4327 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2010 5:47 PM by Mark Blake
+>Pop in the installation disc and launch the installer from it. There's no reason to copy anything to the Desktop.+
Sorry mate that isnt helpful.
1. Its a Macbook Air - it doesnt have an optical drive
2. When running from a shared optical drive its says it cant be run from there, copy it to the desktop
To copy using Disk Utility to create a .dmg of the install DVD may be one way to get
the files into the computer; then maybe they could be used to install the missing apps.
You may be able to use another computer's built-in DVD drive to install non-boot system
apps, or perhaps even boot from an external DVD drive, if you have the correct adapter
to use the existing limited MB/Air's ports to connect to an external optical drive.
The $100. optional DVD external Apple MB/Air optical drive is a good tool to have.
Or another Mac with an optical drive it can share via wireless, with the MB/Air.
If you had access to a DVD drive, or another Mac with one, you could create a +disk image+
(.dmg file) of the installer/disc and then use a USB Flash drive to move it to the MB/Air.
And lastly, if we had horses, we'd all take a ride.
Good luck & happy computing!
As i said in first post, i copied the installation files to the Desktop of the Air, getting the installer pkg onto the Macbook Air is not the problem
The problem is running the installation file, it results in this error
"the installer could not locate the data it needed to install the software. Check your install media or internet connection and try again or contact the software manufacturer for assistance"