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Convert .dmg files to .iso files for buring elsewhere
Authored by: bluehz on Jan 29, '04 12:32:50PM

anyway to do disk image compression in the iso.... this method seems to create huge uncompressed disk images.



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Convert .dmg files to .iso files for buring elsewhere
Authored by: lotas on Jan 29, '04 04:13:08PM

the whole idea for me is so i can burn ISO files on a windows or linux box. my mac doesent have a CDR drive, and the chance of me getting one soon is slim. so to be able to make ISO files out of DMG files and then burn elsewhere is handy.

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.iso is an uncompressed format
Authored by: Lectrick on Jan 30, '04 11:08:30AM

the ISO image standard does not allow internal compression. You'll have to gzip or stuff or zip (or whatever) the resulting file, if you want to send it or whatever.

This is partly why I'm a big fan of compressed DMG's... no muss no fuss. but also no interoperability with lesser OS'es ;)

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Convert .dmg files to .iso files for buring elsewhere
Authored by: regeya on Jan 30, '04 11:46:30AM
You could always compress the ISO with gzip or bzip2, then decompress them before burning. Or if you're a l33t d00d, I suppose you could find a way to pipe the output of either bzip2 or gzip to a command-line burner. :-D

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Convert .dmg files to .iso files for buring elsewhere
Authored by: bluehz on Feb 01, '04 07:58:01AM

What I am looking for is the cross-platform equivalent of compressed .dmg's. The content is compressed, but the disk image is still mountable without decompressing with some other utility.



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Convert .dmg files to .iso files for buring elsewhere
Authored by: drinkypoo on Apr 16, '07 10:32:02AM

Just in case someone else is wondering, there is no such thing. ISO doesn't have compression and it is basically the only standard in common use for transferring CDROM and DVDROM images.



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