Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics
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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics

with Christopher Breen

Video: Burning CDs with Disk Utility

You have got enough experience with the Mac to know that you can insert a writable CD or DVD in your Mac SuperDrive drag files to it and then record them or burn them as we save the computer disk into the disk. So why does this utility feature a Burn button? Well for a few reasons. The first is that you can burn disk images to disk that the CD or DVD has the same contents as the image. This is one way to create a duplicate master of a CD or DVD. To do this just select a disk image, right click on it and choose Burn.
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  1. 2m 34s
    1. Welcome
      2m 34s
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Getting settled into the interface
      3m 46s
    2. Moving more quickly on your Mac
      3m 33s
  3. 18m 43s
    1. Changing languages with the International system preference
      7m 28s
    2. Adding security with the Security system preference
      5m 30s
    3. Configuring a firewall with the Security system preference
      5m 45s
  4. 28m 24s
    1. Adding a Bluetooth device with the Bluetooth system preference
      4m 5s
    2. Configuring your display with the Displays system preference
      6m 46s
    3. Configuring your input devices with the Keyboard & Mouse system preference
      5m 42s
    4. Printing and faxing with the Print & Fax system preference
      8m 15s
    5. Setting the Sound system preference
      3m 36s
  5. 35m 17s
    1. Setting up your MobileMe account with the system preference pane
      8m 35s
    2. Configuring your network connection with the Network system preference
      15m 46s
    3. Sharing your computer with the Sharing system preference
      10m 56s
  6. 41m 31s
    1. Understanding the Accounts system preference
      5m 46s
    2. Creating a new account with the Accounts system preference
      5m 31s
    3. Limiting access with the Parental Controls system preference
      10m 18s
    4. Updating your Mac with the Software Update system preference
      3m 54s
    5. Using Speech
      4m 18s
    6. Changing your startup disk with the Startup Disk system preference
      3m 16s
    7. The Universal Access system preference: The basics
      5m 44s
    8. The Universal Access system preference: VoiceOver
      2m 44s
  7. 33m 13s
    1. Tweaking your account settings
      6m 53s
    2. Organizing and viewing messages
      3m 30s
    3. Filtering mail with Rules
      11m 45s
    4. Importing and exporting mail
      3m 52s
    5. Mail tips
      7m 13s
  8. 14m 1s
    1. Creating complex iCal events
      4m 16s
    2. Publishing and subscribing to calendars
      4m 39s
    3. Importing and exporting calendars
      1m 47s
    4. Expanding iCal
      3m 19s
  9. 18m 54s
    1. Creating complex contacts
      4m 22s
    2. Importing, exporting, and sharing contacts
      5m 10s
    3. Organizing with Groups and Smart Groups
      7m 15s
    4. Printing from your Address Book
      2m 7s
  10. 17m 14s
    1. Doing more with Bookmarks
      3m 26s
    2. Covering your tracks
      3m 25s
    3. Working locally
      3m 54s
    4. Expanding Safari with Saft and PithHelmet
      6m 29s
  11. 54m 0s
    1. Monitoring your computer with Activity Monitor
      8m 31s
    2. Configuring an airport base station with Airport Utility
      4m 9s
    3. Configuring manual settings on an airport base station
      6m 16s
    4. Copying files with Bluetooth File Exchange
      2m 35s
    5. Setting up a partition with Boot Camp Assistant
      2m 35s
    6. Console
      5m 40s
    7. Storing your passwords with Keychain Assistant
      3m 45s
    8. Using keychain access for more than just passwords
      4m 21s
    9. Transferring user accounts with Migration Assistant
      4m 1s
    10. Monitoring your network with Network Utility
      6m 43s
    11. Using System Profiler
      5m 24s
  12. 22m 59s
    1. Understanding Disk Utility
      2m 18s
    2. Verify and repairing with Disk Utility
      3m 13s
    3. Formatting and partitioning with Disk Utility
      4m 27s
    4. Configuring a RAID with Disk Utility
      4m 12s
    5. Creating disk images with Disk Utility
      5m 34s
    6. Burning CDs with Disk Utility
      3m 15s
  13. 18m 17s
    1. Introducing the Terminal
      1m 35s
    2. Essential Terminal commands
      9m 58s
    3. Using the manuals
      1m 20s
    4. More useful Terminal commands
      5m 24s
  14. 7m 8s
    1. Changing permissions
      4m 27s
    2. Enabling the root user
      2m 41s
  15. 19m 14s
    1. Automator essentials
      1m 17s
    2. Creating an Automator workflow
      6m 52s
    3. Mailing images easily
      2m 42s
    4. Creating a timed backup system
      3m 9s
    5. Playing songs randomly from iTunes
      2m 26s
    6. Recording automation
      2m 48s
  16. 16m 12s
    1. Using the Calculator
      3m 16s
    2. Using Font Book
      3m 25s
    3. Importing and managing fonts in Font Book
      5m 1s
    4. Syncing your devices with iSync
      4m 30s
  17. 20m 9s
    1. Keeping your computer healthy
      8m 12s
    2. Using Disk Warrior
      3m 41s
    3. Using Onyx
      8m 16s
  18. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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6h 16m Intermediate Jul 16, 2008

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It's easy to jump online and be productive with Mac OS X, but it's also easy to stop there. Many users haven't explored the depth and richness of this powerful operating system and the applications that come with it. In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics, Chris Breen helps those who are already comfortable with Mac OS X discover new features in everyday applications like Mail, iCal, and Safari. He also explores the often overlooked "power user" tools, including Terminal, Disk Utility, and Automator, and provides troubleshooting and maintenance tips.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface Configuring the firewall and other security settings Adding a Bluetooth device and transferring files Networking and sharing files Setting up AirPort Base Station Filtering mail with Rules Creating complex iCal events Importing, exporting, and sharing contacts Using Activity Monitor, Keychain Access, and other utilities Changing permissions and enabling a root user Syncing devices with iSync
Subject:
Business
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Burning CDs with Disk Utility

You have got enough experience with the Mac to know that you can insert a writable CD or DVD in your Mac SuperDrive drag files to it and then record them or burn them as we save the computer disk into the disk. So why does this utility feature a Burn button? Well for a few reasons. The first is that you can burn disk images to disk that the CD or DVD has the same contents as the image. This is one way to create a duplicate master of a CD or DVD. To do this just select a disk image, right click on it and choose Burn.

If the image isn't on the desktop and therefore it doesn't appear in the list of images inside of Disk Utility you can choose Images, Burn and then locate that image wherever it maybe. At that point simply click Burn. Another reason is that unlike the Finder you can burn multisession disks with Disk Utility. This means you can have a CDR disk and burn to it more than ones. To perform this trick, do this. In the Finder put the stuff you want to burn into a folder and then in Disk Utility choose new image from folder.

Navigate to the folder that has the burnable items and save it as a disk image so we will do something like this. New image folder, documents we choose, music and then the image. Fortunately we have already done this so we have our music disk image here so right click on that, choose Burn then click the triangle that appears in the sheet. You now see that there is an option called Leave Disk Appendable. Select that and that leaves that disk open it's not finished.

At this point simply click Burn to burn the disk. And it has burned successfully. When you next want to burn to that disk follow the same procedure where you create a disk image of the folder and then choose to burn it. We insert the disk and you will notice that the Burn button has changed to append. When you do this and then later insert the disk 2 CD icons will appear on the desktop and each holds the contents of its own disk image.

And I will skip verification because I know this is going to work beautifully. I click OK. Now kick up the disk and insert it again and when I do you will see that we now have 2 disks on the desktop, a music and our other disk image that we burnt. Now let me kick that out in anticipation of one more tip. Finally the last reason for the Burn command is rewritable disks. If you have such a disk and would like to erase it just insert it with Disk Utility running.

Select the Disk in Disk Utility. Click the Erase Tab and choose one of the erase options. You can do it quickly or completely. And that concludes our look at the wonders of disk utility.

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