What's the best way to have a program not boot from CD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by butters149, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I just bought this human anatomy program from the apple store and installed it, upon trying to run it, it asks me to insert the DVD, is there a way to have it not do this? Can I create a .iso image to always have it in my HD? I hate the optical drive on my macbook pro, its so loud.

    Thanks,
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Usually, that works fine. I do that with X-Plane. You just need to mount the .iso image before running the app.
     
  3. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i can do it in windows but is there a way to do it in mac?
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes. Use Disk Utility (in your Applications/Utility folder). From there, you create a new image by selecting the volume from the left-hand list, then, using File > New > Disk Image from "<volume name>". Under "image type", select "cd/dvd master".
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I have a Clip Art application that has the clips on 3 DVDs. When I choose a clip in the browser, it then tells me to insert disc 1, 2 or 3. Would this disk image solution work in this case as well?
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Probably. Worth a try, anyway.
     

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