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REALLY convert .dmg files to .iso images
Authored by: crypto7 on Aug 24, '07 09:08:55PM

Figures it would get stripped out, even in plain text. Nice. Here it is in a form that works w/ the damn "geeklog" system (as opposed to having an "Edit" button...):

1. Drag the .dmg file (the CD, DVD or volume of which you want to use in Windows or Linux) to your Desktop.

2. Then go to the Terminal and type:

hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/[outfile] ~/Desktop/[source]

3) Press Enter.

[outfile] is the resulting image. Leave off .dmg, .iso, .cdr, etc. from [outfile]. Include ".dmg" for [source] if it is a disc image. [source] can also be a folder.



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Almost there /// REALLY convert .dmg files to .iso images
Authored by: euroskip on Dec 16, '09 12:42:28PM

Crypto, let me say that you are the first person, in hours of research, that really understands this. I'll save you the sob story of what I've been through and just get to the point:

SITUATION:
trying to get a program (Rosetta Stone) installed onto a netbook PC without a CD/DVD drive. i have a mac with a drive. yes, the CD is for both mac/PC

TRIED:
i've tried sharing the disc drive over the network and no luck. i get the workgroup to work and share files/printers, but the drive doesn't seem to want to work. this is why i hate PCs.

WHERE I AM NOW:
i've done your method*, which was successful in getting me the proper filestructure needed. i also got to this point using Toast, but yours was much easier.
on the PC, I am using Alcohol 120% to read the disk image and mount to a virtual drive. i can now mount/read the disk images (proper .iso), but...

THE PROBLEM:
even though i can read the disk properly, i can't run the install/setup files. i can't even see the proper (.exe) files, nor does "autoplay" work to get the disk to run the install utility. is it that since it's burning on the mac it's not burning those files? that doesn't really make sense since the disk image should be an exact copy.


any ideas on how to get the disk (image) to run properly on the PC? any help is much appreciated.

-A

* I think you can also do it with Deeper, which opens up terminal commands in user-friendly manner, and Disk Utility. when you enable "add other formats of disk images" you get a list of: Disk Copy 4.2, NDIF (various kinds), compressed (ADC + bzip2), entire device, iPod image, UDIF stub, sparse, sparsebundle, and the usuals.




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Almost there /// REALLY convert .dmg files to .iso images
Authored by: euroskip on Dec 18, '09 10:24:46AM

** update **

OK, so I've got the shared DVD drive to work, but the problem persists. I can only see Mac type files and not the proper PC ones to run the program on the netbook.

Any ideas out there?



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