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Join Date: Sep 2009
10-08-2010, 01:05 AM
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword." - Matthew 10:34
Join Date: Dec 2009
10-10-2010, 08:02 AM
Maybe its beginners luck but right now I have a mini9 running 10.6.4 and all patches applied.
I started with a 10.5.7 that someone gave me as a xmas gift last year, fearing not being able to figure out how to fix I didnt upgrade anything, but I have been reading here and there.
Yesterday I made the decision to just go for it...
I installed 10.6 on top of 10.5.7 (after I made a CC from 10.5.7) and it seemed to work fine, that gave me courage to wipe the SSD and start clean.
I used this guide:
Dell Mini 10v Installation via USB and Mac | Guides | OS X | mechdrew
eMac PPC 10.5.8 to restore retail 10.6 DVD to 8GB SanDisk USB stick (with U3-didnt delete it) - My mini9 has a 16GB SSD.
MBBM 0.8.4RC1 from that guide didnt work for me (doesn't work with 10.5.7 even though instructions imply it does).
I was stuck at this point and not really wanting to use the non-Mac guide (which at glance looks convoluted), until I found this other thread:
Fresh Install of 10.6.3 from Retail DVD?
Where jamesbarnhill made a file available for download see #8, which is sort of a manual process to copy MBBM to the 8GB USB 10.6 restore copy.
Once that process was done, I was able to boot from the USB stick and proceed to format the SDD and do a clean install of 10.6 (used same method to install on top of 10.5.7).
Initially I didn't use #67 NBI and encountered the kp you all mention, when I upgraded to 10.6.4.
Since it was a fresh install I just wiped the SDD and redid 10.6 install from the USB stick, then installed/ran #67 NBI, then apply the 10.6.4 combo updated I had downloaded a few months ago, and for good measure ran #67 NBI again and rebooted.
There is was 10.6.4 running in the mini9 - no different as any other OS install I have done for the PC, seems everything worked.
Last thing I did was to apply the SU via download one by one and reboot each time, as I was fearing it may fail at some point and wanted to be able to identify which actual upgrade item failed, but none did (latest iTunes/Safari installed).
Now I just need to figure out how to backup what I currently have, before I venture to install the iPhone SDK.
Any ideas on backups? do I use timemachine to do a full backup, and if system is hosed for some reason after SDK install I can just use my usb stick to reload 10.6 and then have timemachine restore the backup (so I can have 10.6.4 plus updates)?
Thanks for all the info.
General Note: I think it would help all people reading these forums in general if each of you either add your setup to your sig file or include system detail in your posts. Half the time, reading that X didnt work makes us all fearful of the process but the reality is we do not even know what system you have, or what custom changes you did to it before the upgrade (some of you do post details but others dont).
eMac G4 | OS X 10.5.8 | 1G RAM
Join Date: Oct 2010
10-10-2010, 04:46 PM
this worked for me as well.
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Join Date: May 2010
10-14-2010, 02:04 AM
How I made a bootable clone flash drive for my mini
I worry if everyone followed your General Note, this would be a long list of success stories - which, however, would be much more encouraging than reading of everyone's failures. Just remember, when it works, many people don't post - it's more often when trouble occurs that the posts are made.
Mini 10v | 1 GB RAM | 160 GB HDD | OSX 10.6.3 | NBI 0.8.4RC1 | BIOS A06 | 6 cell battery | USB Legacy Support Enabled
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