Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default Updated to 10.6.8 - no network - 01-01-2013, 11:08 PM

I've been running 10.6.something (can't remember which version specifically, but it was less than 10.6.7. Fairly recent s it had app store though)

I updated netbookinstaller to 0.8.5pre and ran that, seemed to complete fine

Then I updated to 10.6.8 through software update, took ages, but seemed to complete OK. Rebooted and went to a black screen, which did a bunch of stuff that resulted in a ton of white text, again, seemed to do what it needed to do. Rebooted again to desktop. I didn't get into a reboot cycle.

However, now I have no network at all. Airport won't enable, and even if I plug a network cable in, I still don't get network. Also, I have no battery indicator. I fixed permissions on the HDD and rebooted, and the battery indicator came back temporarily, but it has now gone again.

Generally the netbook seems to be running OK. Software launches and stuff seems to work, but it's terribly slow.

Can this be fixed at all?
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Default 01-02-2013, 05:16 PM

You will want to check out these two threads:
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-8-update.html
and
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-tutorial.html

You will have to swap to a legacy kernel. Good instructions are in both these threads.
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Default 01-02-2013, 07:59 PM

Ok great, I will try the other kernel, thanks
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Default 01-02-2013, 10:25 PM

Looks like I'll be doing the fresh install, I have no USB either! ><
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