burn .dmg with k3b

Paul Worrall paul at basilisk.ukfsn.org
Thu Oct 9 19:50:03 BST 2008

On Thursday 09 Oct 2008, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2008/10/09 18:50 (GMT+0200) Kevin Krammer composed:
> > On Thursday 09 October 2008, Felix Miata wrote:
> >> I have some .dmg files made with Mac OS X that I need burned to CD, but
> >> don't have a Mac with a burner. In my 3.5.5 K3B I don't see anything
> >> anywhere in its menus about burning a .dmg to CD or DVD. Is this
> >> possible in any later K3B version, or some other Linux app?
> >
> > Isn't a dmg file just a normal data file from the point of view of the
> > burning application?
> AFAIK, it means disk image. It's how Firefox gets downloaded to a Mac. The
> .dmg gets mounted, then you drag the FF folder from the mounted volume to
> the applications folder to "install" it, after which you "trash" the
> mounted volume and the downloaded .dmg to regain the space and clear the
> download target. AIUI, when a .dmg file is created from a bootable CD, the
> Mac disk utility can write it back to a CD to remain as bootable as the
> original. I tried renaming the .dmg to .iso, but K3B doesn't recognize the
> format when it tries to prepare to burn.
> > I.e. just create a data CD or DVD with that file on it?
> I would have no hope that such a CD would be bootable without finding or
> being given evidence to the contrary.

Have you tried the suggestions in <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.dmg> ?

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