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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Installing the OS from a disk image is also much faster compared to a DVD.
    Would be if it worked . Refer up above back to Arthurs suggestion of using CCC, possibly super duper ?

    SuperDuper!

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    There's also "hdiutil" (via Terminal), but I doubt that will work if the other methods didn't.

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    hdiutil create -srcdevice /dev/disk1s0 -format UDTO ~/Desktop/SnowLeopardServer.iso
    mv ~/Desktop/SnowLeopardServer.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/SnowLeopardServer.iso

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    Just to update all:

    I cant use the original DVD on my Macbook Air, the superdrive has gone U/S, and I have tried Carbon Copy Cloner with the same result. Looks like I'm going to have to shell out £65 for a new superdrive.

    Ho Hum

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    can you not download the remote Cd/DVD software for a pc if you have one available and access the disc through that remotely?

    Also try and create a cd image of the disc. I have found that simply renaming the .cdr to .iso seems to work fine.

    Also I tried the Parallels server software in beta. Was quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    Looks like I'm going to have to shell out £65 for a new superdrive.
    You can use any DVD drive with your MacBook Air as long as it uses a single USB cable for data and power i.e. no Y splitter cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You can use any DVD drive with your MacBook Air as long as it uses a single USB cable for data and power i.e. no Y splitter cables.
    Get a USB to IDE / SATA external kit - power the optical drive using said kit and connect the optical drive direct to the mac book air - think they around the £10 mark off of amazon

    Amazon.co.uk: usb to ide/sata

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    Hi Guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You can use any DVD drive with your MacBook Air as long as it uses a single USB cable for data and power i.e. no Y splitter cables.
    Thanks Arthur, but I couldn't find one locally with only one USB for power & data, they all either had 2 USB connectors or 1 USB with external power. This then takes away the advantage of total portability.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Get a USB to IDE / SATA external kit - power the optical drive using said kit and connect the optical drive direct to the mac book air - think they around the £10 mark off of amazon
    Same as above however, I will get one of these to make use of the old drive for backup purposes.

    I borrowed a drive over the weekend and successfully installed OSX Server into VMWare so, after jumping through the required amount of hoops, mission accomplished.

    Thanks for all your help & input.

    Paul

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