Using dvd drive macbook as external drive for G4733 tower

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by scotoma, May 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I bought leopard family pack to update the operating system on my intel macbook and g4 733 tower, the problem being that my tower does not have a dvd drive. Is there anyway to use the macbook as an external dvd drive to install leopard which is currently running 10.3.9?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    macz1

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    Oct 28, 2007
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    yes, put your MacBook in target disk mode, pressing "T" during startup. The MacBook acts then as external DVD drive and. You must only connect the two computers with a Firewire cable.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that worked but unfortunately the processor for my 733 tower is to slow for leopard. Looks like I will have to upgrade.
     

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