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Macbook Restore DvD on my PC

Discussion in 'Mac - General discussion' started by Ph0BoLuS, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Ph0BoLuS

    Ph0BoLuS Regular member

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    Hi, i bought a macbook from one of my friends, but he lost his restore disks so i downloaded the macbook restore dvd's on my pc. My question is how do i burn them off my pc so i can reformat my macbook? There are 2 files and thier both DMG Files the first file is 4.20gb's and the second is 7.70gb.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tabletpc

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    you need to create a exact copy but in order to do so you need a burning application like dragon burn or even toast 7

    the two differences between the dvd's are one dvd contains the ilife apps and office trial and other trial software so this is why the disk is bigger

    you will need a dual layer dvd disk and a single layer dvd disk do you have a burner installed on your computer if so you can burn dvdr and dvd dual layer with the mac super drive

    so just copy it and try
     
  3. Ph0BoLuS

    Ph0BoLuS Regular member

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    i have a dvd burner but i dont know if it can burn dual layered dvd's or all dvd burners can burn dual layered dvds?
     
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    if it is downloaded on the pc you wont be aple to use dragon burn or toast. you may be able to use imageburn. or nero..
    i'm not exact on the PC software.
     
  5. tabletpc

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    get a dual layer dvd place it in the drive if the drive spits out the dual layer dvd then your drive doesn't support it
     
  6. pablosal

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    Do you still happen to have those dvds? My macbook hard drive crashed on me and I don't have the restore dvd's to load it again. THanks, hope you can help me out.
     
  7. Ph0BoLuS

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    i still have them..thier sitting on my desktop in .dmg format..i havnt had the time to do anything with them.
     
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    here is my email i'manidiot.com edited by ddp

    send me an email so we can talk, not on here
     
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    pablosal, no email posting as per forum rules above, post edited
     
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    so how can i privately message him?
     
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    go to the pirate bay web site and we'll talk there, go to the torrent for macbook dvd, i just posted
     
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    do a google search for "dmg on pc" and have a look around. I know it can be done. the easyest thing to do you be find and other mac and burn them with it or put them on your mac and burn the with it, then format
     
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    i have a mac at my university but i dont know if i can burn anything off of it..and how would i get the .dmg file to my university anyway?
     
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    You should be able to burn the .dmg as data and NOT an image. You would waste one dvd to get it to your university and use another dvd to actually burn the image. Also you dont NEED the 2nd disk (should be the 7GB disk, but dont quote me on it) the 1st disk is just the OS and the 2nd is the iLife suite ( iphoto, iweb, imovie HD, idvd and garage band)
     
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    @Ph0BoLuS

    Use this program called TransMac

    You can then burn/convert .dmg files on your windows pc. I used it and would have no problem recommending it to anybody in this type of situation.
     
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    ok, thanks i'll try it out and let you guys know.
     
  17. Ph0BoLuS

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    I tried using Transmac but i couldnt format the disk...I tried using differnt disks but it kept sayimg Cannot Format...

    Can i just burn it as a data file onto dvd and put it onto my mac and reformat it that way?
     
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    yeah, you should be able to burn it as data the transfer the .dmg over to your mac and burn it with disk utility
     
  19. Ph0BoLuS

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    I tried it that way and put the .dmg file onto my macbook, tried to run it but it said image cannot be
    read or something. I also tried burning it with disk utility and i get

    "Unable to attach "Macbook Mac OS Install Disk 1.dmg- not recognized."
     
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    It didn't work because you copied it as a Disk Image, you need to burn the .dmg.

    -Guided
     

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