Network DVD mount

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VegetaPunk, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

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    My girl friend bought a game today which came with a DVD installer disk. Now her PC (win2k) doesnt have a DVD rom, however my mac does. Is there a way to mount the dvd rom via our network in order to install the game? I think I was able to mount a cd via a network, but that was is the OS 9 days and was from mac to mac.

    Any help would be appriciated
    Thanks

    Jesse
     
  2. VegetaPunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    -_- well it is possible to do it via mac to mac I have just confirmed this. Does anyone know if its possible to do this from Mac OS 10.4 to Win2K prof
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Well, enabling SMB (Windows Sharing) in the System Prefs / Sharing (don't forget to enable one account for use with SMB sharing - the Mac will prompt it for you though), does let your Home-dir to be accessed by the remote WinPC.

    - One way is to copy the contents of the DVD to a folder inside the home directory.
    - Maybe you could create an image of the DVD and use Daemon Tools on Windows to mount it.
    - Or with Sharepoints you probably can make the mounted DVD a sharepoint for SMB too (haven't tried it). If this works, this will be easiest.
    Both tools are Freeware. :)

    Good luck.
     
  4. VegetaPunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya I ended up copying all of the contents to the home folder and installing them that way. Im interested to see if that sharepoint software will work though Ill try it when I get home from work ^^

    Thanks for the help
    Jesse
     

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