Not prompted for Disk 2 via Superdrive reinstall

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by steffi, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Something I found rather un-apple like was not being prompted for Disk 2 when reinstalling OSX.

    It just spits out Disk 1 but doesn't explain why or what it wants next.
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
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    Never big been asked bug most things are on DVD these days so there's only 1 disc.

    Your posting in the MBA forum, do you intend to be?Perhaps if your installing through another machines drive the kinks haven't all been worked out.
  3. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    mine did. it restarts, then says stick in disc 2.
  4. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008
    It depends if you need anything from the second disk. I did a clean install with no iLife apps and it did not ask for the second disk.
  5. Halon X macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    I encountered the same issue doing my re-install. Was confident it was time to put in disk 2 (why else eject disk 1) but opened the install log just to be sure.

    Ever minute or so a new line would append to the log, it wasn't finding something it needed but wasn't really clear on what exactly it needed.

    Put in disk 2 and she was happy again!
  6. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Exactly how it went down for me

    Message wasn't too clear

  7. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    As someone who's done a couple of reinstalls on my MBA already... it is correct that you will NOT be prompted for Disk 2. When Disk 1 gets ejected, you should just go ahead and insert Disk 2, even if you are not prompted for it.

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