how to make dmg files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bluekatt, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. bluekatt macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    like i said in a previous thread in the hardware discussions i have an ibook with a busted cd rom drive
    which is working fine and can install everything of na external usb dvd writer ( including tiger) but to whip out th external cdrom when i need something is a bit cumbersome
    the hd is 20 gig so big enough to store whatever i need
    what exactly do i need to do to make dmg files ?
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    Nothing more than Disk Utility! Fire it up, File -- New. Are your trying to dupe your existing drive? It could be a bit tricky as it is your boot drive and will be full of active files. Using an external drive, even just borrowing one temporarily, will work better. Good luck!
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    To make an image of a CD or other drive:

    1. Connect your external drive (since your internal is broken), and insert the CD/DVD you want imaged. Make sure it appears in Finder.

    2. Fire up Disk Utility, on the left hand column, look for your CD or DVD, and click it once.

    3. Click "New Image."

    4. In the dialog box that follows, name the dmg file, and hit save. The image will be created.

    There are also these instructions.

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