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Default Installing Software - 11-16-2009, 11:22 PM


Any suggestions for installing software (e.g., iLife) on a Mini 9 without access to an external DVD drive? I do have a couple of other Macs available to use in the process.
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Default 11-16-2009, 11:29 PM

You can mount the dvd inserted on any mac in your m9ini and install from there.
Alternatively, you can get a large USB drive and install from there.
First option is easier.

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Default 11-18-2009, 01:55 AM

rip/download the .dmg and then use your key on it. Still need a large usb drive. You can prolly get a usb cd/dvd drive fairly cheap though

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Default 11-20-2009, 12:39 PM

I made an image of iLife and Office 2008 and stuck those on a flash drive. I installed both (Office via terminal) and iPhoto ( the rest of iLife was skipped ) straight from the flash drive. Having a MacBook Air I've gotten real used to life without an optical and I prefer it that way.
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