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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Join Date: Mar 2009
08-31-2010, 03:50 AM
When SL first came out there were many people who had to re run NBI multiple times to get the video kexts to load properly. The minis would boot into SL, but they had no screen savers, had strange artifacts on certain menus, etc.
Be sure you get the newest NBI from the official update thread and run it before you update to 10.6.4. After you complete the Update and your mini re-boots, NBI will run again, automatically. After the Apple logo, you will see the NBI logo. Do not interrupt this process, do not power cycle your mini if it seems to be taking too long. If you do, you will have to recover your install. It might take as long as 15-20 minutes for NBI to complete after updating to 10.6.4.
As to the Software Updates, if they aren't an OS Update, I go ahead and install them. I may not need them now, but I might down the road. I haven't had any issues so far, but as you pointed out, they may not actually do anything for our mini's other than increase our OS size on the hard drive. Let your conscience and your experience be your guide on this.
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
Back up Mini 9| OS X 10.6.7| NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB SuperTalent | 2 GIGS RAM
Join Date: May 2010
08-31-2010, 03:51 PM
I am always leery about just jumping on the SU suggestions for updates. I perhaps err on the side of caution, and reading the Apple forum may be a mistake since it seems only the people who run into trouble write there.
iLife 09 update which was not available as a download, only via software updater made folks at Apple skeptical about its workability. I have iLife 09 on our MBP but not yet on the mini.
The updates for things I don't have - part of me says why bother? it may screw things up - while part of me says, why not?...
Do you use the SU automatically, or do manual installs as I do?
As always, it's good to read your replies,
Mini 10v | 1 GB RAM | 160 GB HDD | OSX 10.6.3 | NBI 0.8.4RC1 | BIOS A06 | 6 cell battery | USB Legacy Support Enabled
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