Installing OS X using external optical drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Paul B, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Paul B macrumors 6502

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    SuperDrive is busted and not recognizing install discs.

    New hard drive + external (USB) CD-ROM. Will this work with Tiger and Leopard?
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Depends on whether the external enclosure is recognized by the Mac at boot. We have three different external drives containing Samsung and Sony drives and they all install OS X without a problem.

    BTW what is wrong with the superdrive? Do you have that dreaded continuous eject problem or something else?

    Cheers,
     

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