Using CD drive from Mac
I have a MAC book and aHP mini2133. The HP mini does not have a cd drive. Wonder if I can use the Mac CD drive to load my printer driver into my HP mini? In fact the printer driver is already in the Mac hard drive. Any suggestion much appreciated. Thanks.
Hello and Welcome.
Do you have a USB port and a USB Jump/Flash/Thumb drive?
Assuming the CD drive is USB attached, you should be OK. If it is firewire, then if the HP has a firewire port that should work also. The printer driver on the Mac hard drive is for Mac only. It won't work on the HP. For that you will need to install the appropriate driver, depending upon the version of Linux you are running on the HP.
Hai and thanks for the response.
Originally Posted by MikeTbob
Yes, both notebooks have USB ports and can can be connected by a USB cable. One point I did not mention in the original post is, my HP is on Linux. It doesnot seem to work!
However, I thought of another alternative and copied the printer driver from my Mac to a Thumb drive. Then I loaded the driver into the HP(linux) It is available on the HP desktop but I don't know what to do to install it.
Any guide appreciated.
OK, the printer is OKI B2200 model. As an alternative to the other reply to my post, is it possible to get a driver off the internet that will enable my HP mini to print on this printer?
Originally Posted by Rubberman
installing hp printer driver is easy, it should be available in repo and as stated before the mac driver WILL NOT WORK on linux
what is your distro?