"Mounting" a disk or image

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  1. drgrafix macrumors regular

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    I'm new to macs so some of the terminology and buzz words can be confusing. What exactly _is_ a disk image and how do I "mount " it?

    Sorry for the dumb question :(. Is this like zipping & unzipping or if you have two disk images on your desktop that represent a program, how do I "install" that utility program?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    A .dmg file. You mount it by double clicking it. If a program is inside of of, you drag that program to the Applications folder to install it.
     
  3. blackbelt macrumors regular

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    i am fairly new to macs as well, but my understanding is that it just means that the DMG or drive shown on your desktop as a drive, and allows you to open and install the files. Just mount the drive and double click to open.

    I have not had any problems with it, if i am wrong, someone please correct me.
     
  4. boast macrumors 65816

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    its like putting a CD in your drive, except the CD is virtual because it is already on you hard drive.

    So you "mount" the image, as if it is a CD
     

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