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Default NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 Final (Official Release) - 12-25-2009, 08:03 AM

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

Installation Instructions :
  1. Restore OSX DVD (10.5.x or 10.6) to USB drive
  2. Run NetbookBootMaker (this version) to patch the USB
  3. Make sure Legacy USB is enabled in BIOS (for booting from USB)
  4. Boot Mini (9 or 10v) to patched Install USB [note, if "pinwheel of death" appears... wait up to 10 minutes. if not, reboot to USB]
  5. Install OSX 10.5.x, OSX 10.6.x or upgrade from 10.5.x to 10.6
  6. Once the installation has completed remove your USB drive and reboot
  7. Enjoy OSX on your Mini!
[let me remind you that it is always a good idea to check/repair permissions after any OS upgrade. you can do this with Disk Utility or applications such as OnyX]

Upgrade Instructions :
  1. Download the NetbookInstaller .8.3 Final
  2. Run NBI .8.3 Final 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)]


NetbookInstaller .8.3 Final includes many changes. Please see the change log on the Google Code page.

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Also 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 not overlooked)

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

NBI and NBM downloads | Meklort's Blog | Meklort's Announcement


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This version of NetbookBootMaker / NetbookInstaller is now the latest official release and any development or questions should be based upon this current release.

Enjoy!!

-BMC-


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Default 12-25-2009, 08:58 AM

Going to give this a try.

Be back after the update.

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Update.

Seems that it went well.
Thanks for the updates .


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Default 12-25-2009, 12:09 PM

Hi,

i just ran 0.8.3 over 0.8.3 rc5 and now mini is in the reboot loop. I guess I was not supposed to upgrade this way. Any way i can fix it or do i need to reinstall everything? Thanks for help!
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Default 12-25-2009, 01:07 PM

I cannot boot anymore with this bootmaker
I just see "boot0: error" on boot screen
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Default 12-25-2009, 02:18 PM

Ran 0.8.3Final over 0.8.3RC4 on 10V with SL10.6.2. After reboot, it gets into a endless loop like previous posts. Was able to recover by running installation USB with 0.8.3RC4 and reinstalling 0.8.3RC4 with Netbootinstaller.
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Default 12-25-2009, 02:36 PM

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Hi,

i just ran 0.8.3 over 0.8.3 rc5 and now mini is in the reboot loop. I guess I was not supposed to upgrade this way. Any way i can fix it or do i need to reinstall everything? Thanks for help!

same here. :'(


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Default 12-25-2009, 03:23 PM

Sorry, I broke something (the one thing I don't test correctly...)
New, working, downloads should be up soon.

EDIT: Up now, should be working...


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Default 12-25-2009, 05:05 PM

see my post under Mac OS X Development

Had success with installing NetbookInstaller 0.8.3alpha over 0.8.3RC4.

Prep old install USB with NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3alpha --> install USB will not boot.
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Default 12-25-2009, 05:32 PM

I have installed the updated 0.8.3 directly from Mac to SSD/HDD. I don't have reboot loop anymore, mini seems to be starting but then gets stuck on the apple and pin wheel screen. The same happens in the safe mode. Please advise. Thanks!

---------- Post added at 05:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:27 PM ----------

in verbose mode the boot process stops at the message "SMC is stuck and cannot recover". Hope it helps.
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Default 12-25-2009, 07:52 PM

Everyone, please redownload the software, it has been fixed and will be able to repair any damage that was done before. I had to use it myself to fix my bootloader. It works this time.


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