Confused about Remote Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrono1081, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    I was looking on Apples site about using remote disk to play CDs on a macbook air and it was talking about needing to install the remote disk software from the OS disk.

    Wouldn't the "CD/DVD Sharing" option in the preferences panel take care of that?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Remote Disk is used exclusively for running the installer. You're right, when you're actually using the computer normally, you'd use sharing.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think that the need to install the software separately is from a while back. I think it's included in the OS now.
     
  4. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yep its for older machines. I just loaded my OS image and it wouldn't let me install it
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Is this a factual question or are you looking for help?
     
  6. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I was trying to figure out if the CD/DVD sharing that is in my preferences panel was what I needed to run a dvd on a macbook air.

    Apples site talked about needing to install software from the OS install disk but that is for older machines since Snow Leopard has a CD/DVD sharing option already.
     

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