Hello everyone... I just got my MBA rev 2 (128 SSD). As I do with all my new macs, I started doing a fresh reinstall of OSX, so as to get a system without fancy things I will never use such as Garage Band, printer drivers, exotic language support, etc. So, I restarted the 'Air with the external DVD drive plugged in and OSX DVD inserted, formatted the drive, and launched the installer. But this failed: the DVD was reported faulty by the install procedure. Looking at it, there may indeed be a small defect on the surface of my new DVD. Yet it reads fine in my good old MacBook Pro; hence, I wonder what is faulty: the external DVD drive, the DVD itself, or the MBA (I tried to plug the DVD drive to my MBP and it does not get recognized: is it normal ? does this indicate the DVD drive itself is DOA ?). After trying again to boot the MBA on the DVD, I notice the drive seems to read the DVD forever and does not reach the first install screen anymore. Therefore, I decided to attempt a remote OSX install, with my MBP reading the DVD and the MBA connecting to it via Airport. But this fails too: after I create an Airport Network on the MBP, and start the MBA, the MBA will not connect to that network. It will just seem to try forever but not find it. Even when both laptops are just next to each other (and I tried various positions). Could I have missed something in the creation of that network ? When I put a password on my network, the MBA sometimes seems to get rejected from it (ie, the attempt to connect to the network fails after about twenty seconds, instead of looping forever; then it asks for the password again). So, I am accumulating a lot of frustration right now, and feel that my attempt to reclaim a few gigs did just allow me to end up with a non-booting machine. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.