Can you do a computer to computer OSX install via ethernet?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pgharavi, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    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?
     
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    alphaod

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    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.
     
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    ziggyonice

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    From what I know, I do not believe this to be possible.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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  5. macrumors regular

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    I did this with a windows laptop to my macbook air - direct wire.
     

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