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Join Date: Jul 2009
09-21-2009, 12:12 AM
With my audio problems with 10.5.8 and not having audio after wake from sleep, I decided to start from scratch and use the NBI method. I also had to go and edit my com.apple.Boot.plist file to stop it from looking for the older mach file name.
BTW, audio is still gone after sleep.
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-26-2009, 03:21 AM
I was having the mach_kernel error after making the 10.5 > 10.5.6 transition... before I could find this thread I ended up just reinstalling 10.5 again. This time I did Software Update to 10.5.8, ran NBI (.82, from USB) as directed after reboot, and got a kernel panic. Rebooted from USB again, ran NBI again, restarted, and somehow it worked. The only thing I changed between the first and second NBI runs was I did not check "Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file" the second time, which I had checked the first time for some reason. Second time around I stuck with just the defaults. I am now running 10.5.8, fingers crossed that I will not encounter any more problems. Thought this might be useful for someone.
Join Date: May 2009
10-02-2009, 10:29 PM
Not sure where best to post this - I have a Mini 9, not a 10v, but my problem sounds similar to the ones here. I've had a great Leopard installation working since May, but my hard drive failed last week and now I'm trying to start over again with a fresh installation on a new Runcore 32GB. (Via mechdrew's basic USB installation method.) Back in May, I used the Dell EFI method without too many problems, then upgraded to 10.5.7, then upgraded via software update to 10.5.8. All was well until the SDD failed.
So now I'm trying the step-by-step MechDrew guide via USB/Netbook Installer, which is very clear and helpful. But everything keeps going wrong just before or after the 10.5.8 update. The first time I tried it, everything went fine through the 10.5.8 update, the subsequent restart, and the safe-mode running of Netbook Installer. But then, on the final restart, I got the "can't find Mach_Kernel" message. I typed "Mach_Kernel" manually, was able to boot, but then I just couldn't get the permissions to allow me to rewrite the plist file to delete the 10.5.6 bit (see posts above). I tried everything here, including the terminal instructions, though I was a little confused by the exact wording of the latter so I may have screwed it up. I restarted and then got a depressing black screen with this text:
So I thought I'd just redo the entire installation, but this time I got the "can't find Mach_Kernel" message much earlier -- after the original restart following the 10.5.0 installation. I typed "Mach_Kernel" and the Welcome screen popped up, I did the registration, then installed the 10.5.8 combo update. It seemed to go fine, then I restarted and got the black screen and the "boot0: GPT" message again.
Is it possible, as someone speculated above, that the basic Netbook Installer method doesn't work well with older retail versions of Leopard? Should I try to repeat the process right from the start, hoping for better luck? This "Mach_Kernel10.5.6" thing really sucks, though I'm wary of going back to the Dell EFI method since mechdrew strongly suggests using Netbook Installer.
I could also just buy a copy of Snow Leopard, but like most of us non-tech types I'm steering clear of this until the forum leaders have had a chance to test and rework things a bit. Still, I am very sad that the basic Leopard installation doesn't seem to be working out for me. Curse the lame hard drive that Dell originally sold me -- if that had worked for more than four months, I wouldn't have any of these problems.
Thanks as ever for any help/advice.
---------- Post added at 11:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:25 PM ----------
Oops, should have identified the system properly:
Dell Mini 9, BIOS A05, 2GB RAM, 32GB Runcore SDD.
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-30-2009, 04:25 PM
---------- Post added at 09:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:37 AM ----------
Worked my through the newby way. Everything is running great! Thanks for all that posted on here. I couldn't have gotten through without all you hard work.
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