I have a mini9 with the 64gb Runcore SSD
. I have been running 10.5.7 via DellEFI without a hitch for 3 months. Decided tonight to upgrade to OSX 10.6 (SL). Tried the mechdrew version 3 (external dvd drive) install, but the machine never sees the external dvd, just boots right into 10.5.7 off the SSD
. Tried mechdrew method 2 (with two external USB sticks), it doesn't see those either.
So I decided the problem was DellEFI, and booted into safe mode and ran NetbookMaker 0.8.3. RC3, then rebooted. Now I am much worse off. The loader still does not see the USB sitcks or DVD drive, and when it tries to boot up, I get a "Panic" screen with code that tells me in English, German and some other language (Japanese?) to restart the computer. Safe mode doesn't help, neither does forced boot.
What do I do now?
---------- Post added at 07:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:49 AM ----------
OH, forgot to mention that I changed the boot priority in the BIOS every way I could think of (USB first, removable devices first, CD/DVD first, etc.) And the DVD drive has external power.
The machine just isn't seeing any thing but the SSD
on boot. It did see the DVD and hte flash drive when it booted into 10.5.7.