How do I format this thing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mynameisjay, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. mynameisjay macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Hello all

    I've had a Macbook Air for a while now, but recently sold it in anticipation for the new Macbook Pros. I just sat down to format it, but realized (this happens a lot) that I have no cd drive.

    I use my iMac for the AirDisk feature, but am a bit concerned. If I erase the hard drive, will this still function? In other words, when I go to reinstall OSX, on a clean partition will the Macbook Air still read the DVD from my iMac?

    Has anyone had experience formatting a Macbook Air using only AirDisk?

  2. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Well that is what "Airdisk" is supposed to do :p

    Assuming you can get the two connected, that - i.e. being able to remote boot into Disk Utility, etc - is how it's meant to work.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ you can install via remote disc via your iMac in just a matter of minutes...:cool:
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    If you have access to another Mac, Use "Remote Install Mac OS X" in the Utilities folder.

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