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canada eh canada eh is offline
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Default Dual boot SL with ubuntu 9.10 - 12-22-2009, 05:12 AM

I want to dual boot my mini 10v with os x already installed. I have a system with only os x on it with no extra unallocated space (that I know of). So what steps would i have to go through to do this? I tried to boot from my flash drive earlier and it didn't come up in the boot menu, but it would run fine on my brothers hp mini 1116nr.

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OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2
A04 Bios
160gb HDD
1gb RAM
The rest is pretty generic for 10v's

Thanks alot in advance!

Dell Mini 10v Hackintosh 10.6.2 160gb hard drive 2gb RAM
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Default 12-22-2009, 05:47 PM

My plan for your case,
1. restore your osx to an external media
2. boot from USB with your available bootable osx USB
3. re-partition your hard drive into what you want it to be
4. restore your backup version of osx from (1) above back into downsized HDD partition.
5. re-run NBI and install chameleon.
6. install ubuntu
7. put GRUB under ubuntu /

It sounds to be a safe path to there.

Mini10v| 2GRAM| 160GB| BT(Added)| A05| QuadBoot(SnowLeopard10.6.2,WinXP.SP3,Ubuntu.Deskto p9.10,Moblin2.1)|
USB wake OFF, L support ON| NBI 8.2 -> NBI 083RC3 -> NBI 083RC4-> NBI 083Final
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Default Same boat ... - 12-25-2009, 01:36 PM

I'm in the same situation as Canada eh. I'd like to put ubuntu or mint on my dell mini 10v with snow leopard.

I've got the same basic specs but I've got BIOS A06 ...

Can't I just partition my hard drive without doing the reinstall?

Mini10v, BIOS A06, 160Gb HDD, 1Gb RAM, OSX 10.6.1, NBI .8.3 RC3, USB Legacy Off, USB Wake Off, BlueTooth,
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