Archive for June 16th, 2009

This guide i’ve made for those even only has 8GB SSD stock.  i tried to simplified the guide to make easier for newbie to get Mac OS X Retail running on  8GB SSD Stock. The guide also applicable for SSD more than 8GB Stock.


1. USB Flash Drive (8GB above) and Mac Computer or Hackintosh also considerable.

2. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Installer RETAIL not preload that comes with mac computer. u can get here for TESTING PURPOSE.

3. Download Dell Mini Essential. Place to desktop.

4. Download incremental MacOSXupdate 10.5.7 from apple site. This optional but recommended to stay uptodate.


1. Format USB Flash Drive to Macintosh Extended Journal using Disk Utility on Mac Computer or Hackintosh. Name it OSXDVD.

2. Restore Mac OS X Retail 10.5.6 installer to USB Flash Drive. Drag disk image Mac OS X Install DVD to Source and OSXDVD as destination. Refer snapshot below.

Click Restore. It takes around 20 Minutes depend on read write speed USB Flash Drive.

3. open Dell_Mini_Essential.dmg and place OSinstall.mpkg to desktop Open terminal.type

sudo cp /Users/YOURMACCOMPUTERNAME/Desktop/OSinstall.mpkg /Volumes/OSXDVD/System/Installation/Packages

or the simplest way u can copy above code to terminal. remember!! replace YOURMACCOMPUTERNAME . and press ENTER.

Note: U can skip this if u have more than 8GB SSD space. (Recommend for 8GB SSD)

4. Install DellEFIBootMaker0.3.2 (512MB, 1GB) or DellEFIBootMaker0.3.3 (2GB) depend on your RAM installed. It will install to USB flash drive OSXDVD.

5. Copy DellEFI1.2a5 to USB Flash Drive


1. boot up your dell mini press 2. Disable and Enable these following on bios.

  • USB BIOS Legacy Support (Enabled)
  • Bluetooh (Disabled)
  • also hard drive boot (Disable) SHIFT+F1

save setting and exit. boot press 0. select USB Flash Drive. ENTER.. wait till installation screen appear.

2. Open Disk utility select Your SSD Drive. Select 1 Partition and click option. Select GUID. format SSD to Macintosh Extended Journal and name it OSXMINI9 (All caps). and click partition. close and next.

3. Select OSXMINI9 Drive and click customize. Expand Essential System. u wont see name of the packages. Deselect following packages according to size of package

  • DVDPlayer – 47.3 MB (Removable)
  • AdditionalSpeechVoices – 697 MB (Removable)
  • OxfordDictionaries – 129 MB (Removable)

There will saved space 1.5GB of 6GB Essential System. also deselect Language Translations, Additional Fonts, and Printer Drivers to save disk space and click install.

Note: Above step is optional. You can leave untouch Essential System if u have SSD Space more than 8GB.

Installation will takes around 20 minutes. at the end of Installation might be said failed!.

4. go terminal type “postinstall” no quotes. close terminal and restart.

5. Press 2. Disable USB Legacy. enable boot internal hard drive. (SHIFT+F1). Save and exit. Unplug USB Flash Drive.

6. Boot up and type”-f” no quotes. it will force all needed extension to load. U will see Video launching. and setup your information.

Post Installation

1. Install DellEFI1.2a5 only select these following setting

  • Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader
  • Install Dell Mini 9 Extensions
  • Hide DellEFI files
  • Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file
  • Restore the 10.5.5 keyboard pref pane
  • Disable Hibernate and remove sleep file (recommended)

Reboot..Done 10.5.6.

Upgrade to 10.5.7

1. Install MacOSXupdate 10.5.7. Reboot. Boot and type “-x” . No quotes. You will running osx on safe mode.

2. Run DellEFI1.2a5. only select these

  • Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader
  • Reinstall Dell Mini 9 Extensions
  • Hide DellEFI files
  • Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file

3. Reboot. now it should works like the real mac. Congratulations!!

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If u ever had welcome screen loops after succes installation hackintosh. U should try this.

Boot with “-s” no quotes

type “/sbin/fsck -fy” and then press enter
type “/sbin/mount -uw /” and then press enter
type “passwd root ##” and press enter
you will know be prompted to put in your password twice. Do so and press enter.
type “touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone and press enter
type “exit” and press enter. you will now be booted into Leopard.

Remember!! no quotes.