I have done a complete install twice tonight using NBI 1 twice and have had the same outcome. The mac os x install goes fine using nbi 0.8.3 (I had prepared this for my installation of sl on my mini 10v; the mini 9 belongs to my daughter). The combo 10.6.3 goes fine and then I press the restart button. I wait until the blue progress bar comes on and hit the space key. As per the instruction, I type -x.
Nothing happens; the computer does not try to boot into safe mode. It says boot: -x in the bottom left hand corner but nothing happens. The screen remains static with the icons for the mini9 ssd
and the usb key sitting in the middle.
I tried hitting enter but I got one of those horrible black screens that says "You need to restart your computer" in four languages. I try letting it boot instead of interrupting to type -x but it goes to that black screen.