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Join Date: Apr 2009
Help - Netbook Installer problem Mini 9 OSX "Can't Find mach_kernel.10.5.6" - 09-28-2009, 08:33 AM
So tonight I was trying to do a fresh reinstall of OSX Leopard on my Dell Mini so I followed the NetbookInstaller guide step by step from here: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...n-via-mac.html
It seemed to work alright but when I did my final restart after running NetbookInstaller after the combo update it now comes to the gray screen with my hard drive partition and when I hit enter it says "Can't find mach_kernel.10.5.6"
Now it also won't recognize my usb install disk so I am concerned that it may be dead for me.
I noticed that in the guide there were a couple of discrepancies like:
-in the instructions it says Chameleon RC2 but the only option I had after download was Chameleon RC3
-and the obvious was that it seems like it is searching for the kernel for 10.5.6 but the article links to the download for the 10.5.8 combo update
Is there a way to clear this out and start again or does this mean that the SSD is screwed?
Any help is appreciated!
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-30-2009, 11:07 PM
I had the same problem today, and fixed it this way:
1. During boot, press any key during the progress bar meltdown.
2. Type "mach_kernel" (no quotes) and hit Enter. Your typing should appear in the lower-left corner. The machine should boot into safe mode.
3. Log in and get to your desktop.
4. Edit the /Extras/com.apple.Boot.plist file (a short text file). Replace the text "mach_kernel.10.5.6" with "mach_kernel".
5. Save the file and reboot.
All is well. I found these instructions here.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
10-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Which version of NetbookInstaller are you using when experiencing these issues?
The latest Release Candidate (.8.3 RC2) should fix this... but this is still in testing
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