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OS X SL Install on Dell 10V with Existing XP - 03-04-2010, 05:46 AM
This guide is meant to instruct you on how to install OS X Snow Leopard from a retail CD on a Dell Mini 10V that already has XP preinstalled from Dell to get an XP/OS X dual boot system. It expands on ramyaniv’s original post by integrating step-by-step details from mechdrew’s NetbookInstaller 1 guide NetbookInstaller 1: USB Installation via Mac | Guides | OS X | mechdrew and John Hermann’s “How To. . “ guide on Gizmodo. How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook - Dell mini 10v hackintosh - Gizmodo. Mac Migs, minimalpc, and others also helped fill in many of the gaps for me. In many cases, I cut and pasted the relevant portions from their guides, often verbatim since there was nothing to expand upon or clarify, so I hope this isn’t a problem with them. Disclaimer: This worked for me, but the usual disclaimers reply – your hardware/software versions may be different than mine and this guide may be progressively less relevant over time as new software versions are released. As with all hacks, do at your own risk! Good luck.
What You’ll Need (besides your stock 10v with XP preinstalled):
1. Retail DVD of Max OS X Snow Leopard ($25-30)
2. A USB flash disk at least 8GB in size
3. A Mac machine to create the USB install/boot flash disk. I’ve read it has to be running Leopard or newer – mine was.
4. Mod (“Magic” file from ramyaniv’s post) file that modifies some of the files on the default restore image. This saves some terminal work. Here’s the URL fully typed out: http://cache.gawker.com/assets/image...ow_Leopard.zip
5. Latest version of NetbookBootMaker. Here’s the URL fully typed out:
6. OSInstall file. fast83 was good enough to upload this file to multiple sharing sites. Here they are:
7. EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition. One download link is here:
Easeus Partition Master Home Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com I’m sure you can use another partition program, but these step-by-step instructions are specifically geared toward EASEUS.
Creating the Modified Snow Leopard USB Install/Boot Drive:
On your Leopard or Snow Leopard Mac, create an image of the retail DVD by following these steps:
1. Take your three downloaded files with you to the Mac (if they’re not already there. I downloaded them on my Win7 PC and used the 8GB USB flash disk to take them over to the Mac machine). All of the following steps in this section are taken on the Mac.
2. Unzip the 3 files and put the uncompressed executables in a reachable place on the Mac (I used the Desktop). Insert the Snow Leopard DVD into the Mac optical drive.
3. Open Disk Utility (Applications/Utilities).
4. Select your flash drive from the list on the left. Make sure to select the drive itself, not any partitions you may have written to it before.
5. In the right panel, select the "Partition" screen.
6. From the dropdown menu, select "1 Partition," format is “Mac OS Extended (Journaled), then click "Options" below the partition map.
7. Select "Master Boot Record." This will ensure that your Mini 10v can boot from your flash drive. Select a name for your partition—we’ll use OSX Install —and apply your changes. Keep in mind this will delete anything you have on your flash drive right now, so back it up if you want any files that on it.
8. Once this is done, move from the "Partition" screen to the "Restore" screen in Disk Utility
9. For your Restore Source, select (by dragging) the OS X Install DVD from the left panel. Make sure this is the item called something to the effect of "Mac OS X Install DVD," not "Optiarc DVD" or some other hardware title. For the destination, drag your newly-prepared OSX Install partition over. Click the Restore button. Enter your password if necessary and wait anywhere between 25min to 2hrs for it to finish.
10. When restoration is finished, close Disk Utility and eject the Snow Leopard DVD.
11. Run the Mod/Magic file you downloaded and uncompressed earlier. It appears to be a utility for another purpose (Gigabyte w/Nvidia this and that), but run it anyway on the USB disk.
12. Next, run the NetbookBootMaker application. If a warning prompt shows up asking, "Are you sure you want to open it?" click Open.
13. For USB Partition, select OSX Install (i.e. the partition you just created on the USB flash drive).
14. Press "Prepare Boot Drive".
15. Enter your password, then click OK. It can take several minutes to complete, so be patient.
16. On the popup window that says done, click OK, then exit the NetbookBootMaker app.
17. If Finder is not already configured to show hidden files, you’ll need to go to Terminal and enter the following commands:
• defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
• killall Finder
18. Then using Finder, replace the existing OSInstall file in the following path with the modified OSInstall file you downloaded and unzipped earlier: OSXDVD/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/OSInstall
This lets you install OSX on a Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioned drive.
19. Go back to Terminal and enter following commands to have Finder hide hidden files (optional):
• defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
• killall Finder
20. Eject the USB Drive
Performing the OS X Install on your 10V:
0. Make sure your 10V is plugged in and has a reliable power source. Don’t plug in the USB drive yet.
1. Start your netbook and go straight into BIOS. Mini 10V uses “F12” key to enter BIOS before the Dell logo disappears.
2. With the arrow keys, cycle over to the "Advanced" screen, where you'll see a list of options. USB BIOS Legacy support should be ENABLED, as should Bluetooth if you have that module installed. Also set USB Wake from Support to Disabled.
3. Now cycle over to the Boot screen. This is where you tell your 10v which drive to start from. During normal use, this will be the hard drive where your OS is installed. Since we're installing OS X from the USB boot drive, you’ll want to select "USB Storage," and move it to the top by pressing the F6 key.
4. Save all settings before you exit. After exiting it should start up normally into XP.
5. Verify that all hardware, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (if applicable), and camera are functional and turned on.
6. Copy the EASEUS program to your 10v. Unzip it if you haven’t already and install program.
7. Using EASEUS, reduce the size of the XP partition to desired size by using the slider. Specifically, you’ll click on the “C:OS(NTFS)” partition which contains XP, then move your mouse to the very right of the partition indicator, and your cursor will change to different icon. Slide the right side leftward to adjust the partition size down to your desired size. The new area freed up by reducing the XP partition will be labeled as UNALLOCATED.
8. Then select Create Partition option as a PRIMARY partition (not Logical), but leave it UNFORMATTED. The Apply and the program will do its thing and reboot back into XP and give you a confirmation message that it was successful. You’ll format this new partition with Disk Utility during the OS X installation.
9. Shut down 10v. Insert Modified Snow Leopard USB Install/Boot Drive you created in previous section and turn on computer.
10. A gray screen with your USB drive name, icon, and a progress bar should appear. Just let the progress bar run out. You should see a gray screen with an apple logo and the spinning pinwheel will spin for awhile. This may take a few minutes.
11. Once loaded, select your language and press Continue. (Press Enter on your keyboard if you can't see the Continue button.) Press Continue on the Welcome screen, then press Agree on the next screen.
12. Go to Utilities>Disk Utility from the taskbar. Using Disk Utility, name and format the partition you just created earlier with EASEUS (and where you’ll now install OS X) to Mac OS X Extended (Journaled). Specifically, click on the new partition, select the Erase tab, specify a name for the partition, change Format to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” and hit the Erase button. When it is finished, close Disk Utility.
13. Select your newly-formatted drive icon as the installation destination.
14. Press the Customize button, deselect any feature(s) you do not need:
o Additional Fonts - These are only needed for specific languages with special characters.
o Language Translations - These are to translate the OS into different languages. (I deselected just about all of them).
o Printer Drivers (Printer Support on 10.6) - Usually you can find an updated driver for your printer on the Internet, but this can be helpful if you use multiple printers besides your own.
o X11 - You need this if you are going to use GIMP or CrossOver.
o Rosetta (10.6-only) - Rosetta allows you to run applications that were only designed to work on PowerPC-baed Macs (pre-10.4).
o QuickTime 7 (10.6-only) - Useful if you need to watch QuickTime movies that are encoded in older formats.
15. Press OK (10.6), then press Install. Installation can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours. Your 10V should automatically restart when the install is finished.
16. Your first boot will take longer than normal, and your desktop may freeze for minutes at a time. Give it some time to figure everything out. Within about 10 minutes, your desktop should be ready to go.
Running NetBookInstaller and Software Update:
1. Run NetBookInstaller. I had downloaded the 0.8.3 zip file earlier and put the uncompressed file on the same USB boot drive I used for the install. When you get to your desktop screen in OSX, you'll see the boot drive depicted as a hard drive icon in the upper right-hand corner of the desktop. Double-click on it and find your NetBookInstaller app. Double-click on it and select the following settings:
• Target: <your internal drive>
• Install Chameleon 2 NBI bootloader
• Install Dell 10V Extensions
• Regenerate a system specific DSDT.aml file
• <Any other options you would like, the above are necessary.>
a. The Remote CD option was already checked, so I left it checked.
Press Install, enter your password if necessary, and press OK. When installation is complete, press OK and restart your computer.
2. Run Apple Software Update (accessible from the Apple icon in the Menu Bar) – in my case, 10.6.2 combo update was there, as well as Safari, iTunes and 1-2 other updates. You may need to run this a couple of times. Before upgrading to 10.6.2 combo update, just make sure you’ve run NetBookInstaller and rebooted immediately before.
3. After everything is updated, including update 10.6.2, run NetBookInstaller again and reboot. You should be done now.
What You’ll See When You Boot Up and How to Get to Each OS:
When you reboot or turn on your computer, you’ll briefly see a spinning DOS-like cursor in the upper left-hand corner, followed by a hard drive icon of your OS X partition with a decreasing timer depicted as a progress bar. If you let it go all the way down, OS X will be selected automatically.
If you hit the SHIFT key prior to the timer expiring, multiple hard drive icons will appear: One for XP (mine was called OS), one for OS X, and in my case a 3rd one which was a remnant that I never bothered checking out. Select the one you want with the arrow keys and hit enter. You should boot up into the desired OS.
That should be about it. Hopefully it went smoothly for you.
Join Date: Mar 2009
03-05-2010, 05:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
03-05-2010, 11:26 PM
When you used EASEUS, did you create a partition as primary and leave it unformatted? It sounds like you formatted OK, so maybe more likely issue#2.
For issue#2, did you swap the original OSInstall file in that long path with the new one? This is the step that allows you to install OS X on a MBR drive. The link I posted to get this file is no longer valid I believe, so if you need the file, let me know.
Join Date: Mar 2010
03-12-2010, 06:26 PM
I followed these instructions and got Snow leopard installed while saving my original XP install.
But, I now have a problem: I can't boot windows.
After the snow leopard installation completed, only windows would boot. I then made the OSX partition active and now have OSX booting fine. But, when I select my windows partition to boot from chameleon, it stops at a windows xp screen just prior to loading the desktop.
Join Date: Mar 2010
03-16-2010, 12:55 AM
when setting up my OSX install USB i am having a problem with netbookbootmaker. when i press "Prepare Boot Drive", i get the message that the program has quit unexpectedly. i also noticed that the name of my USB partition has changed from OSX install to Mac OS X Install DVD after the restoration process.
any ideas on the problem?
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