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cobolus cobolus is offline
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Default Mac OS X 10.5.8 startup problems - 10-01-2009, 07:22 AM

Hi !

I installed 10.5.8 sucessfully on my Dell Mini 10v but sometimes it happens that the startup doesn't work. It just hangs at the gray screen with the apple logo (without the spinning wheel). Any ideas what could be wrong ?

thanks for your help
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Default 10-01-2009, 09:02 AM

Same here. Seems to be a harmless but incurable nuisance.
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Default 10-01-2009, 08:33 PM

You're not doing the "dance to the mini gods" right.

Yes, it's a pain. Reboot and all will be well. And/or upgrade to 10.6 - it seems to be less frequent.
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Default 10-02-2009, 07:29 AM

anyone knows the reason why it stops some times ? is there some work in progress on it ?
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Default 10-07-2009, 09:45 AM

Mine seemed not to boot 1 out of every time.. but all of a sudden, my last three reboots still didn't get me in, and I'm worried.

I'll check this again when I get home, and hopefully it'll boot. All I did was download Open Office..

UK Dell Mini 10v | BIOS A06 > A04 | MAC OS X 10.6.2 / Windows XP Pro | Netbookinstaller 0.8.3F

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Default 10-08-2009, 01:12 AM

Mine does it (sticks at Apple logo) maybe a third of the time, when I'm alone that is. Whenever I am showing off my new Mac Mini it is guaranteed to stick. But like my sympathetic friend said, "As long as it doesn't crash". That has not happened since I installed OSX on my Mini.

Mini 10v | OS X 10.5.8 | 1GB RAM | 160GB HDD | 802.11g | BIOS A04
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Default 10-08-2009, 02:11 AM

Mine had intermediate issues on 10.5.8, until I hit it with a 123 combo: Repaired disk permissions, swapped around my BIOS settings, re-installed NBI in safe mode. Then it booted every time.

Failing that, 10.6 is rock-solid on the 10v with NBI!

Dell Mini 10v | OSX 10.6.1 | 2GB RAM | 160GB HDD | 1510 Wifi | BIOS A04 | USB Legacy: OFF | USB Wake: ON | OEM BT 2.0: ON | NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC3

Status: A little slow to boot. Otherwise perfect!

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