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Default Snow Leopard 10.6 install succeedeed on the Dell Mini 10v (INSPIRON 1011) - 09-01-2009, 02:08 PM

Hello,
here is my story.

Last Friday I've bought an original Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Retail DVD and followed the standard NetbookBootMaker installation instruction to set it on my brand new Dell mini 10v (INSPIRON 1011 equipped with Atom N270, GMA950, 1GB 533MHz DDR2, 16 SSD, Dell Wireless 1397 and BIOS A05).

So I used a Mac to transfer the content of the Snow Leopard DVD to an USB 8GB pendrive, then I ran NetbookBookMaker.app (0.8.2 rc4) on the USB drive.

With the Dell mini netbook turned off, I insert the USB drive and boot it from USB (I have not disabled USB BIOS Legacy support because otherwise the USB drive won't boot).
As the EULA agreement appears, I partitioned the Dell mini Solid State Drive with 1 partition, Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and GUID master boot record.

After half an hour or so the installation completes successfully (!) - "Install Succedeed" box appears with the 30-seconds countdown to restart the pc.
However during reboot the netbook seems to simply stop turning off the monitor and won't restart, so I have to turn it off and then on.

I eject USB pendrive and every USB peripherals and boot the netbook from SSD.
At Darwin boot prompt I simply press Enter.

The Apple Log on grey screen appears, and soon after the Dell mini runs the first time setup video, audio works well, keyboard volume controls also work.

Setup process begins, I select my Country, my keyboard Language/Nation and press continue.
Migration Assistant box appears, asking "Do You Already Own a Mac?". Four transfer options are available: "From another Mac", "from another volume on this Mac", "From a Time Machine backup" or "Do not transfer my information now".
I choose to not transfer and clic on the Continue button, the button simply turns gray and notingh happens. After a while the cursor shows the coloured spinning wheel but nothing happens, it simply stays on the Migration Assistant box. I tryed to wait up to 1 hour or so but nothing. Later I tried to choose the other options but everytime the setup process stop at this point.
I don't know what stops the setup, but everything seems fine with 10.6: the netbook boots the Mac OS X kernel and is also able to play the first-time video, sound works, trackpad also.
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Default 09-01-2009, 02:14 PM

Thank you for posting in the correct section


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Default 09-01-2009, 02:21 PM

It's due to the network not being setup / initialized / etc correctly.
NetbookInstaller currently has a bug where it touches a file that snow leopard doesn't like being modified / does it incorrectly, I'm currently trying to down what 10.6 doesn't like about NetbookInstaller. It should only take me a few days to figure it out.

If you install Snow Leopard without having netbook installer patch the install (easiest way is to delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app from the dvd), you can then boot using the usb drive and wireless will work (and as such, the setup assistant will).

So, if you *really* want it to work now, do the following
1) Backup /Extra to a usb drive
2) Delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app
3) Erase and reinstall snow lepoard
4) Copy /Extra back to you install partition
5) Install the bootloader (you'll have to do it manually) or use the usb drive as the bootloader, but select your install partition to boot.


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Default 09-01-2009, 02:40 PM

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It's due to the network not being setup / initialized / etc correctly.
NetbookInstaller currently has a bug where it touches a file that snow leopard doesn't like being modified / does it incorrectly, I'm currently trying to down what 10.6 doesn't like about NetbookInstaller. It should only take me a few days to figure it out.

If you install Snow Leopard without having netbook installer patch the install (easiest way is to delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app from the dvd), you can then boot using the usb drive and wireless will work (and as such, the setup assistant will).

So, if you *really* want it to work now, do the following
1) Backup /Extra to a usb drive
2) Delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app
3) Erase and reinstall snow lepoard
4) Copy /Extra back to you install partition
5) Install the bootloader (you'll have to do it manually) or use the usb drive as the bootloader, but select your install partition to boot.
Should these steps work on the Mini 9?
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Default 09-01-2009, 02:41 PM

On the mini 9 you'll (probably) have to remove the Audio drivers as they cause a kernel panic.


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Default 09-01-2009, 02:55 PM

Quote:
So, if you *really* want it to work now, do the following
1) Backup /Extra to a usb drive
2) Delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app
3) Erase and reinstall snow lepoard
4) Copy /Extra back to you install partition
5) Install the bootloader (you'll have to do it manually) or use the usb drive as the bootloader, but select your install partition to boot.
Will it only work booting from usb drive as the bootloader from that point forwards or just need to do that step 5 one time then you can boot from the hard drive without any usb drive needed anymore.
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Default 09-01-2009, 04:54 PM

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It's due to the network not being setup / initialized / etc correctly.
NetbookInstaller currently has a bug where it touches a file that snow leopard doesn't like being modified / does it incorrectly, I'm currently trying to down what 10.6 doesn't like about NetbookInstaller. It should only take me a few days to figure it out.

If you install Snow Leopard without having netbook installer patch the install (easiest way is to delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app from the dvd), you can then boot using the usb drive and wireless will work (and as such, the setup assistant will).

So, if you *really* want it to work now, do the following
1) Backup /Extra to a usb drive
2) Delete /Applications/NetbookInstallerCLI.app
3) Erase and reinstall snow lepoard
4) Copy /Extra back to you install partition
5) Install the bootloader (you'll have to do it manually) or use the usb drive as the bootloader, but select your install partition to boot.
Do you have SL running on your Mini 9? The only success I've seen have been on a 10v.
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Default 09-01-2009, 07:06 PM

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On the mini 9 you'll (probably) have to remove the Audio drivers as they cause a kernel panic.
Which kext is the audio driver installed by Netbookinstaller?
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Default Hi!, Stuck in gray screen - 09-01-2009, 10:00 PM

All working but after install chameleon rc640 and reboot hi stuck in gray screen and dont boot
But its boot from usb drive, strange

any ideas?
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Default 09-01-2009, 10:12 PM

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All working but after install chameleon rc640 and reboot hi stuck in gray screen and dont boot
But its boot from usb drive, strange

any ideas?
Mini 9 or 10v?
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