Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 4:09 AM (in response to Andrew N)
You are going to have to do at least some initial setup with a real monitor. Once you have got the normal desktop you can then turn on Screen Sharing and thereafter use that to remote control the Mac over the network.
The Mac mini comes with a HDMI port so you could possibly use a TV to do this initial setup.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to John Lockwood)
I should have specified that I don't have a keyboard either.
What would be ideal is if I could install OSX server using target disk mode, and then use remote access or screen sharing to configure.
Not possible? Do I need to buy a keyboard just for a first time configuration?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to Andrew N)
If you have no external keyboard (even a Windows USB one would do) then you have no way to boot the new Mac mini in Target Disk Mode.
If you have a keyboard and can boot the Mac mini in Target Disk Mode then you can do the following -
- Boot the new Mac mini in Target Disk Mode by holding down the T key
- Connect it via either FireWire or Thunderbolt cable to the MacBook Pro
- Tell the MacBook Pro to boot from the Mac mini which will act as external hard disk drive
- The MacBook Pro screen and keyboard will then be in use but you will be configuring the software on the Mac mini hard disk
- You can then turn on Screen Sharing
- Shutdown the Mac mini and thereafter do everything via Remote Control
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to John Lockwood)
Awesome that worked a treat. I found a keyboard, so managed to do it through my other mac. All was very simple after that. Thanks!