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Default Does NBM / NBI officially support full install/upgrade to SL? - 10-15-2009, 05:23 AM

I've got a 10v running 10.5.8 nicely with the NBI 0.8.3RC3. I've got the itch to UPGRADE to SL 10.6 then eventually 10.6.1. Searching all around, I don't see official word yet if NBM or NBI supports a fresh install of SL or even an upgrade to SL 10.6 from 10.5.8.

Am I missing an obvious guide/link to steps to make an upgrade happen?
Are the developers (ie mechdrew and gang) still hard at work making miracles happen?

I'm from the land that has no Mac accessible to create a USB key; but there are some steps out there that seem to logically work...

1) On Windows box, use Transmac and create SL .dmg image on a NTFS formatted USB key
2) copy said SL.dmg image over to netbok Mini 10v hd running OSX
3) Use disk util on Mini Netbook running Leopard to create a SL restore USB key...point to SL.dmg file
4) bless USB key with NBM
5) boot netbook to USB key, follow steps to full install or upgrade
6) run NBI to patch
7) fix everything else?

Pretty generic steps, but it is possible this might work. Thoughts?

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Default 10-15-2009, 11:13 AM

If your mini is running OS X, for this discussion and purpose, it is a "Mac." You can use it to make the USB key. All you need is an external dvd drive and an 8 gig key.

If you don't have an external dvd drive, I would recommend an XBOX 360 add on HDDVD drive, Fry's has them for $28 or so, as the format is dead. Works great with the mini. It works with OS X post install also.

NBM/NBI were written because SL required a new install method. I would recommend, based on my experience, as well as others who have posted here, in doing a full fresh install of SL, not just upgrading your 10.5 install.

The SL upgrade disc will allow you to preform a full install. It seems to work better, with fewer issues than an upgrade of an existing install.

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Default 10-15-2009, 12:57 PM

As underwhelmed said... your Mini running OSX 10.5.8 is a Mac.

Once you create your OSX bootkey and patch it with NBM you can simply upgrade your current install from 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard.

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