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 failed to partition? - 09-02-2011, 04:59 PM

I tried installing Snow Leopard (10.6.3) last night and failed. This was an attempt to install over an existing XPpro, using the mechdrew method 2, and using a windows machine to create the bootable usb.

I think I may have unknowingly ended the partition process while it was in process, and then the installation subsequently failed. I tried to start all over and the bootloader (from the "small" usb) would no longer boot. So my question is two fold -

1. How do I know for certain that the partition / format process is complete? Never installed OS X before.
2. Is it possible to corrupt the flash drives while installing? I would think that since there are replicating installation CDs of some sort, they would be treated as read only by the system.

and finally,

C. Should I reformat/partition the SSD using some other tool before trying to install again? I am thinking to use a Ubuntu Live boot on usb, which I already have and is working.

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Default 09-03-2011, 12:31 AM

Boot the OS X install DVD and use File Utility to reformat/partition the disk.

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Default 09-03-2011, 07:43 AM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
Boot the OS X install DVD and use File Utility to reformat/partition the disk.
It's Disk Utility, not File Utility.
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