1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 4:01 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
petekin74 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Mac Pro tower running 10.5.8. I currently keep this server as a media server. I don't have a monitor, keyboard or mouse hooked up to it. I VNC into it everytime I need to do something.


My question is can I run a update to 10.6 without a monitor?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (56,466 points)

    To install 10.6, you have to boot to the DVD. This gives you minimal MacOS X functions. I do not expect VNC is included.


    So I think you may have to drag over a keyboard, mouse, and display for the basic install.


    If you have a comparable Mac, you could drag a disk drive over the other direction and install on another Mac, as long as you are using a "Full Retail" DVD, not model-specific DVD.


    Or you could use FireWire Target disk mode.