.DMG With VMware Fusion

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  1. DaveTaylor macrumors 6502

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    Is there any way to mount a .dmg with vmware fusion or is there a better virtualizing software.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    A .dmg is just a disk file, used primarily by Apple to distribute software. Simply double-clicking on it in Finder will open it up, or you can use Disk Utility.

    TEG
     
  3. DaveTaylor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't want to install it on my machine I just want to emulate it.
     
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  5. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I'm not familiar with fusion, so not sure, but a little googling shows that other folks have trouble with this. Looks like a workaround is to mount the DMG in OSX, share that mount point, then mount that shared folder through the VM.

    I use Parallels and it does natively mount DMGs.
     

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