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Offline alenu

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Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:44:50 AM »
Iīm trying to install Reason 2.5 on my PowerBook Titanium 1Ghz, but my Superdrive is dead, it will not read any disc. Reason installer starts and then asks for the Orkester disc. Iīve tried mounting the toast image but it wonīt do anything and the installer hangs after a couple of seconds.

Is there a way to install this without a cd drive? I did it on my Aluminium PB with OS X.

Thanks! (sorry for my english)

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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 06:54:45 AM »
If you have a second mac you can hijack that drive when you hookem up via firewire and start the other machine while holding down t

as for reason it needs the cd in the drive and there was no way around to my knowledge.

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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 07:07:06 AM »
If you have a second mac you can hijack that drive when you hookem up via firewire and start the other machine while holding down t

as for reason it needs the cd in the drive and there was no way around to my knowledge.

Thanks devils_advisor.

Yes, that should do the trick, in fact, thatīs what i did to install OS9. But i was trying to avoid it this time because it seems to screw up the OS X Finderīs preferences afterwards (on the Mac used as Target Disk) and then i have to spend some time fixing it. But if there is no other way, i guess iīll have to do that. Thank you again!

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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 05:20:10 AM »
... But i was trying to avoid it this time because it seems to screw up the OS X Finderīs preferences afterwards (on the Mac used as Target Disk) and then i have to spend some time fixing it...

OS9 screwing up OSX...funny...normally it's the other way around

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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 05:23:03 AM »
If you have a second mac you can hijack that drive when you hookem up via firewire and start the other machine while holding down t

as for reason it needs the cd in the drive and there was no way around to my knowledge.

Thanks devils_advisor.

Yes, that should do the trick, in fact, thatīs what i did to install OS9. But i was trying to avoid it this time because it seems to screw up the OS X Finderīs preferences afterwards (on the Mac used as Target Disk) and then i have to spend some time fixing it. But if there is no other way, i guess iīll have to do that. Thank you again!
i have never done that so far but what if you unplug the osx drive before starting in target disk mode?


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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 06:39:18 AM »
Allways mounted the Reason 2.5 images using "Virtuial DVD-ROM Utility" and has worked just fine for installing and first start.
You can find it at the garden: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/virtual-dvd-romcd-utility

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Re: Installing Reason 2.5 without CD drive?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 06:44:43 AM »
Is this "Virtual" better for Cubase/Digital Performer/EXS24 too?

DieHard claims Cubase never gave problems using Toast 4

Virtual is "published" here too.  ;)

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2133.0

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