external DVD drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by seablue, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. seablue macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    I hope I haven't post this here before - sorry if I have.
    I want to get a new operating system on my emac. Right now it's running on OSX 10.2. I have a retail OSX 10.4 (tiger). Emac only has a CD drive.
    Question.... can I use any external DVD drive or does it have to be specifically made for macs?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You should be able to use an external DVD drive if it's connected via Firewire. Alternatively, you could try connecting via Target Disk Mode with another PowerPC Mac and installing from there...

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