restore hard drive from MAC backup .iso

November 4, 2011 at 09:32:11
Specs: Windows 7/Mac OS X
i have two different scenarios, but basically the same question. I have an older laptop that I don't use anymore that has a fairly large HD capacity. i temporarily needed the space on that hard drive to backup another system while I was doing an upgrade. So I popped that HD out of the laptop and put it in an External HD case. I then proceeded to create an .iso image of the contents of the drive before reformatting it. I'm not ready for this step yet, but when I am, how do I go about re-imaging that hard drive with the .iso "backup"? I created the .iso with PowerISO. I can mount it as a virtual drive and view the contents of the.iso to copy over to the hard drive, but i figure there is more to it than that, and boot files, etc will not copy that way. So how do I do it?

My second scenario is that I have an upgrade disc for Mac Snow leopard that is scratched and my Mac cannot read it completely. My PC CAN however. So I made an .iso of the disc on my PC and although they "say" Mac can read .iso's mine is having a hard time doing so otherwise it would be very simple through a mac. I need to take my data DVD image of Snow Leopard and image it to an external HD (doing this on a PC) so I can upgrade from that (via instructions on the net).

So basically both scenarios sum up to; How do I take an .iso and image it back to a hard drive?

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November 4, 2011 at 13:00:06
You burn iso's with a program. You don't burn it as a single file.

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November 4, 2011 at 18:50:59
its not a mac question... the question was about imaging an .iso of a data DVD to a external hard drive. The contents of the dvd/.iso happens to be a mac OS, but the contents have no relevance on the actual question. Also note the parentheses "(doing this on a PC) " in second to last paragraph.

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