Creating a Disk Image for USB Drive

Dell / Precision m2300
April 9, 2009 at 05:57:59
Specs: Windows XP, DC 2.6Ghz
So we have a project where we are creating USB disks that contain both Mac and Windows files. We have made numerous manual disk copies ourselves. Now we need to give the manufacturer (who will be making 1000s of these disks) an easy way to create them. We tried a ZIP file, but Windows treats Mac DMG files funny and it causes problems with our software that we are writing on the USB flash drives. So we thought about creating something like an ISO image for them. Everything I find on ISO states it is for optical drives only. Is there such a thing (creating a disk image) for USB flash drives? ANy other suggestions?

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#1
April 9, 2009 at 12:17:47
How about using Zip files for the Windows files and Stuff-It for the Mac files?

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#2
April 9, 2009 at 12:49:42
That would work, but the vendor wants ONE file for the entire project. Any other ideas?

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#3
April 9, 2009 at 12:56:48
Wow, that kinda sucks. I don't think ISO files would work well because you would need extra software to open them and that could cause confusion for the end user.

Ok if you have to have only one file, what about creating a Zip file and a Stuff-it file, then putting both of those into one final Zip file?


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#4
April 9, 2009 at 13:18:24
The end user would not see the ISO file. We were thinking of creating the ISO for the Vendor. Then the vendor could "mount" the ISO or extract the files and begin duplicating the USB drives from the ISO. I know you can make DVD/CDs from ISO images, but I don't know if you can do such a thing with USB flash drives. Again, the ISO would simple be so the vendor would have one file to create the USB disks from. I hope this makes sense...Cause it is a little foggy to me

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#5
April 9, 2009 at 13:38:51
Use mac or linux dd

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