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Default 12-09-2012, 03:09 PM

Originally Posted by fishn4four View Post me out here guys...I had OSX on my kids dell mini years ago using my Mac and a different method. I am now following this guide to the letter (it's installing right now) but I am unclear on the kernel installation. Do I do it before or after the 10.6.8 update?
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Originally Posted by dchao
Got everything working including sleep and sound.

Here are the steps I took (from a fully working 10.6.7 DM9):

1) Repair Disk Permissions

2) Download nawcom's legacy kernel and SleepEnabler, unzip both files and put them in your root folder

3) You will also need Kext Helper b7

4) Run NetbookInstaller Special (xxx2351)

5) Download and install 10.6.8 Combo Updater

6) When it is finished, let it reboot (do not run the NBI special again)

7) NBI special will run automatically (takes about 10 min) after reboot, and then you will get the reboot loop

8) Press shift key to get to the Chameleon prompt and type "recovery=yes"

9) Boot into safe mode, and rename legacy_kernel in your root directory and change owner

sudo mv /legacy_kernel-10.6.8 /mach_kernel
sudo chown root:wheel /mach_kernel
(if you want to, mark the file hidden with "SetFile -a V" or "chflags hidden")
10) Reboot again, and this time boot loop will be gone, we are in OS X, sound is working, but sleep is not. Now we need to fix the sleep crash.

11) Run Kext Helper and drop SleepEnabler.kext into its open window or icon

12) Finger crossed. Restart your Dell Mini the last time.

Dell Mini 9 : OS X 10.6.8 : BIOS A05
NBI Version : Latest
SpeedStep : [Enabled]
USB Legacy support : [Disabled]
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