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

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
Sneakysneaky32 Sneakysneaky32 is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Exclamation Unable to enter Safe mode w/ DellEFI 1.2a5 - 10-21-2009, 08:01 PM

I have a Dell Mini 9, OSx 10.5.8, and DellEFI 1.2a5. I can get to the gray screen with the apple logo, but the wheel just spins and then a warning icon pops up. I have tried to hold down the shift key to enter safe mode many different times (Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before), but my computer does not produce a start-up tone
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
underwhelmed underwhelmed is offline
Posts: 1,375
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Default 10-21-2009, 08:13 PM

Just boot up holding the shift key the entire time, until it boots into safe mode.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB Runcore | 2 GIGS RAM
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
Functioning Hibernation

Back up Mini 9| OS X 10.6.7| NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB SuperTalent | 2 GIGS RAM
Reply With Quote

dell mini 9, dellefi, osx, safe boot

« have question about install | Everything works until I close my lid! »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016