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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thumpy, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. thumpy macrumors newbie

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    I am so stuck. I am trying to reinstall the os. I install the dvd sharing program on my dell notebook. Then when I boot up the air pressing the alt button I never ever see my net work. I see other peoples but not mine. But when I boot in to the normal desktop on the air I see my network and it works. So how am i suppose to reinstall my os now?

    I tried connecting to another network which is open and the mac book air also found it. I got the reinstall disk image with the arrow, I click the arrow, and hit next on my desk saying waiting for mac book air to connect. The mac air shows a little planet spinning and after 5-10 mins it boots to the normal os.

    How am i suppose to reinstall my os now? Please help
     
  2. FFTWarren macrumors member

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    worst comes to worst go buy the superdrive.
    would it work if you connected the the 2 with a ethernet or usb or something like that. Idk if thats possible but may wanna be something to look into
     
  3. thumpy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how can i connect the macbook air to an ethernet network? there is not ethernet port on the notebook
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    USB to ethernet dongle sold by Apple. I think it's $20-29.
     
  5. FFTWarren macrumors member

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    yea my bad I wasnt even thinkin. stupidity on my part:rolleyes:
     
  6. iomatic macrumors regular

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    question-- does the Ethernet dongle work for Ethernet-to-Ethernet connectivity (i.e., directly to another Mac; automatic crossover?) for Migration, etc.?
     
  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Yes.
     

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