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Mini 10 (1010 -not 10v) Cant See Internal Drive - 01-19-2011, 01:48 AM
So I’m trying to install snow leopard on an inspiron mini 10 (1010). This is not the 10v! This is the one that is supposedly incompatible and will never be supported due to the lack of gma500 drivers.
Anyway, I’ve been following many guides, mostly the following link, and I've still come up short on one point.
Mini 10  not 10v Install Help?
The second page of this thread contains step-by-step directions to do what I'm trying to do.
So far I’ve been able to install OSX to the drive externally with the 10.6.2 update. Almost EVERYTHING works! I am quite happy with the compatibility of the system. Wireless worked straight away (unlike ubuntu), audio was a simple kext install away and video is acceptable. Everything works off of usb better than my previous win7 installation. In fact I’m typing this on it right now. :-)
T H E P R O B L E M
I still can’t get the drive to read internally. When I take the drive off of usb and move it to the internal sata connector I get a circle with a cross through it during boot and nothing else happens. It does recognize it in the bootloader though so I know the actual connection and drive are both fine.
I’ve tried numerous variations on the installation process, and different versions of netbookinstaller, netbookbootmaker, and netbookcd. I have installed AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext and the other drivers.
Someone else suggested that the AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext may need to be injected into the netbookbootmaker usb drive and the system reinstalled straight to the internal. Maybe I misunderstood but I moved the AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext to the usb /Extra folder (as per the instruction) and it would still not read from the drive.
I've tried manually installing the AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext to the hard drive as well as using the kext helper.
I am at a loss as to what I should try next. I was hoping to have this ready earlier today (school just started). If I cant get it to work this week I’ll probably need to just restore 'winblows'. I'd rather not do that though as I highly prefer osx.
Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.
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