Mac Mini Setup via Target Disk Mode

use this method to boot the mini without a monitor. requires only a keyboard and another mac.

on the mini

  • plug into power

  • plug in keyboard

  • press and hold the t key

  • turn on the mini

  • continue to hold the t key until 10 or 15 seconds after the chime

    • this will start the mini in Target Disk Mode

  • connect the mini to another computer via a firewire cable

    • will usb work?

on another mac

  • press and hold the option key

  • power on

  • select the remote, firewire drive as the startup drive