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Default Re: Will OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard" run on the mini? - 01-14-2009, 04:32 PM

They assume people are always buying an "upgrade" version, because it's supposed to go onto a Mac that already had OS X on it previously, as they don't sell Mac's without an OS.. I imagine it will continue to cost $129 or so.


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Default Re: Will OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard" run on the mini? - 01-14-2009, 04:52 PM

That makes sense. Still worth every penny.
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Default Re: Will OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard" run on the mini? - 01-14-2009, 05:30 PM

There have been some rumors and discussion that Snow will come in less expensive than previous full dot upgrades due to the fact that it isn't designed to add features as much as add stability and speed.
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Default Snow Leopard Upgrade Results - 06-11-2009, 10:10 PM

I thought I would mess around with the new snow leopard disc see if it would upgrade here are my findings:

(Attempted to upgrade using snow leopard disc from wwdc.)

Tried normal upgrade w/external dvd. It began to install ok then it just restarted after 15 minutes. Everything worked fine on restart but it left about 3gb of pkg's in a folder called "Mac install dvd".

Then I imaged the disc, and inserted it to my usb drive I used for installed 10.5 and tried to do a clean install. It froze during boot. Tried booting with -f, didnt change anything.


Anyone else been playing around with it?
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Default 06-12-2009, 11:08 AM

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I thought I would mess around with the new snow leopard disc see if it would upgrade here are my findings:

(Attempted to upgrade using snow leopard disc from wwdc.)

Tried normal upgrade w/external dvd. It began to install ok then it just restarted after 15 minutes. Everything worked fine on restart but it left about 3gb of pkg's in a folder called "Mac install dvd".

Then I imaged the disc, and inserted it to my usb drive I used for installed 10.5 and tried to do a clean install. It froze during boot. Tried booting with -f, didnt change anything.


Anyone else been playing around with it?
I have it and I'm going to try it today. I'll let you know my results.
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Default You'll need a new bootloader - 06-12-2009, 11:25 AM

I believe that you'll need a new bootloader to get it working. If you follow #snowleopard on irc.osx86.hu you can find out more.
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Default 06-12-2009, 11:46 AM

I'm installing it on an external USB drive and will use that to try and boot the Mini 9.
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Default 06-12-2009, 03:59 PM

Proof of concept. My Mini 9 running 10.6 from a USB-HDD.



Mini 9 Black | 2 GB RAM | 16 GB Stock Dell SSD | BT | 1.3MP Cam | OSX 10.5.7 | DellEFI 1.2a5 | BIOS A04
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Default 06-12-2009, 05:43 PM

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Proof of concept. My Mini 9 running 10.6 from a USB-HDD.

What boot loader did you use? When I try to boot from the 10.6 USB drive it freezes loading Darwin.
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Default 06-12-2009, 06:20 PM

First I did a fresh install with my MacBook Air onto the external drive.

Then installed PCEFI v9 and the bootloader from this site osx86 Island with the MacBook to the external drive.

You have to use the 64bit dsmos.kext and the Disabler.kext from the same site.

For some reasons PCEFI didn't use the boot.plist from /Extra so I had to modify the one in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/. I inserted the device-properties string from my 10.5 install and some timeout.

Then booted with -v -f and voila...

So far screen res is 800x600, no sound, no network, no internal SSD but trackpad and keyboard are working with the kexts from DellEFI.

Now I will play around a bit more with DellEFI.


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