Making a Back-up Copy of OS X and OS 9

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Making a Back-up Copy of OS X and OS 9

I own both of these operating systems and do not want to have to buy them again if they get damaged. Both are in CD form (not DVD). OS 9 looks pretty straight forward but OS X seems to have problems when I try to do an ISO. Any ideas or programs so I can make a copy of these? I have already purchased two copies of OS X (the first one got damaged) and dont want to buy a third.

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If you are comfortable on the

If you are comfortable on the command line in OS X, it's fairly easy to make an ISO. You can image the disk directly with dd. Something like dd if=path_to_cd of=OS_X_10.4.iso will read the entire bunch of bits off the disc and the resulting file can be burned in Disc Copy or whatever.

On my mini it would be dd if=/dev/disk1 of=OS_X_10.4.iso. You don't want to copy a partition of the disc, so using the base device node of disk1 is better than disk1s3 or whatever it may actually be mounted from.

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so how do I find the path to

so how do I find the path to the CD?

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Stick the disc in the drive a

Stick the disc in the drive and use mount to show all mounted filesystems. One in the list will be the CD drive, most likely pointing from the /dev entry to a /Volumes/foo entry..

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Cool that worked

Cool that worked

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Resource busy?

Resource busy?

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Ah, you may have to unmount t

Ah, you may have to unmount the disc, but not eject it. That can be done from Disk Utility, by selecting the mounted disc, and hitting unmount. Don't hit eject, or it will spit the disc out of the drive.

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I was able to enter the comma

I was able to enter the command. Terminal seemed to be working and the cd-rom started reading the disc but where did the iso go? sorry about all the questions.if its easier for you you can IM me at mac0s9user (thats a zero) on yahoo or AIM

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It went to what ever director

It went to what ever directory you were in in the Terminal. To find out look at the beginning of the command prompt. That should tell you where you are at. If not use the pwd (Present Working Directory) command to show it.

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Ahh.. Ill look around. thanks

Ahh.. Ill look around. thanks

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