Install x11 without install disc?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Watabou, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if there was a way I could install X11 without the install disc? My MBP's slot drive does not work anymore for some reason so it refuses to accept my SL disc. I went to the Apple Store and they said it's broken and I have to pay since I don't have the warranty anymore.

    So how can I get x11 for SL on my mbp?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Your optical disc drive is kinda important. Don't you think that you oughta get it fixed?
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you can always buy a cheap external USB DVD drive.
     
  4. steveoc macrumors regular

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    I had the same issue at one point. I believe I resolved it by booting in Firewire Target Mode:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

    This allowed me to use the DVD Drive of another computer to install software.
     
  5. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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    Well I'm also a college student and I really don't want to spend a lot of money right now. :eek:

    I guess I'll just make do with a cheap USB dvd drive.
     

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