Hi all- I'm new to the dell mini 10v scene so bear with me, I really need some guidance with how to proceed!
Trying to install OSX on a mini 10v and getting the error "no operating system found". Backstory:
I followed the gizmodo instructions for installing OSX. I first tried to install from a retail copy of 10.5, which actually kind of worked even though I was using BootMaker 0.8.3. OSX started installing, but would get about 20% finished and then the restart screen would pop up. I tried this a few times with different tweaks and the installer kept crashing. So I figured it was b/c I was trying to install 10.5.
Got a retail copy of 10.6 snow leopard, wiped off my 8GB flash drive, and tried it all again with BootMaker 0.8.3. But now the Dell won't boot from USB anymore. It just says "operating system not found".
In BIOS I still have USB Storage set as the boot drive. I've enabled USB BIOS Legacy support and Bluetooth. As far as I understand my BIOS version A06 should work with BootMaker 0.8.3. I can't run BootMaker 0.8.4 on my MAC, so I don't know if it'll work any better.
So my question is- what's the best way to fix this? Should I just reinstall XP and start over? Found this thread on restoring w/o an optical drive, sounds like it's pretty straightforward. Restoring stock OS on 10v? - 03-20-2010, 12:21 PM
I would love to hear from people who have had similar experiences. I couldn't find recent posts (ie. after major BootMaker update in Dec) that had a clear solution for this issue. I don't think I should have to roll back the BIOS, but maybe that's the case. Just for the record, I have access to another PC running XP with an optical drive, as well as a Power Mac G5 running 10.5.8.