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Create .dmg from my iMac restore DVD


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neztik

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What is the best way to create a .dmg file of my iMac duo core restore DVD from the command line?

Could someone maybe give me the correct syntax for hdiutil? It seems to just hang when I type it.


hdiutil -create -volimage "Mac OS X Install Disc 1"

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hatoncat

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Try making a CDR master of the image in disk utility, and then converting to DMG.

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You probably don't have the right path for your DVD. It should be something like /Volumes(something). Try dragging the icon into the terminal window after you have typed all the hdiutil stuff and the path will be pasted in for you magically.

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Now for the question--Why do you need it?

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supermegatron

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try carbon copy cloner.

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Select the mounted volume in Disk Utility and click the big yellow "create new image" button on the top row. The default settings will get you a dmg.

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dropdmg also works





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