Therer are a lot of hidden files that need to be carried over. You have two possibilities: normal backup (a copy of all of your files coppied) or cloning the HD (creating a bootable exact copy of your drive). I use Intego Personal Backup X4. Brian On 7/19/07, Paul Moortgat <paul.moortgat at pandora.be> wrote: > CCC or SuperDuper. > > Paul Moortgat > > On 19 Jul 2007, at 05:23, D.F. Manno wrote: > > > I have an iBook G4 with SuperDrive. I would like to back up the > > hard drive before making some changes (including installing > > Classic). However, I have no backup software and no external device > > to back up to. > > > > Can I just double-click on the HD icon, and copy all folders > > (System, Library, Desktop Folder, Applications and Users) to DVDs? > > > > If that won't work or is not feasible, what options do I have?