05-21-2012, 08:31 AM #1reinstalling lion without an internet connection or optical drive (Mac book air)
I have a problem with my Mac Book Air and i've tried everything. Basically it refuses to connect to my home network. i get a connection time out every time i try and connect (all other macs work). As a last ditch attempt i'm trying to reinstall lion (which it came with) however you need an internet connection or optical drive to do it, it seems.
Is there anyway to factory reset and reinstall the op system without a connection or drive. Or is there a way to connect my imac to my macbook air to use its drive without an internet connection? this also raises the problem of where i get an install disk from as 2011 mac book airs did not come with one.
and thank youiMac 27" i5 12GB RAMMBP 13" in the near futureiPad 32gb wifiiPhone 32gb
05-21-2012, 08:56 AM #2
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You can create a USB installer on a pen drive. If you don't have the required file on your MacBook you can get it from your iMac. Instructions on how to create the installer are here:
Build your own Lion install USB thumb drive for cheap | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple WeblogNot been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .
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