How to use iMac cd drive for an installation on MacBook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Willyee3, May 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Sorry for the noob question...but I can't find out how to connect my iMacs cd drive to my MacBook air so that I can install a program... Thanx for the help!!!
     
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    GGJstudios

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    The installation discs that come with Macs are model-specific and are not for use on other models.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    On the iMac, open Settings
    Go to the "Sharing" section
    Check "DVD or CD Sharing"

    Once enabled, the MBA should see the drive and be able to connect to it.

    If you have the Firewall on the iMac turned on, you may have to allow sharing there as well.

    Pretty sure there is a good description on Apple's support site as well :)
     
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    brand

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    Might want to reread the original post.
     
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    discounteggroll

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    yeah, he kind of missed the runway on that one.
     
  6. GGJstudios, May 5, 2011
    Last edited: May 5, 2011

    macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  7. macrumors 6502

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    So, it is possible? How wonderful! I'll save a few bucks through not buying an external DVD for Air one day I purchase it.
     

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