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Default 08-30-2009, 05:25 PM

Please disregard the duplicate post. I don't know why it shows up twice. If I delete the duplicate both copies and all responses disappear, if I then repost the exact wording both copies and all responses reappear. "Whodathunkit?" - Beaver Cleaver
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Default 08-31-2009, 12:45 PM

I would prefer doing a clean install because if you do an upgrade, you may not regain any space as SL is supposed to create a much smaller footprint on the HD.

It feels like when they announced SL's footprint size, they were talking directly to the Mini 9 owners.


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Default 08-31-2009, 01:08 PM

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Default 08-31-2009, 03:01 PM

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I would prefer doing a clean install because if you do an upgrade, you may not regain any space as SL is supposed to create a much smaller footprint on the HD.

It feels like when they announced SL's footprint size, they were talking directly to the Mini 9 owners.
Good news, if you upgrade vs. clean install, you will get the HD space savings. Apple upgrades all the major components and frameworks with nice, new, optimized ones.


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Default 08-31-2009, 03:27 PM

I am curious to see the actual space-saving that we will obtain on a Mini... since it is 32-bit we will have all of the 32-bit and 64-bit code. I do not know if this will make a difference, just saying.


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Default Space Savings - 08-31-2009, 03:38 PM

Most of the space savings from 10.5 to 10.6 (on a mac) come not from only having 32bit executables, which in terms of address book, say are the difference between 6MB and 12MB, but the nibs and other resources being optimized and drastically reduced in size.

In other words, once the most intrepid among us get this working, we will enjoy roughly the same space savings as the macs do.
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Default 08-31-2009, 05:20 PM

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Most of the space savings from 10.5 to 10.6 (on a mac) come not from only having 32bit executables, which in terms of address book, say are the difference between 6MB and 12MB, but the nibs and other resources being optimized and drastically reduced in size.
Actually, the bulk of the space savings come from not having universal binaries built for both the PPC and Intel architectures.


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Default 08-31-2009, 05:26 PM

I thought i'd share my SL upgrade results. They were not pretty, but here goes:

Upgraded to SL using upgrade disc ($29) while booted to 10.5.8. The upgrade process worked flawlessly. Upon reboot, that was another matter.

First reboot ended up with a kernel panic.

Second attempt at first reboot I tried safe mode (-x) and this process worked. I was able to load the desktop. All applications were intact.

I could not use the wireless or the audio when the system came back. Everything else seemed to be OK tho.

It should be noted that I was originally using DellEFI 1.2a when I attempted to re-install.

I put this forth to the community.

EDIT: More results in this thread: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/os-x...rd-my-10v.html


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Default 08-31-2009, 10:18 PM

AlienWarrior, that's how safemode works. Everything but sound and wifi (for the most part). However, you shouldn't be able to run it, which is why it's resulting in a kernel panic. That's the same sequence of events I went through when installing leopard on my mini 9. I do have a question though, seeing as you have SL installed, even if only in safemode, you should be able to see how big the footprint is, which would be greatly appreciated

As for me and SL, I think I'm just gonna stick it out till somebody comes through with a perfect walk through. Unless I get a larger SSD for my birthday in two weeks, then I might start messing around with stuff. Not like I'd be able to figure anything out though :P


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Unhappy 10.6 Fail on a Mac PB Pro - 09-01-2009, 02:11 PM

Hats off to you guys working on getting Snow Leopard to run on a Mini--it broke the wifi on my vanilla Powerbook Pro. (Wired ethernet was okay, though.) I was trying to upgrade from 10.5.8, using a "family pack" disc. I repaired permissions and ran the installer twice, with the same results.

I'm going back to 10.5.8 on the PB and the rest of my Macs until 10.6.1 comes out (and staying with 10.5.7 on my Mini 9 for the foreseeable future!).
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