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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bigkahoona bigkahoona is offline
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Default 03-31-2010, 11:16 AM

Is anyone really running Photoshop on a netbook??? Seriously? LOL. That must feel like pulling a camping trailer on a bicycle.
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Default 03-31-2010, 12:02 PM

I posted in the 10.6.3 update thread, with my upgrade experience on a MINI9 with an 8Gb SSD
I always now update to a cloned copy on a USB HDD. When I get this working, I then clone back to the SSD and all works!

This way, you know the system is rebooting under 10.6.3, you can check software etc. without the issues some people have had. If anything goes wrong, you still have your working SSD or HDD in your Mini on 10.6.2!
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Default 04-01-2010, 03:26 AM

Originally Posted by terrycarlin View Post
Make sure you are using NetbookInstaller 0.8.4pre or newer. Run it before you update and reboot.

After the upgrade, the 10v will show the NetbookInstaller logo after the first reboot. Walk away from the machine, just walk away. It is running NetbookInstaller again. It takes five to ten minutes just like it did when you ran it the first time. DO NOT TOUCH THE MACHINE until it finishes. If you interrupt it, very bad things will happen. Your battery could blow up. Ok, well maybe not, but don't interrupt it.
I updated mine last night. It just worked. Sound, and everything.
I don't want to discourage anyone fro doing this except I have one tiny little problem. I updated to 0.8.4 and then went to 10.6.3 and guess what? It all looked as if it were going smoothly. Then it showed the NBI logo on boot, 15 minutes later, it reboot itself and lo and behold... it didn't work! Now every time I turn it on I just get to after its fully on, it goes to the log on screen (just a blue background-nothing else) and then starts changing from that to the Snow Leopard background every 5 or 10 seconds. And so I finally just got frustrated and decided to do a clean boot. When I put in the flash drive (the Install DVD, if I may) and select that, THAT is when I get the kernel panic. So yeah... I'm screwed.

Obsidian black Mini 10v 2gb RAM 160gb HDD running Snow Leopard 10.6.2
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Talking 04-01-2010, 07:50 AM

I followed the instructions. Time machine backup first, then installed NBI 0.8.4RC1, then rebooted. All looked great. Did another backup. Downloaded 10.6.3, then hit install. Lots of disk activity, then a long pause, then...BOOM, it restarted, showed the NBI logo, and spinning fan. I walked away for about 5-7 minutes, then came back just in time to see it restart again...this time a familiar gray apple logo, spinning fan, and much waiting. Felt like it was failing. Wanted to restart. Kept the faith, and then...all worked out. Sound and wifi working, so far no hiccups. Running on a 10v/2GB/wifi/bluetooth

testing mirror displays tomorrow...
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Default 04-01-2010, 06:29 PM

^ Seconded.

I did the same, minus the time machine backup.

Dell Mini 10v 1.66 GHz N280 | Obsidian Black | OSX 10.6.3 | 2GB RAM | NBI 0.8.4 RC1 | A06 | 1510 N WiFi | BlueTooth:Enabled | USB Legacy: off
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Default 04-02-2010, 12:07 AM

^ Thirded

I applied every update but the 10.6.3, and rebooted
Downloaded NetbookInstaller 0.8.4 from here
Extracted it and ran NetbookInstaller 0.8.4
Entered my password, let it do it's thing for a while, then at the end I had to enter my password again
Manually rebooted my system and started watching Lost on my desktop
Checked the netbook 30 minutes later and I saw what looked to be a boot menu screen with the Netbook Installer logo, so I hit like spacebar/arrow keys a few times then it booted proper
I rebooted, shut down and turned on, etc. and everything seems to be running the same (still the long boot time compared to 10.5.8)

Dell Mini 10v | Bios A06 | 2GB RAM | 40GB SSD w/ OS X 10.6.7 | 6-Cell Battery | NBI 0.8.5pre
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Default 04-02-2010, 03:14 AM

I did the upgrade of 10.6.3 from the automatic System Update and 0.8.4, I have the a06 bios and everything work fine.

I did the direct jump from 10.6.0 to 10.6.3

I have the dell mini 10v Nickelodeon

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Default 04-02-2010, 03:26 AM

Worked great for me; no problems.


Netbook: Mini 10v, BIOS A05, OS X 10.6.4, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, BT
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Default 04-02-2010, 05:38 AM

Figured I'd add in another "it works just fine for me so far" to the pile.

Downloaded and ran NBI 0.8.4 RC1. Performed a Time Machine backup then installed the update (from 10.6.2 => 10.6.3) via Software Update. Took a bit of time, but then booted just fine to the login page.

I'm using it right now to type this. No issues. Everything seems to work so far.

Mini 10v, 2GB, Bluetooth, 16GB SSD.
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Default Updated worked fine but... - 04-02-2010, 10:29 AM

Every now and then since the update the sound doesn't work on start up.
It isn't detecting the internal speakers. This used to happen every once in a blue moon when I let it sleep for a few hours which was fixed with a restart, but now it seems to happen every time I turn the laptop on. Restarting doesn't fix it now, it may take 4 or 5 restarts before sound comes back.

Any Ideas??

I came across this in another forum post I may try it out and see how it goes (scroll to bottom of page):
tonymacx86's P55 Hackintosh Blog: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update


Ok so I tried the method above, reverting back to the 10.6.2 audio kext did the trick. I don't know how other people didn't need to do this though.

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