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New Mac Mini - need to do headless install but can't

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Nov 25, 2012 12:50 PM

Ok. I just picked up a new Mac Mini on Black Friday sale, and have an existing iMac.

 

The iMac is connected wirelessly to my router, running Mountain Lion 10.8.2.

The Mini is connected via ethernet cable to the iMac.

 

I've looked at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4938 and the basic issue is --

for physical reasons, I cannot connect the Mac Mini to the router via ethernet to get a DHCP address.

 

I've tried setting up Internet sharing from Wifi to Ethernet... however, I'm not seeing the mini on the Router, which is not surprising.

 

This appears to be the key to getting the Mini to appear in the Finder on the iMac, so I can get started with setup on the new Mini.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,390 points)

    I'm not seeing the mini on the Router, which is not surprising.

     

    There's no reason why you would see it. In that configuration, the iMac is acting as the gateway to a subnet. Your border gateway knows nothing about it.

     

    This appears to be the key to getting the Mini to appear in the Finder on the iMac, so I can get started with setup on the new Mini.

     

    No, it's irrelevant to getting the mini to appear in the Finder on the iMac. What exactly are you trying to do?

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