How to burn a DVD on OS X

The easiest way to burn an ISO, the file you need to install Ubuntu from a DVD, is by using Disk Utility. If you’re using an older version of Mac OS X, you might not have the Disk Utility application. In this case, use Disk Copy.

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    Launch 'Disk Utility' (Applications → Utilities → Disk Utility).

  2. 2

    Insert your blank DVD.

  3. 3

    Drag and drop your .iso file to the left pane in Disk Utility. Now both the blank disc and the .iso should be listed.

  4. 4

    Select the .iso file, and click on the 'Burn' button in the toolbar.

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    Ensure that the 'Verify burned data' checkbox is ticked (you may need to click on the disclosure triangle to see the checkbox).

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    Click 'Burn'. The data will be burned and verified.