Reinstalling Tiger Blind?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Frisco, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Here's my odd situtation.

    I have a Ti Pb that has a broken LCD, so I use an external monitor, which works fine. Except when I try to install an OS it boots up, but my monitor is not recognized so I can't see anything. If I click around randomly I hear the DVD spin back up.

    I want to do a clean install of Tiger. Is there any keyboard sequence that can accomplish this, without having a viewable screen?

    Once the OS is installed the monitor will be fine.

    If no my only choice will be to find another Mac and reinstall in Target Disk Mode.

    Do you think it will work if I connect my PB to the TV?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I think you can do it by just hitting Return a lot. You might skip the DVD test if you do that though.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Do you happen to have access to another Mac? Put the PB in Target mode and use the other computer to install OS X on the PB.
     
  4. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Is that automatically picked or not? Otherwise the target disk mode idea is just fine.
     
  6. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Target Disk Mode is a good idea, however I don't currently have access to another Mac. I guess I need to wait.

    Damn I want the new 20" Intel iMac :)
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    No, it's not. :(
     

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