Burn os x lion to dvd

Well Musicalmarv was asking about what to do if you don't have broadband or credit card. Well looks like you can still burn a copy of OS X lion onto a dvd if you so desire! Although you still have to buy it at least once from their App store (friends house or apple store?) at least you will be saving yourself a lot of bandwidth and time if you have 4-5 Apple machines at home like I do.The other good news is that if for some reason you don't have all the latest patches on your machine, you can also just do a clean install using this method.

Ways to acquire a copy:
-buy a prepaid credit card
-use public internet access (that's what we pay taxes for) e.g. library or university to download
-ask a friend with broadband to download/pay for it
-Apple store will most likely also offer installation of it

Note: Obviously this is preliminary since the "official" release isn't out yet. There will most likely be a updated guide once retail is out but at least this shows that it's possible.

Credits for this guide go to techland!

1. Once you've pulled Lion down from the Mac App Store, right-click on the installer and select the option "Show Package Contents." This is your Mac's way of tearing the wrapping off a virtual install disk to access all the shiny bits (aka "files") inside.
2. Open the "Contents" folder, then look for a "SharedSupport" folder and open that. Inside, you'll find something called "InstallESD.dmg." This is the money file we're looking for (or the "master control program" if you're a Tron wonk).
3. Copy that file ("InstallESD.dmg") to a folder outside of the installer (your desktop works).
4. Open the "Utilities" folder on your Mac and launch "Disk Utility."
5. Select "Burn" from the "Images" menu option, or just click the yellow and black icon on the menu bar (which, disturbingly, looks just like the official symbol for nuclear activity).
6. Browse to wherever you copied "InstallEDG.dmg" and select that—drop in a writeable DVD, wait for it to burn, and presto, instant bootable OS X Lion DVD!


Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/06/17/how-to-burn-an-os-x-lion-boot-disc/#ixzz1Pa3FqCFc


Hope it helps marv :D
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  1. Supermuncher85 said:
    Well Musicalmarv was asking about what to do if you don't have broadband or credit card. Well looks like you can still burn a copy of OS X lion onto a dvd if you so desire! Although you still have to buy it at least once from their App store (friends house or apple store?) at least you will be saving yourself a lot of bandwidth and time if you have 4-5 Apple machines at home like I do.The other good news is that if for some reason you don't have all the latest patches on your machine, you can also just do a clean install using this method.

    Ways to acquire a copy:
    -buy a prepaid credit card
    -use public internet access (that's what we pay taxes for) e.g. library or university to download
    -ask a friend with broadband to download/pay for it
    -Apple store will most likely also offer installation of it

    Note: Obviously this is preliminary since the "official" release isn't out yet. There will most likely be a updated guide once retail is out but at least this shows that it's possible.

    Credits for this guide go to techland!

    1. Once you've pulled Lion down from the Mac App Store, right-click on the installer and select the option "Show Package Contents." This is your Mac's way of tearing the wrapping off a virtual install disk to access all the shiny bits (aka "files") inside.
    2. Open the "Contents" folder, then look for a "SharedSupport" folder and open that. Inside, you'll find something called "InstallESD.dmg." This is the money file we're looking for (or the "master control program" if you're a Tron wonk).
    3. Copy that file ("InstallESD.dmg") to a folder outside of the installer (your desktop works).
    4. Open the "Utilities" folder on your Mac and launch "Disk Utility."
    5. Select "Burn" from the "Images" menu option, or just click the yellow and black icon on the menu bar (which, disturbingly, looks just like the official symbol for nuclear activity).
    6. Browse to wherever you copied "InstallEDG.dmg" and select that—drop in a writeable DVD, wait for it to burn, and presto, instant bootable OS X Lion DVD!


    Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/06/17/how-to-burn-an-os-x-lion-boot-disc/#ixzz1Pa3FqCFc


    Hope it helps marv :D
    Thanks for all this informative knowledge you posted here.Marv
  2. Cheers, that will come in handy!
  3. Supermuncher85 said:
    Well Musicalmarv was asking about what to do if you don't have broadband or credit card. Well looks like you can still burn a copy of OS X lion onto a dvd if you so desire! Although you still have to buy it at least once from their App store (friends house or apple store?) at least you will be saving yourself a lot of bandwidth and time if you have 4-5 Apple machines at home like I do.The other good news is that if for some reason you don't have all the latest patches on your machine, you can also just do a clean install using this method.

    Ways to acquire a copy:
    -buy a prepaid credit card
    -use public internet access (that's what we pay taxes for) e.g. library or university to download
    -ask a friend with broadband to download/pay for it
    -Apple store will most likely also offer installation of it

    Note: Obviously this is preliminary since the "official" release isn't out yet. There will most likely be a updated guide once retail is out but at least this shows that it's possible.

    Credits for this guide go to techland!

    1. Once you've pulled Lion down from the Mac App Store, right-click on the installer and select the option "Show Package Contents." This is your Mac's way of tearing the wrapping off a virtual install disk to access all the shiny bits (aka "files") inside.
    2. Open the "Contents" folder, then look for a "SharedSupport" folder and open that. Inside, you'll find something called "InstallESD.dmg." This is the money file we're looking for (or the "master control program" if you're a Tron wonk).
    3. Copy that file ("InstallESD.dmg") to a folder outside of the installer (your desktop works).
    4. Open the "Utilities" folder on your Mac and launch "Disk Utility."
    5. Select "Burn" from the "Images" menu option, or just click the yellow and black icon on the menu bar (which, disturbingly, looks just like the official symbol for nuclear activity).
    6. Browse to wherever you copied "InstallEDG.dmg" and select that—drop in a writeable DVD, wait for it to burn, and presto, instant bootable OS X Lion DVD!


    Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/06/17/how-to-burn-an-os-x-lion-boot-disc/#ixzz1Pa3FqCFc


    Hope it helps marv :D
    Thank you very much for this information.
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