Create a bootable disc?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DarkNetworks, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

    DarkNetworks

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    Well, if i have a .dmg file and i want to burn it so that it will boot when i start my laptop.What should i do?I have Toast Titanium 6.Anyone can help me run down the steps please?Basically, i wanna know how to burn a bootable disc using Toast if i have a .dmg file.thankyouverymuch.
     
  2. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Under the "Copy" tab, select "Image File" in the drawer on the left side. From there, you can either drag the file into the window, or you can use the select button and choose the file from there. Doing this will make an exact copy of the disk image file.
     
  3. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    will .dmg files boot? i mean i've the installation cd. i wanna boot so that the installation will run. should i remove the dmg which means i zip it open and then burn it?
     
  4. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    As long as the .dmg is copied directly from the disk itself, the burned copy will boot. The easiest way to make an exact copy of the disk on the .dmg is with Disk Utility.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I found this little page which has useful information on bootable CDs in general as well as some useful links. You might find some useful info there.

    EDIT: Another method I've heard of is using Disk Utility to convert the disk image to an ISO, then using a command-line utility (such as hdiutil) to burn the ISO to a CD. I've never tried it myself.
     
  6. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah i tried using the Toast way...kinda wasted 2-3 cds...it won't boot..then i tried using Disk Utility and it works...thankyouverymuch... :D
     
  7. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    You're welcome. Glad to hear that it worked for you.
     

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