ISO Creation – OpticonMonitor3 Disc Cloning

Since many newer computers are coming without optical disc drives (including my laptop, which I want to install this software on), I created an .iso disc image of the OpticonMonitor3 (BioRad) installation disc.

Using OS X Disk Utility:

  1. File > New Disk Image

  2. Dropdown > CD/DVD Master

This creates a Mac-specific .cdr image of the installation CD. Converted to a universal .iso disc image with the following command line:

$hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o [filename].iso [filename].cdr

Replaced [filename] with OpticonMonitor3.

Moved the newly created OpticonMonitor3.iso file to our server (Eagle/Backup/Software/Windows).

Now the .iso file should be able to be mounted and installed on any Windows computer without the need for a physical installation CD.

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