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Help with Mac mini to iMac


Gavin

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Dear Forum members

I wonder if anybody can help with the following question:

I have new Mac mini which I would like to connect to my iMac (G5,1 - last of the white models) in order to configure it. Have tried with a LAN cable but the iMac does not recognise any connection. As I do not have a separate monitor, keyboard etc. is there another method ?.

With thanks in advance for any help you may offer.

 

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You'll need to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse for the initial configuration of the MacMini.

 

Do you have a TV with HDMI or DVI input? A cable to connect the two shouldn't cost much otherwise see if you can borrow a monitor from somewhere. Then use the keyboard and mouse from your iMac.

 

Eloise

 

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Eloise is correct as usual. Once you have it initially configured, you can use your iMac in target disk mode to transfer files if you have a large library.

 

Once configured there are many options for controlling the mini. I use screen sharing with wired ethernet or an iTouch if I am running iTunes for background music.

 

Forrest:

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Dear Eloise

 

Thank you for the kind guidance, I shall set about borrowing the monitor, keyboard & mouse (wireless for the iMac).

 

My thanks again

 

Music room: Mac Mini>DCS U-Clock>DCS Puccini/Mytek Brooklyn>ATC SCM 50ASL

Library: iMac>Schiit Modi>Schiit Sys>Genelec 8020

Travel: iPod Classic>Fostex HP-P1>Beyerdynamic DT1350

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