Originally Posted by vahnx
I'm running OS X 10.6.0. I used NetbookInstaller 0.8.4 RC1 to make it work. Should I install NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 and reboot before going to 10.6.5 combo update via menu? And what's the difference between NetbookInstaller 0.8.4 RC1 and NetbookInstaller 20100616212351? And let me get a definitive answer to this, do you install the NetbookInstaller before an OS decimal(s) update and after, or just before, with reboots after each NetbookInstall session?
PS Sorry for the loaded question(s).
I have the above setup. What you need to do is click on the Apple Software Update button and install all the selections one-by-one. In my case I had 3 selections: Airport Utility (12 MB), 10.6.5 combo (1.03 GB) and iOS 4.2 SDK (6K). I first installed the Airport Utility no glitches, then iOS 4.2 SDK if you need it, which requires a restart. It is still 10.6.0 after restart.
Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and click Repair Permissions takes 10 minutes. To be safe then click Verify Permissions. There will be one ERROR which is acceptable due to the NBI overwrite of some of the APPLE KEXT.
Now run NBI ...351.app from the 10.6.4 post #67, or follow the instructions on the Pinned post on the first page of 10.6.4. Accept Default selections and run it. Through the Software update download and install the 10.6.5 combo update. Reboot. Initially you will get the Laptop Logo on Grey screen let it complete do not touch have a beer, make coffee, or clean your room it will take time to reboot on its own. If your machine likes it then no issues you will get a log in screen and it is 10.6.5
If you get hung on the grey Apple Logo screen with a bang symbol, or Grey Apple Screen with pinwheel spinning then Reboot. Hold down the Shift key after the DELL Logo with F2 for Setup message.
At the bottom of the screen on the Left Hand side type boot:recovery=y
The OS X will load with minimal options. Once you login re-install the NBI..351.app again and reboot. It will take some time but have patience.
Now all will be well and if you click on Apple > About this MAC you will notice 10.6.5
This was 4 days of continuous work and reading through lots of posts and connecting the DOTS after I hosed my mini10v Hackintosh and losing my USB Flash Drive and getting hung during my reboots of 10.6.5
Now all is well and no more updates for me. I hope it helps. Let me know if it worked out. Thanks! to the members for posting their views.
If you are using JAVA for any purposes then update from Apple manually on its own.