Clean Mac OSX Remote Installation on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jancel, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. jancel macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    Like everyone else, my super drive is bad. Need to clean install Mac OSX Snow Leopard remotely, though I want to do a clean install.

    Similar to the way Apple has enabled remote OSX Install using a different computers drive for the Macbook Air, I need to enable it on my Macbook Pro. When holding down the option key and booting into the selection menu, there is no option to connect to a network (via the dropdown like the Macbook Air). Does anyone know the terminal command to enable this sort of behavior? I already have the commands to enable remote disc on a macbook pro, which are here (from terminal):

    defaults write EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
    defaults write ODSSupported -bool true

    In Lehman's terms, I need to be able to connect to my wireless or wired network to utilize a different mac's optical drive from a Macbook Pro (as opposed to an Air, which has this feature enabled). I am almost certain there is a terminal command that will enable it, but have been unable to find the proper documentation.
  2. looman9635 macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2009
    hull, england
    Why not put your HDD in an USB enclosure and then put the os on there using another computer?
  3. segers909 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2009

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