Yeah, the last time I ran DW, I had to connect the MBP to the LaCie and boot into the external to get it done. That was because the FireWire port on the Thunderbolt display wouldn't see the Mini in Target mode, either. I wonder, can TM work over an ethernet cable?

Anywho, I'm gonna be on a conf call starting at 2 today, so call me and we'll figure out a time.

In the meantime, I might see what happens if I d/l and expand the installer on the Mini and then copy it over to the MBP.