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Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,185
Posted By JnC
I've used mechdrew's guide very successfully; it...

I've used mechdrew's guide very successfully; it matters not if it is old, so too is 10.6.7 and the 10v for that matter.

I don't know what computer you are using to do the install, but if you have...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-16-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,742
Posted By JnC
In system prefs, go to software updates and just...

In system prefs, go to software updates and just uncheck the box for check for updates (weekly, monthly...). It'll not prompt her to do anything further because no popup will pop up.

I've stopped...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-12-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By JnC
I haven't read this whole thing, but I trust...

I haven't read this whole thing, but I trust you've looked at: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-mini-10v-mac-os-x-discussion/26454-unstable-sound.html

I haven't bothered with 10.6.8 (planning...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-09-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By JnC
(Background info - we are Mac users since the...

(Background info - we are Mac users since the original MacPlus.)

To answer your first question our continued use of 10.6.3: I'm loathe to update my mini which works like a charm, until we return...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-08-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By JnC
Any ideas out there? Thanks, J

Any ideas out there?

Thanks,
J
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-05-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By JnC
Does a firewall cause any issues?

We'll be traveling with our mini and using wifi in hotels.

I'm still at 10.6.3 - worried about security updates but no time to do and update of system and risk screwing up the mini which works...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 02-05-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By JnC
Thanks so very much for the info Oscar and doing...

Thanks so very much for the info Oscar and doing the experiment for me. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.

I've always wondered if mini (the PC part of it) needed MBR since it...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By JnC
I'm not clear on this. My install USB thumb...

I'm not clear on this.
My install USB thumb drive is from a 10.6.0 retail disk. I haven't done anything to it and think I should keep it as is. Am I missing something?

Just wondering: I know...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By JnC
Thanks Oscar for the reply. I guess I'd have to...

Thanks Oscar for the reply.
I guess I'd have to say the mini is a hobby for me too - our real Macs, the iMac and the MacBook Pro, are not. The mini is indespensible as our traveling "Mac" however.
...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-12-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By JnC
Is this a way to do a new install?

I'm not sure I'm willing to try this, but is this possible? Theoretical question here:

I did a perfect install on my first 10v from a retail SL install disk. I updated it to 10.6.3. (perfect is...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-12-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By JnC
And to michael4scuba, make sure you do not get...

And to michael4scuba, make sure you do not get the 10.6.7 combo server update by mistake





Is it pretty much agreed that 10.6.8 is not worth it? Hassle factor of installing 10.6.8 trumps...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 01-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,399
Posted By JnC
So - what's the current thinking? Go to 10.6.7...

So - what's the current thinking?
Go to 10.6.7 and stop? OR go to 10.6.8?
I have no interest in the app store, nor in Lion.

We only use the minis (we have 2 10v's now) when we travel.
We use...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-01-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,520
Posted By JnC
It's been a while since I did this and I used...

It's been a while since I did this and I used mechdrew's directions for installing with a Mac, but it sounds to me like your issue is with boot order.

Did you go back into the BIOS (F2) and set...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By JnC
Fair enough, but if I don't need the store - what...

Fair enough, but if I don't need the store - what do you recommend? See below please.



1.Yes, I am concerned about security issues. But, if I never use Safari, are the updates securing...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-30-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By JnC
Question Why update?

On our Macs running SL, of course I update (except for the ones running Tiger)

My first 10v (listed below) runs 10.6.3 just fine. Sometimes it has sound, sometimes not, but that doesn't bother us...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-29-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,147
Posted By JnC
Hi UNCNDL1 No, sorry, I wasn't clear above...

Hi UNCNDL1

No, sorry, I wasn't clear above on my plan.

My original, first, 10v is at 10.6.3 now and I'm hoping to bring it up to 10.6.7 using the combo update from Apple.

The new 10v is,...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-26-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,147
Posted By JnC
Hi to you, UNCNDL1. Will keep you informed...

Hi to you, UNCNDL1.

Will keep you informed here - got slowed down by weather issues, will be doing install later this week.

The new 10v will be used as a dup backup to (and testing ground for) ...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By JnC
We travel a lot to India, so I can understand...

We travel a lot to India, so I can understand your kind of heat and it is worse that ours.

"hit F2 key continuously" many times - or hold the key down?

Yes, I think doing the setup can't hurt,...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,147
Posted By JnC
Can you point me to the link for that, please? ...

Can you point me to the link for that, please?
I have found that some of the Dropbox links are dead.


:)

J
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By JnC
Your English is absolutely fine - fine enough to...

Your English is absolutely fine - fine enough to make understand everything you've said clearly and be thankful for your help. What tropical country, may I be so bold as to ask? :)

I don't know...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By JnC
Thanks for the speedy reply. I sort of figured...

Thanks for the speedy reply. I sort of figured that out, but just wanted to be sure.

Last hack, I just did it. This one, (why? who knows?) I'm being extra careful.

So - I remember last time...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By JnC
Update drivers (and BIOS) before doing the install of OS X?

The lit that came with my new 10v says before using your computer "Update to the latest computer BIOS and drivers."

Now I know from my earlier question that BIOS no longer matter, so whatever is...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,147
Posted By JnC
So, if everything/anything is possible, why did...

So, if everything/anything is possible, why did you give me a (gentle) hard time for speculating on this possibility?? :) :confused: :)


Of course you couldn't know, no where do I say so.

J
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-23-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By JnC
You are entirely welcome - off topic, but well...

You are entirely welcome - off topic, but well deserved.

That's for sure! as proven by my first misadventure but ultimate success. :)
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 07-22-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,147
Posted By JnC
Thanks for the reply, r6680jc which I'm quoting...

Thanks for the reply, r6680jc which I'm quoting here since it occurred way back at the start of this thread.

"Don't be paranoid man..."
You've nailed it, on the topic of my paranoia and what...
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