Mac Create ISO
May 11, 2011 Leave a comment
I needed to make an image of a disk that wasn’t in the default mac ‘.dmg’ format so that I could load it on my proxmox server. After looking around disk utility it appears that there is no way to make a standard ‘iso’ file. Luckily with one command in the terminal you can convert a ‘.cdr’ (DVD/CD master) file to an ‘.iso’ file.
hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o [filename].iso [filename].cdr
so for my example I typed:
hdituil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o XpHomeSp2.iso XpHomeSp2.cdr
(This assumes that I already changed to the desktop directory ‘/User/Spuder/Desktop’)