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 06-30-2011, 11:48 AM

Originally Posted by dchao View Post
It's not a big deal, it shouldn't effect everyday use. System Profiler will report the incorrect processor and model id. Other people on the network will see your Dell Mini as something else. But you can always change these settings in SMBIOSResolver if it bothers you.

Alternative is to wait for new Chameleon or NetBookInstaller, which might never happen. Or stay with 10.6.7.

The solution to the "Unsupported Hardware" bug is to force NBI to accept the default model id reported back from SMBIOS.

First - grab the model id from Terminal:

sysctl -a | grep model

Mine is "MacBook4,1"

Then right click netbookinstaller, show package contents, navigate to Content/Resources/SupportFiles/machine.plist

and replace "Inspiron 910" or "Inspiron 1011" (depending on Mini 9 or Mini 10 you have) with the number found via the Terminal command.

Mine now looks like this:

<key>Model Name</key>

Now NBI should run correctly.
Great work dchao, thanks for sharing your stuff!

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