I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better.
Both are networked together locally over an Airport Extreme and I have pretty good speeds on file transfers.
I want to run Windows 8.1 in a dual boot setup on my Macbook Air, but it takes a bunch of space (like 20gb). This is obviously a good portion of a 128gb SSD. Is it possible for me to install Windows 8.1 to the Mini, and then boot into it from the Macbook Air? I don't want to VNC the Mini from the Air, I want to actually load Windows 8.1 on my Macbook Air using the Mac Mini's hard drive. I guess my ultimate question is can I boot my Macbook Air from a partition on a network drive?