how do I use another laptop as a remote disc drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhymesandammo, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. rhymesandammo macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    My SuperDrive is broken and OSX isn't loading. Gonna need to do an archive and install from the install discs but I am gonna need a disc drive to run the CD's on. What kind of cable do I need here and what command is it? Thanks for your help.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Not sure about this process but if you have access to another mac then you could try Target Disc Mode with a firewire cable connecting the two computers. The computer should show up as a drive on the other computer and select that as the destination for the install.

    You might also be able to do this by using the Remote Install Mac OS X found in your utilities however this will take a while longer as it uses a WIFI network to do the install.

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