Getting a disk image on a computer w/ out a disc drive...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Budha, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Budha

    Budha Guest

    I have a few programs on their original DVD discs that I want to put on another computer w/ a broken disc drive. In theory, can I create a disc image w/ the disc utility program, copy that file onto an external hard drive, and then put it on the other computer that way and have the program as workable?

    On a side note, if I got a new disc drive on that computer, would I still be able to burn that file to a DVD disc in the future?

    I really appreciate your help.
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

    Aug 26, 2002
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    you should be able to make .dmg files out of the discs and put them on a flash drive or external drive...
  3. Budha

    Budha Guest


    Is there a specific process of how to make them .dmg files? Does creating the disc image do that?
  4. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

    May 6, 2000
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    if you're creating them on a mac with a DVD drive -

    you can open disk utility, then select the DVD, and do "new image". default options will create a compressed DMG file which you can then transfer to the new computer, double-click to mount, and use as if it were a DVD.

    you can also create an ISO, which is not compressed, and will work the same way.

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