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Join Date: Apr 2010
08-18-2011, 04:22 PM
I'm going to attempt to help some of those who are confused in this thread. Any of you who are more experienced feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about anything
Those of you who are coming along and upgrading to 10.6.7 from an earlier version (like 10.6.4 in my case), or perhaps retail, I'll outline what I've done to successfully update from 10.6.4 to 10.6.7. I know the different versions of NBI and whatnot can be confusing.. Merklort, the god that he is, doesn't keep version numbers and changelogs updated very well.. all kinds of suffixes and posts in random places I'll sum up everything you need here.
A few notes to begin with:
NBI 0.8.5pre is not meant for existing installs. It is a new tool entirely. If you are making a new install, give it a shot why not, but Merklort has said it is NOT meant for existing installs and WILL break things. Be warned.
For someone who is simply updating to 10.6.7, (You can grab the official Apple 10.6.7 combo update by clicking here), use the 20100616212351 version of Netbook Installer (NBI). This is not one of his standard releases, and is only available on his dropbox. You can download NBI 20100616212351 here. It was released on his blog post here, and is the latest successor to NBI 0.8.4 RC1. (NBI 0.8.4 RC2 appears in his changelogs, but was never publicly released, so 0.8.4 RC1 was the latest before 2020100616212351, or "2351" / "51" as people are calling it.)
In short, update directions from a previous version are:
1. Collect all tools you'll need. The 10.6.7 combo update, and NBI 2020100616212351. Unpack both of these somewhere like your downloads folder just by double-clicking them.
2. Run the 10.6.7 update. DO NOT RESTART WHEN IT IS FINISHED!! This will take at least 15 minutes to install. When finished, if you like, you can Force Quit the Installer using Activity Monitor to avoid restarting accidentally.
3. Run NBI 2020100616212351. When it completes, close NBI and restart manually via the Apple menu.
4. The reboot might take a long time, up to 15 minutes or more. With some luck, you may be complete once it boots!
5. If you experience issues like video, sound or wifi not working, run NBI 2020100616212351 again just as you did before, then reboot. Hopefully these should go away. If there are any left on the 2nd reboot, go ahead and reboot a third time without running NBI. Hopefully all issues should go away
Using these instructions I successfully updated from a working NBI installation of 10.6.4 to 10.6.7. When following these directions I had zero issues and was completely successful on the first reboot, so no Step 5 for me! Additionally, the Step 4 reboot did not take any longer than a normal reboot, and the machine was faster than usual after the update! Here's hoping all of you are just as successful
Join Date: Apr 2010
08-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Very Nice Synopsis ReanimationXP - Thank You
Your post should be helpful to many.
Mini 9 /2GB RAM/ 16GB SSD/BIOS A05/SL 10.6.6
OSX Installation via USB & Mac
NBMaker 0.8.4.RC1 / NBI 20100616212351
"Remember to back up your hard earned work with a boot-able disc BEFORE upgrading!"http://osx.mechdrew.com/guides
Join Date: Aug 2012
08-21-2012, 01:02 AM
After getting 10.6.7 up and running, I installed Snow Leopard Font Update and then Security Update 2011-003. I ran NBI 2020100616212351 and then rebooted after each, even though the security update doesn't actually require a reboot. The resulting 10.6.7 install is just as fully functional and stable as 10.6.6 was.
The SL font update fixes a 10.6.7 bug that can garble text in .pdf's that are viewed or created in apps other than Preview. This is a must have if you view .pdf's in Adobe Reader, for example.
The security update is definitely a must have, as it allows daily downloading of current malware definitions from Apple. Users of 10.6.6 and earlier are stuck with outdated malware definitions.
Join Date: Apr 2009
10-30-2012, 10:18 PM
Thank you ReanimationXP!!! Your instructions worked perfectly to get my 10.6.3 10v to 10.6.7. I only had to reboot once after apply the combo update and the NBI, then everything worked great.
For anyone interested, I used this guide to set up a dual boot with Windows 7:
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