Bootable dmg files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zoran, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. zoran, Oct 12, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013

    zoran macrumors 68030

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    Is it possible to know if a dmg file, has the bootable feature enabled?
    Perhaps there is a way to see the insides of a dmg file to understand if it can work as bootable when burned on a dvd?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    There's nothing in the .dmg format that flags the contents as "bootable", AFAIK.

    A Mac will boot to any physical volume that contains the necessary boot files. This is handled by the EFI.
     

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