Remote Disc on non MacBook Air

Posted by Kevin on 03.07.2009

Remote Disc

Ever since the launch of the MacBook Air i've wanted to be able to use Remote Disc on my 3rd gen MacBook. I hate slot loading optical drives with a passion.... I thought apple would have enabled Remote Disc for all machines but they sadly didnt.

I have recently found some bits and pieces on various sites and it seems you can use it on any mac not just a macbook air. The only thing that doesn't work is the remote install.

Heres how:

  1. Download the DVD or CD Sharing software for Windows or Mac OS X and install it
  2. On the mac run the following commands in Terminal
    1. defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
    2. defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true
  3. Restart both machines to be sure that the install/settings took
  4. You know should be able to mount any cd/dvd over the network

Last changed: 01.30.2021 at 6:54 PM

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