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How do I create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X to use the ISO in Parallels later?

I thought Winclone could do it, but it can't.

Any alternatives?

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Can't Parallels just boot the Boot Camp partition like that? –  slhck Aug 4 '11 at 9:28
    
The boot camp partition and Parallels are on different Mac's. But yes, Parallels can. –  Aron Woost Aug 4 '11 at 9:30

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Use Disk Utility to do it. Select your partition and hit the "New Image" button. In the Save sheet that pops up, set the Image Format to "DVD/CD Master". Disk Utility will suggest a filename extension of .cdr for the resulting disk image, but just change it to .iso. They're just different names for the same thing.

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Cool, thanks! And this image should boot under Parallels then? –  Aron Woost Aug 4 '11 at 11:13
    
@Aron You'll have to tell me. I don't use Parallels. –  Spiff Aug 4 '11 at 11:16

.CDR and .ISO files are not the same thing. You can convert your .CDR file to an .ISO file by using Terminal in Mac OS X.

Let's use a file named BOOTCAMP.cdr for my example.

Follow these steps: 1. Move BOOTCAMP.cdr file (created by Disk Utility) to the desktop of your Mac.
2. Start Terminal.
3. Type: cd ~/desktop then press Enter.
4. Type: hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o BOOTCAMP.iso BOOTCAMP.cdr then press Enter.
5. Close Terminal.

Enjoy!!!

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