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Problems installing SL on Mini 10v 1. Gen - 04-24-2010, 07:43 PM
nice page here I have read a lot around here
So, link almost every first-time-poster I got my problems with installing OS X Snow Leopard on my Dell mini too. Thanks to you guys, who will read my thread. I hope that maybe someone will be able to fix my problem
What I got
I have a first generation Dell Mini 10v 1011. That means it has a 1024*576 pixel screen (and I think a GMA945, not 950). Originally there was an 8GB SSD inside, but I changed it with a Samsung 160GB HDD.
I got also:
- one USB drive with a capacity of 1GB with Ubuntu 9.10 on it
- one USB drive with a capacity of 2GB
- one USB drive with a capacity of 8GB
- one USB drive with a capacity of 16GB
- the original Snow Leopard Retail DVD with
Personally I don't own a Mac, so I had to try Mechdrew's Guide from here. I tried the dd Linux method, the dd Windows method and the Transmac method. I was able to prepare the usb drives, but in each case I got a kernel panic ("processor not supported") with the "Please-restart-prompt"
So today I organized a MacBook with OS X 10.5.8 on it. I did this guide with the 16 GB thumb drive and finished the preparation successfully. Ah and I used the NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3 because 0.8.4 "was not supported on the version of OS X".
Then, if I am tried to boot from the drive, the gray screen with the apple appeared and the wheel started spinning (I formated the HDD with Transmac first). Next a screen appeared where I could choose between the "Mac Os X install DVD" or the HDD. I took the Mac DVD. So the gray screen with the apple and the spinning wheel appeared again. I have waited for two hours, but nothing happend. The wheel still was spinning.
So I booted the Ubuntu drive again and re-partitioned the HDD with no formating system. Now the grey screen appears with the wheel spinning and nothing happens (no more choice between DVD and HD).
That is where I am now.
I would appreciate if someone could help
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