Problem unpacking .7z files to .iso files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cranberry24, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I have three .7z packages, when I unpack them one by one, I get 3 .iso files, which I can't open. When I double click the .iso file, like I do with any .iso, it won't mount, instead I get this:

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    (Yeah, Final Fantasy, but don't worry, I have the original CD's, BUT, the second one is damaged and my PSX can't read it any more, I suppose this is not illegal as I have the originals in my possession? If it is, I'm sorry and this topic can be closed!)

    Can anyone help me with this? I figure it's not possible that all the packages are corrupted/damaged??
     
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    alphaod

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    Because ISOs disk image files and are not mountable in OS X. You need to burn it to a CD and then run it from the burnt disc.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    doesn't disk utility let you mount and burn .iso images?

    if not, toast or similar will do the job of making discs from your iso's. If you can get them onto a windows box somehow, nero will do the job.

    The Unarchiver (in the applications folder on 10.4.11, don't know about earlier) will handle 7zips just fine...
     
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    alphaod

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    But the point is that the OP as to burn it, not mount them directly.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I'm sorry but I can't really find myself in that, as I have a great number of ISO's which do mount in OS X, I will try burning now, maybe that will change something.




    THEN I have a second "case", I have this ISO that gives me this error when trying to open it:

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    I have burnt the ISO file (see picture one for details), see picture two for the CD, and picture three for the mounted ISO.

    Picture One:
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    Picture Two:
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    Picture Three:
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    As you can see, the ISO is a rather big size, yet when mounted or burnt, it doesn't contain a single file... See the twee pictures below:

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    I have absolutely no idea what the problem might be...
     
  6. macrumors member

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    right back at the beginning, you said that the original of this disc was not readable by your psx. Do i understand this to mean that it's not a mac disc image you're trying to mount? Surely if that is the case, then all you want to do is burn it in a hurry and get back to playing FF on your psx?

    I could try and mount an image of, say, visual studio pro 2008 for xp on my mac, but i wouldn't expect to be able to do much useful with once it was mounted, ISO files are just 1:1 copies of the original disc- format, filesystem, lead in, the lot. I know I can burn ISOs of windows software using DiskUtilities, as I've made backups this way myself.

    ? Maybe the decompacted archives are corrupt if the disc is damaged and that is why they are unmountable? just a (bad) thought.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops, my bad, I forgot to add that the ISO's are for emulation... I need the disc(s) to mount, so my psx emulation software will see them as a CD, and can thus emulate them... I can't burn the ISO's for my PSX since it's not chipped or anything, the defected disc is an original, and my PSX can't read copies... (The ISO's should contain ROMs, I believe)
     

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