Is it possible to make a copy of OS X DVD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c073186, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have the family version of 10.5 and I want to install it on my sister's computer. The thing is, she does not live near me and I would want her to have a DVD in case something happens. Is there a way I can make a copy of it?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You'll need a dual layer disc but it can be done using Disk Utility.
  3. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    To ease your mind a little, there's virtually no reason to ever reinstall OS X. You can fix just about any problem with a few terminal commands or freeware utility apps.
  4. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2008
    That's great! Then I'm sure you won't mind giving OP your DVD copy of the OS X since you'll never use it ever anyway.:rolleyes:
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Is your sister a student?

  6. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2007
    You can make a disk image with the Disk utility.

    Then you can use the same Disk utility tu burn this disk image to a new Dual layer DVD. (Single layer just 4Go, Double layers is twice the capacity, and OSX is a Dual Layer DVD, so...)
  7. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2008
    I've made a copy of mine. The computer sees the disk and can read it from Finder. However, the computer would not boot from the disk. I've tried 3 different disks; none would work. I wasted $12 testing that crap!

    What did work, however, was copying the disk as a .sparseimage or .dmg, and then burning it onto a partition on an external HDD. I burned mine onto an 8GB USB HDD, and it does boot and install and WORK :D

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