I think it's working!!!! Quarter way through the installation, lasted much longer this time!
Had a good feeling from the start as the grey screen with apple logo and spinning wheel took 3 times as long and when I was formatting the hard drive with disk utility I had a spinning multicoloured wheel - didn't get that before!
I'm doing half of the windows guide along with the windows alternative 1 guide - used image writer to burn the netbook installer and dd to put the SL image on the usb stick.
Other difference is I'm using my new sandisk cruzer with sandisk cruzer slice - both 16gb so it might have been my 4gb cruzer micro all along!?
Anyway, less of jinxing myself, will past back if it actually did work after
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I've successfully installed it, installed netbookinstaller and now I have sound, can boot without USB sticks and everything seems great!!
I will attempt the update tomorrow so I can at least use it whilst it's working for a few hours lol
Do I need to use the USB sticks for the update to 10.6.2? I'd appreciate if someone could write an easy to follow fool proof guide how to do it ie. how to install netbookinstaller again etc. I'm still getting to grasp how to maximise windows let alone follow another guide lol