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yalag
May 14, 2012, 12:09 AM
I have mac mini (the generation before this one) and I've always used it as a server without display and keyboard/mouse. I just remote desktop in to do everything. But now I want to reinstall Lion, how can I do this?



Mattie Num Nums
May 14, 2012, 12:04 PM
Target Disk Mode is probably the best way to do it.

If you are only upgrading you can create and upgrade pkg

http://managingosx.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/update-to-automated-installs-of-mac-os-x-lion/

yalag
May 14, 2012, 12:53 PM
Target Disk Mode is probably the best way to do it.

If you are only upgrading you can create and upgrade pkg

http://managingosx.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/update-to-automated-installs-of-mac-os-x-lion/

How does it work? Do I connect the mac mini in target disk mode and then insert an OSX cd in my main computer? You can install OSX in a target mac? Are you sure?

And then how I would I set it up after it's done reinstalling?

Mattie Num Nums
May 14, 2012, 01:25 PM
How does it work? Do I connect the mac mini in target disk mode and then insert an OSX cd in my main computer? You can install OSX in a target mac? Are you sure?

And then how I would I set it up after it's done reinstalling?

What you will need to do is boot the computer into target disk mode and then re-download Lion from the App Store and install it to the external volume.