Installing Fresh OS - MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by treyb, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. treyb macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    I decided to run a fresh install on my 08 MBA today. I tried to do it wirelessly and when the machine restarted for install it came back up with a "no symbol" and just kept spinning. I tried connecting via the ethernet dongle with the same result. I didn't know what I could do different with the machine so I decided to make an external boot disk.

    I put the install on a 250 external drive from my iMac August 07. Once the install finished the computer restarted and was just sitting there spinning the 12 dashed circle below a "no symbol". Now I've restarted it and im getting the same thing! (I know how to get the iMac back to its regular system, just not how to get a new one one the MBA)

    Any ideas?
  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Did you use the Remote Install OS X on the Utilities partition of your other computer? You need to do this when the first MacBook AIR CD is in the drive. Follow the instructions on the guide provided here.
  3. treyb thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    i did. i couldn't figure it out and they just reinstalled at the apple store. the end goal is the same, so i guess its okay

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