Upgrading to Mac OS Lion -- remote cd backup?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by omniatlas, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. omniatlas macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2004
    I also have a Windows machine with a writable dvd-rom. Will it be possible to remote write the Lion install files to a dvd drive on a Windows machine? :confused:
  2. pil0tflame macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    London, Ontario
    Here's two links that should get done what you want:
    Burning a Mac OS X Lion boot disc
    MacBook Air, Mac mini: How to use Remote Disc to share DVDs or CDs from a Mac or Windows-based computer

    After sharing your Windows DVD burning drive, you should be able to select that drive to burn the Lion DMG image in Disk Utility as detailed in the first link above.

    If that fails, consider picking up a slim CD/DVD burning USB drive for your Air. You can purchase non-Apple brand external CD/DVD drives for $10-$40. :)
  3. omniatlas thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2004
    yup thanks, but Remote disc only allows you to share the content, it doesn't necessarily allow you to remote burn a disc. If it comes down to it, I'll just have to copy the img file to Windows and burn it from that machine.

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