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I've downloaded the Darwin Unix install from developer.apple.com for the x86 processor and wish to install it on a virtual machine. The file has a .iso.gz extension. I need to get it to a regular ISO file so that I can install it, but the only utility I have found so far that can successfully handly the file on windows is WinRAR. But it extracts all of the files from the ISO leaving me with the individual files in an unbootable form.

 

Does any one know how I can transfor the .ISO.GZ file to an .ISO file?

 

 

Joel

I think he's saying that Winrar extracts the ISO from the archive, and then extracts the ISO itself. You should be able to just open up the archive in Winrar, and then only extract the ISO.

I think he's saying that Winrar extracts the ISO from the archive, and then extracts the ISO itself.

 

 

You are correct. Winrar would extract the files from the ISO but would not allow me to only get the ISO itself. Some one suggested MagicISO and that seemed to work. now only if I could get past this stoopid "/com.apple.Boot.pList" not found thing. But that's another issue.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Joel

  • 2 weeks later...

you should use totalcommander in stead of winrar for unpacking a gz file without damaging the boot from the ISO image.

I've unpacked with totalcommander the same file as you are trying too.

 

goodluck

  • 4 years later...
I've downloaded the Darwin Unix install from developer.apple.com for the x86 processor and wish to install it on a virtual machine. The file has a .iso.gz extension. I need to get it to a regular ISO file so that I can install it, but the only utility I have found so far that can successfully handly the file on windows is WinRAR. But it extracts all of the files from the ISO leaving me with the individual files in an unbootable form.

 

Does any one know how I can transfor the .ISO.GZ file to an .ISO file?

 

 

Joel

Do you still have that file? There is no place to download it any more, and I trashed mine.

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