Using BootCamp without disc.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hippoassassin, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. hippoassassin macrumors newbie

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    The disc drive on my macbook pro is broken (my sister dropped it and it's cracked, i can't put discs in) i have a external, but you can't run bootable discs on it apparently. I have parallels, but i want to play 3-d games and they can't run on it. Any help would be apriciated
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Why can't you run bootable discs on your external optical drive? It should work.
     
  3. hippoassassin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well when i try, i partition the hard drive, and it says put the vista cd in then restart, and when i do (restart) the internal (broken) disc drive makes a sound, then it waits a minute and goes to the normal tiger starting screen.

    Is their a way i can make my external disc drive the main one the computer looks for?
     
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Hold down the option/alt button when you hear the boot chime...

    Hopefully you should see a boot menu with Mac OSX under a hard disk logo and Windows under a cd logo.

    EDIT you're running Tiger? I would strongly suggest upgrading to at least Leopard.
     
  5. hippoassassin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I miss-typed, i'm running 10.5.7 normal leopard i believe.

    I believe i already tried option and it didn't work. Is there any way to completely de-activate my internal disc drive, making the external the one it looks for?
     
  6. hippoassassin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or is there a way that i wouldn't need a disc.
     

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