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Join Date: May 2010
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10-03-2011, 02:58 AM
this error may be due to the slight difference in the usb's format. doing it in the windows environment yields a different format other than Mac OS X extended (journaled), can't think of it off hand; but the method i linked to uses that particular format, so the NBI, might look for it specifically as well.
I agree w/ the post suggesting you find a friend with a machine running OS X 10.6.x; that would be the easiest solution. but following my guide, as linked to on my earlier reply will work just fine as well, and really, it's less painful than you might think.
also, once you've gotten 10.6.3 on your mini, you can use it to create a new install USB, if you'd like to keep a back up, this would eliminate the need for the second key containing the NBI.
so i just thought of something else. it occurs to me that i have multiple versions of OS X on my mac Pro. reason being i have a couple of pieces of software that refused to run under the latest release, so i had to revert.
point being; you can upgrade one of your 'real macs' to 10.6.3 by using external USB drive; run 10.6.3 off of that drive to prep your flash-drive for the mini. (it does feel rather cumbersome to even consider this, but if all else fails, it is an option)
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