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 SL won't install on Vostro A90 - 10-26-2009, 05:03 AM

I've tried using the NetbookInstaller 1 (USB Installation via Mac) method to install Snow Leopard Retail, but installation always fails at around 33% (Installer tells me to restart).

Before failing, the installer log states errors like: "Failed to verify MediaFiles.pkg" and "Install failed: The installer could not copy the necessary files".

I've tried using both NetBootMaker 083RC3 and 082Final, but installation fails anyway. I've also tried using -x -f, but that failed too.

What am I doing wrong?

My specs:

Dell Vostro A90
2GB Crucial Ram
8GB Sandisk Cruzer Flashdrive

Please help me out; I've been trying all week but nothing seems to work...
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Default 10-28-2009, 10:30 PM

Nevermind... Did the DellEFI method and everything works great.
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Default 10-29-2009, 11:28 PM

SL installed fine on my A90 both with 0.8.2 and 0.8.3 NetBookInstaller packaged.

Not sure why you had issues. It sounds like the data on the USB stick may have been corrupted somehow.

Glad you got it up and going but DellEFI is ancient at this point.

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