Disk Utility, a utility application standard on all OS X Mac computers, allows users to create bootable dmg files and burn them to disks. Any version of Mac OS X higher than 10.3 can use Disk Utility to burn a backup copy of a system disk, be it a Mac system disk or another system disk such as Linux or a PC.
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Things you need
- Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
- DVD-R or Dual Layer DVD-R
Place the system disk in your Mac computer's optical drive. Open “Disk Utility” in the Application/Utility folder.
Select the system disk from the list of available drives on the left side of the window. Select “New Image” from the toolbar at the top of the window.
Name the image. Select “DVD/CD master” from the Format menu and “None” from the Encryption menu. Click “Save.”
Select the newly created disk image from the left-hand window in Disk Utility. Click “Burn.” Insert a DVD-R or dual layer DVD-R when prompted. Click “Burn.”
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