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I have downloaded MacOSX.10.7.Lion.Final.Retail file and now have
Mac OS X Lion.dmg


I only have Win7 and Ubuntu as my Mac OS SL is not working at the moment.

Question: How can I burn this Mac OS X Lion.dmg to a bootable DVD with Win7/Ubunt?

Please note I do not have a Mac so this task needs to be done in Win7/Ubuntu.

Many thanks

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UltraISO

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the dmg wont work by it self ,u need to modify some things b4 u start installing ,so burning it wont get u far.

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so it seems.. I have tried TRANSMAC to burn this .dmg..not quite working.. I suppose I need to get access to a Real Mac to burn this image..

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Anytime i need to access a mac without having one, just install snow leopard as a virtual machine on virtual box or vmware, works like a charm and you'll have everything you need ;) (Used this method to make a USB snow leopard installer to install SL on my PC, all with one PC :P :) ) Have fun.

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In Windows, install and use 7zip to de-compress the Mac OS X Lion.dmg file.
Once decompressed (quoted from here: http://eggfreckles.n...-lion-boot-disc ):
"Inside the Contents folder that appears you will find a SharedSupport folder and inside the SharedSupport folder you will find the “InstallESD.dmg.”
Then use a Windows program such as MagicISO or UltraISO to convert that .dmg file to the .iso format, and burn to create the Lion install disc.

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I have downloaded MacOSX.10.7.Lion.Final.Retail file and now have
Mac OS X Lion.dmg


I only have Win7 and Ubuntu as my Mac OS SL is not working at the moment.

Question: How can I burn this Mac OS X Lion.dmg to a bootable DVD with Win7/Ubunt?

Please note I do not have a Mac so this task needs to be done in Win7/Ubuntu.

Many thanks


You can burn ".dmg" files using UltraISO, just install UltraISO, open the program and then chose open iso file, you You can burn ".dmg" files using UltraISO, just install UltraISO, open the program and then chose open iso file, you search the ".dmg" in your HDD and then you can burn it into a DVD.

I don't know if you can boot using Lion, but I used that method to burn a Leopard DVD, I installed Leopard (10.6) but if I try to update to 10.6.X the OS gives me a "Kernell Panic".

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I got access to a friend's mac.. burned this .dmg..but cannot boot my laptop even with the correct bootflag.. anyway will keep trying and if I am successful will let you all know..

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I am in the same situation as hannah187.
I extracted the InstallESD.dmg from Mac OS X Lion.dmg but if you try to directly burn or convert this file in Windows (and maybe linux), you got errors.
So I looked inside the .dmg and I found another InstallESD.dmg: this one can be burned/converted without errors, but I don't know if it will work smoothly...
I will test (hopefully before the week-end) and report results.

EDIT: I burned a DVD this way, but I cannot find a bootcd like ##### for Lion. When a bootcd will be available, I will test. At the moment, the only way to test the DVD is on an original Mac.

I got access to a friend's mac.. burned this .dmg..but cannot boot my laptop even with the correct bootflag.. anyway will keep trying and if I am successful will let you all know..


Do you know that the DVD will not boot by itself on a non-Mac machine?
You have to use some pre-environment like ##### (still not available at the moment for Lion).
This http://www.insanelym...howtopic=259258 doesn't work for me, but maybe you'll be luckier.





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