Mount disk image as firewire drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cupique, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. cupique macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2006
    Is there any software to mount a disk image and make it available through mac's firewire port? I'm in this situation where I have this bootable 6,5GB dual layer DVD -image, but I don't have any empty DL DVD-R at hand. But I have my powerbook, and I thought I could use it instead of burning.

    So, I want to boot my PowerMac from my PowerBook much like with fw target disk mode, but using disk image instead of hard drive. Any ideas?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Booting from a disk image is possible in Mac OS X, but it requires two computers - one running Mac OS X Server to serve the image and another to boot from it. This is Mac OS X Server's "NetBoot" feature. I do not know of a way to do what you are describing, though :(
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    With the disk image mounted (i.e. it should look like a new drive on your desktop), I would think you should just be able to go into System Preferences > Startup Disk and choose that mounted disk as the system you want to use to start up your computer.

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