error installing windows "the installer disc could not be found"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by draqmic2003, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. draqmic2003 macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 laptops, macbook air and toshiba. I used the os disc to install the software to share the optical drive from toshiba with my mac so I can install windows xp with the help of boot camp. Now comes the problems. This is my first mac, and unfortunately for me it has no drive, and I'm trying to make this work with no luck at all. Let me tell you what I do and please tell me what I do wrong:
    1.I put my xp sp2 in toshiba
    2.I ask request from my mac to toshiba to let me use the optical drive and I accept
    3. It shows me the disc and I double click on it. A window with the files from the disc appears
    4. I start boot camp and I click on continue the installation. When I click on start the installation an error with "The installer disc could not be found" appears.

    WHAT DO I DO WRONG????

    PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME

    PS:please do not tell me to buy the original optical drive for macbook air because I do not have the money.This apple was a gift.
     
  2. Molopo macrumors regular

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    Any USB external optical drive should work. Try borrowing one from a friend.
     
  3. 123121212 macrumors newbie

    123121212

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    Any USB external optical drive should work. Try borrowing one from a friend.

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  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I doubt that remote install functions for windows.
     
  5. draqmic2003 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just found out that it will only work from an usb external drive. thanks for your help.
     
  6. sheebal macrumors newbie

    sheebal

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    I think it would be best if you just bought the external superdrive. It will be handy one day!

    Code:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB397G/A?mco=MTIxODk3Mw
     

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