How to burn Lion boot image once installed

How to burn Lion boot image once installed

July 21, 2011 14:59 2 comments
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Plenty of websites and users have posted the solution to the problem “How can I burn a Lion image onto a DVD?”. What I was really looking for today is a way to get the installation files back in order to be capable of extracting the dmg file containing the image to burn.

The solution is pretty trivial: fire up the Mac App Store and click on the “Purchased” tab on the top. You’ll get the list of applications you have previously bought. Around the top of such list there should be an entry labeled “OS X Lion”. Keeping your “alt” button pressed, click on that entry (on the name). You will enter the Lion page but the install button is now labeled as “Install”. Keep the “alt” key button pressed and click on the “Install” button. The Mac App Store will ask you again for your Apple ID. Issue your credentials and enjoy (once again) the download.

The following steps are the same proposed in many blogs on how to burn OSX Lion dmg image.

After the download completes, go into “Applications” and search for the “Install OS X” file. Right click -> Show package content, locate “SharedSupport” directory and pick up the file named “InstallESD.dmg”. Copy it somewhere else and burn it. Oh you just need a common DVD-R single layer.

See ya!

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  • elbryan

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