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Old 05-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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HOWTO read/use MAC OS X(.dmg) files on linux


Can somoeone please tell me if it is possible to read/view/use files from MAC OS X that have a .dmg extension?
I've bin seraching google but so far havent found anything special........
Old 05-17-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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I am more than willing to be wrong here but...

If you are trying to use a *.dmg file to install an application you are probably out of luck. As it is a graphical install 'wizard' sort of thing it is likely tightly coupled to OS X.

If you are just trying to gleam some metadata from it then you may have some luck. I would start by trying to mount it as an iso ie: 'mount -o loop foo.dmg /mnt/disk'. I am doubtful dmgs are strait up iso images however, so you may need to poke around with a hex editor.

Good luck...
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You may try your luck with Stuffit Expander. I think there is a Linux version, too.
Old 05-18-2007, 05:33 AM   #4
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im affraid, i am trying to install from a .dmg.....

and the Stuffit Expander. I downloaded the linux version but all it has is a bunch of unknown files......


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