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

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    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

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    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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