mounting Mac OS .dmg files?

Bob Bishop rb at
Sun Nov 23 03:39:27 PST 2008


On 22 Nov 2008, at 11:00, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> Since the underlying OS of Mac OS is FreeBSD I'm wondering whether  
> itr is possible to mount a
> .dmg file as it is used in Apple software distribution for the Mac  
> OS. I would like to install an
> Apple iPhone configuration utility on my FreeBSD box  
> (iPhoneConfigurationUtility.dmg). It consists of a
> web application that is supposedly capable of doing updates of Apple  
> iPhones through a web service.
> (good for company wide distribution of address book information and  
> other data that iPhones can hold).

If you want to see what the package contains, try building dmg2img  
from here:

Use that to extract the HFS image from the package, then examine it  
one of the HFS tools from ports/emulators,

But as others have mentioned, you may not be able to do much with the  

Bob Bishop
rb at

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