View Full Version : Can you do a computer to computer OSX install via ethernet?

Aug 26, 2009, 01:29 PM

I've previously installed OSX on my MBA using an external DVD, using a wifi remote disc option, but because of my current network situation (and current lack of external disc drive) I'm wondering if it would be possible to install OSX on the Air through a direct ethernet connection to another Mac.

Basically it would go like this: MBP <> ethernet cable <> USB ethernet adaptor <> MBA

Possible? Any problems? Any special procedures I need?

Aug 26, 2009, 04:30 PM
I know you can install ethernet through a router. Otherwise, if you have wireless on your second computer you can use that to "share your internet" and the drive.

Aug 26, 2009, 04:33 PM
From what I know, I do not believe this to be possible.

Aug 26, 2009, 06:43 PM
Yes this is possible, follow these directions from the Apple support page.


Aug 26, 2009, 08:56 PM
I did this with a windows laptop to my macbook air - direct wire.