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Default Please post simple upgrade results (10.5.8->10.6) - 08-29-2009, 01:20 PM

Can anyone post results of any upgrade attempt?

I have a perfectly fine Leopard install(10.5.8) on my 10v and I'd like to go to SL. I don't think I want to go through the motions of a complete install.

Seems to me we should be able to attach an external DVD drive and perform the upgrade. Lifehacker makes it seem trivial:

How to Upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard - Snow leopard - Lifehacker

If you've done this, please post your results.

Thanks!
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Default 08-29-2009, 01:48 PM

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Can anyone post results of any upgrade attempt?

I have a perfectly fine Leopard install(10.5.8) on my 10v and I'd like to go to SL. I don't think I want to go through the motions of a complete install.

Seems to me we should be able to attach an external DVD drive and perform the upgrade. Lifehacker makes it seem trivial:

How to Upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard - Snow leopard - Lifehacker

If you've done this, please post your results.

Thanks!
Lifehacker is outlining how to upgrade a genuine Mac...not a mini hackintosh. We are all still working on getting 10.6 to install smoothly and have everything work on the mini 9/10v.


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Default 08-29-2009, 02:13 PM

Once NetbookInstaller support Snow leopard, the best way ti upgrade will be the following
1) Restore dvd onto 8gb usb drive
2) Patch with NetbookBootMaker
3) Reboot to installer and install
4) Your done

If you just run the installer with an external dvd drive inside of leopard, when it's finished you will have an unbootable system (even with safe mode). So, if you do it that way, make sure you patch the snow leopard dvd and after the reboot you'll have to run NetbookInstaller from it.


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Default Upgrade or install? - 08-29-2009, 05:49 PM

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Once NetbookInstaller support Snow leopard, the best way ti upgrade will be the following
1) Restore dvd onto 8gb usb drive
2) Patch with NetbookBootMaker
3) Reboot to installer and install
4) Your done

If you just run the installer with an external dvd drive inside of leopard, when it's finished you will have an unbootable system (even with safe mode). So, if you do it that way, make sure you patch the snow leopard dvd and after the reboot you'll have to run NetbookInstaller from it.
So will step 3 be where it upgrades a Leopard machine or will it erase and install a new Snow Leopard OS?
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Default 08-29-2009, 06:12 PM

The install dvd lets you do either.


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Default 08-29-2009, 06:31 PM

I think he knew that the install DVD allows either... I think he was unsure whether you would be able to "upgrade" to Snow Leopard on a Mini that is already running Leopard.

I am somewhat curious as well because I was unsure whether a fresh install would be required to run SL or not.

Thanks for the updates! How is the SL work going?


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Default 08-29-2009, 06:42 PM

The install process for an upgrade is the same as a new install.
NetbookBootMaker patches the postinstall file which gets run either way, so it'll alway patch the new (or upgrade) install to allow booting.

So the short answer is that the process is the same either way.

I've actually been putting up some pegboard at my parent's house today so there isn't much change, but I am working on it still.


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Default 08-30-2009, 02:56 AM

Has anyone tried the SL update from a woking 10.5.8 install using the Dell EFI 1.2a method???
If not I may take some time tomorrow to sacrifice my spare 16gb SSD to an attempt...


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Default 08-30-2009, 02:58 PM

The key words being:
"Once NetbookInstaller support[s] Snow leopard"
In other word, if you try it now, it'll break things.


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Default 08-30-2009, 05:13 PM

The OS 10.6 folder is present, but I do not think work has been completed regarding the kexts that are being used to get a working SL install


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