[BCAB] extracting DMG files

Ben Mustill-Rose ben at benmr.com
Thu Aug 18 22:57:37 BST 2016


Hi,

try TransMac.

Cheers,
Ben.

On 8/18/16, Rajmund <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, just to extract the 3 DMGS, and see what's in them. Just for fun,
> really. And now to figure out why its not doing it.
>
>
>
> Sent from a Braille Sense
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Mustill-Rose  <ben at benmr.com>
> To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:36 pm
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] FW: extracting DMG files
>
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Whats the eventual aim?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Ben.
>>
>> On 8/18/16, Rajmund <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Sent this to another list, but no one had any ideas, so thought I'll
>> > try
>> > here. Please find below.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from a Braille Sense
>> >
>> > ----- Forwarded Message -----
>> > From:   <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>
>> > To:
>> > CC:
>> > Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:18 pm
>> > Subject: extracting DMG files
>> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Hi All,
>> >> So, I found out, that 7zip can extract DMG files. For now, I'll assume
>> >> people know what DMG files are. If anyone knows the answer to this
>> >> one,
>> >> they certainly will, anyway. So, I thought I'd put this to test. It
>> >> extracted the Mac version of java platform, no problem. But, the DMG
>> >> files, that I wanted to extract originally, which have came from an
>> >> IPSW
>> >> file (again, will assume people know what they are) 7zip gave errors
>> >> to,
>> >> saying it can't extract. So I found DMG extracter, which, was totally
>> >> inaccessible. Narrator sort of read the things, but they weren't
>> >> clickable. Searching some more, I came across HFSEXPLORER, which is an
>> >> application, designed to extract DMGS, and what else not. Although,
>> >> when
>> >> trying to run, this told me that I needed java platform, before it
>> >> could
>> >> work. So I installed that. Now, This is accessible, I checked so that
>> >> this
>> >> opens DMGS by default, and everything. NOW, here's the issue. The 2
>> >> small
>> >> IOS DMGS are actually not supported, apparently. And, the third, the
>> >> 1.8
>> >> gigs one, it was apparently reading incrypted disk image, but didn't
>> >> beep,
>> >> give progress, or anything. So after an hour, I presumed that it just
>> >> doesn't work. So now the question. Anyone had luck extracting DMG
>> >> files,
>> >> from IPSW files? As in, after unzipping the IPSW, and then trying to
>> >> extract the DMGS, found within? BTW, DMG is identical to ISO on
>> >> windows,
>> >> and IPSW is what contains apple's IOS upgrades, when downloading it
>> >> off
>> >> line. Just thought I'd clarify, for those that are interested in a few
>> >> words.
>> >>
>> >> Sent from a Braille Sense
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
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