ML DP4 too big for DVD?

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  1. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    Odd problem but Disk Utility in Lion 10.7.4 is telling me that none of my DVD are large enough to fit Mountion Lion DP4 - despite the image being 4.3GB and the DVD able to fit 4.75GB.

    I've tried with 10 of my blank DVDs and I know they aren't at fault. Anyone had this issue?
     
  2. jabbawok macrumors regular

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    Try a dual layer DVD or a USB memory stick. or even a partition on your hdd.
     
  3. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Been that way since Leopard at least that I know. Dual Layer DVD.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Lion can use a standard DVD-R, no need for Dual Layer. I guess Mountain Lion bloated out a bit again.

    I would recommend an 8GB memory stick or fast SD card to put the Mountain Lion install image on.
     
  5. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Well alright. I didn't know since I was on to mounting zip drives by then but I remembered Leopard needed a dual layer as well
     
  6. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    I can second the USB drive idea. Thats what I did with Lion, it makes reinstall a lot faster. You can get them online for under $20.00.
     
  7. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    $20 for an 8 GB flashdrive? That's too much, I can get one from Newegg for $6, or run to a Best Buy and get one for about $8.
     
  8. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Primary culprit might be the new installation languages. There may be a way of trimming those out of the image before burning if you really need to have this on DVD.
     
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Try this in a Terminal window:
    This optimizes the dmg, so that you can burn it on a DVD.

    Here is an example for the Lion InstallESD.dmg:
    Apple used the same technique for CDs in Disk Utility, but i think they removed the "optimization" option for DVDs. That is the reason why i use hdiutil. DL-DVDs are probably the easiest solution.
     
  10. j-raymn, Jul 29, 2012
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  11. iAmos macrumors newbie

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    This worked great for me thanks!
     

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