I have managed to successfully install SL twice on my Mini 10v, but each time I had permissions errors (which I posted about in previous threads).
So, I thought I would start from scratch again (I'm using a 2.5inch HDD as I don't have an 8GB stick laying around).
As far as I can tell, I've followed the same procedure making this boot disk (using Disk Utility and then NetBookMaker).
I am able to boot the Mini form the external HDD and install SL to the Mini, but when the install has finished, the Mini reboots itself - as it should.
However, all I get know is the Dell logo (with the F2 and F12 prompts) followed by a black screen with a flashing _ cursor in the top-left corner of the screen. And that is it.
Does anyone have any ideas?
EDIT: I'm now trying again and what I noticed is that when I boot from my external HDD to install SL, I get a very brief show of the flashing _ cursor, following by a spinning ASCII type Cursor ( \ | / - that type) for about a second and then the Mini boots from the externall HDD.
EDIT 2: Just finished trying again with the same issue - just a flashing underscore _ cursor in the top left corner.
I think somehow my installs aren't installing a bootloader (if that is the right name for it) and soo the Mini justs sits there after installing SL as it doesn't know what to do
I tried booting from the externall HDD and running NetBookInstaller from the Utilities menu of the SL installer, but that didn't help either.
It is a shame, as other than the permissions errors that I had, it seemed like a sweet little machine that I had planned to gift to my wife for her birthday this weekend - so if anyone has any ideas it'd be appreciated.