default cd/dvd-rom setting?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dcbhelp, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. dcbhelp macrumors newbie

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    Jan 3, 2011
    #1
    Does anyone know how to change the default cd/dvd-rom from the internal drive to an external drive on a Macbook OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger)? If not permanently, then for the time my computer is on (e.g., a button at start up)

    My internal drive does not work and I want to install Windows XP on Parallels but it keeps looking for the cd on the internal drive. I tried making an .iso image of it and telling it where it is, but it still keeps looking for the internal cd drive.

    Thanks,
    dcb
     
  2. ZebOfMac macrumors regular

    ZebOfMac

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    Feb 13, 2010
    #2
    Should be able to do this under disk utility.

    Select the external drive and then click on the mount icon. This should allow you to use it as if its an internal drive.
     

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