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Burning a .dmg file on a pc


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#1 Luke318is

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

Hi folks. My friends mac has been locked at login screen and he needs help.

He has asked me to burn him a mac osx disc to reinstall the operating system.

I have downloaded a .dmg file and i am trying to burn it on my PC

I have tried changing the extension to .iso, and many other things, to no avail.

am i looking at a lot of trouble in doing this? or is there a secret method you guys know?!

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#2 Buddyme2

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:15 AM

Your looking at a lot of trouble in trying it. There are no OSX downloads that you can burn to a disc to install onto a Mac. Tell your friend to try a safe boot or run fsck. If his Mac starts up fine tell him to get an external drive and create a bootable backup of his startup disk for times like these. It'll be better than getting a retail install disk.
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

You can change the .dmg to .iso and burn it with imgburn. I would definately make a copy first, leave your original a .dmg.




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