How to reinstall Lion without display?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by yalag, May 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
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    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.
     

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