Macbook Air - Leopard Install Disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ooo, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. ooo macrumors 6502

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    So I'm having a problem with my macbook air install disks. I have an external DVD drive (not macbook air's superdrive) and it can read my iMac leopard cd. However when I try to read the air's dvd it doesn't work. If I put the air's install dvds into my iMac's superdrive it reads. So I'm wondering did apple mac it so that the cds would only read on a superdrive!??!

    Note: I had my computer formatted by the genius bar once and when they returned it my multitouch trackpad did not work and my keyboard would not illuminate. I believe they probably installed a desktop or the retail dvd on my computer. I got my trackpad working again by using the four finger hack and it got my keyboard illuminating again. Anyways, I don't think this had any effect, cause I don't remember being able to install leopard on my computer before this.
     
  2. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Can your iMac read the MBA Leopard disc?

    I've only used the MBA Superdrive, and the drive built into my iMac to test remote install and both were fine.
     
  3. ooo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iMac's superdrive can read the MBA leopard disk.
    iMac + external dvd drive can not read MBA leopard disk. It's very strange.

    MBA + external dvd drive can read iMac's leopard disk.
    iMac + external dvd drive can read iMac's leopard disk.

    I couldn't get remote install working, doesn't that require an airport express or something of that sort? I'm using a linksys router and I couldn't get it to connect to the network.
     
  4. n0de macrumors 6502

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    On your iMac go into the System Preferences>Sharing and turn on DVD sharing. Then try the remote setup.

    I have used the MBA install disk in my LaCie external DVD reader without issue, so I don't think it's the drives....
     

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