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Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By Ginsu543
I don't know what NetbookCD is, but if you're...

I don't know what NetbookCD is, but if you're going the install USB route, you need NetbookBootMaker (to create the bootable USB stick with OS X 10.6.3 on it) and NetbookInstaller (to install the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-07-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By Ginsu543
IMO, the easiest way to install OS X is to use a...

IMO, the easiest way to install OS X is to use a 16 GB USB drive and follow the many guides out there, like this one...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 11-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,924
Posted By Ginsu543
Cool! I stand corrected.

Cool! I stand corrected.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 11-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,529
Posted By Ginsu543
IMHO, the best course of action would be to...

IMHO, the best course of action would be to upgrade your Mac to 10.6.3, then use it to create a bootable USB install drive from a retail DVD of 10.6.3 according to this guide...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 11-04-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,924
Posted By Ginsu543
As far as I know, there is no way to make your...

As far as I know, there is no way to make your Dell Mini 9 a wifi hotspot, i.e., connect to the Internet through a Mini 9 connected to the Internet through ethernet. The best solution would be to get...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 10-23-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ginsu543
You may have installed the OS X 10.6.8 update...

You may have installed the OS X 10.6.8 update also when you updated iTunes to 10.5. If that's the case, you can check out other threads to trouble-shoot 10.6.8 issues (many here have solved their...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-19-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,267
Posted By Ginsu543
I've personally found that, on my Mini 9, OS X...

I've personally found that, on my Mini 9, OS X has been consistently faster in boot times and more responsive in running programs than XP and both flavors of Linux I like (Ubuntu and Linux Mint). I'm...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-18-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,267
Posted By Ginsu543
The other option is to try a Linux distro like...

The other option is to try a Linux distro like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I've run both on a 8 GB SSD and they work great. I've even had Mint running on a 4 GB SSD, although it was a tight fit.

But Ric...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-18-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ginsu543
Hope it works out! Let us know how it went once...

Hope it works out! Let us know how it went once it comes.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ginsu543
I cannot say for certain because I've never taken...

I cannot say for certain because I've never taken my Dell Mini 9 or A90 apart to compare. Best thing to do may be to call Dell and ask them. I recommended the Mini 9 part because both the Mini 9 and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-17-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,267
Posted By Ginsu543
I'd recommend Windows 7 or OS X, but they may not...

I'd recommend Windows 7 or OS X, but they may not fit onto an 8 GB SSD. The minimum you would most likely need to run them is 16 GB (having said this, I've fit OS X 10.6.3 onto an 8 GB SSD, but there...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 10-14-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ginsu543
I use Carbon Copy Cloner...

I use Carbon Copy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/) to great effect.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-13-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ginsu543
When I had Ubuntu running on my Mini 9, I found...

When I had Ubuntu running on my Mini 9, I found this (http://www.ubuntumini.com/) website helpful.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 10-13-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ginsu543
I recommend you give Gimp for Mac...

I recommend you give Gimp for Mac (http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/) a try. I use the Linux version of it all the time and it's a nice alternative.

If you want to keep doing things the Photoshop...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 10-12-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ginsu543
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-11-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ginsu543
You might want to try the bezel for the Mini 9...

You might want to try the bezel for the Mini 9...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ginsu543
I've had both Ubuntu and Linux Mint on my Mini...

I've had both Ubuntu and Linux Mint on my Mini and they both work well. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but the developers have made certain choices as to which default applications to include with...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-10-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ginsu543
I suggest you check out this...

I suggest you check out this (http://www.ubuntumini.com/) website for some great information on running Ubuntu on the Mini 9. I don't know about Puppy Linux, but I never had sound trouble under...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 10-08-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By Ginsu543
This may or may not help, but have you guys...

This may or may not help, but have you guys checked which partition scheme you used when you partitioned your drives? I only ask because when I got my brand new Runcore IV SSD drive, it was...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-07-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ginsu543
To fix your internal mic, you can try what I did...

To fix your internal mic, you can try what I did to get mine working (check out post #59 of this...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-07-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ginsu543
That's sweet! Do you keep your Mini 9 open while...

That's sweet! Do you keep your Mini 9 open while using the larger monitor? If you want a way to keep the lid closed, check out InsomniaX (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22211/insomniax). It keeps...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 10-02-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ginsu543
As r6680jc said, you must use the combo update to...

As r6680jc said, you must use the combo update to go directly from 10.6.3 to 10.6.7.

Since you have a Mini 9, once you get 10.6.7 on it, you can fix the sound and internal mic issues by trying...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 10-02-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By Ginsu543
I understood that. I just meant that if he can't...

I understood that. I just meant that if he can't make the USB stick with the Macs he has, he might be able to get around the problem by finding a friend or acquaintance with a Mac running 10.6.x...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 10-01-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By Ginsu543
JMO, but the easiest way to get around this...

JMO, but the easiest way to get around this problem is just to use a Mac running 10.6.x (I used my brother-in-law's) to make the USB. Since this needs to be done only once, it's just easier to use a...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-30-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ginsu543
FYI, what I tried worked for my Mini 9. I hope...

FYI, what I tried worked for my Mini 9. I hope everything works out for you.
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