I'm using OS X 10.5.8., updated from 10.5.2. which I installed from the two installation DVDs that came with my MB404 MacBook.
I recently found my original 10.5.2. installation DVDs, which I thought I had lost. So I want to save them as image files on my backup drive in .iso format (since I normally use Windows).
I created .iso files from the DVDs in Disk Utility (> New Image > Image Format DVD/CD master > Save, then later renamed the .cdr file to .iso).
When I create an image from my DVD "Mac OS X Install Disc 1", it (as expected) creates an image called "Mac OS X Install Disc 1.iso":
But when I inspect this .iso file with 7zip later, I notice that the image file contains a parent folder with the same name as the image file, i.e. a folder "Mac OS X Install Disc 1":
Inside this folder there are a range of folders and files pertaining to the installation of Mac OS:
This is not what I expected to find. I expected to see what you see in the third picture here directly when I looked inside the .iso file. But for all I know, that is how .dmg image files are and are supposed to be.
The reason I am asking is this: If I burn this .iso image file to a DVD, will it be bootable on a Mac computer?
I tried what Gordon suggested. It seems counterintuitive to me to burn an image of the DVD drive and not the DVD disc, but I gave it a try.
My resulting .cdr file now looks somewhat different from the .iso file discussed above - at first sight.
The file is now a MacOSX1052Disc1.cdr file:
Its content is different from the .iso file. The content looks like this:
I see that there is an Mac_OS_X.hfs file here. HFS is basically an Apple image format. Opening this file reveals the identical content of the .iso file discussed above:
In other words, my initial concern with the .iso file was that the content seemed to be inside the parent folder rather than at the top of the file hierarchy. Using Gordon's suggested approach, however, the content in question is buried even further down the hierarchy. I doubt, therefore, that this is the right approach to take here.