Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
Buggedsee Buggedsee is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 16
Join Date: May 2010
Default At wits end - 03-11-2011, 09:45 PM

Hello to all the MyDellMini forum legends.

I purchased my Dell Mini 10v 1 year ago, installed OS 10.6.3 on it and have had success updating to OS 10.6.4

I left it there as I got a MacBook in the mean time (due to the MacMini)

Over the year I gathered a lot of information on the MacMini and I set up a home network to transfer the files to the MacBook.

During this transfer the MacBook and the MacMini stopped transferring for about 3 minutes and then the MacMini ran really at a snails pace. I thought it to be due to overheating, so I switched it off, thinking I will continue the next day.

Here endith the joy.

It has been two weeks and with my little knowledge on the true workings of the MAC OS, I have not been able to get the MacMini back to life.

It starts up, displays the apple logo and the circle beneath it (timer) never stops.
I have tried safe boot, command strings and the like.

I give up. What I would like to do is retrieve the data from the MacMini if possible. It is not a must, but a "would like"

Do any of you have any wisdom on how I can retrieve the data from the MacMini without removing the drive?

Thanks in advance and apologies for the wall of text.


[ Dell Mini 10v | Product RED | BIOS: A06 | HDD: 160GB factory | Snow Leopard 10.6.3 retail DVD | 1 GB RAM | NBI 0.8.4RC1 | Bluetooth: None | Audio: works | Keyboard Layout: British (PC 105 alt) ]

Last edited by Buggedsee; 03-11-2011 at 09:46 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
pcmaniac pcmaniac is offline
Member
 
Posts: 81
Join Date: May 2010
Default 03-12-2011, 12:48 AM

Boot your mini from (any) live Linux USB. Mount your Mac OS X drive to filesystem. The drive will be read-only but you should not care. Copy your data to another USB drive or over the network to your mac running samba (Windows file sharing). Wired network is no-brainer even you just connect your mac and mini with twisted pair cable without a router at all. Wireless might be little tricky but this driver Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver works for my wifi on Mint.


Mini 10v, BIOS A06, OS X 10.6.6, Linux-Mint, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Buggedsee Buggedsee is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 16
Join Date: May 2010
Default 03-28-2011, 07:07 PM

Thanks pcmaniac.

I will give this a try.


[ Dell Mini 10v | Product RED | BIOS: A06 | HDD: 160GB factory | Snow Leopard 10.6.3 retail DVD | 1 GB RAM | NBI 0.8.4RC1 | Bluetooth: None | Audio: works | Keyboard Layout: British (PC 105 alt) ]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hard drive, mini 10 v mac os x, mini 10v, os x 10.6.3

« ! Service Battery | Hello all »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Copyright © 2008-2016 MyDellMini.com.