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Easily Mount An image File In Mac OS X

If you are a (new) Mac user, you might be wondering how to mount disk images such as .iso,.dmg. If you compare Window’s platform then you don’t need to install any software to mount disk images likeDaemon Tools but on Mac we can easily mount an disk images such as .iso and .dmg,For that You simply need to double click on those file and it will opened directly, If for some reasons, this method not work there is also other ways using Mac’s built-in Disk Utility or with a command line in the Terminal.

Easily Mount An image File In Mac OS X

Go to /Applications/Utilities directory and open Disk Utility. Click on the menu and navigate down to “Open Image File”. You then need to select your disk image file. You will see the image mounted on the Mac OS desktop.


Using the Command Line in the Terminal

Open the Terminal and type the following command line:

hdiutil mount diskimage


where “diskimage” is the image which you wanna mount or you can simply drag the image to terminal also. After completion, your image will appear mounted on your Mac OS X desktop. using this method you can mount ISO file also


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Pratik N Borkar

Every one Call him a Freak Smartass as tittle but no one knows that he is Avid Apple Fan & Technophilic who passionate about new techno kind a stuff and Apple’s new creation like OS X and iOS ,Also He would like to share blog with useful tips,techniques and resources for Hackintosh and Macintosh for Apple addicts.

  • Hello there! I am very new to hackintosh(ing) and I am wtnniag to find out mroe infomation about it and how to do it but first I need to ask you about a few laptops and if they are up to the spec to be hackintoshed My first choice is:TOSHIBA Satellite L750-22XProcessor = Intelae Core™ i3-380M Processor (2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz, 3 MB cache memoryOperating System = Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitRAM = 6GB (4GB+2GB) DDR3 8GB maximum expandable memoryGraphics card = Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Up to 1696 MBScreen resolution = 1366 x 768Screen size = 15.6 Hard drive = 640GB SATA 5400 rpmOptical disk driveDVD SuperMulti Dual layerMy second choice is this: (Lenovo Essential G750 15.6 )Processor = Intel Core i5-2450M (2.5 MHz, 3 MB cache memory)Operating System = Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitRAM = 4 GB DDR3 8 GB maximum memory capacityScreen resolution = 1366 x 768Screen size = 15.6 Screen features = Contrast ratio: 500:01:00,Response rate: 8ms~16msHard drive = 500 GB 5400 rpm SATAOptical disk drive = DVD-Rewriter,Reading,DVD-ROM/ -R/ -R DL/ -RW/ +R/ +R DL/ +RW: 8x/ 8x/ 8x/ There is another Lenovo like that one that runs on a Dual-core Intelae Pentiumae B940 processor.Would that be better?And there is this. A B-Series Lenovo at these specs (from = Intelae Core™ i3-2350M Processor (2.30GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB,35W)Operating system = Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64Graphics = Intelae HD GraphicsTotal memory = 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHzDisplay type = 15.6 HD LED Glare Backlight TFT 1366 768 w/ camera 0.3MPointing device =Industry Standard TouchpadHard drive =500GB 5400rpmOptical device = DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)These are the sorts of spec I can expect out of my budget. Could you tell me if any of these would be fit for Hackintoshing and which one would be best and run it most smoothly. This infomation would help me out alot.CheersLiamborghiniP.S So sorry if this takes up alot of space :/