Remote Install Mac OS X Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by woodf, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. woodf macrumors newbie

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    #1
    As my mac mini's super drive malfunctions(fail to read frequently, vibrating with noisy while reading), I cannot use the super drive to reinstall my mac mini. After googling, I found that the re-installation could be done via Remote Install Mac OS X on my PC. I followed the instructions e.g. hold down Option (alt) key while restarting mac mini. However, it does not show a list of available startup disk and it just goes to the login screen.

    My config and setting:

    PC:
    I selected "Ethernet" as the network connection in Remote Install Mac OS X;
    I have checked "Enable DVD or CD Sharing" on my PC(Win 7 64 bit SP1);

    Mac:
    All the I/O devices(keyboard, mouse and monitor) are non-apple products.
    Mac Mini is a Mar-2009 and non-server version.
    OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.7

    If I don't want to use an external DVD drive, does anybody tell me how to do it via Remote Install Mac OS X?
     

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  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Location:
    New Zealand
    #2
    You may (and I've never tested this) be able to choose the remote install server from the Startup Disk pane in System Preferences.
     

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