Can't create ISO images

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Andre Dupont, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Andre Dupont

    Andre Dupont

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    OK i tried it all... all possible ways to get an application into windows. No network on my imac, no way to mount a USB stick, cant get a physical CD to mount and my last hope, connect a disk imag.
    But it doesnt work, Disk Utillity doesnt give the option for creating a cd/dvd master, aldo I can convert a dmg to a master disk but that doesnt work. Using freedmg to make a master disk and renaming it ISO also doesnt work.
    Pleas all help appreciated, until now there is no way IN or OUT for data, so useless unless i want to play minesweeper :)
     
  2. pipo

    pipo

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    use toast

    I had the same problem, until I used toast 7 to make a bare bones iso 9660 image:

    -under the 'data' tab, select 'iso 9660' in the pane on the left
    -drop your files
    -click 'select'
    -click the 'settings' tab
    -set 'format' to 'cd-rom', 'naming' to 'iso 9660 level 1' and uncheck 'use apple extensions'
    -click 'done'

    then use file>save as disk image, give the file a .iso extension instead of the default .toast one.

    then connect to this image in parallels and you're done.
    enjoy!
     
  3. gemillam

    gemillam

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    Soooo... can you get a free version of toast? I assume you'll have to buy it, wouldn't you? (Trying to keep the costs of all this to less than a cheap PC.)
     
  4. gemillam

    gemillam

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  5. Frank Roscher

    Frank Roscher

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    I create my ISOs using terminal:

    1. insert disk - findout which UNIX device is used using mount command - e.g. /dev/disk2s0
    2. umount the disk using "sudo umount /Volumes/<name-of-your-mountpoint>"
    3. copy disk using dd "sudo dd if=/dev/disk2s0 of=myiso.img bs=1024"
    4. eject the disk using "sudo diskutil eject /dev/disk2s0" (warning about eject can be ignored)

    (of course, you can enter all this without sudo by using a root shell via "sudo sh")
     
  6. Andre Dupont

    Andre Dupont

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    well, my last try was booting into windows with boot camp and make an ISO in windows, guess what, it works...:)
    side note, i tried toast but not your settings, ill try that later. But i also tried to burn a iso cd in toast and now i see that i can select that in paralllels as a physical CD...

    Thanks all
     
  7. tommytrc

    tommytrc

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    ISO From Disk Utility

    Wow those solutions are way to hard..just used Disk Utility in OS X 10.3 and higher... If you have a real Macintosh, the process of creating an ISO disc image is quite simple. Place the CD in a Mac OS X 10.3 system, launch the Disk Utility program in /Applications/Utilities, click Session 1, and choose "New->Image" From Disk under the Images menu. Make sure to choose DVD/CD Master for your image format. Easy as pie..
     
  8. Triangle

    Triangle

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    Greetings,

    I suppose using ISO-burner free tool. It is small yet easy to use and relaible. It never failed me before, so you can give it a glance
    http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm
     
  9. itsdapead

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    Use the tool that comes with Parallels!

    1. Look in Applications/Parallels
    2. Run "Image Tool"
    3. Follow the instructions

    :D
     
  10. forkart

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