Mount ISO as a CD in a drive.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Altair89, May 23, 2007.

  1. Altair89 macrumors newbie

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    I understand macs can mount .iso with a simple double click, but I want my macbook to treat an iso file as if it were a CD in the cd drive. This is easily done on a C with PowerISO or Alcohol120% I should be able to do it on a mac too, shouldn't I? But I can't seem to figure out how to.
    When I double click the iso to just mount it, it mounts fine, i can access files and everything, but if I run a program that reads of the CD i of course get the "Please insert CD". Now, I have the CD right here, that's no big problem, but the using drive kills the battery life like nothing else.
    Any suggestions? Am I fundamentally missing something?
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    The only program that i know is capable of this is Roxio's Toast. I have searched low and high to find a free or cheeper alternative, and have found none.
     
  3. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    pretty sure this is something you can do in disk utility isnt it? ill get bk to you
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Yeah, but not mount it as a disk...
     
  5. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    just curious as to what it is your trying to do? what proframs actual require cd's these days?
     
  6. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    right, it is most definately maybe possible, you will need a big enough flash drive or external hard drive tho...:rolleyes:

    open disk util, go to the restore tab, drag your iso to the top box and your flash drive to the bottom box and hit restore, mac os x should then see your flash drive as a disk :D

    atleast i think this works? this is how i installed leopard, instead of burning a DL DVD

    when your done you will be able to format your flash drive back to normal (so youll loose data stored on it so back up!)
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Toast is a great app, and worth considering a purchase of anyway :)
     
  8. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    oh i agree. Toast 8 is top notch and worth the cash if you have it
     
  9. Altair89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Toast

    Yeah I've heard of Toast, was planning on getting it. I'll pick up a copy tomorrow. In the mean time how will I go about doing it once I get Toast? And is anyone sure this should work?
     
  10. driftnut56 macrumors newbie

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    This would be really helpful if some one was trying to install Windows for example and all they had was the .ISO; that is what I am trying to do with Windows 7 anyway.
     
  11. shanto macrumors newbie

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    Easily Mount an ISO in Mac OS X

    This article documents how you do it.

    The command is this:
    hdiutil mount sample.iso
     
  12. rtpub macrumors member

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    Another little precious gem has been uncovered ... :D
    Thank you for the tip!!
     
  13. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want to type in the path to your iso you can drag it into Terminal after you type hdiutil mount
     
  14. guansoon macrumors newbie

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    Warning appears when attempting to mount ISO

    I created an .ISO file via Windows XP and I'm trying to mount that image on my Mac (MacBook Pro, 2008). I get a warning: "This disk image you are opening may be damaged and could damage your system." I did nothing.

    Any advise? I have not seen such a warning before (but then I'm a new Mac user).
     
  15. paralyzah macrumors newbie

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    Is there still no solution to this except Toast? This has become a problem on newer Macs with no disk drive...
     
  16. Pierrel, Sep 9, 2011
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    Pierrel macrumors member

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    Im also trying to figure this one out? Im in desperate (sadly) need of windows now that some of my study programs are only compatible with it... I have a 2011 Mini and therefor no CD drive and I'm trying to install windows with VMWare
    Any help? :)
     

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