How To Make A Bootable Disc On Mac


Bootable Disc On Mac

Many users have faced issues while installing an Operating System on their personal computers. And one of the major reason for this is the need of a Bootable Disc/Disk. A Bootable Disc/Disk contains the setup files of an Operating System which boot automatically when the computer starts.


  1. A blank CD/DVD.
  2. Mac OS X
  3. Image file of Operating System. Usually it is .ISO


  1. Locate the image file. Right click on it. Open With, DiskImageMounter.
  2. Go to Spotlight and search for Disk Utility.
  3. Put the CD/DVD in the optical drive of your Mac.
  4. Right click on the image file in Disk Utility and click on Burn ISO.
Burn ISO In Disk Utility

Burn ISO In Disk Utility

  1. The image files will start writing on the disc and soon you will have a bootable disc/disk.

Testing The Disc/Disk

Before testing the disc, make sure that the Optical Drive is on the top of the list in the boot order. To check the boot order, go to your computer’s BIOS settings. For each computer this is different, depending on the manufacturer.

Just search Google or try pressing F2 or F4 or F8 or F12 when your computer boots.

Video Tutorial


4 Responses

  1. Marco Santa Cruz

    04/08/2014, 06:27 am

    Thanks!!! i thought i could use disk utility, but didn’t know how. then i thought i would have to use some other software. Saved me plenty of time, as well as money. Thanks a bunch.

  2. rose

    07/24/2014, 12:42 pm

    Really a very helpful post. One day, my friend asked me for how to create bootable DVD via Disk Utility. That time I was not so aware about this process. So, I advised him Stellar Drive Clone software for creating bootable DVD. He did his job well with that tool. There are many other software like CCC, Winclone etc.

  3. Phil Reinie

    09/01/2014, 10:49 am

    In the #4 step “Right click on the image file in Disk Utility” they mean the .iso file, not the “file” (which on my 10.9 looks like an external drive device) within the .iso.

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