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Arrow *OLD* NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 [testing/discussion] - 12-19-2009, 10:05 PM

This version of NetbookInstaller is outdated. Please see this thread regarding NBI .8.3 Final.


NetbookBootMaker / NetbookInstaller .8.3RC5 is now available and has been posted on the Google Code project page.

Please keep in mind that release candidates are still in development and are under a lot of testing. The .8.3RCs will add support and fix issues, but you should be aware that it may always cause unexpected problems (always keep a backup handy, just in case! ) Release Candidates have not been through extensive and thorough testing before release.

Installation Instructions :
  1. Download the NetbookInstaller .8.3RC5
  2. Run NBI .8.3RC5 using the options you prefer
  3. Reboot your Mini
Remember to always run NBI after any major OSX update!

[for more detailed installation instructions for those who are not simply updating their current OSX installation... please see Mechdrew's site (link in my signature -- replacing any links to NetbookInstaller/NetbookBootMaker with the version you wish to use)]

This new version of NetbookInstaller includes the following changes:

All Netbooks

  • Updated chameleon patch to enhance the 10.6.2 kernel support (makes it non 10.6.2 specific).
  • Chameleon patch to determine the native lcd resolution (via edid)
  • Chameleon patch to incoperate the 915resolution program for intel GPU's
  • Fixed DSDT generation bug introduced in RC4.
  • Mirroring off command located at /Extra/bin/mirroring.
  • Replaces OpenHaltRestart.kext with OSXRestart.kext. Fixes restart after sleep issue.
  • Updated to FakeSMC v2.5 from netkas.
  • Updated so that it no longer becomes unresponsive.
Dell Mini 10v
  • Temporary fix for the A06 bios.
Dell Mini 9
  • Updated audio for the Mini 9. This is a temporary fix and will change in the future.
GMA500 Netbooks
  • Included VaioPEnabler.kext to set the graphics framebuffer on bootup. This has not been tested

Please see Meklort's Blog for further information and details!!**

Other Thoughts :

Remember to report any and all bugs you encounter to the Google Code bug tracker. This allows us to track issues with NetbookInstaller and keep up on fixing any bugs.

(It is extremely hard to remember bugs reported on the forums and is nearly impossible to keep up with all of the discussions. The forums are a great place to discuss problems and talk with other members about possible fixes, but you should always submit a bug report so that your issues are no overlooked)

Also, all discussions relating to .8.3RC5 belong in the Development section of the forums until further notice.

Finally, remember to support your developers for their hard work and time invested into the project

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Default 12-19-2009, 10:17 PM

Thanks, works great here.

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Default 12-19-2009, 10:17 PM

Sounds like a solid release just in time for Xmas! Thank you very much Meklort for all of your hard work, and to bmcclure937 for the heads up!
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Default 12-19-2009, 10:52 PM

Awesome thank you xD

Meklort, does the release imply we can expect an internal mic fix for the mini9 soon? I'm sure a lot of people are, like me, awaiting such a fix before switching to SL.
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Default 12-19-2009, 11:43 PM

Thanks very much for the effort on the release. Works well for me. Once again, the work put in is extremely appreciated.

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Default 12-19-2009, 11:48 PM

<3 the new bootloader Look much more like a real mac (something that bothered me for the longest time). Boot times also seem a bit faster

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Default 12-20-2009, 12:28 AM

I am sitting in an airport bored. I am gonna be ballsy and attempt to install RC5 while I have no backup Mac to fix anything should anything go wrong

Good work!

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Default 12-20-2009, 12:34 AM

I installed NBI RC5, and it worked fine. When I installed NBM RC5 to get my iwndows partition back... my OS X audio stopped working x.o;

I'm running a 10v.
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Default 12-20-2009, 12:50 AM

Originally Posted by Karai View Post
I installed NBI RC5, and it worked fine. When I installed NBM RC5 to get my iwndows partition back... my OS X audio stopped working x.o;
Why did you run NBBM? That's why your audio is missing. It doesn't fix the Windows partition.

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Default 12-20-2009, 01:01 AM

Thanks very much. Awesome job. Does boot and load faster ???
I tried RC5 and because of the internal mike not working yet I went back to RC4 and the previous patched AppleHDA and the unpatched IOAudioFamily.kext .
I did not rerun RC4, so I have the new bootloader and swapped the "new" Extra with the "old" Extra and rerun UpdateExtra.

A few questions:
1) I like the "AdditionalExtensions" folder. Does it mean that I could put VoodooPowerMini.kext and any 3rd party ext. into it?
2) Does RC5 bring back AppleIntelPIIXata.kext back? It was not in RC4.
3) VaioPEnabled.kext is in Mini9Ext. Is this a mistake?


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