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    ligerzero03
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    Exclamation Stupid .dmg files
    So I got this G4 Mac Sawtooth, and the person that had it supposedly had OS X on it. So he gives me these 4 cd's with .dmg files on them, but the mac is crashed.. so I'm now wondering how I get the .dmg files into a format I can use to burn on my PC.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Stupid .dmg files
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    Quote Originally Posted by ligerzero03
    So I got this G4 Mac Sawtooth, and the person that had it supposedly had OS X on it. So he gives me these 4 cd's with .dmg files on them, but the mac is crashed.. so I'm now wondering how I get the .dmg files into a format I can use to burn on my PC.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    If you were given CD's with .dmg files of OS X installs, then you were given illegal, pirated copies. Unfortunately, nobody here will be able to assist you.
    I would suggest looking on eBay or a similar auction site and try to find a retail version of the OS X install and go from there.
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    psss....
    try using someones elses mac, but I no theres a .dmg decompressor out there for pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ligerzero03
    So I got this G4 Mac Sawtooth, and the person that had it supposedly had OS X on it. So he gives me these 4 cd's with .dmg files on them, but the mac is crashed.. so I'm now wondering how I get the .dmg files into a format I can use to burn on my PC.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    What exactly is on the CDs you're trying to get off of them?
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    http://www.computing.net/mac/wwwboard/forum/10311.html

    Ok. I have spent over a week trying to work this one out, and EUREKA! I've FOUND IT!

    So many have said it cannot be done. but it CAN.

    Ok. Here's how to open a .DMG file on a pc to access the files.

    First, download DMG2ISO

    http://vu1tur.eu.org/tools/download.pl?dmg2iso.exe

    The run the file DMG2ISO shell, and select yoru .dmg file. Then name your output file and convert.

    Then.... download daemon tools

    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/port...Download&id=34

    install it, and in the bottom right corner (running tasks) left click on it's icon, and select drive 0, and then find yoru NEW converted image (it will now be a .iso image since you converted it from .dmg to .iso).

    NOW, you should see when you click 'my computer' a cd/dvd drive with the name of the file, like there was a cd/dvd in your machine (of course it is a virtual drive).

    Now.... download Macdrive.

    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive6/

    After installing Macdrive, you will be able to select VIEW MAC DISKS IN MY COMPUTER! And of course you have a virtual disc in your pc, which you get full access to!

    Now just view all the files, and copy, and paste them to a new regular windows folder, or burn them straight to a cd/dvd and you're good to go! (I think you'll have to burn them straight to a dvd or cd in order for a mac to read them, but mac drive has this 'mac cd dvd' facility too!

    :-). I had to spread this news as it took hours and hours of research to get this far, and I feel it is beneficial to the computing community.

    :-)

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    ligerzero03
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    The cd's have MAC OS X, the os had crashed, and he made backups of them, but in .dmg format...(he really didn't know how to make direct copies.) And he wound up losing all the discs, and luckily found the backups the other night. I thought they were 1/1 copies of them, but I was wrong.

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    Stupid .dmg files
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    To burn the .dmg's using your pc: http://www.download.com/UltraISO-Med...ml?tag=lst-0-1

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    how big are the files? if you can, just use a data copier. you can back up and data file....drag and drop files to the cd/dvd etc. I dont know why your trying to copy the files...but we dont need to discuss that. But anyfile that isnt a Music file....can be done on roxio or another DATA CD Copier program.

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    thoughtCoat
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    He already has the .dmg files as data on discs. He needs to mount them and extract the contents so he can rescue his crashed Mac.

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