how do I take a mounted image of leopard and make it into a dmg?

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  1. mmaaxx macrumors newbie

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    My father (who lives in the same house) bought leopard. According to him I am allowed to make a copy of it along with the other members of my household.

    Here is my question: He took the cd and mounted it on a partition of an external hard drive. Now I have the hard drive sitting here. After I installed it I realized I will not have any way to restore my computer if it crashes without a cd or copy of it. How can I take the mounted copy of the cd from my external and make a dmg of it again.?

    I tried using disk utility, but leopard was restored to a 16gb partition so when I clicked to make a new image in disk utility it came out as a 16gb file not a 7ish gig file like it should be to fit ona dl dvd.

    Any help is appreciated
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If your computer crashes you won't have access to the DVD? :confused:
     
  4. mmaaxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah he got the family pack it allows for up to 4 people in the household to install AND COPY it. says so right in the fine print---nothing illegal.
     
  5. mmaaxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can't hurt to have a backup and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it either. Thanks
     
  6. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    heh, now you got me thinking.. me and my brother were going to buy leopard family pack over winter break.. and just share it but he goes to school and I in the midwest.. i was going to do the same thing as you and keep a image copy of it on my ext. hdd, but you have created a interesting dilemma. :p

    I wish the family pack just came with 5 dvd's or whatever the number is, I would gladly pay a extra $10 for that. :eek:
     
  7. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Try CarbonCopyCloner

    it is pretty straight forward, but if Disk Util gives you a 16GB image, I would almost bet CCC will to,

    Do a Block-level copy if you can though,
    :)
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I always just used Disk Utility and made a CD master disk image of my scratched of Tiger Disc. :confused:
     
  9. mmaaxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My father is on vacation for two days and I do NOT go through his personal things. So right now all I have is this on an external harddrive. He restored it to a 16gb partition too so it makes things more complicated.
     

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