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Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: A little help - 04-17-2009, 04:05 PM
DellEFI, DellMiniBoot, and the "Type11" installer are all different things.
The "Type11" install method has been superceded by the DellMiniBoot method.
DellEFI is a program you run immediately after having successfully installed OS X with the DellMiniBoot method. DellEFI installs some drivers to make things like sound and screen resolution work correctly in OS X.
I recommend reading the excellent procedure written by mechdrew, found here:
Apparently the gurus are working on something called DellEFIBootMaker to simply the process of making the bootable USB stick, but in my opinion it's just as easy to make the bootable USB stick using mechdrew's procedure.
You can update the Mac OS software using the Software Update feature that's built into OS X. Simply look under the Apple icon in the menu bar.
Make sure the Mini's WiFi is turned on before you install OS X. Some people, including myself, had trouble with WiFi not working because we had turned it off prior to installing OS X.
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