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Max_Carnage 09-23-2009 11:02 AM

Yes. And no. I was having an intermittent problem with wifi after sleep, so I downgraded the BIOS. But it turned out not to be at fault.

jacques1171 09-23-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grc (Post 104027)
Stripping down seems a bit of a faff, could one not use an Intel mac to install to an external USB disk, then boot the external USB disk on the mini 10v instead of transferring the disk over?

Could then something like Super Duper or Chronosync be used to transfer the bootable partition back to the internal drive?

You can do it that way, I have tried it with disk utility on my intel mac it worked but I have a 320 GB hard drive full of stuff on my mini 10 and the process took 9 hours, with stripping the hard drive the process took less than 40 minutes.

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Just an update I tried NBI 0.8.3 RC1 on my mini 10v (A06 BIOS) and the result is not to great I would recommend waiting. (use NBI 0.8.2 for now)

With NBI 0.8.2 the only issues I had was
-orange hard drive icon
-no sound after sleep

With NBI 0.8.3 rc1 the issues is as follows
-no sound after sleep but hard drive icons are sorted
-no bluetooth after sleep
-weak wifi signal after sleep
-no restart after sleep

lugesm 09-23-2009 02:33 PM

Not sure what you mean by "hard drive icons are sorted"

Can you describe more clearly?

Thanks

jacques1171 09-23-2009 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lugesm (Post 104079)
Not sure what you mean by "hard drive icons are sorted"

Can you describe more clearly?

Thanks


Yes everyone has been having the problem with the hard drive showing up in orange (the way a external drive would show up) the problem was on all the SL upgrade on the mini 9 and mini 10 regardless of BIOS version with NBI 0.8.3 rc1 it now looks like a proper hard drive icon (the grey icon)

ed_vh 09-23-2009 04:46 PM

Does this work with 10.5.8?
 
Does this method just work with snow leopard or will it work just as well with leopard. I don't fancy downgrading the bios from A06 and don't want to fork out for snow leopard.

Thanks

jacques1171 09-23-2009 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ed_vh (Post 104124)
Does this method just work with snow leopard or will it work just as well with leopard. I don't fancy downgrading the bios from A06 and don't want to fork out for snow leopard.

Thanks

Yes it works with Leopard.

ed_vh 09-23-2009 08:11 PM

Great, thanks, i will give this a go as soon as the 10v arrives!

I presume I can do all the updates from 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 while the 10v's HDD is connected to my intel mac. Is that right? Then just do the netbookmaker prior to the swap back to the mini. Or would I be better to do the updates once the HDD is back in the mini?

utDarkViper 09-24-2009 12:01 PM

Jaques1171, I noticed in your sig that your Mini 10 has 10.6, but your Mini 9 has the 10.6.1. Are there problems upgrading to 10.6.1 on the Mini 10?

jacques1171 09-24-2009 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by utDarkViper (Post 104391)
Jaques1171, I noticed in your sig that your Mini 10 has 10.6, but your Mini 9 has the 10.6.1. Are there problems upgrading to 10.6.1 on the Mini 10?

Sorry I have not updated my sig yet I have 10.6.1 on my mini 10v.

jacques1171 09-24-2009 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ed_vh (Post 104187)
Great, thanks, i will give this a go as soon as the 10v arrives!

I presume I can do all the updates from 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 while the 10v's HDD is connected to my intel mac. Is that right? Then just do the netbookmaker prior to the swap back to the mini. Or would I be better to do the updates once the HDD is back in the mini?

Correct do all the updates while the HD is still connected to your intel mac, It's faster that way, then the NBM before the swap back, move over music, video, apps or any files you want it's quicker than doing it afterwords.


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