I cant see the external optical DVD drive to install the Snow Leopard!

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  1. vangoun macrumors newbie

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    Hello, i am trying to install the Snow Leopard OS to my MBA (10.5.2) using the optical drive of my iMac (Lion). The moment i power up the MBA (with the option button being pressed) after i log into the wi-fi network, the only boot device i see is the Macintoxcv hard drive. Which is the MBA's hard drive.

    I dont see the Optical drive of my iMac with the installation dvd inside. They are both in the same wi-fi network and the sharing is on.
    If i log into the MBA i am able to remotely run the DVD but the system says that my hard drive is corrupted and i need to boot from the dvd and that i shouldn't worry because the problem will be resolved during the installation of the Snow Leopard. But i cant boot from the DVD as i previously stated.. ANy ideas?
     
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  3. vangoun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i tried to do that. The problem is step number 2: "If the other computer is a Mac, open /Applications/Utilities/Remote Install Mac OS X. On Windows, choose "Remote Install Mac OS X" from the Install Assistant."

    I am guessing that the"other computer" in this case is the iMac, the one who's optical drive i am using. The source in other words. Well, under applications/utilities, there is no Remore Install Mac OS X choice to clic on!!

    On the other hand, i do have this choice under application/utilities at my MBA. But the MBA is where i need to install the Snow Leopard. Not the source!!

    Any ideas?
     
  4. vangoun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it appears that i already have this installed to my iMac. I downloaded it now and i couldnt install it because my computer has a newer version of it. ( That was the message that came up) The problem is that under Applications/Utilities i don't have the "Remote Install Mac OS X" option to clic on it!!
    I can see all the rest except that.
     
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  6. vangoun thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. vangoun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My friend i do have here at my place a laptop PC with windows XP on it and DVD player
    Is there any way to use that to do the job?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    While one can Remote Share a disk via Windows and the software for Windows, I don't know, if that works. You can give it a try.
     
  10. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    You can share it, but sounds like he's trying to use it as a boot device which isn't going to work. Make a bootable USB install, or attach the DVD via USB.
     
  11. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Yeah, and what has this to do with the
    Mac Applications and Mac App Store forum?
     

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