Install tiger without cd rom

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ant1-Hero, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Ant1-Hero macrumors regular

    Ant1-Hero

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    I have a 12 inch powerbook with a broken Superdrive, i have an external dvd drive but its usb, how can i install tiger with usb, will i be qble to plug it into my airport extreme n?
     
  2. Croatian macrumors 6502

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    You can't plug it into airport that i know off, you need a firewire external drive so you are able to boot your mac and have it recognize the os your trying to install.

    other option is if u have access to another powerbook or macbook, and you have a retail version of os x, you can connect your powerbook to the other computer using Target disk mode, and install the os x that way.
     
  3. Ant1-Hero thread starter macrumors regular

    Ant1-Hero

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    I have an ibook, what do i have to do?
    i can use an imac intel at work but i wanted to do this on the weekend
     
  4. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    You need a firewire cord so that you can hook up the PowerBook and reinstall.
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    As MistaBungle said, get a FW cord (assuming your iBook has FW) and use Target Disk Mode to have the iBook see the PowerBook as simply another disk drive.

    There is a Target Disk Mode document here on the Apple Support site.
     

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