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 Mini 9 EFI loader problem - 12-06-2009, 01:47 AM

So I followed this tutorial which is fantastic. I'm fairly computer literate but I'm a mac user at heart so I get a fairly muddled up with drivers and things PC users are used to.How to Install Mac OS X: DellEFI Method My problem enlies that I have 10.5.2 running on my mini, I do the EFI and then attempt the - or -x option and get nothing, I've tried doing the 10.5.7 update first and have had the same problem, I have to use the bootloader to get into the os and after the gray apple load screen pops up I get a blue screen and it just hangs there, forever.
Basically, after attempting the EFI I always get this blue screen freeze of death and I can't even tell if the EFI did it's job for drivers and such (I'm assuming it didn't because it wont boot natively) Does anyone have any recommendations? I've tried about 9 times and the 3-4 hour hard drive copy periods are starting to get to me.
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Default 12-06-2009, 02:10 AM

I would suggest getting a copy of Leo 10.5.6 Retail and use the NBI/NBM instead of the DellEFI method, as it is obsolete and no longer supported.

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
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