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: Sep 2011
09-06-2011, 11:33 PM
Well I gave 0.8.5pre a shot and now I can see the Mac setup screen. However, it freezes up at the "Do You Already Own a Mac?" part whenever I select "Do not transfer my information now."
I've re-installed and even went back to 0.8.4 but still freezes at the same spot. I'm almost ready to give up. The only issue I can think of would be that I'm running on Bios A00. Gonna try and flash it to A04 and see if that helps at all. If that doesn't work, not sure what else to do.
UPDATE: Ok, so I booted from the USB and typed -x and managed to get past setup and to the desktop. However, when I try to boot from the SSD, it won't boot. Just stops at the grey Apple Screen now. Back to the drawing board.
Join Date: Sep 2011
09-07-2011, 06:36 PM
Will do the BIOS this afternoon and see what happens. After booting off the USB and getting to the Desktop finally, I ran NBI to see if I could get the webcam and sound working. After that it wouldn't even boot from the USB anymore. Just froze at a blue screen after the apple screen.
I find it interesting with me running A00 and using NBI 0.8.5pre that I was able to get the furthest, albeit without sound. The only two differences I can tell from myself and others who've installed successfully (including the guides and posts on this forum), is that I'm running BIOS A00 and prepped my USB install on a Mac running Lion. I've yet to find a post from someone on this forum stating they used MechDrew's and Oscar's guides with A00. Everyone seems to be running A02, A04 or higher.
Join Date: Mar 2009
09-07-2011, 08:27 PM
I would bet that the issue is with you using Lion to prep the USB. I haven't tried it myself(I don't have a Lion machine to try on), but the tools were written for use with 10.6.
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