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Can I burn .dmg on Windows?
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Jul 6, 2002, 05:37 AM
 
Ok, here's the situation. iBook with no CD-RW and a PC with CD-RW. They are networked, is there anyway I can burn a .dmg file on windows? Or can I convert it to an .iso or something that will burn on windows?

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Jul 6, 2002, 05:46 AM
 
Rename it from .DMG to .ISO and you can burn it from something like Nero. I do it all the time at work and have had no problems at all. Nero even recognises the image as an HFS+ image.
     
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Jul 6, 2002, 06:03 AM
 
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Jul 6, 2002, 06:47 PM
 
If the dmg is compressed, make an uncompressed version with Disk Copy (Image > convert image) and burn it with Nero.
     
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Jul 7, 2002, 01:19 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by GFive:
<strong>Rename it from .DMG to .ISO and you can burn it from something like Nero. I do it all the time at work and have had no problems at all. Nero even recognises the image as an HFS+ image. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">What? DMGs are ISOs? Guess that explains why I'm able to burn DMGs with Toast...

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Jul 7, 2002, 07:36 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by CyberDave:
<strong>What? DMGs are ISOs? Guess that explains why I'm able to burn DMGs with Toast...

CyberDave</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">They sure are. OS X Disk Copy can also mount ISO images that were created on a Windows machine using a similar technique (rename to .DMG). There's a program for Wintel machines called UnDisker that can create disk images. I used it once to create images of the NT4 install floppies to try to install NT4 under Bochs (x86 emulator). Disk Copy recognises the images as FAT-formatted ISO images and mounts them without complaint.
     
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Jul 7, 2002, 09:49 AM
 
.dmg aren't exacly iso images because they can also be compressed or encrypted. Only uncompressed unencrypted .dmg can be used on a PC.
     
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Jul 7, 2002, 07:13 PM
 
I renamed the .dmg to .iso and the file isn't compress or encrypted but in nero (latest) i get some error dialog to correct or ignore the block size of the image nad i did ignore and the cd doesn't work. and i cna't do correct cause it doesn't work lol. any other suggestions?
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Jul 7, 2002, 07:38 PM
 
Are you using the latest version of Nero?
     
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Jul 7, 2002, 07:44 PM
 
5.5.9.0

wasted about 10 cd's already <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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Jul 7, 2002, 08:17 PM
 
is there a way to convert a .dmg to toast and then convert that to something else? as if that would help.
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Jul 8, 2002, 04:09 AM
 
I'll have a play around with Nero today at work and see if I can come up with an answer.

BTW, have you tried using Disk Copy to convert the .dmg to a 'CD/DVD Master'?
     
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Jul 8, 2002, 04:12 AM
 
nope i'lltry that now.
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Jul 8, 2002, 04:27 AM
 
w00t works thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo damn much!
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