop)
    3. Open disk utility, and choose to create a "dmg" file from the flashdrive icon. Put it on the desktop within "easy reach".
    4. When that's done, eject the flashdrive.
    5. Assuming you have a DVD burner connected and powered on, RIGHT CLICK on the dmg file and see if the finder offers you the option to burn to disc.
    6. If it does, DO IT.
    ...
    7. If you don't have that option, I would first try the freeware app "Burn" and see if the dmg file could be burned to disc that way.
    8. If that doesn't work, I'd try a commercial app like Toast, and see if Toast could burn the dmg to DVD.

    Even if you are able to burn the dmg to DVD, not sure what's going to happen when you try to boot from it, and do an install from it.
     

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