HELP! With RemoteDisk iBook G4/Macbook Air

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fauxdustin, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. fauxdustin macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008

    I've already tried searching/looking on several other websites, and I cannot figure this out.

    I've got remote disk set up on my iBook G4, and it is set to sharing with my Macbook Air.

    I can see the computer under "Remote Disc" on the Air, and click on it.

    I'm trying to install Microsoft Office 2004 on to my Air, so I click on the disc and it says "This operation cannot be completed because the original item for Microsoft Office 2004 cannot be found."

    I don't know where to go from here!

    I appreciate your help, thanks! :]
  2. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Is it possible you are installing an upgrade version of Office? Without a previous version already installed on the system, I don't think it will work.

    Just my guess...
  3. alpinadvl macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    I have to assume you are not "setup" for Remote Disk.

    If that is the case:

    Step 1 : Insert "Disc 1" that came with your MBA into the host computer (in this case your iBook G4)

    Step 2: Open the package "DVD/CD Sharing (this should really say "Remote Disc" to help avoid confusion !....but i digress)

    Step 3 : After installing on your host drive - I believe it will ask you to restart

    Step 4: Go to System Preferences >> then "Sharing" >> Click on CD/DVD sharing and turn it on

    Step 5: click on Remote Disk on the Macbook Air as you attempted first - and you should be all set

  4. fauxdustin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    thanks for your help, but i'd already installed the software.

    anyways. just now i tried it again, and suddenly it worked! i am so confused, but i got it to work, so whatever.

    haha :]

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