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Join Date: Feb 2010
For Those Who Didn't Run NBI Prior To Updating - 11-03-2010, 03:05 PM
I just stupidly didn't run the NetBook Installer prior to updating my Mini 10v from 10.6.2 to 10.6.4. Yes, I knew that I needed to do it, but I was distracted, and I just didn't. I know there are a number of you out there who have experienced the same shame as I and are looking for solutions when the "recovery=y" trick doesn't give you any kernel panic love.
(The fun part was that my Time Machine backups had been unable to complete for the past week, I didn't have time to deal with the situation, and so there were a few items (primarily photos of the kids) that I'd lose if I did a total wipe and reinstall of EVERYTHING.)
And, if you're like me, you're trying to cobble together a bunch of the answers you're reading on this forum to figure out how to get back up and running. And it's rather frustrating.
Here's what I did (this assumes you have access to another Mac, which I know isn't always the case. . . but shouldn't every household have two OS X devices?):
1) Follow the instructions here (How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook) that you may originally have used to get the OS X goodness onto your netbook in the first place to create a USB stick that will allow you to install Snow Leopard. You're going to follow this all the way to Step 15.
2) However, when it gets to Step 16, where you choose to clear the existing data on the hard drive, I wasn't even presented with the option. Or, at least I couldn't find it anywhere. Yes, I looked. I just let the OS X installer install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on my Mini 10v (as I've seen referenced in a few other posts). The trick here is swallowing hard and trusting that the install won't overwrite your existing data.
3) When the install was done and the computer restarted, I had a fully-functional Mini 10v running 10.6.
4) Install the NetBook Installer on your computer, and run it prior to updating to 10.6.4, as you know you should have done prior to attempting the upgrade in the first place.
That's my experience. Your mileage may vary. Hope this helps somebody out there who, like I, was just barely capable enough to get your netbook hackintoshed in the first place but who didn't have enough of a tech brain to resolve the kernel panic issue.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
11-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Register just want to thank you all of you .... I have mini 910, BIOS v.06
I've installed OSX 10.6.0 NetbookInstaller 3: Installation via External DVD Drive using NetbookCD | Guides | OS X | mechdrew use this threat
==> Then upgrade to 10.6.3 (Use UpdateCombo 10.6.3) use this one **OFFICIAL** Mac OSX 10.6.3 Update Thread
===> Finally, Upgrade to 10.6.4 use this one (I've follow mobo_mini) - Thank you
Nothing really new to add. Updated successfully, with everything appearing to work properly, using the following steps:
Everything worked good : sleep, battery meter, audio, mic all working.
My mini 9 doesn't have webcam & bluetooth
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