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Default OSX on mini 10v - 10-24-2010, 12:04 PM

Am considering putting OSX onto my mini 10v. Standard 10v running XP.
Ive read loads of threads on ways to do it. Could someone please direct me to the best link.
My BIOS is A06
And which program for booting/loading is best for this BIOS ?

Am considering buying the Mac 11" But if this goes well i may not bother. I would really like to wipe the machine first and only have Mac Snow Leopard on it...

Just a link to the thread or a third party site would help and a mention of anything i should or shouldnt update after inatallation. ie itunes updates as im syncing an iphone 4 with it.

Thanks for your time.


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Default 10-24-2010, 11:23 PM

don't know bout the iphone thing... but you may want to consider using mechdrews installation method #1: via a mac and USB stick. My mini had a a06 BIOS and i used a 10.6.3 retail disk. Note: You'll have to have access to a Mac w/ snow leopard installed, and MAKE SURE you use the most recent NBBM (netbook bootmaker). I used 0.8.4.

As to updating, be weary with the Mac "Software Update" Program. Particularly any OSX updates. I've heard of MANY problems related to using the Update App, but i think most of them should be fine. if any thing, download updates from the apple site directly.

No promises/guarantees Best advice: search around on this forum and just be EXTREMELY CAREFUL with the install.

Best of luck!


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Default 10-24-2010, 11:42 PM

Thanks Mr Lord. Im certainly not going to rush into it thats for sure, Ive read many posts on it and a few videos on youtube of people doing it. A lot of the threads and guides on here are fairly dated as most of you went over to OSX a while ago. Ive read that bootmaker now has a version for my bios. If you see a good thread that was more relevant to my BIOS let me know please. And thanks again
This was the link for the you tube video that i saw. It even thanks MyDellMini for their help


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Default osx on 10v link/advice - 10-25-2010, 01:59 AM

I just followed advice from:
Guides | OS X | mechdrew
and chose the Dell Mini 10V Installation via usb and Mac guide downloaded 9/16/2010.
Then go to the official Mac os x 10.6.4 update thread and install the revised version of NBI from the link provided on this site:
(net book installer #20100616212351)

I have not updated above 10.6 yet, but the new mini is now up and running with osx


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Default 10-25-2010, 05:55 AM

Thank you both very much, the last post was of particular help as you have the same set up as me. Thanks again


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Default 10-25-2010, 05:26 PM

I wouldn't bother going past 10.6.2. The configuration in my sig has been wonderful starting with a 10.6.0 disk and applying the combo update after install. Easiest way?.....use another Intel Mac to create your USB and use a brand known to work such as a Sandisk Cruzer. Doing these two things will avoid countless problems. After install everything works, there are tweaks you can apply, but they are really nit-pick, it just works.


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Default 10-25-2010, 06:52 PM

Seems to me the best bet is to use a Mac to create the USB install disk.
People who used Windows computers for that seem to have a lot of problems depending what they used to create the install disk.
I actually didn't even use a USB stick, I used a 8 GB micro SD card I had sitting around along with a USB Micro SD reader.
I already had a Snow Leopard retail disk which I was not using and had just read an article on Gizmodo about installing OS X on the Dell 10V.
As fate would have it, I checked ebay - a Dell 10V was up for auction not too far from me, so I decided I needed something to occupy my time with (ie trying to install OS X on a PC), bid on the 10V, won it and the rest is history.
I followed the Gizmodo installation instructions and followed those since I didn't even know about this site at the time.
Everything went extremely smoothly, basically no different than installing OS X on my Mac.
The only issues I have (and they are a lot fewer than I expected - but for me this was just a 'game')....

1. The trackpad on the Mini 10V is crappy even though it's supposed to be better than other many notebooks. I try to use a mouse whenever I can - I might even buy a BT mouse.
2. Applications that require a bigger screen than the 600 vertcal resolution won't run. iMovie was the first one I ran into with that issue.
3. Using an external display is a bit of a hit and miss situation.

But otherwise the Mini runs extremely well, a lot faster than I expected with the 1 Gig processor and the RAM I have.
I upgraded to 10.6.4 with no problems, also never had any sound problems or problems others report.


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Default 10-25-2010, 09:56 PM

Well what can i say............Apart from " Thats it a Cruzer is needed my mates mac comp. Snow leopard and i will take my time doing it,........ Im going for it now..


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Default 10-25-2010, 11:03 PM

Terrence, please let us know how you make out. I too used the sandisk cruzer with no problems. Also, make sure the Mac you are using to make your install disk is an Intel based Mac, Regards


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Default 10-26-2010, 02:23 AM

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Well what can i say............Apart from " Thats it a Cruzer is needed my mates mac comp. Snow leopard and i will take my time doing it,........ Im going for it now..
Good. Use the Mechdrew guide and follow it closely, small details do matter! What disk will you start with, if buying now I guess 10.6.4?


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