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Join Date: Oct 2009
11-19-2009, 10:55 PM
Ok, so here's what I've done:
I rebooted it using the original thumbdrive that was used to install the OSX (Snow Lep)
Then, I ran the backup from last week.
Once the backup was done, it wouldn't boot (grr) instead it gave me:
So, I booted from the thumbdrive, then hit enter, and selected to boot from the harddrive. That worked.
Now, as we speak I'm running netbookinstaller 0.8.3 rc4.
So, if all works right, after this is done I should be ok?
Can I run the 10.6.2 update after this?
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
11-20-2009, 04:52 PM
If 10.6.1 is serving you well then by all means you can stay with it. But the 10.6.2 support in NBI 0.8.3 RC4 is completely effective.
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Join Date: Oct 2009
11-20-2009, 05:48 PM
All fixed. Gotta agree - 8.3.RC4 fixes it all - just have to pay attention to what you run. I mistakenly ran RC3 thinking it was RC4 - that put me into the boot loop. Eventually I got smart and ran 8.3 from my boot thumbdrive but then got into a loop where my bios refused to see anything except the network card. Fixed that and now everything is up and running on 10.6.2
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
11-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Words of wisdom. Before any upgrade, make sure the waters have been tested.
Living on the bleeding edge means dying on the bleeding edge as well. Always keep a backup (or two) handy and have a sound backup strategy. It is not always effective to have backup images without selective restore options or vise versa.
Those things being said, the OSX 10.6.2 news about dropping Atom support surfaced in the form of rumors many weeks ago. Since then, testing and development has been done. When Apple officially released 10.6.2, the kernel did not support the Atom. Simply logging onto MDM and reading the front page (or the loads of duplicate threads about the matter) would have informed you about this.
Initially, there was a crude solution which involved replacing the new 10.6.2 kernel with the old 10.6.1 kernel, which was effective as a temporary solution. This is also effective as a recovery method.
The current solution lies in NetbookInstaller .8.3RC4, which makes the Mini report the CPU as a "Core Solo" (to put things simply). This "spoofs" the kernel into thinking you are running on an "acceptable" CPU.
Check the information in the .8.3RC4 thread. I have links to recovery methods, for those members who accidentally upgraded without knowing the consequences. This gives you a way to get back into a working OSX. From there, you can run .8.3RC4 and then replace the 10.6.1 kernel back with the 10.6.2 kernel and be on your merry way
Thanks to meklort and teateam for their developmental efforts and diligence.
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Join Date: Dec 2009
12-04-2009, 06:42 PM
I also thought I killed my hackintosh after the update. I had downloaded and ran .8.3RC4 before the update. My problem was when I went to rerun .8.3RC4 I accidentally ran an older version that was still in my applications folder. The fix I used was much simpler than anything I have read yet.
I had access to the mac that I used to create the installer USB key, so I set finder options to display hidden files. I inserted the OSX installer USB key and opened the Applications folder. Then I replaced the NetbookInstaller file in that folder with .8.3RC4, I'm pretty sure that it needs the same name. I used disk utility on the usb drive and repaired the disk. it didn't find anything to repair but it rebuilds the boot folders. Then I booted the netbook from the USB key and reran NetbookInstaller. After a reboot I was back into 10.6.2 without reinstalling anything.
It worked for me so I thought I would pass it along.
Join Date: Jan 2010
01-12-2010, 07:06 PM
I have a question, I just finished installing Snow Leopard, and it is asking me if I want to transfer information from another mac / volume / time machine / etc....
I would love to move everything over from another time machine backup, but will having the information coming from a 10.6.2 machine crash the mini 10v?
I'm currently running 0.8.3 NBI
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