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

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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

    Raider,

    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

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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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