Hi all, I'm fairly new to these forums but I know this is the place to go for some dire assistance. I recently created a pretty little Dell mini 9 hackintosh using the helpful USB installation guide from MechDrew. I had everything working in pristine condition using 10.5.8, until one day, the bootloader stopped functioning and it just kept on power cycling past the spinning wheel of death.
I tried everything I could think of, from trying to force boot, boot without kernal extentions, among various other commands. To no avail, I then tried to reformat the SSD
and try again with maybe snow leopard. I formatted and partitioned my flash drive once again with a retail copy of snow leopard restored onto it along with netbook bootmaker alpha. I booted from the USB and got to the installation welcome screen, and here's where I'm stuck..
when I try to use disk utility to erase/restore/ or even re-partition as a mac osx journeled drive, it keeps giving me an error message, invalid path/source.. I also tried installing a fresh copy over the partition but the install won't even recognize the drive.
maybe i'm missing something small here, but all the same, what I would like to do is to wipe the SSD
clean and start with a fresh install? Any Ideas?