Excuse me if this isn't the best place for this post, but I've been attempting this method, with the Netbook Boot CD 0.8.3 Test and I've been having a heck of a time getting anywhere with this. I don't have a Mac, so until I do, this seems to be the only way of installing Snow Leopard on the Mini 10v.
I have a pressed retail disc for Snow Leopard. I can boot to the boot selection screen with the Netbook Boot Cd, but if I insert another disc it just freezes. Interestingly, the only disc that did work was some Universal Snow Leopard Install I found on a torrent site, but it got through most of the install and crashed and burned.
What I was able to do was to use Transmac under Windows and extract a dmg of the retail disc, then format my 8GB USB drive with it. In this scenario, I can plug in the USB drive, and boot from that, but a few minutes into the actual installation, it crashes with the "You must turn off your computer" error screen.
I've tried quite a number of permutations of the new and old installation processes and nothing has completed a full installation yet. Unfortunately I don't (yet) have a Mac around to make the boot drive using Netbook Boot Maker. I'm quite frustrated!
I'm trying to acquire a copy of 10.5.4 to see if that installs any better, after which I should be able to prep the USB drive properly. I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions.
---------- Post added at 06:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:33 PM ----------
Well, I just did a bunch of plugging and unplugging of the USB-adapter that is connected to the DVD-ROM drive after inserting the Snow Leopard DVD, and I finally got the beast to boot off of the actual store-bought Apple DVD this time. We'll see if an installation from the original media works any better than one from the USB drive.
---------- Post added at 06:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:40 PM ----------
Gr... that didn't get far at all. I saw the apple logo, and a few seconds later, a "denied" slash symbol appeared over it and I never got past that.
I didn't think other people had so much trouble with this process