TransMac:- Burn Apple Mac OS/X to USB Flash Drive

Background

A quick follow-up to our last post.

In this post instead of burning unto a DVD, we will burn unto a USB Drive.

Lineage

  1. TransMac:- Burn Apple Mac OS/X to DVD Disc
    Link

 

TransMac

Let us see if we can burn an Apple OS DMG File onto a USB Drive.

If successfully burnt, we will move to the “broken” apple computer, and try to re-install the OS via the burnt USB Dive.

 

Outline

  1. Locate a PC running MS Windows at least v10
  2. Prepare MS Windows 10 computer
    • Insert USB Stick into the Windows 10
    • Avail TransMac
  3. TransMac
    • Avail DMG File
    • Confirm USB Drive
    • Format USB Drive
    • Burn DMG File
    • Eject Burnt USB

Tasks

Prepare MS Windows 10 Computer

Avail TransMac

Outline
  1. Please download TransMac from https://www.acutesystems.com/scrtm.htm. ( Link )
  2. The downloaded file is a compressed file ( tmsetup-1.zip )
  3. Please extract the compressed file
  4. Once extracted, we will have setup.exe
  5. Initiate setup.exe
    • Complete the installation steps

TransMac

Avail DMG File

Outline
  1. Access Menu Options
    • Access Menu Options File Open Disk Image
    • The Open Disk Image window appears
      • Please navigate the “Open File Dialog” Window
      • Select the dmg file
      • Once the DMF file has been added, your choice will be reflected in the left Folder panel
Images
Image – Open Disk Image

Image – DMG File Added

Confirm USB Drive

Outline

Please click the menu options, Tools / Refresh Drive List.

If the USB Drive is indeed present, it will show up on your list.

Images

Explanation
  1. The USB-Disk
    • SanDisk Cruzer Dial (USB-Disk )

Format USB Drive for Mac

Outline
  1. Please choose the USB Drive
  2. Right-click on your selection and choose to format the USB Drive for Mac ( Macintosh computers )
Images
Image – USB Disc – Menu

 

Image – USB Disc – Warning – Formatting with overwrite!

Image – USB Disc – Format Drive For Mac – Volume Name as default ( Untitled )

Image – USB Disc – Format Drive For Mac – Volume Name – Entered

Image – USB Disc – Format Drive For Mac – Last Warning!

Image – USB Disc – Format Complete

Burn DMG File

Outline
  1. Select the USB Drive
  2. Right-click on your selection
  3. From the dropdown menu, choose the “Restore with Disk Image” selection
  4. The “Restore Disk Image to Drive” window opens
    • Please choose the DMG file to burn
    • Press OK once you are sure you have the right image file
  5. Please confirm one last time that you are good with the USB being over-written
  6. The USB is burnt via the steps listed below
    • The USB is formatted
    • The image is restored unto the USB Stick
  7. Once the burning is completed, we are informed via a “Complete” message
Images
Image – Restore With Disc Image – Warning – Restoring will overwrite data

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Restore Disk Image to Drive

 

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Restore Disk Image to Drive

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Restore Disk Image to Drive

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Last Warning!

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Formating

 

Image – Restore With Disc Image – Restore Complete

Eject Burnt Disc

Outline
  1. Select the Burnt USB
  2. Right-click on your selection
    • From the drop-down menu, choose The Eject Option
Images
Image – Eject Disc

 

 

Summary

Everything went well on the PC.

The USB burnt.

Yet, again the Mac failed to pick up the USB Stick as a Start-Up Media.

 

References

  1. Acute Systems
    • DMG Files in Windows
      Link
  2. PureInfoTech
    • Mauro Huc
      • How to quickly make a Mac OS X bootable USB on Windows
        Link

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