I finally managed to install OSX 10.6.3 retail on a Dell mini 9 with 8Gb SSD
following this guide:
os-x-10-6-3-retail-dvd-usb-no-mac-guide (i am not yet allowed to post links, google knows the url) using NetBookInstaller and two USB thumb drives, one 16Gb and one smaller.
Even when deselecting drivers and languages, at least 8.8Gb are required, so I installed OSX on an external HD (GUID partitioned, MAC journaled). It went fine. I can boot from the external HD, and everything I tested up to now works fine (WIFI, sound, camera, touchpad), NOT ONE SINGLE tweaking required
I copied the content of the external HD onto the internal HD using carbonclonecopy, it appeared fine, disk space used on the internal SSD
~5Gb. The amount of data copied given by CCC is ~8Gb. Fearing a lack of disk-space and an abortion of the copying process, I deleted the Library/printer folders for Canon, brother and epson printers, which freed up 0.5 Gb.
Now, everything looks fine, but the Dell mini doesn't boot from the internal HD: "no Operating system found"
I had the same message during the install-process whe I corrupted the existing ubuntu-installation by force-aborting the OSX-installation. But then, the internal SSD
really didn't have an OS. Now, ther appears to be a working installation, but it is not recognized?
Disk utility "check disk" and "check rights" both reveal nothing anormal.
is defectuous (improbable as linux worked fine after reinstalling it after corruption)
is not bootable (but why), not "active" or anything like that
-I did something wrong selecting the ccc parameters (GUID and mac journaled, as for the external one), but which?