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All the problems you are having... - 06-22-2010, 05:48 PM
I have to say after browsing this forum for many months helping out with the myriad of install issues I can see the majority of the problems are all related to either updating to 10.6.3/4 or multi boot setups. I have hacked 9 10v's for friends and family and all are running 10.6.2 (with software updates set to manual) without any issues whatsoever, no KP's no failed boot ups, nothing, just a perfect Netbook Mac. Updating to 10.6.3/4 is just not worth the trouble. As a seasoned Mac user you gain nothing at all in my view so why bother to do it. I manage 10 Macs here in the studio, most run 10.6.2 and I've noticed no difference whatsoever to those running 10.6.3/4.
So guys and gals install 10.6.0 using this tried and tested method...
How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook
...using NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3 RC4
Then to get to 10.6.2 run NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5, select your hard drive from the drop down menu, accept the defaults and install. DO NOT RESTART. Download and install 10.6.2 from the Apple website. Restart. Run 'NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5' again accepting the defaults and restart again.
If you want to mess around with updates clone your working 10.6.2 system to an external drive formatted to GUID using Carbon Copy Cloner and run NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5 over it. You can then boot the 10v from this external and re-clone the system back to the internal should you have a problem. Don't forget to run NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5 after the re-clone is complete and reboot again.
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
06-25-2010, 02:46 PM
I use my mini9 daily and my brother loves his 10v, but the problems you are having is .... wait for it.... its not a Mac. OSX and it's hardware are paired selectively, ignore that and you'd better expect issues. Seems to me a lot of folks try to run osx on other hardware aren't prepared to deal with those issues.
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