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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maxim tomato maxim tomato is offline
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Default Failed USB ports - 06-25-2010, 05:31 PM

Hey, guys. New to the forum, so I apologize if this question has been asked before. After a quick search, I didn't see a similar issue.

I have a dell mini 9, and I proceeded to install OSX on it last night. Now, the USB ports don't read my flash drives or my external hard drive. The strange thing is that I can look at the system profiler, and my USB devices show up there, but I they aren't visible in the disk utility or in finder. Any thoughts? Has anybody ever had a similar problem and found a solution? Thanks in advance.
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Default 06-26-2010, 12:14 PM

Are your flash drives formatted for NTFS? If so, OSX can't read them.

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
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Default 07-29-2010, 03:35 PM

Im having the exact same problem. Anyone come up with a solution to this yet?
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Default 07-29-2010, 04:43 PM

Look at post number 2, make sure they are formatted in the FAT file system and not NTFS.

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Default 07-30-2010, 03:05 PM

If you want/need NTFS on OSX, ask google for "NTFS-2G" and "FUSE".
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