How to burn a DVD on macOS

Overview

To create an Ubuntu installation DVD on macOS, you will need the following:

  • An Ubuntu ISO file. Download the Ubuntu of your choice from here
  • A blank DVD

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Ensuring the authenticity of an Ubuntu ISO
The download can be verified to ensure the data integrity and authenticity of the file.
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Select the Ubuntu ISO

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The easiest way to burn an Ubuntu ISO – the file you just downloaded – on a DVD, is by right clicking on the file in the Finder.

  • Right click on the Ubuntu .iso file
  • Select the ‘Burn Disk Image’ option

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In versions of macOS older than 10.5 (Leopard), there is no “Burn Disk Image” option and you should use Disk Utility or Disk Copy to burn the ISO.
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Insert a blank DVD

Duration: 1:00

Click the ‘Burn’ button on the dialog menu

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Burn and verify the DVD

Duration: 10:00

The data will be burned and verified.

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Next steps and finding help

Next, to install Ubuntu, try the Install Ubuntu desktop tutorial

If you get stuck, help is always at hand.