Remote Disc Limitations

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jason.siegel, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Ran a search on a problem I'm having…

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1576
    Seriously??
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    Just create a disk image on your source computer. Mount the image on your MBA and you should bypass all that nonsense.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ooh, interesting. I'll try that, thanks.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was actually just trying to access the disk in the first place. Merely clicking on it threw that error.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Disc Utility didn't allow the option to create an image of my CD. Frown.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I actually got it to work on my MBA, with Mac Mini as shared remote disc drive.
    In VLC, i selected Open File (instead of Open Disc), and selected the remote DVD and.. walaaa! :D :D
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Fantastic! Many thanks - I'd been trying to work out how to do this.

    Why do Apple make it so difficult? I clearly own the disc or I wouldn't be able to load it in my iMac.
     

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