Burning a disk image file on a CD or DVD in Mac OS X

It's really easy to burn a disk image file using Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.3 or later (or Disk Copy in Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier).

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Disk Utility (Mac OS X 10.3 or later)

  1. Open Disk Utility, in the Utilities folder (/Applications/Utilities).
  2. If the disk image you want to use doesn't appear in the list, drag its icon to the Disk Utility window.
  3. Select the disk image and click Burn.
  4. Insert a blank CD or DVD into your computer's optical drive and follow the onscreen prompts.

Disk Copy (Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.2.8)

  1. Open Disk Copy in the Utilities folder (/Applications/Utilities).
  2. From the File menu, choose Burn Image. Don't open the disk image file before choosing this command.
  3. A navigation dialog appears. Locate and select the disk image file.
  4. Click Burn.
  5. When prompted, insert a blank disc into the optical media drive.
  6. Click Burn.

Depending on your computer's settings, the drive will eject the disc, or it will appear on the desktop when the burn is successfully completed.

Note: When burning a disc from a disk image, the burned disc will have the same format as the disk image. If you need a disc that will work on different computers, burn the disc in the Finder.

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