re-install MacBook Pro 15" using 13" via firewire?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shoko, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. shoko macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    I have a 15" MacBook Pro, whose optical drive no longer works, and whose contents I've now erased. I'd like to re-install its Snow Leopard system using the Install DVD that originally came with it. I was hoping to be able to use my new 13" (running Lion) with the two connected via firewire, but double-clicking on the install app on the 13" gave me:

    "You can't use this version of the application Install Mac OS with this version of Mac OS X".

    I was hoping to be given the option of choosing a target disk for the install but I can't currently see a way to make that happen. Would anyone have any ideas for how I could use the optical drive on my 13" with the install DVD of the 15" to re-install the system on the latter?

    Thanks in advance for any ideas that could help me out.
  2. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2007
    Hicksville, OH (Northwest Ohio)

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