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Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your Dell Mini 10v netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2.

Requirements:

  • Dell Mini 10v with at least 8GB of hard disk space
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc
  • Intel-based Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port
  • 8GB or larger external USB drive (hard disk or flash drive)
  • NetbookBootMaker
  • NetbookInstaller


On your Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc into the Mac’s DVD drive, and connect the external USB drive to the Mac too.
  2. If your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.6 or later then launch the ‘Disk Utility’ application located in your ‘Utilities’ folder, and skip to step 7. Else, proceed to the next step.
  3. Double-click on ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then double click the ‘Install Mac OS X’ icon.
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  4. Click the ‘Utilities’ button.
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  5. Click the ‘Restart’ button. The Mac will now boot from the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc.
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  6. Once you’ve selected your language, click on the ‘Utilities’ menu and select ‘Disk Utilitiy…’.
  7. Select the external USB drive in the left-hand column, ensure that you click on the parent icon which states the drive capacity, e.g. “931.5 GB”.
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  8. Select the ‘Partition’ tab and then under “Volume Scheme:” click on ‘Current’ and change it to ’1 Partition’.
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  9. Change ‘Name:’ to “OSXDVD” and ensure that ‘Format:’ is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
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  10. Click ‘Options…’, select “Master Boot Record” and then click ‘OK’.
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  11. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the Mac a moment to format your USB drive and create the new partition.
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  12. Next we need to copy Snow Leopard to the USB drive: select the ‘Restore’ tab.
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  13. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ icon to the ‘Source:’ field and release.
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  14. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘OSXDVD’ icon to the ‘Destination:’ field and release.
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  15. Tick the ‘Erase destination’ box, then click the ‘Restore’ button and then click ‘Erase’. Allow between half an hour to 2 hours for the copy to complete.
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  16. Once complete, if you skipped to step 7 at step 2 in this guide, you can now skip to step 19. Else, proceed to the next step.
  17. Quit ‘Disk Utility’ and from the ‘Utilities’ menu, select ‘Startup Disk…’.
  18. Select the Mac’s normal startup disk, click ‘Restart…’ and then click the ‘Restart’ button. The Mac will now reboot from its hard disk.
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  19. Launch the ‘NetbookBootMaker’ application and from the select menu labelled ‘Select USB Partition:’ select the USB drive which is now titled ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then click ‘Prepare Boot Drive’ (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
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  20. Once complete, you can eject the USB drive and disconnect it from the Mac.

On your Dell Mini 10v:

  1. Before we start installing we should set up the BIOS for the Dell Mini 10v: turn on the Dell Mini 10v and at the point where the Dell logo appears, press ‘F2′ for setup.
  2. You are now in the Dell Mini 10v’s BIOS. Press the right arrow key once to move to the ‘Advanced’ tab.
  3. Ensure that the options ‘USB BIOS Legacy Support’ and ‘Bluetooth’ are set to ‘Enabled’ – if not, select it using the arrow keys, hit ‘enter’, select ‘Enabled’ and hit ‘enter’ again.
  4. Ensure that the option ‘USB Wake Support’ is set to ‘Disabled’ – if not, select it using the arrow keys, hit ‘enter’, select ‘Disabled’ and hit ‘enter’ again.
  5. At this point, connect the USB drive to the Dell Mini 10v and power on the USB drive.
  6. Press the right arrow key twice to move to the ‘Boot’ tab.
  7. Press the down arrow key to select ‘USB Storage’. Then press ‘F6′ to move it above ‘Hard Drive’ so that the Dell Mini 10v will boot from the USB drive.
  8. Press ‘F10′ and then select ‘Yes’ and hit ‘enter’ to save & confirm these changes to the BIOS: the Dell Mini 10v will now boot into Mac OS X Snow Leopard from the USB drive!
  9. Once you’ve selected your language, click on the ‘Utilities’ menu and select ‘Disk Utilitiy…’.
  10. Select the Dell Mini 10v’s internal drive in the left-hand column, ensure that you click on the parent icon which states the drive capacity, e.g. “64.11 GB”.
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  11. Select the ‘Partition’ tab and then under “Volume Scheme:” click on ‘Current’ and change it to ’1 Partition’.
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  12. Ensure that ‘Format:’ is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
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  13. Click ‘Options…’, select “GUID Partition Table” and then click ‘OK’.
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  14. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the Dell Mini 10v a moment to format your hard disk and create the new partition.
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  15. Once complete, quit ‘Disk Utiltiy’.
  16. Configure your installation as you would on your normal Mac and let the installation run, and then that’s it!

Update to 10.6.2:

  1. Run the ‘NetbookInstaller’ application and click ‘Install’.
  2. Run ‘Software Update’ and update to 10.6.2.
  3. Restart your Dell Mini 10v.
  4. Run the ‘NetbookInstaller’ application again and click ‘Install’ (this fixes sound after updating to 10.6.2).
 
241 Comments
10th March, 2010 @ 3:39 pm by Patricia Gould

Out of the 6 or so articles on this, yours is the best and the entire process only took about 1 1/2 hours. The only thing that isn’t working is the bluetooth – can I download a driver off the apple web site for it?

10th March, 2010 @ 7:16 pm by Ed

Hi Patricia, glad you found the guide useful – apologies if this comes across patronising but are you sure your Dell Mini 10v came with Bluetooth? It’s not fitted as standard and is a separately configured option!

12th March, 2010 @ 10:02 pm by Andy

Just a quick thankyou – I followed the guide here step by step. Really easy to follow, and it worked perfectly! Am now typing this comment on my beautiful new Dell Mini Mac :-)

13th March, 2010 @ 1:58 am by Paul

Does this work on a upgrade DVD of OS X

15th March, 2010 @ 12:11 pm by Ed

@Andy brilliant! glad it worked well for you!
@Paul I’m pretty sure it’ll need to be an actual retail version of Snow Leopard – did you but the actual retail boxed version or is it a loose disc that came with an Apple Mac?

16th March, 2010 @ 8:06 pm by Konstantin

Hello there! Good job!
Only one question: I heard that there are some troubles with wifi when running OS X on netbooks. Is there any troubles?
I have iMac at home, but sometimes I need a netbook but i have no free money to spend them for macbook >_<. And of course wifi is main thing I need from it. That's why I asking about it. (sorry for my english if it is not so good ^^)

17th March, 2010 @ 8:22 pm by Patricia Gould

10th March, 2010 @ 7:16 pm by Ed

Hi Patricia, glad you found the guide useful – apologies if this comes across patronising but are you sure your Dell Mini 10v came with Bluetooth? It’s not fitted as standard and is a separately configured option!

Hi Ed, Mine is the Mini 9 and I purchased this new with lots of upgrades, including BT, which worked with Win XP.

The other thing that I’ve discovered isn’t working is the internal mike, which I only use for Skype but I have to use a USB headset now. Both the BT and the internal mike – the system tells me the hardware doesn’t exist. Any suggestions on how to fix either one? I have a USB BT from an old laptop so that is working but the internal mike is more critical for me to have use of.

Thanks for your help.

18th March, 2010 @ 6:10 pm by Ed

Hi Patricia

Strange, I don’t have my Dell Mini 9 anymore but I definitely had Bluetooth working and I think the mic was working too although I rarely have a need for it so can’t confirm if it definitely was working – by the looks of it on this forum post on MyDellMini it seems to work for some and not for others – you may want to try one of the suggested methods on there for getting it to work.

I couldn’t find anything about Bluetooth not working on Snow Leopard hacked Mini 9′s – I can’t recall if there’s an option in the BIOS to enable Bluetooth, but I’d suggest checking there if you haven’t already. If not, what I may suggest if it’s not too much of a pain is to start from scratch and try a fresh install on a formatted hard disk.

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21st March, 2010 @ 5:04 pm by suit

hi! i just installed it as you have written, but my wifi still doesn’t work.
the profiler says something about a third party card, but the airport is mention as “en” driver… so that is the wrong allocation from the os, isn’t it?
my bios version is 6.
i just tasted to get into the bios, deactivate the wlan setting, bott again, restart, get into bios again and switch the wlan chip on, restart..but the wifi is still deactivated…

do u have any ideas?

thx for answering!

23rd March, 2010 @ 1:59 pm by Ed

Hey there! Have u updated to 10.6.2? Wifi should work even without the update, but am just trying to eliminate the variables.

23rd March, 2010 @ 10:43 pm by suit

hi there, too! thanks for answering! i have installed 10.6.2. yesterday, too. very smooth…but in the profiler the airport finds a chip from a third party driver, but cannot activate it… -_-

25th March, 2010 @ 12:27 pm by Rob

Hi…love the site. I’m running a Mini 10V….getting ready to bump up the RAM and install the bluetooth. Anyway…the guys at GIZMODO have a guide which doesn’t require the DVD drive…all is done via USB. That’s how I set mine up and it worked like a charm. I though you might add that to your guide. Thanks,
Rob

25th March, 2010 @ 12:56 pm by suit

Hi again,
i got a DW 1397 Wlan Chip..
Maybe now it is possible to solve my wifi problem ?

25th March, 2010 @ 2:14 pm by Ed

@suit Bets to search in our forum and if you can’t find anything about it there then I’m sure if you ask someone may I have the answer

@Rob thanks for the heads up on that! I’ll update our guides section with this as I’m sure there are many people out there without access to an existing Intel-based Mac that will find that useful.

25th March, 2010 @ 3:06 pm by suit

Hi Ed :)
That’s why i’m posting here (’cause I don’t find any answers ;) )

25th March, 2010 @ 5:02 pm by shah2

Hi Ed,
Nice guide. Could you specify the configuration of your Dell Mini 10v. there are some different configuration options available at Dell. For example will the N wifi work. It would be nice to have for comparison before I embark on the challenge to get a Dell and install Mac OSX on it.

25th March, 2010 @ 6:04 pm by Ed

@shah2 I’ve just had a snoop around the ‘net for you as I’m not sure off the top of my head, it would seem that you have a number of options: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-mini-10-hardware-upgrades/14668-dell-mini-10v-wireless-n-upgrade-card-options-how.html

26th March, 2010 @ 12:38 am by suit

Hey Ed,
anything new about my wifi problem?
greetz

26th March, 2010 @ 1:21 am by Kok Kee Koo

Hi Ed,

My son installed MacOSX in my wife’s Mini 10v. I am trying to install Boot Camp so that she can run some Windows programs as well, but I am having difficulties. Can you help?

26th March, 2010 @ 1:48 am by Jesse

Ah, I was too late. I think the mini 10v is no longer offered by Dell. Now all they have is the mini 10 with the Atom N450 processor which I guess is incompatible. Argh.

26th March, 2010 @ 3:41 am by TOK

Great! Does this method work with 10.5 Leopard DVD?

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26th March, 2010 @ 7:23 am by Josh

I actually found this link from the Dell store that should work. It lists the Mini 10V for $250.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dncwfa1&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&dgc=SS&cid=27399&lid=627062

26th March, 2010 @ 7:40 am by Barf

Hey Ed, I’ve had 10.6 on my 10v for a couple weeks with no problems and am going to update to 10.6.2. I’ve read a couple other places that after running software update I need to run NetbookInstaller afterward but before rebooting whereas you seem to say it’s safe to reboot then run NetbookInstaller? Thanks very much!

26th March, 2010 @ 8:17 am by mechno

I was wondering, is there was anything special you had to do if you upgraded the memory to 2Gb?
Thanks!

26th March, 2010 @ 10:01 am by HollandJim

@Kok Kee Koo – you can also do windows work on a virtualized system; runs nearly as fast and is just a click away.

Check out Sun’s VirtualBox – I installed it with XP, ran their additions and it runs perfectly!

26th March, 2010 @ 10:02 am by HollandJim

@Kok Kee Koo – whoops; forgot the most important part: it’s free!

26th March, 2010 @ 10:49 am by shah2

Thanks for the link. It doesn’t mention the Dell option Dell provides nowadays.Anyone have a quess?
1.802.11g (1397) MiniCard [Included]
2.802.11g/n (1510) Mini Card [$25.00]
Which configured wifi do you people have? and works with MacOSX
Does the version of the BIOS have any impact?
Last but not least. How is the overall performance? I know not to expect high performance for example using photoshop. but casual browsing and iworks, remote sessions, do they work ok? And is a upgrade to 2GB RAM an option? Did see some info about it being able to upgrade to max 2gb.
Thanks in advance.

26th March, 2010 @ 1:08 pm by Ian Williams

Hi.
Thanks for this guide. I’ve got my little Dell working perfectly, already to be handed over as a birthday present in a couple of days.
Only problem…. the hard drive isn’t showing on the desktop, only in the side window in the finder.

any idea how to fix this?

26th March, 2010 @ 2:42 pm by Chris

Sorry to mention this here but I am unable to create a new topic on the Dell part of the forum – The Dell Mini 10 (not 10v) actually works with Snow Leopard!!!

The graphics driver issue was solved a few months ago. I have a working Dell Mini 10 running Snow Leopard (no sleep but working Wifi, sound etc) using the Netbook installer and Netbook Boot Maker project from:
http://code.google.com/p/netbook-installer/

Someone needs to update the compatibility chart…

Cheers.

28th March, 2010 @ 4:59 pm by goestoeleven

I’ve got my Mini10V with 80211n and bluetooh working just great with 10.6.2….

with the exception of the fact that I can never get it to come out of sleep. If I close the lid or choose sleep from the menu, I’m forced to hard power off and restart.

Any suggestions?

28th March, 2010 @ 11:02 pm by Gordon Werner

The following step should be added between Steps 1 and 2 on the Dell Mini 10v section above.

“Resetting the BIOS to defaults will apparently unset the hidden bit that the Dell utility flips when you disable wireless.”

Doing this will make WiFi work if you cannot use wifi after following all of these instructions.

NOTE: You can do this anytime … even after installing OSX … just hist F2 when the 10v reboots.

28th March, 2010 @ 11:56 pm by thomas bondurant

Thank you for your advice. Your site seems to be the best for novices. Other sites’ directions are like magic trick instructions (something is missing to the untrained eye!).

I thought this would be a cheap way to switch to Mac; something I have been apprehensive about but would like to do.

I don’t have a Mac or know anyone with a Mac. I recently bought a Dell 10v; I thought I could copy a retail OSX onto a hard drive and then usb it over to the Dell. Is this possible to do without a Mac? Should I buy the retail Snow Leopard? If not, how can I do this and what files should I find/download?

Many thanks, T

29th March, 2010 @ 7:27 am by suit

Thomas bondurant your a god ! I just put the default options in the bios and i got wifi now!!!!!!!!! gosh!!!!! thank xou very much :) )

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29th March, 2010 @ 6:48 pm by Barf

@goestoeleven: In your bios, disable legacy USB support. That should fix the sleep issue.

@thomas bondurant: Buy the OS X Snow Leopard retail disk. You can find methods to do the installation without a Mac by using either a Linux or Windows computer.

30th March, 2010 @ 12:49 pm by Ed

@TOK I believe the guide will work with 10.5.

@Barf It is safe to reboot and then run NetbookInstaller.

@Ian Probably just need to enable hard drives appearing on the desktop which is a Preferences thing in Finder off the top of my head! I think by default it’s set to ‘off’ in Snow Leopard.

@Chris Thanks for the info, I’ll look into this and update the chart accordingly, cheers! That’s good news!

@Gordon Thanks a lot for this info, I’ll update the guide accordingly!

@thomas Please do buy Snow Leopard retail disc and support Apple. I’ll look into creating a guide for those of you without access to an existing Mac.

30th March, 2010 @ 5:27 pm by mariner

Anyone try this with os x 10.6.3 ? any issues anything that should be done differently ?

30th March, 2010 @ 9:09 pm by Crude

@ Mariner: Download the new Netbookinstaller 0.8.4pre (http://netbook-installer.googlecode.com/files/NetbookInstaller%200.8.4pre.app.zip) and install it on your 10.6.0-10.6.2. Reboot your Mini 10v. Install the upgrade to 10.6.3. After the reboot Netbookinstaller will run automatically and then EVERYTHING JUST WORKS! Fantastic work my merklort and the gang!

30th March, 2010 @ 10:11 pm by mariner

Thanks Crude, just a quick clarification, I have not yet installed anything on the mini 10v. I just ordered it from dell, what should I do differently from the install instructions above? nothing other than substitute the latest netbook installer? my copy of os x retail is 10.5.6, thanks for the help!

31st March, 2010 @ 2:54 am by Jean-Francois

Got myself a Mini 10v Nickelodeon (dont judge me that was the only color left lol!).

I did every steps mentioned here and it’s working 100%!!! I cant believe it!

31st March, 2010 @ 10:39 am by Mariner

Jean-Francois- What version of netbook maker and netbook installer did you use? Also what version of the mac os x retail did you use? My Dell should be showing up any day now and I’m not sure how to proceed?

31st March, 2010 @ 4:35 pm by Pete

It is not possible to turn off the internal bluetooth adapter after updating to 10.6.3.

1st April, 2010 @ 3:12 am by thomas bondurant

Today I bought the retail version of Snow Leopard. Still don’t know how to install it on my 10v. I don’t have a Mac. I have an external hard drive, if that helps.

If anyone knows how to install SnowLeop w/o a mac, Please Help!

On another note, I read today that Apple Comp. (aapl) is 3rd on market capitalization behind Exxon, Microsoft…so they are not necessarily hurting. In fact I bet their profit margins are larger than most companies because they are creating a insular business model. I had the chance to buy aapl at $35 some years ago, but didn’t because I didn’t understand IPODS (why do people have to be f-ing! entertained whenever/wherever they are? Seriously, I love music but when I’m trying to move my bowels I don’t need a soundtrack. Furthermore, interacting with people in public is a wonderful and meaningful part of life)

Well, I guess I was wrong because AAPL is at $240 today.

1st April, 2010 @ 10:51 am by wanye

anyone else had problems trying to get snow leopard on the 10v with 8gb SSD? flat out wouldnt install on mine. had a world of pain trying to get leopard working properly (opening packages, running updates, etc).

installed snow leopard on an external 2.5″ drive, and it works perfectly! now i just need to get me a 32gb ssd so i dont have to carry the external drive around with me

1st April, 2010 @ 2:15 pm by madoc

Ian Williams
Hi you can view the disk if you go in the préférence finder and ask it to do it

1st April, 2010 @ 2:20 pm by madoc

“There are a few things that’s not working though. Sound “” “No built-in audio
I get the same pb on .OSX 10.5.8
I reinstal the Ktext
I find it on mac on pc
the name is ALC268_Installer1
I hope you understand my bad english
I am a french user

2nd April, 2010 @ 6:16 am by CmdrLaForge

Your guide doesn’t say anything about downgrading the Dell BIOS like this guide here:
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-mini-10-guides/17087-how-hackintosh-dell-mini-10v-into-ultimate-snow-leopard-netbook.html

Do I have to downgrade the BIOS to A05 ? My Dell Mini came with A06

Thanks
LaForge

2nd April, 2010 @ 11:41 am by Suit

@CmdrLaForge

no you don’t have to.
Just install the mac os how it is mentioned, if your wifi settings wouldn’t work after installation, please reset your bios options to default, than all be fine :)

2nd April, 2010 @ 8:17 pm by urbanguy

Hi, I went to the NetBootMaker link and DL’d this version: NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC1.app.zip. Whn I unzip and double click the app, it immediately crashes. Should one use another, older file?

Thanks!

2nd April, 2010 @ 11:07 pm by urbanguy

Well I answered my own Q: yes, I DL’d NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC1.app.zip, unzipped and it worked perfectly. Now am running NetbookInstaller ( NetbookInstaller 0.8.4 RC1.app.zip ) and going to attempt upgrade to 10.6.3. Stay tuned…

3rd April, 2010 @ 1:08 am by desertman

I just got a mini 10v with OS X 10.6.3 on it. I did not install myself but I know it was done with Netbookinstaller 0.8.3. Everything works great – except for the Bluetooth headset that I use for Skype. Sometimes it works, most of the times it does not work. It shows always as “Paired” but most of the times as not connected. Even when it is connected it almost always does not get recognized by Skype. I downloaded Netbookinstaller 0.84 RC1 and did a “Fix Bluetooth” run – still does not work.
Is this a 10.6.3 thing that might be getting fixed with a newer version of Netbookinstaller? Or could it be that Bluetooth will never work correctly on this machine? Should I run Netbookinstaller 0.84 RC1 again and let the mini 10v extension be installed again?
Would be great if I could get some enlightening comments here. Thanks.

3rd April, 2010 @ 1:15 am by desertman

… what I forgot to say is that my mini 10v has an internal Bluetooth card and it works just fine on the Windows 7 part. Both the Bluetooth card and the headset are listed correctly in the System Profiler.

4th April, 2010 @ 5:28 am by Diesel

Just got my 10v and followed up GREAT steps and every thing works GREAT!

4th April, 2010 @ 1:48 pm by Yudi Soegiono

Hello. I am very happy to finally find a guide to convert a netbook into a mac netbook.

I am thinking of getting an iPad, but looks like a mac netbook is a better choice for now.

Can I install OS 10.6.3 on the new dell inspiron mini 10, with atom N450. Would I also be able to run Windows on the netbook? Either installed through BootCamp or VMWare.

Thank you in advance.

5th April, 2010 @ 8:05 pm by Ryan

Hey guys, i have a quick question before i install OS X, in the bios you disable the‘USB Wake Support’ before installation, but i read in another article that you should enable it. What should i do? Does it affect the sleep function? Thanks

6th April, 2010 @ 1:31 pm by Dirkus

@Gordon Werner: Thanks! You’re right, that should be added to the directions. I loaded BIOS defaults and got my wireless back. Works like a charm!

Thanks to InsanelyMac for the site and the walkthrough, and big props to Meklort for the Netbook Installer and Netbook BootMaker tools!

8th April, 2010 @ 4:54 am by Jeff

I just installed OSX on my Mini 10v and everything seems to be working fine but I have one issue. My startup volume (Macintosh HD) does not appear on the desktop. It also does not appear in the startup disk window. So to access anything on the startup drive I have open a window from one of the folders in the dock to access it via devices. Any ideas how I can correct this?

8th April, 2010 @ 12:00 pm by mariner

Jeff, use the pulldown menu under “finder” in the top menu bar, next to the “apple” and you can set what you want to appear on the desktop.

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8th April, 2010 @ 4:29 pm by Jeff

Thanks mariner!

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9th April, 2010 @ 5:50 pm by Rita

I am confused which NetbookMaker should i use…and where should i download it to. Do i download to the mac I am using to make my flashdrive with OSXDVD

11th April, 2010 @ 12:11 pm by Sim

Hi thanks alot for this nice guide but i have a problem :
at the step 8, the computer doesn’t boot on mac osx, it show me 4 diferent hard drive… i select the MAC OS X Install DVD and it start on the white page with only the apple logo on it
and if i take the dell HDD it start on a black page with nothing on it !
thank a lot

Sim

11th April, 2010 @ 2:46 pm by madoc

try install ALC268_Installer

11th April, 2010 @ 7:57 pm by Jack

Hi,

Nice guide, but alike others, I have no access to a mac to prepare the flash drive…

Are thier any tools for windows?

Thanks

Jack

12th April, 2010 @ 1:05 pm by Ed

@Jack I will update the guide to cater for users without access to an existing Mac, it is possible!

@Sim What are the other drives that are appearing – 4 is a lot, make sure any other USB devices are disconnected so it’s just your netbook and the USB hard disk attached!

12th April, 2010 @ 1:06 pm by Ed

@Rita THe guide was written based on version 0.8.3 but the latest version which is 0.8.4a should also work too!

12th April, 2010 @ 1:29 pm by Ed

@Ryan I believe it should be set to ‘Disabled’ as it will affect sleep

13th April, 2010 @ 11:59 am by mariner

Can you please update this site for 10.6.3 ? I have followed the guide and have 10.6 running but now im a bit confused on how to get to 10.6.3 without any issues….

13th April, 2010 @ 3:14 pm by Graeme

Is the new Dell 10v with an Intel® Atom™ N450 processor Hackintoshable in the same way as the 10v with a N270

13th April, 2010 @ 10:39 pm by sjwheat

Installed as described today and I’m now all the way up to 10.6.3.1 So far no issues.

15th April, 2010 @ 12:12 am by Scott

Is this the correct model you’re using: Dell Inspiron iM10V-2734OBK Mini 10v 10.1-Inch Netbook (Obsidian Black)?

15th April, 2010 @ 4:47 am by JWREICH

Followed the directions to the letter and I’m now running a nice Dell 10v with SL. Works GREAT! Thank you for all of the time spent on this tutorial. Much easier for me to understand then the other awesome one on the net…

19th April, 2010 @ 8:20 pm by Vinh Nguyen

So what’s the performance like? Thinking about installing the mac os on gf’s netbook, but i don’t want to do it if it is super slow. Let me know what you guys are getting.

19th April, 2010 @ 10:35 pm by sjwheat

I’m very satisfied with the performance. I use it for web browsing, mail, itunes and regular work.

I wouldn’t suggest video editing are huge PhotoShop work, but for everything else it’s more than I ever expected on speed.

I have MacBook Pro, MacBook and MacPro to compare against. It’s not an iPad experience nor should it be. It’s a small MacBook with very good speed.

21st April, 2010 @ 6:31 pm by BigCumfy

every time I launch NetbookBootmaker 0.8.4 RC1, it quits unexpectedly. Should I use 0.8.3? That opens fine. But when I use that the 10v hangs up on the apple logo and looks like its thinking……but I waited for over an hour. Please help.

22nd April, 2010 @ 3:15 am by mariner

I just upgraded to os 10.6.3 and all is well, I love my mac mini, it runs great and is fast. I just purchased a new dell 10v a few weeks ago. I followed the directions above and had no problems at all. Thank You! great work!

23rd April, 2010 @ 4:37 am by gastonmdq

I have a doubt…evereythings goes well except from my keybord its in spanish and i dont know how to configurated!!

thanks a lot !!

24th April, 2010 @ 1:41 am by Bob

I just got my dell mini 10v. I followed these instructions to install 10.6 from the Install CD, I made my usb stick with ‘NetbookInstaller’ 0.8.4 RC1 . Then after I booted I re ran ‘NetbookInstaller’ 0.8.4 RC1, I then downloaded the 10.6.3 combo update, and ran that to update my system to 10.6.3 ( NOTE I did not upgrade to 10.6.2). Then when I rebooted my machine, ‘NetbookInstaller’ ran on boot, I left it alone and the machine rebooted. I was now at 10.6.3. I then rans software updates to update java, safari, itunes and a few others, that went fine. I am at Bios A06

I have a 2 GB stick ordered, and it sucks they way it has to be installed, but It runs.. AWESOME….. Repeat AWESOME with 1 GB.

observations:

I could not wake form sleep, so I went into the bios and turned off usb legacy support. The machine will wake from sleep now if the the machine was put to sleep with the lid open, hitting the power button. I was not sure if hitting the power button would wake it before I disabled USB legacy support in bios. There is also a USB wake option that is disabled in bios. I wonder if changing this would allow machine to wake by hitting any button or mouse. Also, if I close the lid the machine goes to sleep (at least I assume it is sleep) the power light pulses) and when I open the lid, it wakes up. I check the console logs and it says sleeping and waking. but I am curios, because it WAKES fast. the screen come on almost immediatly, and I log in, then it re aquires network, so I assuem it was really asleep. I left it asleep all day and woke it up and battery was down by 6%, so I guess it is sleeping. I have a 6 cell battery,

also
When I boot I got the hiberate meaasge.. I re ran ‘NetbookInstaller’, and JUST selected “toggle hibernation” which was set to enable. I did not get the message on boot anymore and it boots faster.

To get the icon of my hard drive on the desktop, I just went to finder preference’s and chose that option. I also could not change the icon of my hard drive (the Netbook installer icon makes a great one). I noticed even though I was an admin account I did not have write/ privileges outside my home directory. So I enabled root, logged in as root user and I could change the Hard drive Icon. I have not run disk permissions yet, and that might fix the issue.

I Assume I can run ‘NetbookInstaller’ and just select certain options, or do I have to have all my options selected everytime I run it????

what are the keyboard mappings? I searched and was told the windows key is the cmd key, but it s not on the dell mini 10 the alt key is the mac cmd key. What does the windows key map to.

24th April, 2010 @ 6:43 am by g15

NetBookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC is quitting unexpectedly. I tried this on a MacBook with 10.5.8 OS.Anybody have a fix? I can’t go on with my install if I can’t get past this step.

25th April, 2010 @ 7:55 am by newbie

I too want to change icons on my 10V but and unable to do so using copy/paste via the “get info” screen. Bob, how did you “enable root” and log in asa root user?

25th April, 2010 @ 11:48 pm by Bob

Here’s how to enable root in Snow Leopard:

1. Open Directory Utility in its new home, which is /System/Library/CoreServices.
2. Unlock the application by clicking the padlock icon and entering your Administrator login.
3. Select Edit » Enable Root User.
4. Choose Edit » Change Root Password, and choose a password for the root user.

*** found these instructions at
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090909081659323

Then log out and then get to login screen and typre “root” as the user and your root password.

26th April, 2010 @ 12:50 am by g15

I was able to get NetBookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC1 to run on a friend’s. Now when I try to boot up on the USB drive, I get a screen with 4 hard drives on it. 1 has the name of my USB thumb drive on it and another one has the name of the HD in the mini 10V. 2 have no names. I hit enter to select the thumb drive. I get an Apple screen and a clock spinning but it doesn’t go past that. My retail SL disk is 10.6.3. I have BIOS A06. Any thoughts on what is going on?

28th April, 2010 @ 3:51 am by mariner

just discovered that my sound does not work. any tips for a fix?

30th April, 2010 @ 4:53 pm by dboruta

Was able to get NetbookBootmaker 0.8.4RC1 to install SL 10.6.3 retail disk with ease. Copy OSX Install Disk to 8GB USB using Disk Utility (do not start up SL Install Disk), then after imaging is complete run NetbookBootmaker 0.8/4RC1 on a Mac that already has SL installed on it. After successful finish of the bootmaker, eject USB, set up BIOS on Mini10v, then boot from USB. Go through installation process, then at end of installation process go back into OSX Installer on the USB and (re-)install NetbookInstaller 0.8.4RC1 from the Utilities menu. Quit out of the installer and select “Restart”. On restart, select the hard disk (I just had mine named “Untitled 1″) and you’re good to go! Just remember the next time you boot up the computer you go into the BIOS menu and turn off Legacy USB Support, otherwise you might run into problems with hibernation.

2nd May, 2010 @ 4:57 am by Hackintosh « Kent’s IT Weblog

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2nd May, 2010 @ 7:28 pm by Harpy

I installed using the 10.6.3 retail disc too, and everything turned out perfect. But, after installing iLife ’09 and restarting, sound input/output devices turned up missing. I ran the NetbookInstaller after the fact hoping to fix this, but no dice. Not sure if the problem is related to iLife or or just mysterious Mini 10v gremlins.

Is there a way to fix this, or should I just install using a 10.6 base installer, then update from there?

3rd May, 2010 @ 6:48 pm by George

Great guide, easy install.
One problem — having trouble upgrading to 10.3 from my 10.0 install.

Loaded Netbook Installer (0.8.4 RC1) onto my Mini, ran it, and couldn’t reboot.

Reinstalled OS and tried Software Update without running Netbook Installer and couldn’t reboot.

In both cases I get as far as the home screen, spinning beach ball in the upper left corner, but no menu bar.

Any ideas on how to get the update to work?

Thx.

3rd May, 2010 @ 7:09 pm by burdenko

I am thoroughly pleased with my mini 10v running OSX 10.6.3. I recently installed 2GB of RAM, and all works generally as it should. Thank you for the very helpful guide.

I have experienced two minor issues (at least one of which is discussed in the posts above), and solved them in reasonably short order. The first is the hibernation issue, the second is a webcam issue (but only with iChat).

1) I was experiencing the typically reported hibernation issue — where I open the lid after a sleep and the drive makes noise, but the screen does not light up. I went with the terminal route typing the following:

$ sudo pmset lidwake 0

This means that I now have to hit the power button once to wake the mini from hibernation, but it seems to solve the hibernation issues in all but one case. If the mini has been put to sleep and then I unplug a usb device (usb mouse, for example), the typical black screen issue continues. If I unplug the usb device before putting the mini to sleep, no problems seem to occur.

2) I had one issue with the webcam being recognized by Photo Booth and Skype, but not by iChat. Again, I went the terminal route and all seems well in the world of iChat.

$ defaults write com.apple.iChat newbwdup 300000

If these solutions work for you, great. I guarantee nothing.

Thanks again for the great guide, and the posts.

4th May, 2010 @ 3:03 am by George

CORRECTION

Great guide, easy install.
One problem — having trouble upgrading to 10.6.3 from my 10.6.0 install.
Loaded Netbook Installer (0.8.4 RC1) onto my Mini, ran it, and couldn’t reboot.
Reinstalled OS and tried Software Update without running Netbook Installer and couldn’t reboot.
In both cases I get as far as the home screen, spinning beach ball in the upper left corner, but no menu bar.
Any ideas on how to get the update to work?
Thx.

4th May, 2010 @ 11:46 pm by Scott.

Fantastic guide — I’m the proud owner of a Dell 10v Hackintosh, and I’m loving it. One thing: my sound is a bit fitful. Sometimes when I boot up, I have sound, sometimes, there are no audio devices recognized. Any ideas on a fix?

6th May, 2010 @ 7:08 am by DUTCH

Fabulous!!! took the deep dive and ordered a refurb Mini 10v fro $250, took me about an hour to get it up and running, thanks to your great guide! No issues: audio, wifi, webcam etc, it is all working, even sleep ;-)
Thank YOU!!!

7th May, 2010 @ 12:30 am by George

Warning To Noobs RE: 10.6.3.
Do not download the 10.6.3 combo update.
Your OS won’t load because 10.6.3 doesn’t support the mini 10v chipset.
10.6.2 is the latest version that works with the 10v.

7th May, 2010 @ 11:04 pm by dboruta

Harpy – How did you install iLife? Through a disk image onto USB, or through a download from Apple? Installing from disk image onto USB might be the better route, since it worked for installing Office 2004 for me.

George – you’re going to need to bite the bullet and buy a 10.6.3 Retail Install DVD and image it and install it the way I described earlier if you want to run 10.6.3. Unless you have 10.6.2 install disk or update, in which case I’d say just use that until someone finds a way to get around it with NBI Chameleon.

8th May, 2010 @ 2:49 am by Bob

George,

10.6.3 combo works, I ran it on my mini 10v, and so have others. !0.6.3 works great on the mini 10v

8th May, 2010 @ 2:51 am by Bob

anyone have any heat issues withe the factory 1 GB. The machine ran great, and I don’t remember it running hot, but did not have it log before I put 2 GB in, I used crucial memory, and it seems to get really hot where the sim is.

8th May, 2010 @ 6:57 am by DUTCH

Yes, 10.6.3 combo works. Took 2 reboots to get audio back, but after that, smooth sailing. Netbook sales are tankin’ but that is due to XP ;-)
Love my MiniMac!

8th May, 2010 @ 4:52 pm by George

Bob/Dutch
How did you get 10.6.3. to load?

8th May, 2010 @ 7:23 pm by John

I got to step 15 and ran into a little problem. I’m formatting the USB drive on my work Mac and it seems I can’t click “restore” in the disc utility without entering an admin password. Anyone know if there’s any way around this? I don’t have access to anyone’s personal Mac.

10th May, 2010 @ 2:15 am by Bob

John,

I just downloaded and installed the combo update

10th May, 2010 @ 2:19 am by Bob

John,

Sounds like you need to talk to your work mac support to get admin access, if you have mac heads , they may be cool with what you are doing. Other than that you can boot off of a install cd and reset passwords, but I assume your work IT will not be happy with that, you need to find a mac with an admin account you can access.

10th May, 2010 @ 2:13 pm by Charlesfwing

I have 10.6 as a disk image. Can I do the whole process as above but from disk image instead of disk?

11th May, 2010 @ 4:14 pm by jason

I have a mini 10v which has been running sn leopard fine for 2 weeks when it suddenly froze. I shut down, restarted, and now freezes on startup right after Dell progress bar, just before a hibernate error msg screen used to appear (which used to be followed by mac os startup screen). SL 10.6.3 I think. I don’t have access right now to my install USB stick, which was NBI 0.8.4 I think. Is there anything I can try in my current situation? Any help greatly appreciated!

11th May, 2010 @ 5:23 pm by Manuel

For those asking, YES this works with a Snow Leopard upgrade DVD.
At least it worked for me!
Thanks for the tutorial!!

12th May, 2010 @ 5:59 am by Dutch

@George: I just ran the software update application, and let it do it’s business. Install took a while, so did the first reboot. Another reboot to get audio back. Do not forget to run Netbookinstaller (see elsewhere in this thread)

12th May, 2010 @ 5:27 pm by BOB

Hi, nice report!

I am trying it but it does not boot….I have dell mini 10v with A06, i have read that it is ok this A06 with the last netbookmaker… so which is the problem?
The boot stops and appears something like :

“module not found ACPI etc….”

Thanks for your help

14th May, 2010 @ 2:44 pm by g

i think you need to say in step 15 to tick the box that says ‘Erase Destination’ otherwise it just copies the files to the drive, and doesn’t actually recreate the drive.

i tried twice without having it ticked, it took 30 mins both times but failed to boot up the Dell

17th May, 2010 @ 7:10 pm by Dublin Mike

Hello All
Thanks for all your hard work. I’ve successfully converted 2 Dell 10v’s but now have a problem with the wife’s one. It crashed whilst updating iTunes. I’ve tried two complete re-install, from partitioning onwards. The basic 10.6 goes on ok but when I try the 10.6.3 combo upgrade it errors and wont reboot properly. Maybe not all 10v’s are created equal?
Where should I look for an upgrade to 10.6.2? thanks

18th May, 2010 @ 11:05 am by Jeff

Hi,

I’ve just been told that the Dell mini 10v is out of production and i can only get the mini 10. The compatibility chart doesn’t show it, but the main page says its doable. Please confirm. I plan to pick up the unit this weekend.

Thanks.

18th May, 2010 @ 11:09 am by Jeff

K. Found the updated compatibility chart. thanks again. Will let you know how it goes.

18th May, 2010 @ 6:49 pm by t Dowse

Jeff,

You can still get a 10v in the outlet store

18th May, 2010 @ 9:48 pm by Daniel

I don’t have access to a mac to prep the USB, but I do have a USB external DVD drive. How much of this guide is still useful to me? It looks like the first part is to turn the USB into a bootable ‘DVD’… so can I just skip that first part?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

19th May, 2010 @ 7:21 pm by Rob

I have followed this guide to where i have to run NetbookBootmaker. When i run this it loads about 15% on the blue status bar then stops. Am i doing something wrong?
Thanks

20th May, 2010 @ 3:28 pm by Tyrone Jones

After Step # 8 my dell mini 10v continues to run windows xp after I set it to boot from USB?Thanks

20th May, 2010 @ 9:53 pm by Just beginning - lots of questions - help please.

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28th May, 2010 @ 8:58 am by John R

just followed these instructions with my retail copy of snow leopard 1063. Made the USB image using my old powerbook, then found someone with an intel mac to run NBM. Everything installed and working fine. Have also loaded iwork and ilife 09 from images (copied to the dektop then run. It all ran perfectly. Now for the ram upgrade!

Thanks for the instructions!!

30th May, 2010 @ 3:26 am by Allison

Hello,
Hoping you can help! I just paid for an already-Hackintoshed netbook (haven’t had much of a chance to play with Macs before). As I was playing with the icons, it started updating – I should have known better!! Now, it won’t start up. I’ve read that I need to downgrade the kernel, but haven’t found clear instructions as to how to do that. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Allison

1st June, 2010 @ 2:45 pm by Frank Angulo

I lost the administrator’s password
How do I reset it. I tried the Command-S (Alt-S) my Dell 10v does not respond. Also, booting from OSX install DVD fails. What to do….
Thanks in advance.

2nd June, 2010 @ 2:03 pm by Mofie

Hello everyone, I manage to install in my mini 10v very successfully. Manage to update to 10.6.3 and works like a charm even with 1gb of ram. I plan to upgrade later. I follow the exact guide here using the most latest version of netbookmaker installer. Thanks for all the guide. I just got one little thing which bothers me, my ram is actually a 1gb ddr2 800 hynix but the 10v detected it as 533mhz only. FSB is detected as 667 in the 10v. IS this normal? Do i need to do something to make it detected as 800 mhz? Pls advise. Thanks & regards

2nd June, 2010 @ 3:33 pm by Gizmo

Thank you very much for a well written and documented website. Of all the sites I visited, yours is the best. I am now running a Hackintosh netbook!

6th June, 2010 @ 2:00 am by [Help?]Nightmare trying to Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10V

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8th June, 2010 @ 10:31 am by alastair Soutar

Hi followed you step by step (but I am using only Leopard) Its all goes well until I do the install on my Dell. It get to between 10 and 7 minutes and then I get the grey box coming up saying that I need to restart your computer. The install never finishes
Thanks Sorry bit info I’m on a dell 1011

12th June, 2010 @ 1:36 am by talon

I’m using an early 09 Octo-Core Mac Pro to create my install disk. I’ve followed these instructions to a tee. Whenever I try to create the restore image of my 10.6 install DVD, the process gets down to a few minutes left, then I get a “cannot allocate memory” error that causes some sort of problems with the B tree on the target drive. I’ve tried several USB2 flash drives and external hard drives as the target, always with the same result. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you get around it?

12th June, 2010 @ 6:18 pm by talon

As a followup, I’ve also tried using my G4 running 10.5 to make the install drive to no avail. I’m trying Carbon Copy Cloner to make an image of the disk that I’ll then try to restore from. Who knows. I’ve spent a full day trying to make a disk…haven’t even gotten to wrestling with the 10v yet.

13th June, 2010 @ 12:36 am by talon

And I’m installing from the 10.6.0 DVD.

16th June, 2010 @ 5:00 am by Kernel Panic After Install OS X Snow Leopard

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16th June, 2010 @ 6:08 am by Keith McCann

Stuck where the USB drive in the Mini and the Apple Logo and the spinning wheel, is it normal for this to keep on for 20-30 min. or so.

Did I miss something, followed all of the steps.

17th June, 2010 @ 3:36 pm by Robert

I have got as far as step 8, but when I try to boot from the USB stick it just gives me a rotating \ then, after a minute or two a : symbol. I’ve gone over the previous steps in terms of installing the bootmaker etc and it all appears to have worked OK. Any suggestions?
I’m using bootmaker .084RC1
Thanks

18th June, 2010 @ 9:06 am by Robert

Hi, further to my post above, I have noticed that on the usb drive only the snow leopard files appear, nothing installed from the Netbookbootmaker. Although when I run the bootmaker it appears to be working correctly. Do you think there is any possibility it doesn’t work on 10.6.4? That’s the version installed on my Mac from which I’m running bookmaker? Probably a daft comment.

20th June, 2010 @ 10:05 pm by "Version Mis-Match" and "Difficulty Reading USB" Errors

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23rd June, 2010 @ 4:50 pm by Ed

I have the 1011. My parent drive is not showing up on Disc Utility. The BIOS version is A07, do I need to change it, how?

4th July, 2010 @ 4:57 pm by Ali

That’s what I get just after bios loading …
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found

Any help ???

5th July, 2010 @ 1:07 pm by Federico Zinn

Will it work on a Dell – Inspiron Mini Netbook?

10th July, 2010 @ 9:46 am by 9w2pju

i think you should capitalize or bolding the word retail dvd.

12th July, 2010 @ 4:08 am by Federico Zinn

On a DELL Inspiron mini 1012, BIOS A07, there is no “USB BIOS Legacy Support” option. After following the instructions, there are 2 icons on my Mac desktop, OSXDVD and U3 System. Anyone knows what to do?

14th July, 2010 @ 4:12 pm by Rhett

Does anyone know if the current mini 10 with the atom N450 processor is hackintoshable with this guide? any new issues come up?

22nd July, 2010 @ 11:25 pm by Zythyr

Once having 10.6 installed using this guide, has anyone had success updating to 10.6.4?

23rd July, 2010 @ 10:05 pm by James

Has anyone done this install with the new retail 10.6.3 disk that Apple is now shipping? Seems that that is the only one you can buy now.
Any problems / fixes used?

24th July, 2010 @ 1:32 pm by David Flom

Hey guys i just figured this out! you can chat with dell tech support for free i guessed a service tag and it worked!

7Y2KG is the service tag

3rd August, 2010 @ 10:26 am by anuar

Just received my Dell Mini 1012 today and planning to Hackintosh it but will it be possible while my system using Atom N470 with A09 BIOS? How can i install iLife into Hackintosh Mini 1012?

3rd August, 2010 @ 8:22 pm by tman95

Hey, Im having a few problems with my install. I have a Dell mini 10v with 1 gig of RAM Bios A06. I built the OSXDVD drive and my copied the Netbootdisk info to a 1 gig thumbdrive. I set the Bios to book from thumd drive and it would either book to windows or it would say it cant find the OS. What am I doing wrong.

6th August, 2010 @ 5:09 am by B4nx

HI People! Followed this install guide using 10.6.3 Retail Mc573z/a on a dell mini 1012. I managed to complete the install and all seems well however it will only boot with the thumbdrive inserted. I have run NetbookInstaller 0-1.8.4 RC1.app yet this has no effect. I get the message unable to patch 64 bit kernel. please use arch=i386 or use a 10.6.2 or newer kernel then the system restarts. Any advice appreciated :)

7th August, 2010 @ 8:32 am by Hank

@james 6/23/10

Tonight I successfully installed retail 10.6.3 on the Mini 10v. When you get hte install going, the progress bar will tell you that it only take 30-35 minutes, its more like 3X. So, if it tells you only 10 more minutes, its really 30 minutes.

7th August, 2010 @ 9:39 pm by Hank

@tman95 8/3/10
I have the same specs on my netbook. Did you use netbookmaker 0.8.4RC1 to prep the USB key? Also, when using Disk Utility to create the USB, did you select Master Boot Record?

8th August, 2010 @ 7:25 am by cbass259

Hey everyone,
I followed the guide above with a 10v and 10.6.3, netbook maker 8.4 rc1. When I got to the point of using disk utility on the new netbook, I couldn’t see the netbook’s hard drive. Any advice? Thanks,

16th August, 2010 @ 8:34 pm by A. Harris

Hi,

Hoping someone can help me.

I’m running OS X (10.6) on the Mini 10v. My battery died (brand new) and now will not charge at all. I receive a message when booting up that says “Warning: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Strike the F1 key to continue.”

Any assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

17th August, 2010 @ 6:07 am by Jordan K

before I do this process, i just wanted to know… will I be able to update to the latest 10.6.4 software?

22nd August, 2010 @ 4:59 am by Lance Taylor

I had the same battery issue.

““Warning: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Strike the F1 key to continue.” ”

I called and they sent me a replacement as my 10V was still on warranty.

22nd August, 2010 @ 5:26 pm by Jude

I am very keen to do this, and have done lots of research, however the model I am about to buy is a Dell Mini 1011v, which sounds subtly different to Dell Mini 10v (1011).

Can anybody tell me if I’m likely to run into any problems?

Many thanks

28th August, 2010 @ 10:29 am by Jürgen

Hallo I have a Dell 1011 and I have aproblem with Air-Port it dont show me WLAN. Do you can help me. All other works perfect

Many Thanks if someone can help me

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10th September, 2010 @ 9:43 am by Graham

Hello mate!
Perfect and thanks for making the easy to follow guide (Gixmodo is good, but this is easier to follow).
I snagged three off ebay – greedy I know – first one done, no problems at all.
I used an Externa USB HD.
An observation – it had a strange start up, which I fixed by going back into BIOS and moved Hard Drive to the top of the boot list, probably obvious for you (ex?)PC’ers – but for a Macoholic – Bios is a strange concept!
(oh yes I have a house full of Macs)
As to why Apple don’t make something like this is beyond me – they are losing a lot of potential business!

10th September, 2010 @ 9:50 am by Graham

I had a question also,

I purchased a new copy of 10.6 for this – I already had 10.6.3 – so I got an old copy off ebay (10.6.0).
Snow Leopard is now at 10.6.4, should I or should I not update?
I don’t believe you can pick an update, however as I mentioned I do also have a full version of 10.6.3 on DVD.
What to do?
Many thanks if you have time to throw an answer my way!

17th September, 2010 @ 1:06 pm by noah

I’ve been trying to install SL on my Dell inspiron mini 1012 with N450 atom processor.
I’ve managed to install SL using NMB 0.8.4 RC1 but whole booting up, it gives “unable to patch 64-bit kernel….” , then the spinning wheel appears for less than a minute then “panic screen”..
Please advice me if there’s a solution to this problem.
I also tried replacing the mach_kernel with the one from this site:
http://techiestalk.com/chipset-drivers/download-kernel-patch-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-10-6-on-intel-atom-n270-n280-n450-n470-netbook.html

with no success…
Please help…
Thnx

24th September, 2010 @ 10:19 pm by Warren "WO" Owen » Post Topic » Geeks At Heart

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28th September, 2010 @ 10:45 pm by Testard

mon mac OSX10.6.4 est équipé d’office 2004 depuis son achat, mais depuis que je lui ai chargé Mac snow léopard, word se bloque régulièrement. l’accès à i photo a un défaut, de temps à autre, l’écran noircit et me demande d’appuyer sur l’arrêt, d’envoyer un rapport d’ailleurs jamais suivi d’une réponse.Merci de faire quelque chose Olivier Testard

30th September, 2010 @ 5:16 pm by Edward

FANTASTIC ARTICLE! Two questions:

1) Does this converted machine run graphic intensive programs such as imovie?

2)And can I attach a larger monitor to the Dell Mini 10v?

1st October, 2010 @ 9:47 am by AM

I have a problem with my Dell Mini 10V (Inspiron 1011, GMA950 graphics, SL MacOS X 10.6.3) and the external vga-connection. It is not possible to connect a external monitor or beamer.

Is there a solution to solve this problem ?

2nd October, 2010 @ 8:09 am by arty

It is very so nice .

2nd October, 2010 @ 12:10 pm by Hugh Milsom

Wonderful article!

10.6.4 working well except ….

Photo Booth tells me I have no camera installed. Have I missed something?

Any help gratefully received.

Kind Regards

2nd October, 2010 @ 4:17 pm by Hugh Milsom

Just ran iChat and the webcam burst into life! Now working in Photobooth.

I’m mystified …

hjm

7th October, 2010 @ 1:45 am by Jennifer

Just installed SL on a brand new Nickelodeon Dell 10v.

Here’s my problem. The Dell won’t boot up unless the install flash drive I made is in the machine.

Anyone have a fix?

13th October, 2010 @ 2:41 am by PG

Webcam not being seen by mac. Message is “no camera attached” in Photo Booth. Any ideas?

24th October, 2010 @ 4:59 am by ST

Using 10.6.3 on an EeePC 901A – installation goes fine until the last 11 mins, when it hangs. Have tried fixing the ‘spelling mistake’ in one line of the BootMaker – still hangs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Cheers for the article – impressive!

30th October, 2010 @ 5:08 pm by c_fish

Thanks so much for the walk through! Works like a charm. Sleep, camera, speakers, mic, track pad all function fully straight away. I used the new 10.6.3 disc with my 1011 and had no issues at all.

I would like to dual boot the 1011, windows 7 and OS X. I noticed that something called ‘Chameleon boot loader’ is installed by netbook installer. does anyone know how to use it?

1st November, 2010 @ 6:14 am by BenB

Could using a USB Dvd-Drive work, instead of using the USB?

2nd November, 2010 @ 12:42 pm by Adrian

Just tried installing osx on my mini 1011. I followed the instructions above but used an SD card instead of a USB drive. First of all, will that make a difference?
I get to the chameleon boot screen where you have to select a drive to install osx. I select a drive and it then comes up with the message “bootmgr is missing, press ctrl alt del to restart”

Do I need to partition my drive prior to installing osx? It doesn’t mention that above.

Any ideas?

2nd November, 2010 @ 5:42 pm by Adrian

ignore previous comment. I just re copied Snow lepoard to my SD card and re did the netbookbootmaker. It appears to be installing ok now.

3rd November, 2010 @ 6:00 pm by Gordon Werner

I tried updating to 10.6.4 and the netbook gave me a kernel panic everytime I restarted it … so I am back at 10.6 but the system update only offers the combined update (up to 10.6.4 again) … is there anyplace to just get the OS only up to 10.6.2?

thanks

4th November, 2010 @ 7:38 pm by Ramon

just wondering how do i get the video out to work. tried using it for a school presentation but wouldnt work it just showed lines

7th November, 2010 @ 8:44 am by Tim

Just bought a 10v and was running 10.6.2 easily. Only issue was sleep/hibernate which I mention in my blog post on my site. Fantastic machine even with the stock 1gb of RAM. Using the side of the trackpad for scrolling worked much better for me than 2 finger scrolling. I’ve also covered most of the power light with tape as it’s soooo bright it’s annoying!

I’m a bit unsure as to whether I can now just run Software Update and go to 10.6.4 though.

Thanks again for this brilliant guide, best I found on the web :)

9th November, 2010 @ 3:53 pm by Tim

To follow my comment above, I’ve just upgraded a second 10v for a friend and had some issues because it came with a BIOS password! Eventually we cracked it (it was just Q believe it or not) and after that is was plain sailing again. 10.6.2 failed twice then installed properly but I had that on mine; since then it’s fine and he’s really pleased with it.

17th November, 2010 @ 12:00 am by Steven Berger

The retail version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard is 10.6.3…if your saying to buy the retail disc which is 10.6.3, how are we installing 10.6.2 if the retail disc is 10.6.2?

20th November, 2010 @ 8:13 pm by Pobs

I am trying to do this right now, but the problem I have is that I have windows 7 installed, and I don’t want to delete it, but want to have both W7 and OSX. When I get to the bit where I load OSX from the USB key, I cannot change the partition I had created in windows to a GUID Partition or whatever, the instructions are for those who are happy to delete entire hard drive. Any way I can change the partition I have created on the dell for osx to be compatible with this procedure?

25th November, 2010 @ 5:12 pm by Tim

@ Steven Berger, the early SL disks were 10.6.0 so there are a lot of them around. People like me who had one installed that, then 10.6.2 updater. I assume you can use the 10.6.3 disk with newer versions of the installer apps? Not 100% sure.

26th November, 2010 @ 4:07 am by Jay Kurtz

Install 10.6.3 on a 10v. Everything is ok except NO wifi and no wired ethernet. BIOS is A06. Did the “Reset Defaults” in the BIOS several times. NOTHING shows in Sys Preferences Network. Profiler shows a bunch of numbers on Airport (doesn’t say “unsupported” anywhere). Help, please. Desparte. tx

27th November, 2010 @ 6:53 am by Josh

Everything works perfectly running 10.6.5, except the webcam is way to bright/washed out. does anyone know a way to adjust the gama of the webcam. it is hardly usable the way it is. thanks!

29th November, 2010 @ 4:40 pm by Tim

At the weekend I stripped the Dell down and fitted 2gb which took about half an hour. Also installed 10.6.4 and Safari 5.0.3 without any issues at all. Running perfectly.

29th November, 2010 @ 9:12 pm by jc

We have a mini 10v running OS X 10.6.4, but since installing 10.6.0 the speakers are not working (the headphone jack however is working fine). I also have seen photos (like above) where the entire desktop fits on the monitor, but mine extends below the visible part of the screen making the menu bar across the bottom useless.
I cannot find fixes for either of these anywhere, does anyone else have experience fixing these?
I wanted to hack my HP mini as well, but these experiences are making me gun shy…
Thanks!

2nd December, 2010 @ 10:20 pm by Josh

@jc – you have to run this version of netbook installer:
http://www.meklort.com/?p=262

@Tim – I upgraded my ram to 2gb as well, and I actually laughed at one point because my entire room was covered in parts. You have to take every damn piece apart to upgrade the ram…lol. you’d think it would be easier to change then the stupid wifi card which has a single screw access slot, but nope, it is insane. fortunately everything went back together smoothly! :-)

2nd December, 2010 @ 10:22 pm by Josh

Anyone have any idea how to adjust the gamma for the webcam so it isn’t so washed out? looks like crap right now. thanks!

5th December, 2010 @ 8:27 pm by Jay Kurtz

anyone have ideas in getting wifi working? I ordered a Broadcomm card, and found out the old one was also a Broadcomm. Sigh. Wired LAN adapter showed up for one boot, then nothing since. I re-installed the whole thing, including rebuilding the 10.6.3 install image. Help, please.

6th December, 2010 @ 3:52 am by Jay Kurtz

I wanted to update and warn others. I had been using the NetbookInstaller 0.8.5pre when I ended up with MacOS network errors, no WiFi, no ethernet. Using only 0.8.4 worked. Again, this was on a Dell Mini 10v.

7th December, 2010 @ 12:42 am by jc

Hey Josh, thanks, but I did run that one already and it didn’t fix my issues. I may just try to reinstall from scratch. I would like to make it dual boot to XP anyway.

16th December, 2010 @ 7:57 pm by Bryan

Having a problem getting this to work. After preparing the drive and following the steps above, I’m booting the Mini 10v (Insp 1011, Bios A06, Atom N270)from the newly prepared hard drive. I get the small cursor in the top corner of the screen that “spins” and after some time (15 seconds or so) it just stops and will go no further. My Snow Leopard says just version 10.6 so I assume 10.6.0 (it was an early one). Was wondering if I need 10.6.3 to work with the newer A06 Bios?

25th December, 2010 @ 2:56 pm by Ben

Can you do this with an A07 Bios? I can’t seem to downgrade it so I was wondering if it worked with straight-up hackintoshing with this guide.

25th December, 2010 @ 7:21 pm by Ben

Its not seeing my internal hard drive!

8th January, 2011 @ 7:54 pm by Diesel

Has anyone tried to upgrade from 10.6.3 to the latest release of 10.6.6? Any issues you will like to share. I don’t have time right now to try it out and back out if there are issues.

25th January, 2011 @ 5:08 am by Josh

I’m wondering the same except I am still running 10.6.1.

27th January, 2011 @ 4:09 am by Lee

Anyone found resolution to issue of Disk Utility not recognizing internal drive of Dell Mini 10V during Mac OS X 10.6.3 install?

30th January, 2011 @ 4:15 am by Richard

Hi, I have questions for updating to 10.6.6 from 10.6.3
I installed the 10.6.3 and I didn’t register to apple or create an apple ID, then I do the software update but it’s showing error message and after the restart I couldn’t enter to the operating system screen. do I need to create an apple ID or register to apple before proceed to the updates?

Thanks

30th January, 2011 @ 6:07 pm by Joaquin Menchaca

I have a 640 GB drive, and it sees the following:

disk 7 10.50 MB
disk 8 10.50 MB
disk 9 10.50 MB
disk 10 10.50 MB
disk 11 10.50 MB
disk 12 10.50 MB

What should I do?

1st February, 2011 @ 8:26 am by alex

Hi. I bought a mini 10v off craigslist already hackintoshed about a week ago. Everything worked perfectly, but today I decided to update iTunes, like a fool apparently. When it restarted it got stuck on the white screen with the apple, and a swirly loading circle. Does anybody know what I can do here? Is there a way to fix this without starting over? Thanks.

3rd February, 2011 @ 5:07 am by world28

I upgraded from 10.6.3 to 10.6.5 no problem, and next to 10.6.6 no problem again. I did install netbootinstall (last version necessary, no parameters changed), clean the system about file rights, update the system for the apple menu, restart, install netboot again (no change) . That’s folks !!! Perfect. Including App Store.

14th February, 2011 @ 3:34 pm by Tim

As good as the machine is, I will be selling mine as there are too many niggling issues that are driving me nuts.

Trackpad is truly terrible – oversensitive and too small to use easily.

Lack of height on screen is a pain.

Battery life is terrible.

Viewing angle of screen is poor.

I’ve really tried but this baby will go and I’ll get an iPad instead.

14th February, 2011 @ 4:53 pm by Adam

I’m also stuck on the white screen with the apple, and a swirly loading circle. Not sure what I should try to fix it. Any advice?
… Dell mini 10v

12th March, 2011 @ 4:14 am by Ragz

Is it possible to just buy an external cd-rom drive and install it that way? Wouldn’t that eliminate the steps that require the use of running bootmaker?

25th March, 2011 @ 2:25 pm by BC Musik

It works wonderfully and very fast, about 1 hour and 15 minutes hora y 15 minutos

1st April, 2011 @ 11:40 pm by JM

@Ragz I don’t think so because the installation image on the thumb drive is already patched and therefore different from the contents of the vanilla installation DVD.

@Tim I agree that the trackpad is dreadful but I’ve sort have got use to it and you can always use a regular mouse or even a genuine Apple Mighty Mouse (which I also find dreadfully bad – it must be the way i hold it but I always seem to right click when trying to left click). The lack of screen height can be a problem too, but I’ve found it much better if I hide the Dock and let windows use the full height of the screen. I disagree that the viewing angle is poor, though. Regarding battery life, I got a high capacity battery with my 10v. At first I was annoyed because it’s bulky and sticks out from the bottom of the computer but on a full charge I get 6 to 7 hours of use, which is much better than the 2 hours I get from my genuine MacBook Pro (17-inch, pre LED backlight).

1st April, 2011 @ 11:44 pm by JM

@Joaquin Menchaca Use DiskUtility after booting from the thumb drive to repartition the drive to a single partition.

2nd April, 2011 @ 7:23 am by JP

Hi

I just brought a dell mini 10 1018, it installs fine but when i reboot it wont boot up. If I have the thumb drive in and boot then select the drive to boot from it works fine. it says something like

Unable to patch 64bit kernel. Please use arch=i386 to use a 10.6.2 or newer kernel.

So if I have my thumb drive plugged in and boot off that then select the drive it boots fine into OSx.

Also the sound and wifi don’t work.

6th May, 2011 @ 6:58 pm by ethan

hey guys, installed this onto my external hard drive with no worries. one problem though. when i get into disk utility it wont pick up my main hard drive, which is split it into 2 partitions. 1 @ 140gb NTFS and the other 20gb FAT32. any help on how to install it to my laptops hard drive would be GREATLY appreciated

20th June, 2011 @ 2:41 pm by Moritz Germany

hi,
is it able, to do the insatallation on an msi wind u100?

1st August, 2011 @ 8:04 pm by aaa

hi,
i have a queston
how i can make a bootable usb for snow leopard 10.6.1 on 1 gb usb stick … i made it one about one and half year ago but now i forgot. anyone can help me ? what files bootmaker needs to make usb bootable ?

7th August, 2011 @ 5:14 am by cweber

I installed the new netbookinstaller 0.8.5pre ran it, then updated my mini 10v from OSX 10.6.3 to 10.6.7 (via the combo update) everything is working but no sound. Can someone help please?

15th August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm by Mark

Got a strange issue. Using 0.8.5pre to load 10.6. From the USB stick on boot (before install), I have wifi access, ethernet, all good. However, after the install is done, and Mac OS boots, no network interfaces of any kind are detectable. Only Bluetooth shows up as any kind of communication. BIOS is A06, and all settings match requirements for installation. Can’t figure out where I’m getting off track.

15th August, 2011 @ 3:19 pm by Mark

Update-Switched to 0.8.4RC1 NetBookInstaller, and network issue solved.

15th August, 2011 @ 6:06 pm by Mark

Everytime 0.8.5 comes into play, all networking gets turned off and is no longer configurable. Mini 10v 1011. Bouncing around between 0.8.4 and 0.8.5. Ought to tear up the install.

Anyone else had the networking issue? Other than that, it is awesome.

16th August, 2011 @ 12:45 pm by Robert

Does anybody know if multitouch gestures are able on the 10v?

22nd October, 2011 @ 7:27 pm by riccardo

hi, i have the same proble of robert:
17th June, 2010 @ 3:36 pm by Robert

I have got as far as step 8, but when I try to boot from the USB stick it just gives me a rotating \ then, after a minute or two a : symbol. I’ve gone over the previous steps in terms of installing the bootmaker etc and it all appears to have worked OK. Any suggestions?
I’m using bootmaker .084RC1

i have try to use:
10.6.3
10.6.4
10.6.0

with external hard drive 320gb usb
sdhc card 8gb

can you help me?

27th October, 2011 @ 4:57 pm by Ron

Aargh! My 10v was working great for almost a year – sound, wi-fi, networking, onboard camera, trackpad – all of it… running 10.6.5. Until I updated to 10.6.8 using autoupdate (accidentally) along with iTunes. Now the boot process cycles to the apple then black screen and cycles the boot process all over again… and again, and again. So now my mini is broken… :(

11th November, 2011 @ 12:09 am by smh

hi, just like Ron, me too in trouble. My 10v was great and I accidentally updated OS to run into this grey screen with a black box asking me to restart!! I ve consulted several websites and now got a SL 10.6.4 onto a usb drive and netbookinstaller etc- it just keeps coming with same screen as above!!! how can I get my 10V back on SL?

13th November, 2011 @ 1:27 am by Riccall

Im providing a quick solution to recover from these accidental upgrades
here http://www.dellhackintosh.com

16th November, 2011 @ 12:27 pm by Paul Langley

Thank you all for this wonderful resource. I have now put 10.6.3 onto 4 mini 9s and 2 10v -1011s. The guide is superb. It has been really rewarding and worthwhile. The only thing I cant get to work is the vga out. But I use a usb to vga converter box for that. The Dell 9s and 10v-1011s are great machines. Upgrading the Ram on the 10v 1011 is a pain. I just cut a whole on the bottom of mine to access the ram slot. (dont do this at home) And covered it up after with the base from an old external hdd box*. The take apart of the 10v to get to the ram is very fiddly. Anyway, thanks again for an excellent guide. Now, onto an Alienware…. (*I’m in Australia, so cutting holes in stuff is second nature down here. The whole place is a hole in the ground.)

8th December, 2011 @ 12:19 am by Zachary

i have been having an issue with installing mac SL on my dell mini 10v nick version. iv done everything the guide says to make the USB and when i put it into the computer and boot it it says mac cant be installed on this computer. what should i do? i would love to have my netbook working ASAP so any suggestions would be apprecated. Thanks!

8th December, 2011 @ 12:21 am by Ed

@Zachary sounds like you’re not using a retail disc but a SL disc that came with another Mac? That won’t work unfortunately, either on a netbook or even another Mac. You need the retail SL disc – cop it from Amazon, it’s only 43 bucks now!

8th December, 2011 @ 12:41 am by Zachary

is there any other way to do this? or some way to make my disk work?

8th December, 2011 @ 1:03 am by Zachary

is there any way to use somethingelse to install this or a way to make this disk work… i used this disk before when useing IBOOT on a sony laptop and it installed fine( ubntill i relized that the laptop was not supported )

8th December, 2011 @ 5:29 pm by Zachary

the guide works great! even though i didnt have a rtail disk i managed to use the USB disk and used an old time machine backup everything works great.

15th December, 2011 @ 7:05 pm by spencer

mini 10v- bios A00, installed from disc os 10.6.3. Everything working except bluetooth.

22nd December, 2011 @ 12:31 am by showmansh

started with a dell 10v with windows xp. I did hacintosh with install disc 10.6.3, using NBI 0.8.5pre & NMB 0.8.4RC1. It worked fine but there was no startup disc visible in the prefs/pane. I installed again and upgraded to 10.6.7 and a startup disc appeared. I borked it trying to get mirroring to work so had to re install. WHY did the system reboot on the 10v from the usb with all files intact and at 6.7??? why was it all not erased and back to 6.3??? should there be a startup chime like a real apple? On my MBPro 10.5.8 NBM wouldn’t run, why??? I had to use a MBook on 10.6.7. The mirror windows app doesn’t work for me and I think It maybe due to not being able to completely erase the 10v HD for a fresh install from the usb. any suggestions? thanks

3rd March, 2012 @ 2:14 pm by Justi

I bought a mini 10v a couple of years ago for this purpose, but the directions were a little daunting. I just replaced the hard drive a figured I should just go for it. These directions are so easy to follow that it made the process a pleasure. I love my mini-mac! Everything works perfectly, nearly better than my 2006 macbook. Thanks so much for the help.

5th March, 2012 @ 4:31 am by Kwi

Hi, Maybe my ram is just not compatible, yet i couldn’t find any help on the net.
Is the kta-mb667k2/4g kit of 2 compatible with the mini 1011?
I have installed it and it only detects 1GB 533 Mhz. I’m hoping I did something wrong with the install. :)
Thank for your help!

28th March, 2012 @ 12:21 am by KAD

hola muchas gracias funciona a la perfeccion me costo un poco de trabajo pero si lo logre :)

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20th May, 2012 @ 2:50 pm by taygilmore

When I turn on my Dell Mini and boot from the USB Drive, I have 4 Options to choose from.

1. Mac OS X Install DVD
2.
3. OS
4.

When I choose the Mac OS X Install DVD i can’t find the laptops HDD to partition and when i choose the OS option, it’s just a black screen.

HELP!!!!

5th November, 2012 @ 1:53 am by peter

hi all could you answer me a question why is it wen i try and boot from external hard drive for the first time i get the grey screen with the apple logo and spinning lines under neithe the lines stop spinning and apears to do nothing i let it for 24 hours and still nothing you lot must be doing something else coz i can’t even get to the first install process

any idears thanks pete

25th April, 2013 @ 10:15 pm by Brendan

Bought a dell notebook already hacked…worked grat but now on startup, offers list of users OK, choose admin or regular user and log in OK, starry sky wallpaper as expected, but no pull down menus or Dock… Tried to reload from startup package on pen drive, LEDs on drive flash but isn’t offered as a startup disk. Help!

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12th June, 2013 @ 6:25 am by Christian

Um… there was an upgrade for the mac softwere so i hit update now it throws me into an error as soon as i turn it on, it says “you need to restart your computer, hold down the power button until the screen powers off and press it again to turn it back on”
the problem is that this is all it gives me, i cant open it at all, and i cant reset it either! PLEASE HELP! D:

9th August, 2013 @ 7:55 pm by Bob Worden

Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 and have followed your directions exactly, and every part of the preparation went off exactly as you described until I got to the actual OSX install onto the hard drive of the Dell machine, I get a Apple Error warning saying “MAC OS X can’t be installed on this computer” I’ve gone over everything and the only thing that I see that could be an issue is the BIOS, my computer has A07, is this the issue?

27th August, 2013 @ 2:48 pm by Chris

Does this method allow you to install and run 10.6.8 with everything working? Looking to buy and install SL on a Dell 10v to use for live sound playing my guitar through it. Has anyone ever done a test on the latency using a Hackintosh? GREAT guide by the way!! I’ve done 3 Hackintoshes so far (Dell XPS M1530 10.8.2, eeepc 900a 10.5.8 eeepc 900hd 10.5.7) and this is by far the best guide!! Thanks!

6th November, 2013 @ 5:06 pm by Luigy C

Hi my wifi don’t work everything works perfect except the internet . how can i get my wifi o ethernet to work ????? please i need help

10th March, 2014 @ 8:03 pm by Isaiah

Would an install disk from an Intel Imac work?

27th March, 2014 @ 9:08 pm by Hackintosh Instructions & Tutorials 10.6

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14th April, 2014 @ 1:36 am by ottO

Can the 10v be upgraded past 10.6.2?

 

 
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