Burn an .iso image to a CD DVD in Mac OS X

So I know this probably seems basic, and it did to me too, until Disk Utility confused me like it usually does and I got very annoyed ūüôā

Hopefully this post will prevent you from feeling the frustration that I felt. ¬†All thanks to this Lifehacker article. ¬†Here’s my version:

First, open Disk Utility by your favorite method. ¬†You can go to your Applications folder -> Utilities -> Disk Utility. ¬†My preferred method is to use Spotlight: ¬†Press “Command + Spacebar” and you will see the small search bar open in the upper right. ¬†Start typing Disk Utility. ¬†When it is the highlighted option, press enter and wham it opens.

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Great, now you’re in Disk Utility. ¬†Insert a blank disk into your drive.

Now your .iso image or your .dmg image should appear in the left pane of Disk Utility. ¬†If it doesn’t simply drag and drop it in that left pane.

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Ok in my case I want to burn the “gparted-live.iso” to a DVD. ¬†Simply select it, and click the radioactive “Burn” icon at the top of Disk Utility. ¬†And Done!

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And by the way, before you Google it, to boot from a CD or DVD in Mac OS X simply hold down the ‘C’ key while booting up ūüôā