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Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Type11 v7.8 ISO Posted - 01-14-2009, 04:38 AM
think it worked for some people but the main thing was not running it from the cd usb might have been a different deal.
It should not have affected sleep. Have you tuned off usb wake and usb legacy in the bios that is the main problem for no sleep
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Type11 v7.8 ISO Posted - 01-14-2009, 07:57 AM
My apologies in advance if this is a dumb question.
In the 7.8 V in cdfiles it seems there is a way to install a custom Dell OSX png file for custom Boot screen. How is this installed? Can it be installed with out the DVD?
Type!! thanks SSSOOO much for assembling this in such as easy manner and thanks to all that has contributed. Nice charity to choose by the way!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Type11 v7.8 ISO Posted - 01-14-2009, 01:55 PM
I installed Mac OS X on my new Dell Mini 9 last night. I have a RunCore drive which I connected to my homemade Mac to do the install via a USB cable using one of the Leopard Family Pack licenses I own. I did this for convenience, since I don't have an external CD drive (see below though...). While Leopard loaded onto the SSD fine and I was able to upgrade to 10.5.6 easily and boot on my desktop, I ran into multiple problems when moving the SSD over to the Mini 9.
While it appeared that there were some driver problems on the SSD Leopard installation precluding a successful boot off a USB stick, the major problem appeared to be an inability to load the EFI partition using the Miniscript. It kept erroring out. When using the command recommended in the forums to solve this problem:
diskutil eraseVolume "HFS+" "EFI" /dev/disk0s1
I got an error about being unable to dismount the drive. This was very frustrating and I spent several hours trying to get around the problem. In hindsight, I might have been able to if I booted off the computer's internal hard drive and then entered the command from terminal, but that would have still left me with errors on startup... I decided to start from scratch with an external CD/DVD and follow the directions verbatim for a clean install.
I had to disassemble my computer, pull my SATA CD/DVD drive and connect it via a SATA->USB adapter I had at home. Then I booted off the CD, went to the Leopard DVD, reformatted the drive, and installed Leopard (again) onto the SSD. Then I restarted with the CD and booted using the SSD. After using the Combo Updater to upgrade to 10.5.6, I found that the Miniscript still had a corruption problem with the EFI partition. While concerning, this time I rebooted with the Leopard DVD again, fixed permissions, went to Terminal and the command to blow away the EFI partition was accepted without an error and everything worked from there.
The solution was posted earlier, but bears repeating. The key line I have made red:
One thing I noted during the installation: booting from the CD/DVD was not as easy as it sounds. I had to repeatedly reboot/unplug the USB cord until it picked up the CD/DVD drive when I did the "0" on boot. This sort of problem is mentioned in the forums, but it was more prevalent to me than it appears from just reading these instructions. Perhaps it was a manifestation of my CD/DVD player the the SATA->USB connector I have?
Total time on this project was about six hours. About half of that was waiting for the OS to load twice. I've checked out several key functions on the Mini and they all seem to work. Over the next week, I will give it a more thorough testing. After I put my desktop back together. ops:
Thanks to everyone who worked on this project and contributes to these pages. I have learned a lot from your experiences and it made my installation a success, even if it took longer than I would have liked. All the answers to my roadblocks were in the forums. This is a great resource.
iMac G5, 8GB Original iPhone, 30GB 5G iPod, 4GB iPod Nano, 250GB Apple TV
Dell Mini 9, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Leopard OS X
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Type11 v7.8 ISO Posted - 01-14-2009, 04:18 PM
FYI - I still have to disable sleep if I want to boot in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor. I thought that 7.1 let me boot in clamshell regardless of the sleep setting, but I could be imagining things. I'd be up for a regression test if that's safe?
Anyway, I mostly use my mini plugged in so switching sleep on/off every once in a while isn't a big problem.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: Type11 v7.8 ISO Posted - 01-14-2009, 04:34 PM
Just delete the ClamShellDisplay.kext file from /System/Library/Extensions and update your kext cache.
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