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Only boots in safe mode, both Type11 and DellEFI method - 08-13-2009, 01:29 AM
My brother and I bought matching Dell Mini 9s.
I used the Type11 method (from here: How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook - Dell mini 9 hackintosh guide - Gizmodo) whilst my brother used the DellEFI method: Guide Method 1 - Single USB Drive (Mac-only) | DellEFI | mechdrew)
We've both updated to 10.5.7, and neither of us can boot normally, only in safe mode. I've tried re-installing the extensions via DellEFI 1.1 or 1.2a5 a million times, disabling legacy USB in the BIOS, removing/re-installing the dsdt.aml file, etc.
The fact that my brother has the same machine and used a different method, and the fact we can both boot in safe mode, makes me think there's some little common detail the guides aren't addressing, maybe some recent Dell Mini 9s have different settings than the ones that were shipping in Jan/Feb?
Anyway, when I boot with "-v" this is the last line I see:
After that the screen goes blue and stays blue permanently. (Well...at least 6 minutes, I give up eventually)
We both used the same model of USB thumb drive, and the same OS X 10.5 DVD to create our installations. I should point out that the DellEFI app always warns "It does not appear that you are running this application on a Dell Mini 9" when launched.
Any help is appreciated!
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