Reinstalling 10.8 via terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tonty, May 21, 2013.

  1. tonty macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    Is it possible to reinstall 10.8 via terminal?

    I have a headless Macmini that I can access via ssh and mount drives, but I'm trying to repair an issue that is preventing me from sharing the screen.

    Full details of the issue here.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    No, not possible, you can however reapply the last OS Update, but only if you have that one already downloaded manually to your Mac.

    I know what your issue is, even if you could somehow reinstall 10.8, how the hell can you get connected again after doing so!

    Oh, and I think the last poster in your linked thread has it right, after a restart it won't see any Monitor, so that might be the problem, there is no image/video output.
  3. tonty thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    The Macmini has been restarted loads of times since it was set up, so I'm not sure this is correct. It also doesn't explain why VNC displays the login screen.
  4. freejazz-man macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    that's because osx starts up the services before it allows the user to login via the GUI, like any unix derivative

    the answer is still no

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