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Default Newbee Help on bad install PLEASE! - 11-14-2009, 02:44 PM

Ok I used the dellminiboot123 install and it was working fine until my dog hit the cd rom about half way into the install. Now when I try to reinstall I get to the part when I insert the Mac os X in and get some error that says I must restart my machine with picture of what looks like a power button behind it? I have reformed the hd with windows and it works fine but I cannot get it back to Mac os.what can I do?
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Default 11-14-2009, 05:27 PM

Ok it does the same error even when I try to use the NetbookCD process.

PLEASE HELP ME!!

What is going on???

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Ok I used the dellminiboot123 install and it was working fine until my dog hit the cd rom about half way into the install. Now when I try to reinstall I get to the part when I insert the Mac os X in and get some error that says I must restart my machine with picture of what looks like a power button behind it? I have reformed the hd with windows and it works fine but I cannot get it back to Mac os.what can I do?
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Default 11-15-2009, 06:08 PM

I think you had a kernel panic!
I'd restart the whole process from the beginning.
Wipe out the install you have and start fresh.
It should work since it works for others (me included)


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Default 11-19-2009, 03:50 PM

thanks for your help.
I tried to start over but I can not get it to.
I start with either the netbook or dellmini123 and that goes fine but once I put in the OS X disk and it reads it I ge tthat error?
Maybe a bad disk(DVD)? but it did work the first time I did it, but I ran out of space on the ssd.
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I think you had a kernel panic!
I'd restart the whole process from the beginning.
Wipe out the install you have and start fresh.
It should work since it works for others (me included)
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Default 11-19-2009, 04:59 PM

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thanks for your help.
I tried to start over but I can not get it to.
I start with either the netbook or dellmini123 and that goes fine but once I put in the OS X disk and it reads it I ge tthat error?
Maybe a bad disk(DVD)? but it did work the first time I did it, but I ran out of space on the ssd.
i was getting the same problem using the Dellmini123 and NBI trying to boot 10.5.1 but it would boot 10.6 so thats what I installed


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Default 11-19-2009, 08:19 PM

really?I was actually using 10.5.1!
So I should try to "step up" to 10.6?
I wil lhave to get a copy first then I will try it.
thanks!

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i was getting the same problem using the Dellmini123 and NBI trying to boot 10.5.1 but it would boot 10.6 so thats what I installed
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Default 11-19-2009, 08:36 PM

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really?I was actually using 10.5.1!
So I should try to "step up" to 10.6?
I wil lhave to get a copy first then I will try it.
thanks!
yea it was strange, I screwed up my 10.5.8 system so I was trying to boot off the cd to get into disk utility but it gave me the same error so I tried my SL dvd and it booted fine.


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Default 11-24-2009, 12:52 PM

Maybe try the NBI boot maker and use the USB stick Method, which I swear by - no more dog hitting CD issues

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Default 11-24-2009, 01:37 PM

I moved up to Snow Leopard and it installed perfect!
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really?I was actually using 10.5.1!
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Default 11-25-2009, 01:56 PM

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I moved up to Snow Leopard and it installed perfect!

See weird isnt it.


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