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Default Factory Restore - 04-08-2009, 03:42 PM

I successfully installed OS X on my Dell Mini 9 (much thanks to helpful tips in this forum). I would like to restore back to the factory default Linux install on the SSD before inserting my new SSD.

I inserted the Restore disc in my external USB drive, and enter BIOS setup to boot from DVD. It immediately goes to the DellEFI boot screen. I press 'Escape' so I can select my boot options, but it will immediately start loading OS X.

Anyone have any advice on how to get past this so I can install Linux on my factory SSD?

Thanks in advance for the assistance!
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Default Re: Factory Restore - 04-08-2009, 03:56 PM

Make sure USB legacy support is on in the BIOS -- it's required to boot from anything USB. Then press 0 at the Dell logo and you should see a DVD boot option.

Dell Mini 9 | Mac OS X 10.6.2 | 2 Jigabytes RAM | 32 Jigabyte STEC SSD | Bios A05
NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 | USB Legacy Mode off | No camera
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Default Re: Factory Restore - 04-08-2009, 04:10 PM

Ah yes...the USB Legacy support. Completely forgot about that.

Thank you very much for the assistance. I am installing as we speak.
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