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Does OSX have a diskcopy app to duplicate data disks? Apparently there used to be, but it must have been taken out of OSX. The tutorial on this website and 99% of google hits assume that I want to copy a protected movie DVD or a commercial game. I am trying to make several bootable copies of the FBSD OS DVD (open source, non-protected, copying allowed and encouraged). The disk utility wants to make it into a .dmg file, or compressed, or something else that I don't recognise.

Anyway, so far I have several unbootable coasters using disk utility and trying various options.

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Have you tried one of the many free burning applications that are available for download?

Burn

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No, not yet. Heck, I can copy the DVDs on my Linux box if it comes to that, but finding out that OSX doesn't have a basic diskcopy (if that statement is true), is like buying a new car and finding out that it doesn't come with windshield wipers.
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I assume you're referring to FreeBSD. If so, why not just download it?

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For a simple bootable CD using disk utility what I have always done is first made a DMG image of the CD.

This is right from Help in Disk Utility:

Duplicating a CD or DVD
You can use Disk Utility to quickly copy many types of CDs and DVDs. In the steps below, you’ll create a disk image of the disc, and then use that image to burn copies.

Disk Utility cannot create usable copies of discs with an incompatible format or discs that are copy-protected. These include most movie DVDs and audio CDs and some software and data discs.

To duplicate a CD or DVD:

Insert the CD or DVD disc in your computer’s optical drive, and select it in Disk Utility’s list of disks and volumes.

Choose File > New > “Disk Image from [name of disc].”

Type a name for the disk image.

Choose “compressed” or “read-only” from the Image Format pop-up menu.

Choose “compressed” to create a smaller disk image, and choose “read-only” to create a disk image that’s quicker to create and open.

Click Save.

After Disk Utility creates the disk image, eject the original CD or DVD.

Select the disk image in the list of disks and volumes, and choose Images > Burn.

When the Burn Disc dialog appears, insert a blank CD or DVD, and then click Burn.
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