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Forum: Mac OS X Development 01-15-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,735
Posted By mechdrew
Actually, it was Sparkle that was used...

Actually, it was Sparkle that was used originally. I don't think it ever worked properly for DellEFI, hence one of the reasons it was abandoned.
Forum: Mac OS X Development 01-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,735
Posted By mechdrew
I'm going to say great idea, but also say that I...

I'm going to say great idea, but also say that I don't want it.

An auto update feature was originally included in DellEFI (precursor to NBI) but was removed after it kind of proved useless. With...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-03-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,384
Posted By mechdrew
All WiFi cards that are available to be factory...

All WiFi cards that are available to be factory installed are compatible with OS X. I'm running on a 1397, and the 1510 will work as well.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By mechdrew
Try a 16GB drive, I don't think 8GB will work...

Try a 16GB drive, I don't think 8GB will work anymore.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By mechdrew
Yeah, that should work fine.

Yeah, that should work fine.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By mechdrew
Okay, technically eBay doesn't pull the auction....

Okay, technically eBay doesn't pull the auction. I found that out the hard way with my dispute. I had to actually contact Apple to resolve the issue. See, Apple hires agencies to scour the Internet...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By mechdrew
That lid is just a vinyl decal.

That lid is just a vinyl decal.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By mechdrew
It's illegal. While you are able to get away with...

It's illegal. While you are able to get away with it personally, you can't sell it preinstalled. That's why all the Mac clone companies like Psystar get sued out of existence. eBay will never let you...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,156
Posted By mechdrew
Details, please. What method did you use?

Details, please. What method did you use?
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,513
Posted By mechdrew
Run the latest NetbookInstaller and select the...

Run the latest NetbookInstaller and select the option to reinstall the extensions.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By mechdrew
Wow, you're right! I haven't been looking for it...

Wow, you're right! I haven't been looking for it so I didn't check to see how high the prices have become. Well, keep an eye out for sales then!

Edit: In the original post it asks for...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By mechdrew
DellEFI is not compatible with Snow Leopard. None...

DellEFI is not compatible with Snow Leopard. None of it is. You need to use NetbookInstaller if you are going to do anything with Snow Leopard.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-02-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By mechdrew
Totally fine. A lot of people have that same...

Totally fine. A lot of people have that same hardware.

As for RAM, you can buy any DDR2 laptop memory. Newegg is a good place to look, I got my 2GB module for $21 shipped. Don't worry about speed,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By mechdrew
I noticed something similar in the iPod section...

I noticed something similar in the iPod section (I blogged about it (http://www.mechdrew.com/2009/12/17/whats-going-on-at-ebay/)) and I think the same thing is happening here. Sometimes there is one...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By mechdrew
A WordPress blog isn't hard to set up and they...

A WordPress blog isn't hard to set up and they can be really flexible. You could always have your domain name point to it.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By mechdrew
A few things have changed in the guide the last...

A few things have changed in the guide the last few days, let me explain a few of them:

I've put up two alternate methods for Windows users. These are actually two prior versions of the guide that...
Forum: Mac OS X Development 01-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,689
Posted By mechdrew
Haha, yeah I tried that. I put my Win7 Installer...

Haha, yeah I tried that. I put my Win7 Installer on a SD card, so it has the little lock switch for read-only. I've never been successful with it yet, I think it still wants to write the file to it...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 113,621
Posted By mechdrew
I don't think so, I don't know why it doesn't...

I don't think so, I don't know why it doesn't appear for you. But in any case, you don't have to do it FROM the Installer, you used the flash drive to get to Chameleon and then boot from your...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By mechdrew
Since you used Disk Utility, let's make sure that...

Since you used Disk Utility, let's make sure that you selected the right options. Did you format the SSD exactly the same as the flash drive (i.e. Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) and is the SSD...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By mechdrew
Run NetbookInstaller. Select the SSD for the...

Run NetbookInstaller. Select the SSD for the Volume and make sure to check the options to install the bootloader. Once that is done you should be able to boot straight from the SSD without the USB...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By mechdrew
I hear you on this. I've looked into this on and...

I hear you on this. I've looked into this on and off for the last few months, and to be blunt there isn't a good answer. I've never been able to get my Mini to wake with USB devices (haven't tried...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,201
Posted By mechdrew
You need to reinstall the extensions and...

You need to reinstall the extensions and bootloader again in NetbookInstaller. DO NOT run it in Safe Mode! Run it as normal. (Both of you.)
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-01-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 113,621
Posted By mechdrew
You didn't say whether you had ever tried running...

You didn't say whether you had ever tried running it without Safe Mode. Have you tried running NBI during a normal boot?
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-31-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By mechdrew
First of all, NetbookCD is not used in the...

First of all, NetbookCD is not used in the process. You shouldn't be using it, so if you are you will need to go back and download the correct file.

Second, there is no fomatting necessary on the...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-31-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By mechdrew
It could have been RC5, but I'm not sure. I'll...

It could have been RC5, but I'm not sure. I'll see if using Wake from Sleep helps anybody else. Glad you got it installed finally.
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