Opening .dmg (this is easier than google!)

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  1. thelordmeatball macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    So last time I had a question I was amazed to the immediate response, so I come to you guys again, cause as I stated you are better than google.

    I download the dar-wine emulator which is a .dmg file in hopes that I could install that so I could get some .exe files onto OS X. I have used WINE on Ubuntu and it worked like a charm.

    The question I have is, how the heck do I open a .dmg file? I downloaded it to a flashdrive, mounted the flashdrive, I can see the .dmg file on there, but when I go to open it, there is an error stating that OS X doesnt know how to open it.

    I tried applet launcher and that didnt work, so I come to the community.

    Thanks in advance,

    --:DMeaty:D--
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Sounds like it's corrupted, try downloading it again.
     
  3. thelordmeatball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re-Dled, same thing

    Its coming from Sourceforge.

    The question is, what do I use to open it.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  5. thelordmeatball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    google is looking better

    OK

    Lets say that I double click and it doesnt work.....What could I USE to open it.

    There is an option for "open with"

    What can/should I use?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you double-click and it doesn't work, then it isn't a DMG.

    There is nothing to "use".
     
  7. thelordmeatball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a DiskImage (DMG), that can be opened by double clicking on it (the PPC file you mentioned).

    If it can't be opened it sure is corrupted. Have you tried another download source? Is the downloaded file 23.8 MB in size?

    Btw, you could state the nature of your problem more clearly in your thread title instead of using the Goooooogle comment.

    PS: could you give us a screenshot of the error message?
    (Cmd + Shift + 4 - you can drag around the area to grab it as a picture.png, which will be saved to the desktop)
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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  10. johto macrumors 6502

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    Are you using Mac OS X when you try open it or Windows :confused:
     
  11. thelordmeatball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mount errror

    hey sorry I had to leave,

    problem is, the mac isnt online, im DLing the file onto a jumo drive. So when I try to open the file from the jumpdrive it gives me an error that the file cant be mounted.....when I try to open it it opens it with the "disk mount" utility. Im so friggin confused!
     
  12. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried moving the DMG to your internal hard drive first?
     
  13. thelordmeatball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    moving it

    yes i did and its still giving me the same error, it says : cannot mount image
    (then the file name)

    i dont understand how someone else was able to DL the link that I posted, but i cannot.
     
  14. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    Yours is corrupted. Download it again.
    DMG is a universal filetype for OS X. It doesn't require anything to "open" it. It simply mounts, and you get what you need out of it, and unmount it.
     

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