Installing program's from an SD card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Aviatorr01, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Aviatorr01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2012
    Hi guys,

    As you all know there is no CD drive on the MBA. I'm just curious to know if I can put a program disc into my iMac and then transfer it to an SD, and then put the SD into a MBA and install it? And if so how would I do that, what files would I have to transfer?

    Or if you know of any other way, could you please share..


  2. leeds utd fc macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Leeds UK
    I'm not sure about installing anything from an SD card, but if you have an iMac then you can share the optical drive from that to your MBA, and install your programs from there.

    I can't remember the exact steps for doing so (but I'm sure someone give you the right instructions shortly!) and I'm on my work's Windows pc at the moment so I can't take a look, but it's the method I use.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    In System Preferences in Sharing on both Macs, enable DVD sharing. Then simply insert the DVD in your iMac and IF both your Macs are on the same network, the DVD should show in your MacBook Air's Finder.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Sure... that would work. Just pop the CD in and in Disk Utility and go to the File menu and chose New > Image from disk to make a DMG of the CD. Then copy that DMG file to the SD card and move it over to the MBA.

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