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 PLEASE HELP! bootefi problems - 07-11-2011, 02:48 PM

I installed 10.5.7 on a Dell Mini 9 for my daughter and it worked great for a couple years. A few days ago while she was transferring some files the system crashed. Now it gives a "disk1: error" message on startup.

I figured somehow the bootloader got screwed up so I've tried reinstalling it using a USB drive. The bootefi script has four options: EFI, or Darwin X86, and MBR or GUID.

I've tried all the methods, and using the EFI/GUID method, I can at least get to the Mac startup screen (gray apple, spinning wheel) but I can't get it past that.

Am I using the right bootloader? How do I figure out what installation options are right? Any ideas welcomed!
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