Create a Lion OS X backup DVD

How to create a Lion OS X backup DVD from your purchased and downloaded copy of Lion OS X. In the following simple solution, I show you one way to create a backup copy of Lion OS X installer on a DVD or backup disc. Your copy might then be kept as a backup and used for future re-installation of the Lion OS X Operating System.

How to Make a backup DVD of your purchased Lion OS X

Assuming you just purchased and downloaded Lion from the Apple Store...
Once you are presented with the following screen, minimize it:

Minimize the Mac OS X Lion Installation Screen

  1. Start Disk Utility (Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility)
    Start Disk Utility
  2. (1.) Open a New Finder Window and navigate to Applications
    (2.) Right Click Install Mac OS X Lion
    (3.) Select Show Package Contents
    Right Click Install Mac OSX Lion
  3. From the Window that appears:
    (1.) Navigate to Contents > Shared Support
    (2.) Right Click InstallESD.dmg
    (3.) Select Burn "InstallESD.dmg" to Disc to write the image to your blank DVD.
    Burn Lion IMG to a DVD

That's all there is to it. You should now have a backup of your purchased OS X Lion on a DVD!