Aug 152008

I downloaded the latest beta of Fusion 2.0 so I could create virtual machines running OS X 10.5 Server.  I created a DMG of the OS X Server DVD for easy installs, but Fusion didn’t recognize a DMG as an option to have in the CD/DVD drive on my VM. To convert an Apple DMG file to  ISO, use this command:

hdiutil convert /path/to/filename.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/to/savefile.iso

This will create the file  savefile.iso.cdr When the process is complete, simply remove the .cdr extension and you have an iso file.

I just tested this with VMWare 2.0, and the ISO didn’t work with the OS X Server install.  The only way I got it to work is to use the DVDs that shipped with the Intel Xserve.  As I type this,  “Mac OS X Server 10.5 64-bit (experimental)” is loading!

 Posted by at 19:04

  One Response to “Convert DMG files to ISO for use in VMWare Fusion”

  1. fuckin’ A!!!