Mount .dmg file as disc

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  1. windowsymac macrumors newbie

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    I've run Daemon Tools on Windows before and it mounts an .iso file so that Windows thinks it's a real cd drive with a cd inserted, but I can't find anything like it on the Mac. I can open and eject .dmg files as if they were discs, but I would like Mac OS X to actually think that it's a real cd drive with a cd in it.

    Anyone know of programs for the Mac which are similar to Daemon Tools?
     
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    If you have Toast, you can mount it as a CD / DVD.

    If not, look for a converter tool to convert the .dmg to an .iso.

    Maybe this helps.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have you tried launching iTunes after you mount the .iso file on your Desktop?
     
  4. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'm trying out Toast for now. Will let you know if it works.

    By the way, what does iTunes have to do with it?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh, I don't know. The fact that iTunes is the MacOS X CD player might mean that it plays .iso copies of CDs.
     
  6. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Roxio Toast mounts the dmg as a DVD (I can see a DVD icon on the desktop), but unfortunately it fails to make the computer think it's a physical dvd drive. When asked to specify physical cd/dvd drive, I can only select MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-85J. And the other link you provided can only mount dmg's normally or created dmg's. Any more help out there???
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    But the OP didn't seem to be trying to mount an image of an audio CD. It wouldn't be necessary for it to see it as a "real" disc in that case and mounting the DMG would suffice.

    No, Toast won't create a virtual disc drive, but in most cases OS X will still see the Toast-mounted file as if it were a real disc and not a mounted disc image. This usually works for games/programs that require the disc to be inserted. For what purpose do you need the computer to actually think you have another drive?
     
  8. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know of a program, then, that will convert .dmg to .iso exactly? By this I mean that no information is lost, and everything (including layout of icons) is the same as the .dmg. You know when you download a .dmg file from the web and open it, it sometimes shows the application icon, an arrow, and the applications folder alias? Well, when I try running Terminal commands to convert dmg to iso, the .iso no longer shows it that way, instead it shows a lot of other icons in normal icon view.
     
  9. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One program I have needs to read information from a disc, or (I think it's possible) from an .iso file. I have a .dmg file, however, and I don't want to burn a disc, so I was looking for something like Daemon Tools.
     
  10. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    In a lot of cases you can trick a program into thinking you have an ISO by changing the file extension.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I just tried renaming a DMG with a .iso extension. Didn't work. Toast is the only thing I've found that will do it.
     
  12. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Toast can change dmg's to iso's?
     
  13. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    To convert a dmg to iso, in terminal:

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    hdiutil convert imagefile.dmg -format UDTO -o imagefile.iso 
    that will create imagefile.iso.cdr. The rename it to .iso with:

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    mv imagefile.iso.cdr imagefile.iso
     
  14. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I kno for some disc they have to be set to locked.

    If you do a Get Info on the file there is a little checkbox that might need to be checked. Some programs will check this to make sure you are reading from a none writable source.

    You can lock the .dmg and then try to use Toast to mount it.
     
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    Sure
     
  17. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW you just made my day! It works GREAT! THANK YOU! :):):)
     
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    did anyone got Battlefield 2142 to work by making a dvd image on mac?
     

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