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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Join Date: Mar 2009
05-17-2011, 03:25 AM
1. You will need to buy a copy of Snow Leopard either at a brick and mortar store like Best Buy, or order it online from Apple, Amazon, etc. There is no legal source to download it that I am aware of.
An 8 gig SansDisk will hold the contents of the DVD, other brands are a crap shoot. Some are labeled as 8 gigs, but after formatting and partitioning they aren't really 8 gigs.
2. You will be formatting and partitioning the drive (or should be, IMO) to a GUID partition table, everything should be overwritten, and even if it isn't, I don't know of a Windows virus that will cause a problem on a Mac, so far.
If you are really worried about it, you can download a free version of ZoneAlarm and run that on your Windows install to be sure. I really wouldn't bother though.
3. SSD=Solid State Drive, basically it is a replacement for the hard drive using solid state memory. No moving parts, less battery drain in theory. 16 gigs is plenty of room for SL and all the updates.
You will need to use NetBookMaker to make your USB thumb drive bootable and to complete your Hackintosh. If you haven't already, check out this guide-
GUIDE: Installing OS X on your MINI with a mac (revisited)
Best of luck with your mini.
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