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Default 09-14-2011, 04:54 PM

Originally Posted by hander View Post
Thanks for replying.

I've clearly forgotten more than I thought. I still have the retail OSX that I bought - but no mac with a DVD-drive so I'm gonna have to do this via windows.

If someone would be kind enough to point me to what I need to do to prepare my USB drive again, I'd be really grateful. can I just follow Oscar's instructions:
OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD-->USB no MAC; A GUIDE?

They seem to be for 10.6.3... but does it matter?

REALLY sorry. Out of this for too long so would really appreciate pointers.
It will work for 10.6.0 retail dvd.
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Default 09-17-2011, 12:41 PM

Originally Posted by jonflow View Post
Pretty much, all that is required is to download the NBI special from previous posts in this thread, then follow these directions using 10.6.7 update combo.

It worked for me!
Thank you. It worked for me too ! I went all the way from 10.6 to 10.6.7 (Combo Update). Is it worth to upgrade to 10.6.8?

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Default 09-17-2011, 02:27 PM

I've seen some threads that people got 10.6.8 working for them, and it looked like they went through hell to make it work. That isn't worth it to me to maybe not have sound or wifi, and whatever other problems they were saying.

If you want to try it, there are some extensive threads around this forum, and I think the "OS X for Dell Mini 9" folder also... If you're going to try it, I'd do it before you add any applications/pics/music etc. to your 10.6.7 setup because if it doesn't work, you're probably going to have to reinstall 10.6 fresh and go to 10.6.7 again. Not saying don't do it, just beware!

Edit--also I'm not sure that 10.6.8 was a very essential'll have to check!
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Default 09-17-2011, 03:22 PM

As far as I can tell, the 10.6.8 update is just to help prep a Mac in order to install 10.7.0 Lion, which we can't install on our mini's.

I tried 10.6.8 on one of my mini's and it was not very stable so I went back to 10.6.7.

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Default 09-18-2011, 05:54 AM

I've updated to 10.6.8, but I prefer to use the kernel and the system.kext from 10.6.7 instead of using the patched kernel.
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Default 09-27-2012, 11:10 AM

My experience : a nightmare and at last, the dawn...
I had this Dell Mini 10v netbook, with A06 Bios.
I did'nt want to downgrade BIOS (a real PITA in my opinion) although I just couldn't get from 10.6.0 to at least 10.6.6 (which was all I needed to make Evernote and the software I work with launch correctly).

I spent 3 days trying to perform the update with the 3 versions of NBI : 0.8.4 RC, 0.8.5 Pre and NBI2020100616212351.

I followed the guides explaining how to copy Snow Leopard's original DVD to a USB stick, then update the stick with NetbookMaker and then installing the Combo Update to 10.6.6.

During 3 days and nights, I just got the blue screen of death, or the endless multicolored wheel, etc.

Everything was fine with 10.6.0, but I couldn't get near 10.6.5 or 10.6.6.

Then I tried a different approach.
I decided to use the combo updates, one step at a time.
I got to 10.6.1, then 10.6.2, 10.6.4 (I skipped 10.6.3 and 10.6.5, I was tired) and 10.6.6.
during that "odissey", I lost the ability to open .dmg files, but with another mac I could, so I copied directly the .pkg files to the netbook and I could perform every update.
I only used NBI...2351 and though I sometimes lost Wifi or sound, after the next combo update, everything finally worked.
I respected the rule : combo update with **no reboot**, ran NBI....2351, reboot, run NBI again, reboot.
then, next update, and so on.
Everything works for me*!
I hope it'll help someone...

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