Ethernet File Sharing with install dvd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by paolo-, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. paolo- macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Ugh, my macbook is stuck at the blue screen with spinning gear when booting up. I tried every trick in the book and this one

    I'm using a unibody macbook (non pro), it's the 2.0 gHz with everything stock. Running Leopard (1.5.x, don't remember witch version, it's up to date)

    The disk has an error on it and can't be repaired, so the next step would be to an archive and install, but that probably won't work either. So I want to connect my macbook (doesn't have firewire) to my other mac to at least back up some files before doing a clean install...

    So my question is, how do I enable file sharing through ethernet from the install DVD ?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You can't as far as I know. You'll probably need an external drive enclosure to get the files off your MacBook's hard drive.
  3. paolo- thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    I'm booting from an Ubuntu Live CD to see if I can at least read the partition.

    But how could I do it with an external HDD and the os x DVD, is there a finder app in there ?

    EDIT 1 : Okay, I can at least acces it from Ubuntu, I thought I had lost all of my files.

    Oddly, I cannot do an archive and install from the install DVD.

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