Boot Camp Install w/ .iso file

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aguywhoisme, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. aguywhoisme macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    As a college student I have access to MSDN which provides free downloads of Windows XP SP3. I have downloaded the .iso file and stored it on the shared documents folder of my windows PC. I have my mac on the same network and have access to this folder. During Boot Camp installation the instructions have be inserting the XP CD but I have no means (that I know of) of burning the file onto a CD to use. If anyone has any advice on how to use the pre-downloaded .iso fil with Boot Camp or know of an easy way to get this file onto a usable DVD please let me know. Thank you.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You have to burn it to a disk. How is it that you can burn a DVD but not a CD? Just burn it to a CD by some means.

    And by burn, I mean with Disk Utility so that it's not just an ISO file on there.
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    You don't have access to any computer with a DVD-R drive so you can just burn your ISO image to disc and do everything as normal?
  4. aguywhoisme thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Think we're good

    It was the software to burn the image to a disk that I was lacking but I'm in the process of burning it using Disc Utility. Thank you for the advice and I think I'm good now.
  5. pumaking macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Im having the same exact problem. How did you burn it using disk utility?
  6. Alorain macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2007
    Hey, I've burnt my ISO with disk utility as well, but this does not appear to have worked because i'm given a "no bootable devices" message when I start the installation process with the burnt CD in my drive!
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    In Disk Utility, go to Images > Burn (or press Burn on the toolbar) and navigate to the ISO image. I'm on Tiger and it may be in a slightly different place on Leopard.
  8. Dohbrain macrumors newbie


    Apr 18, 2008
    I have this exact same problem. Anyone know how/why this is happening?
  9. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You could just have a non-bootable ISO, either because you downloaded it from somewhere nefarious, or as in one previous case here the ISO provided by the school was not bootable.

    Try booting from it on a PC and see if there is really something wrong with the disc.


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