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If I have a Mac Mini, with no DVD drive... how do I go about installing the OS after installing a new HD?
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with the cd in the drive, or the OS flash drive, hold down the option key while booting, which will give you boot options, then select the OS source from there...
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Use a USB jump drive to install lion, one could be hacked with Lion or bought directly from Apple.
 
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post #4 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris13002;15532833 
with the cd in the drive, or the OS flash drive, hold down the option key while booting, which will give you boot options, then select the OS source from there...
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606;15532841 
Use a USB jump drive to install lion, one could be hacked with Lion or bought directly from Apple.

So uh, I am thinking of buying a Mac Mini, will it come with the OS flash drive on a usb stick? Or do I have to buy one from Apple? Or do I have to make my own?

p.s. thank you guys, +rep!
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Originally Posted by LarsMarkelson;15532868 
So uh, I am thinking of buying a Mac Mini, will it come with the OS flash drive on a usb stick? Or do I have to buy one from Apple? Or do I have to make my own?

p.s. thank you guys, +rep!

Wether one comes from apple, perhaps. One could bought from apple, or a cheaper alternative being a self made image/drive option of lion from the app store download of the OS.
 
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post #6 of 14
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Just got the official word from Apple via their chat. They say the new Mac Mini comes with Lion on it. So I would just need to make a recovery disc on a USB drive and I'd be able to use that USB to re-install whenever I want. Sounds pretty easy. Thanks all!
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Originally Posted by LarsMarkelson;15533362 
Just got the official word from Apple via their chat. They say the new Mac Mini comes with Lion on it. So I would just need to make a recovery disc on a USB drive and I'd be able to use that USB to re-install whenever I want. Sounds pretty easy. Thanks all!

If you lose the recovery disk you can also hold down the Command and R keys during boot. This will bring up the recovery mode and allow you to re-download and install Lion.
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Originally Posted by Warhaven;15534355 
If you lose the recovery disk you can also hold down the Command and R keys during boot. This will bring up the recovery mode and allow you to re-download and install Lion.

That's how you do it. The new (post Lion) Macs and a few made right before it get a small firmware update that can access Apple's servers to restore Lion with zero information on the HDD.
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That's how you do it. The new (post Lion) Macs and a few made right before it get a small firmware update that can access Apple's servers to restore Lion with zero information on the HDD.

I dont know why but im starting to like mac smile.gif
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That's how you do it. The new (post Lion) Macs and a few made right before it get a small firmware update that can access Apple's servers to restore Lion with zero information on the HDD.

Whoa sick. Built into the mobo or something? That's f'ing slick. GJ Apple.
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