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HSN 03-11-2007 11:08 AM

Creating ISO images?
 
Hello,

I have files of a DVD containing Fedora Core 6.0 on my iMAC. I want to create an ISO of these files. I want this ISO to make a bootable DVD of it.

Please can anyone help me with creation of an ISO disk image on iMAC?

lidador 03-11-2007 01:10 PM

Probably this software can do it. Read the information in the help menu.

ISOlator 2.0

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18634

cazabam 03-11-2007 02:05 PM

Disk Utility can do it. Just pop the disk in, the go to File -> New -> Disk Image from <labelofdisk>. Select CD/DVD Master as the type and No Encryption and a file with a .cdr extension appears. This is your disk image (they don't call it ISO because DVDs don't use ISO9660 file system).

xstep 03-11-2007 06:07 PM

Apples hdiutil seems (and has been said) to not be able to create bootable disks. D'uh!

Perhaps mkisofs with the -udf option will work for you. I've only done CD images. I used mkisofs that came with ffmpegX so I made an alias to that instead. Surely it is downloadable by it self.

alias mkisofs "/Applications/3rdParty/Tools\ Video/ffmpegX/ffmpegX.app/Contents/Resources/mkisofs"

Then did this.
mkisofs -r -o bsd40b.iso -b 4.0/i386/cdrom40.fs -c boot_catalog -l -v /Users/dreely/Parallels/OpenBSD/OpenBSD

-r keeps lowercase to lowercase.
-o bsd40b.iso is the end result file that is bootable and burnable.
-b 4.0/i386/cdrom40.fs is the file that gets boot when booting the cd.
-c boot_catalog adds a boot catalog and is required for a bootable cd.
-l allows for 31 character file names.
-v /Users/dreely/Parallels/OpenBSD/OpenBSD is where my content is.


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