Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default Startup Issues OSX on Dell Mini 9 - Help needed - 08-28-2009, 04:21 AM

So here is the deal...

I have:
Dell Mini 9
8gb ssd
1gb ram

Yesterday I installed OS 10.5.4 on the Mini 9 (after some tweaking). It worked fine at first, but the next time I restarted the laptop, it locked up on the grey screen with the apple logo. I had to force the power off and reboot two or three times to get it to boot successfully.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can get this thing to boot reliably? Is it because I only have an 8gb SSD? Is it because I need to install 10.5.8?

During the installation process I followed Mechdrew's instructions. However despite following the directions to the letter, I couldn't install OS X on the Mini 9 because I only had 5.8gb of space left and I needed 6gb. I took a piece from another persons install guide and ended up using terminal to copy a package to the boot disc and then was later able to deselect the DVD player app in order to cut enough space to install OS X.
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