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I have an iMac running Snow Leopard and it shows low disk space. In the disk utility, if I try to verify my hard drive, it gives me an error and says to click "Repair Disk Permissions".

When I click that it says to reboot the system and insert the install disk, to run the disk utility from there.

I have the disk with me but the DVD drive on that computer isn't working, though I have 2 laptops with working drives on a LAN.

Is there a way to fix this?

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Offtopic, should be on superusers. – Marc B Nov 3 '11 at 16:03
    
Ok , ill post it there ! :D – Yahoo Nov 3 '11 at 16:15

There are multiple ways to work around your broken DVD drive:

  1. Use some other mac to copy the dvd-image to an memory stick large enough
  2. Use some USB DVD drive
  3. Remove the hard drive from the iMac and use a S-ATA-USB-converter to connect it to one of your laptops
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