Bootable .iso file

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  1. jazzer15 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Windows 7 Professional .iso file (legally obtained) on my iMac. I used the file to set up a virtual machine with virtual box, but I decided I would rather use bootcamp (or at least try it) when I burned the file to a DVD and tried to set up Bootcamp I got a message that there was no bootable disc in the drive and I had to restart the computer in the Mac partition in order to eject the DVD. Is there something special I need to do to make the DVD bootable?

    This is new territory for me so apologies if I am missing something simple.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    If you mount the disc on OS X and see the ISO file you did it wrong. Download Burn OS X and make sure you burn it as a disc image not a file.

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  3. jazzer15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply. I got it figured out (and you were right). I didn't realize the 'burn" needed to be done through Disk Utility (I simply right clicked on the file and selected burn the first time). The next problem I faced was a black screen on install. I have a Late 2009 iMac and evidently this was a common problem. A pain, but I found the solution on Apples's support pages.

    One last issue. I understand that there should be a bootcamp control panel on the task bar when I am in Windows that would allow me to switch to booting back to my Mac, but it's not there. I am in search of a solution. Any thoughts?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Did you install the Boot Camp drivers (from your OS X install disc)?

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  5. jazzer15, Apr 24, 2011
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    jazzer15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I didn't think that step was necessary because I had to go through the "black screen fix" which I thought included installing the drivers as one of the steps, but perhaps the driver folder I copied didn't include all of the relevant files.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3173

    I'll give that a try. Thanks again.

    Update: That took care of it (and a couple of other little problems). Thanks!
     

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