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    how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    im new to this. my old Toshiba laptop bios doesnt support boot from usb. thus i need to make a dvd but I use a macbook pro. not clear if diskutility or finder will allow me to create a bootable iso disk. thx

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Thread moved to Apple Hardware Users for a better fit

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Any utility/software that can burn an ISO image will do the job.

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Not sure here...
    Does your Mac have a DVD drive? Or an external USB DVD drive?
    http://osxdaily.com/2015/11/22/burn-...s-os-x-finder/

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Sorry - not useful to create optical media.

    It has been almost a decade since I used an optical disk to install.... but should some lurkers come who can use a flash drive, Google found this official Ubuntu Tutorial for OSX:
    https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutoria...ick-on-macos#0
    Last edited by TheFu; 4 Weeks Ago at 07:22 PM.

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    then how are people installing linux on old laptops... my laptop is toshiba satellite m45 from 2005. the bios doesnt support boot from usb?

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by gsahli View Post
    Not sure here...
    Does your Mac have a DVD drive? Or an external USB DVD drive?
    http://osxdaily.com/2015/11/22/burn-...s-os-x-finder/
    thanks . i did try to burn cd with the finder but it resulted in a rather generic error message

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    Re: how to burn iso dvd using a mac . dvd to then be used on an old toshiba laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by coolpontiac View Post
    thanks . i did try to burn cd with the finder but it resulted in a rather generic error message
    Just googling a bit would have been enough:

    https://www.online-tech-tips.com/mac...sing-mac-os-x/

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