Remote Install Mac OS X Problem

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

  1. woodf macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    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:

    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);

    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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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