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templar templar is offline
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Default Safe Mode /10.5.7 /dellefi1.2a5 - 07-05-2009, 03:11 PM

new here and I have been trying to get my new mini 9 working. I started with the instructions found here used a 10.5.4 retail dvd and it all works to the point that I need to reboot after installing the 10.5.7 combo update. It hangs at the AppleIntelCPUPowermanagent line. I have let it set for well over an hour (I had read to be patient that is sometimes took a while from there).

I am not sure I am getting into safe mode. I have read here to use the -x flag and also hold shift down. Which is correct for dellefi 1.2?

Also any thoughts on what might be wrong? I have tried all the tips I could read here. I have enabled and disabled all the obvious items in the bios. Finally my bios is a04. Is there any advantage to go to a05?

Any and all advice is welcome.

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Default 07-05-2009, 04:40 PM

I had a similar problem. First, make sure your account has a password. In my case, setup assistant didn't run and the account it created had no password. Without a password, sudo commands won't run. I think this is what broke the DSDT patcher for me. I set a password after installing OSX, rebooted with -x (The login screen says safe mode if you got int), and ran DellEFI. After that, it worked. I'm on a 10v so I can't confirm anything about the BIOS. Good luck.

Dell mini 10v: N270, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, A03, no BT, OSX 10.6.1
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templar templar is offline
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Default 07-05-2009, 06:43 PM

My account has a password for certain. I never get to a point that it asks me for anything. It either freezes on the grey apple screen or if I choose the -v option I see it progress to AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement: Initialization Complete and then hangs....

Bought this thing because I had read how easy it was to install OS X and was tired of fooling with an Acer Aspire that runs OS X but had too many compromises...

Oh well I may try to 'locate' a 10.5.6 disk and see if that works...

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Default 07-06-2009, 01:07 AM

I always use the shift key, -x never works for me.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB Runcore | 2 GIGS RAM
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
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templar templar is offline
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Default 07-06-2009, 03:29 AM

After finding a retail 10.5.6 dvd, I repeated the process and it worked as described.

thanks for the suggestions

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