Create a blank .img file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Techman224, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Techman224 macrumors newbie

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    I want to create a blank .img floppy image for virtualbox, but I can't find a program to create one. Is there a way to create one?
     
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't Apple's Disk Utility allow you to do this? It's in the utilities folder FYI.
     
  3. Techman224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, it only makes .dmg files. It's not compatible with .img.
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    DropDMG
     
  5. Techman224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want a .img file, not a .dmg. They are not the same.
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    DID YOU EVEN GO LOOK AT THAT?
     
  7. Techman224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it's a bit hidden, but I was able to make a .img image that was compatible. However, is there a free alternative to DropDMG.
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Do you know someone with an older Mac running either Classic or Mac OS 9 (or earlier)? If so Disk Copy (the predecessor to OS X's Disk Utility) can make .img(s).

    Edit: Or this might work for you TechnixUpdate.com: Convert DMG To IMG and ISO
     
  9. Corbin052198 macrumors 6502

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    You can change it to a dmg by replacing .DMG with .IMG in it's name. The Finder will ask you about it, just continue. It worked for me.
     
  10. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    Make your desired DMG file then go to terminal and...

    Code:
    hdiutil convert (dmgfilename).dmg -format Rdxx -o (imgfilename).img
     

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