How to burn a legally obtained DMG file in windows


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McoreD

Hi,

Is there a way to burn a mac bootable image in a PC Burner? The image is a .DMG but I haven't found any PC Burner Software that can read this file as a disk image.

I think I have searched the whole internet but still couldn't find a way to do this.

I have tried

1. ISO Buster 1.7 : Converted DMG to bin/cue. Burnt using Nero. In Mac OS 9.2, it says Files might be corrupt. Only folder and file names are readable. The contents are not.

2. Transmac 7.0 : Burnt the bootable DMG directly to CD. In Mac OS 9.2, it says Files might be corrupt. Only folder and file names are readable. The contents are not.

3. DMG2ISO v0.2c : Unfortunately DMG2ISO generates and error during the conversion. An incomplete ISO file is created which is unusable.

I wonder what else I could try.

Cheers,

McoreD

P.S: For non-bootable DMG files all teh above methods work. Mac OS 9.2 (the one I am using at the moment) can properly read the CD.

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insanekiwi

dmg = discimage = iso

rename the dmg to *.iso and burn it.

no pc can read dmg files. but it can burn the iso which will work on ever amc afterwards.

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kevcart3

How big is it? Know anyone with a mac that would convert it to an iso for you?

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Rudy

the only i managed to burn the iso you're talking about is to use dmg2iso (dont mind the error) and burn the ISO with Transmac (all other programs are going to burn a corupted cd)

i know Transmac is supposed to burn the dmg directly but for some reasons the tiger dmg doesnt work

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McoreD
How big is it? Know anyone with a mac that would convert it to an iso for you?

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That looks like my last resort. ISO is 632 MB. I will try burning the bootable DMG by renaming to *.iso. Prepared to waste my fourth CDR. :cry:

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kevcart3
the only i managed to burn the iso you're talking about is to use dmg2iso (dont mind the error) and burn the ISO with Transmac (all other programs are going to burn a corupted cd)

i know Transmac is supposed to burn the dmg directly but for some reasons the tiger dmg doesnt work

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Like g-n-t said, might be corrupted.

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McoreD
the file is probably corrupt...

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The DMG file properly opens in ISO Buster 1.7 and doesn't give any error. Won't it give errors if the dmg file is corrupted?

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g-n-t

no, it just changes the format, but hte file can still be corrupt. what is hte file?

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Rudy
That looks like my last resort. ISO is 632 MB. I will try burning the bootable DMG by renaming to *.iso. Prepared to waste my fourth CDR.  :cry:

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well i guess you're not burning the same one i was lol but same thing should work as i was having the exact same problem
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insanekiwi

*wonders why nobody read his post* :whistle:

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g-n-t
*wonders why nobody read his post* :whistle:

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because they are two different formats, you cant just rename it. its like renaming a jpg to png. its still a jpg.

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Rudy
*wonders why nobody read his post* :whistle:

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i know..... :pinch:
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Rudy

as i said before use dmg2iso on the dmg file and burn the result iso with transmac

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divinatum

anyone wanna bet hes burning a copy of OSX to run on CherryOS? lol

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insanekiwi
because they are two different formats, you cant just rename it. its like renaming a jpg to png. its still a jpg.

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no they're not. in order to BURN the dmg file on a pc you can rename it to ISO in order to read it on MAC again. you can't read nor open dmg files on a pc. trsut me, easiest and simple way, always worked for me.

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panicswitched

id go with the renaming it to ISO route, it works most of the time though most of the tiger dmg images on some sites *whistles* are corrupt

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fuzzy_logic
anyone wanna bet hes burning a copy of OSX to run on CherryOS? lol

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I was just about to say that. :D

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McoreD
anyone wanna bet hes burning a copy of OSX to run on CherryOS? lol

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Well you are going to lose your bet. :D

I own an iMac G3 with Mac OS 9.2.2 installed. This DMG file is an image of my Mac OS X Panther Install Disk 1 before it became unusable. :no:

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macman87

Apple doesn't sell Panther Install Disks in the form of DMGs. :huh:

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Louie Mantia

not to mention, aren't the discs given on DVD's not CD's? maybe that's your problem?

// Lou

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Southern Patriot
Well you are going to lose your bet. :D

I own an iMac G3 with Mac OS 9.2.2 installed. This DMG file is an image of my Mac OS X Panther Install Disk 1 before it became unusable.?:no::

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Did you do the image as a "CD/DVD master" type? If so, then you can use Nero to burn it. You'll need to set the file type (in Nero's Open dialog box) to "*.*" for Nero to find the image. You need to select HFS on the "foreign image" dialog box if it prompts you for that. It will burn the image just fine.

edit: If you didn't originally make the image as a "CD/DVD master" then you are pretty much screwed without a Mac running OS X to burn it. Other type images are compressed, and can't be burned except on a Mac.

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Southern Patriot
Apple doesn't sell Panther Install Disks in the form of DMGs. :huh:

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He never said they did, what he said was:

This DMG file is an image of my Mac OS X Panther Install Disk 1 before it became unusable.

In other words, he made a backup image of the CD at some point, and later his disc became unusable (scratched, broken, whatever).

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Southern Patriot
not to mention, aren't the discs given on DVD's not CD's?  maybe that's your problem?

// Lou

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Retail Panther discs are CD's, the OEM ones that come with most Macs now are on a single DVD. Tiger will most likely only be on DVD.

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