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How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Posted January 19, 2009 at 6:26pm by iClarified · 94841 views
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These are instructions on how to convert a DMG image file to an ISO image file using Mac OS X Terminal. You may want to do this if you need to burn a DMG image using a Windows or Linux operating system.

Step One
Place the DMG you would like to convert on your desktop then open a new Finder window by clicking its icon in the dock.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Step Two
Click to select Applications from the list of Places on the left.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Step Three
Double click to open the Utilities folder from list of Applications.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Step Four
Double click to launch Terminal from the list of Utilities.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Step Five
Enter the following command into the Terminal window.
hdiutil convert ~/Desktop/'filename.dmg' -format UDTO -o ~/Desktop/'filename.iso'
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

NOTE*: Remember to replace 'filename' with the name of your DMG image.

Step Six
You will now notice a new file appear on your desktop with a .iso.cdr extension. Select the file and hit the Enter key to rename it removing the .cdr extension.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

You may be asked to confirm this. Click to select Use .iso.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal

Step Seven
You can now copy this to any Windows or Linux computer for burning.
How to Convert a DMG to ISO Using Terminal
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n41
n41 - January 19, 2009 at 7:20pm
he's got a good point iclarified. automator would be nice.... anyways, this is a nice tutorial
EdLamblet
EdLamblet - January 19, 2009 at 6:42pm
Any chance to get it in a Automator Workflow ? Tried here , but can't get it to work. Thanks in advance
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