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    Default problem re-installing OSX

    I sucessfully hackintoshed a Dell Mini 10v with Netbook Bootmaker 0.8.3. All was well for a few months until, without thinking, yesterday I let the OS install an update. It screwed things up. Now if I try to boot I get a screen telling me I need to restart my computer.

    Not finding an easy fix for this I decided to just re-do the hackintosh from the beginning. I prepared my USB drive with the OSX installation and ran Netbook Bootmaker 0.8.3 just like before.

    Now when booting from the USB I get the beginning of the OSX install screen, with the icon of the disk drive and progress bar. Then I get the screen with the Apple logo -- all ok up to this point. But then, over the Apple logo suddenly appears a small "no" symbol -- a circle with a line through it. Then if I wait it out I get a screen telling me in various languages that I need to restart my computer.

    I've got no idea what to do now? Any suggestions?

    Thanks.



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    Arrow Re-installing MacOS




    The sign means that You have a driver that didn't get moved, a device that is connected but lacks drivers or isn't compatible or Some file got corrupted..

    Make sure you erased and format your hard drive before installing MacOS. (Clean Install)

    Mac OS X: "Broken folder" icon, prohibitory sign, or kernel panic when computer starts
    Resolve boot issues showing 'prohibitory' sign | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

    I hope this can help you!
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    Thanks so much for your response. I'm totally lost here.
    I would like to simply reformat and start over. But is it possible to do so without an external drive? The Mini 10v came with a CD and I was thinking I'd put it on the USB drive like we do with the Mac OS but that did not work. Any ideas on how to reformat? Not possible from the bios screen, right?
    Again, any help appreciated. Thanks.

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    Is this your system specs?

    Dell Mini


    What bootloader or distro are you using to Install Snow Leopard?
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    As per the instructions on Gizmodo (which worked perfectly the first time) I've been using Netbook BootMaker 0.8.3.

    I've got a Dell Mini 10v. The CD it came with is for the Ubuntu OS.

    At this point I'd be happy just to format it and start from scratch. But I've got no idea how to format.

    When I go into BIOS, in addition to USB Storage boot I can also boot from Removable Device and I can also boot from Network Boot. Maybe boot from one of those and have Dell as a slave to my desktop and format that way??? I've got no idea... just want to format the thing! ;-)

    Any ideas?


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    Default Formatting your hard drive!

    To format your drive, the first thing you need to do is to load your bootloader and after that insert "Snow Leopard OS" . Once the MacOS is loaded, move your mouse cursor towards the top of the screen and the OS X menu bar will appear. You should see a drop down list for "Utilities". Click "Utilities" and select "Disk Utility". Disk utility should now be opened and visible on your screen. You will see your hard drive listed along the left side of the disk utility window. Click it once to select it. Next, click the "Erase" tab located in the center of the disk utility window.

    You will see three options: erase free space, security options, and erase. If you want to erase your hard drive securely with no chance of data recovery, click security options and select Zero out disks. If you just want to erase your hard drive and install Snow Leopard, click erase. The "Erase" button is the much faster option.

    OS X will then ask you to verify that you are going to erase your hard drive. Make sure that the drive format is set to "OS X Extended Journaled" and type in a name for your hard drive. By default, the name would be Macintosh Hard Drive. Click erase. You have now erased everything on your hard drive. Now, you need to install Snow Leopard.

    Click on the disk utility tab located on the top navigation bar, and select "Quit Disk Utility". OS X will now go back to the install screen. Select your new hard drive, agree to the license, and click install.

    Installation will take approximately 30 minutes since you are doing a clean install. After it is done, you will need to fill in your personal info, location, wireless internet info, etc.. That's it you now have a clean install of OS X Snow Leopard.

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    1. Click on Utilities on the tool bar, then select Disk Utilities.
    2. On the left you should see your hard drive.
    3. If not, a disk is not connected or cannot be read by your computer.
    4. After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
    5. Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
    6. Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
    7. Format: Free Space
    8. Click Apply
    9. Click Partition
    10. After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
    11. Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
    12. Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
    13. Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    14. At the bottom of the window Click on the Options Button.
    15. Select the GUID Partition Table
    16. Click OK
    17. Click Apply
    18. Click Partition
    19. Quit Disk Utilities and Install Snow Leopard OS!


    that's how you format your drive to install MacOS.
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