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: Jul 2009
From 10.6 to 10.6.8 (My Way) - 07-14-2011, 06:01 PM
I went from 10.6 to 10.6.8 by:
1. Installing 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
My way is to use Netbook CD, swap the disc with the OSX one & proceed. Then I format the hard drive using Disk Utility & customize my installation.
Like usual, it "fails" & I reboot using Netbook CD, one last time to avoid the Operating System not found error.
Note: I have read that I don't have to run Netbook CD after OSX installs, but it works for me.
2. Finishing Setup & running Netbook Installer ...51.
3. Rebooting (just to make sure everything is working because some things are disabled on my 1st run every time).
4. Installing 10.6.8 Combo Update & restarting like it says.
Note: This step is very very crucial, if you're going from 10.6 straight to 10.6.8!
5. Waiting for the system to reboot & Netbook Installer to run automatically.
6. Getting the reboot loop because at least with the loop, I was able to use recovery = y after holding down the SHIFT key at the gray screen with my hard drive name on it.
7. Installing the legacy 10.6.8 kernel and running NBI...51 again before rebooting.
Found in post #9 by esecabron in the following thread: 10.6.8 ... ruh roh.
8. Okay.... 2 Things I saw were not working: Mic & Sleep
To re-enable sleep, refer to post #7 by dchao in the following thread: An Easy 10.6.8 Update
(Link gives the details of Kext Helper & installing the SleepEnabler kext.)
Note: On an install using the 10.6.8 Combo Update v1.1, using Kext Helper to install the SleepEnabler kext worked. However, before I could reboot I had to force quit the app & wait until it actually closed. I also ejected anything that I had attached to the Mini 9.
It didn't seem like anything to really worry about though because after the reboot, sleep worked.
I don't know if this slight glitch was encountered in the original Combo Update.
For the mic, we'll go with the suggestion in post #3 of this thread.
9. Odds & Ends
If NBI51 gives you the unsupported hardware message, you can fix it by referring to post #10 by dchao in the same thread listed in step #8: An Easy 10.6.8 Update
Note: Look carefully & place it in the right section!
That's it! Rather, I should say this worked for me.
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07-19-2011, 03:27 PM
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