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Join Date: Jan 2009
03-31-2010, 11:39 AM
OK. Thought this may be useful to others.
I have a Mini9 with 8Gb SSD and 16Gb SDHC, 2GB Ram.
I failed to be able to run either the 10.6.3 update or the combo update, as the install failed every time with installation error as I reported on my previous post.
I re-cloned my 10.6.2 working copy (that had NetbookInstaller 0.8.4RC1 installed and working) to an external USB HDD. (Interestingly, my Mini9 trackpad and external mouse is almost unusable when I have this LaCie USB drive plugged in - like an interrupt conflict)
I re-ran NBI on the USB just to be sure.
I then rebooted from the USB (enabled Legacy USB in Bios)
I then ran the 10.6.3 Combo update on the external HDD
All installed well, finished installing, went to purple night desktop image for a few minutes and then restarted
Chose the USB drive again.
NBI ran for about 8 minutes
Mini9 restarted and all was OK
Patched the AboutthisMAC
Ran CarbonCopyCloner again to image the USB HDD to my SSD
Restarted the Mini9 and all was fine
Finally, I ran Bikinifarm's fix for Audio
Dell Mini 9 Audio with Microphone without VoodooHDA (Snow 10.6.2)
I now have an 8Gb Mini9, running 10.6.3, with working sound and microphone!
Well done to Meklort and others.
Join Date: Jul 2009
03-31-2010, 03:30 PM
I don't know if this was answered but to boot into recovery hold shift and when you get to the menu type in "recovery=y" then hit enter (you should see your typing at the bottom left hand corner of the screen)
It booted to the desktop for me, I'm running NBI again and hopefully it fixes the kernal panics.
Join Date: Feb 2010
03-31-2010, 03:35 PM
after installing the new nbi version the update worked just fine.
but it was a long process, took something about one or two hours.
only problem now is, that my windows 7 usb stick wont boot and that while tipping this the first time a message appeard that tells me to reboot my computer instantly.
Join Date: Oct 2009
03-31-2010, 05:06 PM
on this update thread, I tried to learn if bootable SL USB drive can be 'upgraded' with Netbootmaker 0.8.4 but I have not found any info-
so my thinking is better not risk it-just going to restore SL retail disk to USB fresh and hit it with newer NetBootMaker 0.8.4rc1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
03-31-2010, 05:21 PM
Meklort's Blog | NBI Google Code Page | osx.mechdrew.com -- the best OSX installation guides
Join Date: Aug 2009
03-31-2010, 05:42 PM
Tried to do an update using the newest NBI. It installed fine and the system rebooted to 10.6.2 ok but doing any update, either with the built-in software update function or downloading and installing the combo resulted in a vegetable, non-booting system. Just getting a "boot0: error" message on the screen.
It may have something to do with my 32gb internal SSD not being big enough to handle the size of both the existing 10.6.2 and the added burden of the update (saw a quick flashing bit on the screen that seemed to say something about something being too large).
Anyway it's on to Kubuntu (nice new look on that one).
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