Windows.iso mounting on Mac OS X

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I am trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac from
, because I am going to work on a project in C#.

I am trying to do that with Boot Camp and it requires putting the installation disk into the drive. The problem is that I can’t even open this .iso file on Mac OS X in order to burn –
it says that this image is unrecognized.

I tried in commandline with hdiutil / diskutil mount and in Disk Utility, but it also failed.

I also have access to msdn as a student of computer science, but the newest win 8 release I’ve downloaded is in weird format, that I don’t get, so I don’t know whether it can or can’t be burnt.

It contains a lot of .cab , .msi and .exe files. There is also a file runthis.cmd – I don’t think that this release can be useful on Mac OS X?

Have any of you successfully installed win 8 on Mac OS X 10.7.X ? I am looking for some hints how to do that easily and properly.


I would try the following things in order:

  1. Redownload the image. You may have gotten a corrupted version
  2. Try more than one tool when attempting to burn the disc (if the .iso downloaded correctly, this should not have to be done.
  3. If that does not work, simply download/copy the .iso to a different machine, and burn it from there.

Here are some buring tools that you might want to look at if whatever you are using is not working.

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