Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011
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Join Date: Nov 2009
01-18-2010, 03:30 AM
I know it's not the answer you want to hear, but you should really splurge for an External HDD. It's something you are tired of hearing, but Backups are so critical, especially in the world of Hackintoshing. Say you finally get OS X installed. The update to 10.6.2 is simple, but highly sequential and easy to mess up. Right there, you'd either have to start from scratch and spend another couple of hours reinstalling, or you could just boot from a backup and clone your drive back to your Hard drive and give it another shot. Max recovery time: ~30 minutes. Total work involved: ~5 minutes.
Lets go one step further. you've been using your lovely 10v for a few months. Oh look, a Software Update! you update and suddenly, crash and burn on boot. You have 50GB of Documents and pr0n that you'd have to either scrounge together from work computers, home computers, flash drives, and redownloads. On top of the 3ish hours to reinstall. Or you can just boot from your backup and be up and running where you left off in 5 minutes and restore later at your leisure.
Long post, but you can see the consequences. in the world of hackintoshing, any little update can break your system, so backups are extremely valuable. A 160 GB is the size of your HDD and will set you back $50, but you can get 250GB at the same price and they are on sale regularly. I got my 500GB for $60 on sale. Check Newegg for deals.
What I'd do is clone my Windows hard drive to the external and then wipe and install OS X (I don't know any windows cloning software, but here's a list. while it's probably possible to install on top of the Windows partition, it could get a little hairy with primary partitions and nonsense. Keep the partition there for sentimental reasons if you want. From OS X you can then use a cloning tool like Carbon Copy Cloner for OS X cloning to a separate partition. Then update with peace of mind knowing you can always go back to a bootable backup when needed. Be sure to update the backup regularly!
Also, no, there's nothing necessary to do after installing OS X. If you follow the Gizmodo guide it wants you to install touchpad drivers and such, which is now included in NBI.
Just a side note, I formatted my HDD with no qualms whatsoever. I was pretty sure i could reinstall XP if I needed to with the disc, and it was so bloated with crapware a fresh install would've been nice.
Good luck ^^
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