OS X install dvd backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dtklamf, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. dtklamf macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    Being that I am attempting for once to be smart how do I make a backup of my leopard install DVD?

    I never did this with my install discs that came with my computer when I first got it and when they got lost/stolen/thrown out/awol I was up poop creek.

    I have a DL superdrive. but is there anyway to make it fit on a single layer dvd?I have stacks of these I don't particularly feel like wasting a few dl dvds they can be quite expensive.


    yes it is a legit copy i purchased myself no dodgy dealings going on here.
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    There's only one Leopard install DVD, which translates to one blank DL-DVD. Is that really a big problem?
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    just buy a blank DL DVD and then just make a backup of the leopard install dvd using disk util. the retail copy is 1 DL DVD. or are you trying to make a backup of your grey restore DVDs?
  4. MNMacLvr macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2007
    Hey al.. on the note of making a backup of your 10.5 install dvd.. i have tried this .. a couple of times.. and it hangs with an I/O error. I have had 2 DVD's have install issues with 10.5 both would error out on the DVD check at the very beginning of the install. I have spoken to my local apple store.. and they exchanged my first DVD .. but then they got the second to install... now i can't get disk utils to make a .dmg file of the install disc to put on a harddrive. ... it is very disconcerting. The apple store... more or less told me they would not exchange the second DVD... is this something I should bring directly to apple??
  5. dtklamf thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    no a backup of the leopard install dvd.
    i never did it with my original grey install disks so i'm being prepared.

    but disk utility will copy it then?

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