how to make an iso from a real cd with mac os x

Posted by david marsh on Mon 04 June 2007

I had to make an iso file from a real cd under Mac OSX and thought this tip might help someone:

  1. Put CD in drive, Open Application/Disk Utility
  2. Select the cd from the list on the left
  3. Click on file -> disk image from disk2c0 (nameofyourcd) This creates a .dmg image, now we have to convert it to an .iso image:
  4. Open a Application/Terminal and type "hdiutil convert disk2s0.dmg -format UDTO -o file" where disk2s0.dmg is the file that was created by Disk Utility.
  5. rename .cdr file to .iso
  6. mount to test image

all done, hopefully that helped you.

tags: it, apple