My optical drive doesn't work on my MacBook Pro, and my Internet connection is too slow to use the recovery partition to download Lion. I have a disk and a Windows PC I can use on the same network.
I installed the disk sharing software from Apple on the PC, and used the remote install program that comes on the disc.
I hold down Option ⌥ when booting up my MacBook. It is plugged in via Ethernet to the same network, but the network disk never appears. If I press
N then the network icon appears, pulsing, but it never finds the Windows shared disk.
What am I doing wrong? Will this work better if plug the Ethernet cable directly from the PC to the Mac, skipping over the network?