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Default 01-29-2011, 12:39 AM

You should be able to use your USB even if it is an old one.

Enable "USB BIOS legacy Support" in your BIOS
Boot from your usb pen. You will be prompt to select which HD to boot from.
Select your internal HD (using the arrow key)
You should be able to re-run NBI. I may suggest, before run NBI, to zip the current Extra folder and the trash it.
Run NBI (from your HD - if you have a copy of it) with default options: Install Chameleon, DSDT, install extensions for your Mini.


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Default 01-29-2011, 01:04 AM

Sorry, Straulino, this has been a long thread, and I think you missed the fact that I CAN'T boot to my internal HD (that's the problem), with or without the USB stick inserted, with or without USB legacy etc...

Or am I misunderstanding your suggestion?
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Default 01-29-2011, 01:15 AM

I'd suggest saving yourself the headache if possible and just perform a clean install.
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Default 01-29-2011, 01:27 AM

probably wise...but I really would like to try to recover this data if at all possible. It's pretty important, unfortunately.

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one more thing I noticed: looking at the disk information in Disk Utility (and comparing it to a functioning disk, i.e. the one on which I am typing this post), my broken unmounted hard disk in the 10v mini is listed as "journaled: no"
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Default 01-29-2011, 01:42 AM

Try creating a Linux Live USB stick and see if you can't mount that drive and view its files. It'll take a few commands to get to be able to back them up, but if you can mount it and see your stuff, then there's still hope.
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Default 01-29-2011, 01:55 AM

Would Slax work?

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Default 01-29-2011, 02:08 AM

It might, although, unless you're partial to Slax, I would recommend Ubuntu. Simply because I know it better so I can help you with it a little better.
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Default 01-29-2011, 03:22 AM

I am impartial in my ignorance. Downloading Ubuntu now...

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the instructions seem pretty straight forward for making the Ubuntu USB stick. When I have that ready and I am booted into it, I'll post again.

Is there any special command I should use to boot into Ubuntu in this case, or just select USB legacy and select that drive when it appears at startup and then let it do its thing?

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...should be about 20 mins or so

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OK, something seems wrong with my USB bootable disk.

I first just took a USB disk I had on hand, deleted the files, followed the instructions (using Os X to make the bootable USB Ubuntu disk), and everthing seemed fine. But when I tried it in the mini 10v, it didn't see the disk.

I thought maybe the formatting of that USB stick wasn't right...

So I erased it and reformatted in Mac disk utility using Mac OS extended. Repeated the Ubuntu instructions, tried again. Same thing; the disk isn't being recognized by the chameleon startup.

Do I need to use a different USB stick or something? For some reason the boot screen in NBI (where you choose your boot volume) is not listing the Ubuntu disk.

thanks for your help!
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Default 01-29-2011, 03:46 AM

Did you enable USB Legacy in the BIOS?

You will want to select it manually in the boot order, not wait for the Chameleon to see it.


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Default 01-29-2011, 08:32 AM

yes, it was enabled, didn't work.

Thanks everyone for all your help!

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