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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2 USB Method Help (Windows) - 09-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Alright, I had issues using the 2 USB method and I also tried the external USB DVD drive method with no luck.
The external DVD Drive method gave me an kernel failure: linux, IIRC.
Now, I do have 2 usb drives so I moved onto that method. A 1 gig stick and an 8 gig stick.
I followed these steps posted by Katte in a smiliar thread:
"You must do this to create the USB bootloader:
1) download the dellminiboot from here: http://mydellmini.com/forum/dell-min...-01-t3464.html
2)unzip it and mount the ISO with a prog like UltraISO, PowerISO, alchool52% (there are a lot)
3)copy the content of the ISO (NOT the ISO itself) on your USB pen.
4) download the syslinux program and unzip it
5) run dos promp and type syslinux -ma f:
now you have the bootable USB pen to begin the OSX installation (with another 8GB pen or usb DVD reader)
You must not copy the syslinux file on you usb pen. on the pen you must copy the file from the dellminiboot iso (point1-2-3) BEFORE you run prompt to run syslinux -ma f:
Hope it helps"
I've set my Dell Mini 9 to boot from USB storage and it just goes straight to Operating System Not Found upon booting up, pressing '0', and then selecting USB Storage as the boot option.
I've extracted the DellMiniBootISO using PowerISO. I loaded the ISO and copied the files and folders onto the 1 gig stick. I ran the SysLinux trick for my 1 gig stick. I used TransMac to copy my DVD image and OSXDVD to my 8 gig stick which it says to at the bottom of this guide:
Old Full | Guides | OS X | mechdrew
Could anybody offer any ideas as to how to get this moving?
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