I am trying to install windows using bootcamp on my intel macbook. My internal dvd drive needs to be replaced, but until i do that i would like to be able to do this using an external usb dvd rom drive. I have partitioned the drive for windows and continued to install the software, the system reboots, but cant seem to find the external drive, so it just shows a grey screen with an apple. I shut it down, rebooted to the mac os, went to bootcamp and selected to install the windows files it the new partition again, but this time when the system rebooted i held down the option key to try to select the external dvd rom drive to boot, but it does not show up, only the HD is listed. Everything i have read indicates that i should be able to do this.
I have another external dvd drive i will try that has both firewire and usb. I will try using both connections and repost the results.
But even if i find out that the other external drive works, i would like to know why this current situation is not working.
OS 10.5 with all updates.