How do I combine and burn ISO files??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mileslong, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. mileslong macrumors 6502

    mileslong

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    #1
    i have 29 iso files that i need to combine and burn and then reinstall. how do i do this? i use toast for burning but have several applications...

    thanks in advance...
     
  2. thuthaor macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    #2
    Combine & Burn iso files on Mac

    Hi, did you know how to do this yet?
     
  3. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

    R.R.Mac

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Location:
    Guildford, England
    #3
    use disk utility and click burn, you will enter a blank cd and it shoud burn the ISO or the DMG or whatever format it is in;)
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #4
    The question (from months and months ago) was how the OP could combine ISO images into one burn. They have Toast so burning a single image to disk is not an issue.

    I don't know the answer but off the top of my head I would say you couldn't combine them, directly.

    You probably would have to mount each image, and manually assemble the files into a single new ISO image or burning session.
     
  5. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #5
    This has come up for me now. I have two ISOs that I would like to burn to one DL DVD. I don't see how to combine them onto one disc. Can anyone explain this in a little more detail? I'm a 6 month old switcher and don't always understand the terminology.:eek: I have Toast Titanium 8.
     
  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #6
    I have done this before with Solaris iso images. You need to use terminal and enter this command (in bold):

    cat disk1.iso disk2.iso disk3.iso > mydisk.iso

    where disk# is the name of the iso image and mydisk.iso is the name you give the output file.
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #7
    It's telling me that it can't find the images. Would you mind providing the format for that too? My images are on my desktop.

    Thank you very much btw, and I like your avatar.:)
     
  8. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #8
    cd /Users/username/Desktop hit a return key

    cat disk1.iso disk2.iso disk3.iso > mydisk.iso hit a return key

    where username is your home directory name.
     
  9. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #9
    it took me three tries to make this work. I don't know why. The first time it ran for about 30 minutes and terminal terminated unexpectedly. The second time i had to cancel it because i was running low on battery power and was away from home. The third time it worked.

    I burned the DL DVD but it will only play the first movie in my dvd player. It doesn't see the second movie. Since it was only one image i was thinking i could ff to the second movie, but that doesn't work either.:confused:
     
  10. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #10
    You never mentioned that these were separate movies. I thought you had one movie segmented into 29 parts (iso files). You can't combine them as each file has an eof (end of file) marker.

    You would need to mount each iso file individually and then extract the data and convert it to a format (using some other application) into one that is supported by iMovie and import it. You would have to do this for all 29 files. Then in iMovie (I think cause I don't use it) you can combine the parts and export it to iDVD or DVD Studio Pro (Final Cut Pro???) add menus, previews etc. I don't use any of these apps so I am only guessing here. Regardless, it is a huge undertaking.

    Can anyone else help out here?
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #11
    yeah, that's a lot. I can burn 2 separate discs. I just have sooo many discs that it made sense to combine.

    Thanks for the help though, I learned a lot.:eek:
     

Share This Page