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Mac 10.11 El Captain Burn Disc Image

Mac 10.11 El Captain Burn Disc Image

Mac 10.11 El Captain default disk burning in disk utility is lost - as of now. Use the following methods to burn a disk or 10.11 as a disk image

  • Finder  -> File -> Burn Image "xxx" to disc, or
  • Right control-click -> Burn Image "xxx" to disc, or
  • via right-click, depending on mouse -> Burn Image "xxx" to disc.
  • Open Terminal and type "hdiutil burn /Users/"


To create a burnable Disk Image of 10.11 El Captain - copy the following comamnds in Terminal


hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app

hdiutil convert /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -format UDSP -o /tmp/El\ Capitan

hdiutil resize -size 9g /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage

hdiutil attach /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

rm /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/Packages

cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/

cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/install_build

cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/install_build

hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app

hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_build

hdiutil resize -size `hdiutil resize -limits /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage | tail -n 1 | awk '{ print $1 }'`b /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage

hdiutil convert /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/El\ Capitan

rm /tmp/El\ Capitan.sparseimage

mv /tmp/El\ Capitan.cdr ~/Desktop/El\ Capitan.iso

sudo drutil burn /Users/YOURNAME/Desktop/El\ Capitan.iso


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