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Join Date: Sep 2009
10-13-2009, 08:50 PM
My OS X install is running perfectly, sound after sleep...etc...Every now and then I get the Hibernation image is too old message on startup, but that doesnt really bother me as it just displays that then goes on to boot os x. I am on A05 Bios and i used the hd swap method to install. Rather easy. and i have to update the sig, but im on NBI .8.3 RC3 not RC2
Join Date: Aug 2009
10-13-2009, 09:26 PM
One question is your 500 GB HD 5400 rpm or 7200?
Dell Mini 10 / 2GB Ram / 320 GB Hard Drive / Bluetooth / A06 BIOS / OSX 10.6.1
Acer Apire One 150 / 1.5 GB Ram / 120 GB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
Apple Intel Imac / 2GHz Core Duo / 2GB Ram / 1 TB Hard drive / OSX 10.6.1 and Windows 7
Apple Intel Mac Mini / 2GHz Core 2 Duo / 4GB Ram / 500 GB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
Apple MacPro / 2.93GHz 8 Core / 16GB Ram / 2 TB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
10-23-2009, 03:50 AM
I ended up using the HD swap method on my Mini with BIOS A06. I also inserted a 2gb RAM card. All went pretty smoothly. I installed Snow Leopard and upgraded to 10.6.1, and then ran NBM .8.2. Once I installed the HD in the Mini, and set the BIOS settings per instructions, I booted up directly into OS X, and the machine actually behaved pretty well. I ran NBI .8.2 per instructions, rebooted, and then ran NBI .8.3 RC3 per instructions. Trackpad and sound work fairly well.
My only problem is the occasional Gray Overlay Screen of Death. Not much rhyme or reason here [I rechecked the RAM seating as well], but there do seem some consistencies:
1. When transferring large numbers of files across our wireless home network, the Mini will almost invariably hard crash. Not right away, sometimes hundreds of files later, but inevitably.
2. Running more than 3-4 apps at a time seems to be more likely to produce a crash.
3. I have a lot of mail in my various accounts, especially my Exchange account, and it seems if I leave it running long enough, my odds of a crash increase.
4. Sometimes when selecting text in Word, I will get a crash.
So, my question is whether there is any benefit to regularly re-running NBI? Although I think running Disk Permissions is often oversold, is there any benefit to running it regularly?
Although I would prefer fewer or zero crashes, the things this machine does well far outweigh the disadvantages. And the work of the developers is more than worth the contribution.
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