7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2012 4:00 PM by Dbrad475
Dbrad475 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have a mac and a pc. my macs cd dvd drive does not work so i set up remote disc with my pc and mac. i turned it on on both computers. i put the disc in my pc and nohing showed up in my macs menu. no cd. no remote disc menu. the disc does not show up in the mac. please help! my mac is running mac os x 10.4.11 and my pc is running windows 7. i really need the remote disc to update my mac. thanks.


eMac g4 1 ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: remote disc
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,435 points)

    Did you see this article that has instructions for using Remote Disk?

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1777

     

    What updates are you needing to run that require a disk?

  • 2. Re: remote disc
    Dbrad475 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have a mac os x leopard 10.5 upgrade disc. my mac is running mac os x tiger 10.4.11. yes i did see that artical and followed it. both computers have disc shaing enabled it will not appear in the side bar. (the disc will not show up.) both of the dvd sharing things are up to date.

  • 3. Re: remote disc
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    both computers have disc shaing enabled

    Try disabling it on the Mac & reboot.

  • 4. Re: remote disc
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,435 points)

    Is the disk a full retail install disk like this one:

     

    leopard_disk.jpg

    If it is the gray system install/restore disk from another Mac, it may not work. If the disk is one shipped with an Intel Mac, it won't work at all. Also, there are some disks that look like the picture but are marked "up-to-date." They were shipped with Macs that were bought just as a new OS was introduced. They are also model-specific and will only work for the machine with which they were shipped.

     

    I'm going to ask some other upper-level helpers to see if the type of install you are trying is compatible with an eMac. The articles refer only to Intel-based Mac Minis and Macbook Air computers that do not have any optical drive.

     

    EDIT: OK-- I put our a "Bat Signal" to other experienced posters asking they comment/advise.

  • 5. Re: remote disc
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    The articles refer only to Intel-based Mac Minis and Macbook Air computers that do not have any optical drive.

    I noticed that also, & you may be right, I've never gotten it to work, & right now my G5/10.5.8/DVD Sharing does not show up on my G4/10.4.11 at all.

  • 6. Re: remote disc
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    First off, backup any data off your machine to a external drive and disconnect all drives before continuing. Standard warning.

     

     

    Next perhaps use Cabon Copy Cloner to clone your entire 10.4 drive to a another blank external drive, the drive has to be formatted the same as the 10.4

     

    Check with CCC/Disk Utility as I forget what the old 10.4 formatting was, Apple Partition Map or something.

     

    But CCC might just keep the same old format when cloning. (CCC is 10 years old, so it was cloning OS X at that time)

     

    http://www.bombich.com/index.html

     

     

    You also perhaps need to know how to boot off this external clone of 10.4, it will contain everything like before so you can experiment further, likely holding

    likley something in open firmware as PPC machines have no EFI.

     

     

    Perhaps follow these directions to create a 10.5 boot USB, I haven't tried it myself.

     

    10.5: Install on a PPC Mac from an external USB Drive

     

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20101011105729488

     

     

    If you get it to work you can also decide to update the external clone, boot off of that to check it out, even erase and reverse clone or whatever you decide as your working with a copy. Clone that to the internal.

     

     

    Perhaps buy a old eMac for parts and replace the optical drive.

     

     

    Some ideas anyway. Good Luck, hope this helps.

  • 7. Re: remote disc
    Dbrad475 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry my external hd died. @BDaqua tried it and nothing happend. thanks anyways. :)  Allan Jones yes it is a retail one.