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BEWARE: Test your copies, even if you think they're ok!
Authored by: tcurtin on Feb 24, '04 05:17:50PM

Be careful - you should try actually doing an install with the copied discs first. I did the same, and thought I was so clever for doing so... until using them to install on my iMac just kept failing in subtle ways. Weird failures during the installation, if I remember correctly, even though I was able to start from the copies without problems. On a hunch, I switched to the original discs, and installation immediately worked perfectly on the first try.

In the end, I resolved to take very good care of the originals, but its very annoying to me that Apple won't let me make a backup. (Especially since there's obviously a way, they just won't tell us what it is.)

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