This is kind of a strange request, but I was curious if there is a way to install os x onto an external drive using terminal within os x. The issue is that my parents who live far away are having issues with a laptop. I had them plug it into a working imac via firewire in Target mode with leopard. I was thinking I could use screen sharing to use the imac and I would like to troubleshoot the laptop's drive from the imac. She can't even log into the laptop because it keeps looping back to the log in screen and she only has one user name. If I was super fancy I'd be able to some how fix appropriate files on the laptop, but now that she has all her files backed up, I'd like to just wipe the drive and install os x on it. Problem is that I have the family leopard disk and even if they did have it, they wouldn't have a clue where to start and I'd just prefer to do it remotely if possible. What do you guys think? If I can get to terminal on their computer using screen sharing and can mount a copy of leopard, could I do it all without having to reboot the computer which would kill my screen sharing? Alternatively, I could also mount that drive remotely on my computer and then just use terminal to install it. Is this crazy? Thanks for your help!