How to create .iso image compatible with Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fscarpa, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. fscarpa macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to create an .iso image and have it compatible with Windows? How can I do this?
     
  2. Winni macrumors 68030

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    In Disk Utility, use "MS-DOS (FAT)" as volume format. MBR partition map should work. Give the generated image file the extension .iso instead of .dmg. The file -should- then work easily with Windows.
     
  3. fscarpa thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I chose the volume format? After I click on "New Image", I'm supposed to chose Imagem Format (read-only / compressed / read-write or DVD-CD master) and Encryption (128 bit or 256 bit). I can't find "volume format" or anything about "partition map".
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Think he was accidentally talking about hard drives.

    Just select DVD-CD master and use no encryption. I believe you can just rename it from .cdr to .iso and it will mount. It's been awhile since I've done this, but I believe that's right.
     
  5. fscarpa thread starter macrumors regular

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    It didn't work for me. When I copy the "iso" file to the PC, Windows recognises it as a RAR file, even named as .iso
    Any other idea?
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 601

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    After transferring, what are you doing with it on Windows? Just double-clicking it?

    You either need to burn it or use something like Alcohol 120% to mount it on a virtual CD/DVD drive.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  8. fscarpa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, belvdr, it works fine!
    And thanks mkrishnan. DMGConverter does the job, too.
     

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