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  1. sorry for the long delay, but here is the final word on this thread. Never could solve the problem. I did a clean install and all is well for one month now...
  2. I did earlier (i.e. yesterday), but I had read at the time that the osX partition (i.e. HFS, my partition #2) should be the active one. In any case, I just tried setting chameleon (EFI, partition #1) as active using fdisk. Didn't work; still showing boot0: error
  3. I tried it again just to be sure, and, yes, I got an output just like you described. still getting boot0: error By the way, I have been looking at my hfs volume with diskutil and in Ubuntu with gparted. It is really messed up! I can't mount the partition, i can't repair the partition (either in OsX disk utilities or with hfsprogs in Ubuntu). I have found several references to running pdisk to try to let the computer know how big the partition is and so on... e.g. http://www.nathanhein.com/tag/partition/ ...which might allow the partition to mount, but I can't figure out how to load and run pdisk on Ubuntu. When I try it in OsX terminal, it won't work (presumably because i am booting into the Os X install disk, and I can't set superuser permissions that way, sudo doesn't work etc.) So I am at a complete and utter loss.
  4. it seems like it did (both times), since several lines of code followed that said something like 1 of 1 file copied. Is there any way I can tell for sure that it copied?
  5. OK, I found the boot1h file But where exactly do I put it? Should I be doing this in Linux or after booting into the SL install disk and then opening terminal? I followed the instructions and copied the boot1h file to /dev/disk0s2 (which is my HFS Os X partition) it seemed to copy successfully. I restarted-- same boot0 error
  6. Thanks for your reply. does it matter that I used Meklort's NBI? ...and where is this boot1h file?
  7. Hi all I woke up today to a boot0: error on start up in my Dell Mini 10v dual Snow Leopard/Ubuntu I have no idea what would have caused this as I did nothing at all, really, in the last few times I used it, no updates etc... I actually wrote up this guide for my last install, which will give you the full config for my system: http://www.insanelym...3 I can use my OSX install USB disk to boot and then choose the Ubuntu volume which is working fine. But my OSX hard disk won't mount in Ubuntu. I can also use that OSX install disk to start the installation and open terminal I tried the standard fix suggestions (e.g. http://blog.johnso.o...oot0-error.html ) But I can't get that to work. I may be doing it wrong. If anyone has any suggestions, or specific instructions on booting into terminal and then fixing the boot order, etc, for my configuration, I'd be very grateful! many thanks bug
  8. I have a fully functional dual boot OS X 10.6.7/Ubuntu Mini 10v using Meklort's latest (final?) NBI version: 0.8.5pre. I have had all manner of problems in the past with many other configurations of single and dual boot, using different versions of SL and NBI...all worked for a while and then all crashed spectacularly and unrecoverably at some point. Now I think I might have finally gotten it right, so I wanted to share what I did. 1. Using my purchased Snow Leopard DVD (10.6.0), I made a bootable USB disk image of SL bundled with Meklort's NetBook Installer (NBI) 0.8.5pre To do this, I followed the basic Gizmodo protocol for making the bootable USB, just using NBI 0.8.5pre instead, which I got here: http://code.google.c.../downloads/list 2. Start up the Mini 10V, press F2 to go into the BIOS settings. 3. Set USB legacy and USB wake support to "ENABLED"; set Function keys to "MULTIMEDIA"; set bluetooth to "DISABLED" 4. Put USB at the top of the boot order; save and exit. 5. As it boots up, press a key if necessary to choose the boot volume ("Mac Os X Install" is I think what it is called by default). 6. When the installer starts up, open disk utility, erase the hard disk completely, assign one Mac OS journaled (HFS) partition and leave plenty of free space (I left like 60 GB free). [You will later use Ubuntu to make four more partitions in this free space: the Ubuntu boot partition, the Ubuntu partition for the system and home files, etc, the Linux swap partition, and a FAT32 partition to make file sharing easier between the OS X and the Linux environments.] 7. Exit disk utitlity, install OS X 8. Try to be present when it finishes installing and restarts automatically. Press F2 to adjust the BIOS settings before it restarts OS X. 9. Remove your Install USB disk. Set USB legacy and USB wake support to "DISABLED." Put HARD DISK at the top of the boot order; save and exit. 10. Let OS X boot up. Follow the registration steps. Make up something funny for your home address (I put "420 Stone Way"). 11. Once you are looking at your OS X desktop, fix the trackpad settings, or better yet, plug in a USB mouse so you don't go nuts AND fix the trackpad settings. 12. Download the OS X 10.6.7 combined update. Run the update. DO NOT RESTART. 13. Open NBI 0.8.5 and re-install ("Update Install"). Remove any USB externals (e.g. USB mouse). Restart. 14. According to Meklort, you may lose sound and wi-fi. I didn't. If you do, Meklort writes that you should run the following in terminal: sudo kextcache -system-mkext 15. In System Preferences -- Energy Saver, I set Display Sleep to 10 minutes, but "Computer Sleep" to Never. I feel like when the computer goes to sleep on my 10v hackintoshes, problems start accumulating... 16. I also feel (but have no evidence that) leaving a USB peripheral (e.g. keyboard, mouse) plugged in when you restart the computer might be bad. [someone with more knowledge than me (which is most of you): please comment on #15 & #16 above.] 17. I have not and will not ever run Update Extra per: http://www.mydellmin...s-10-6-7-a.html [At this point, if you don't have one already, you'll need to make a bootable Ubuntu USB disk. I made it a while back. The steps below follow the steps for version 10.10 bootable Ubuntu USB disk] 18. Now restart the mini 10v, press F2, insert your bootable Ubuntu USB drive. 19. Set USB legacy and USB wake support to "ENABLED"; put USB at the top of the boot order; save and exit. 20. You should start into Ubuntu automatically. Choose "Install Ubuntu on a hard drive" 21. Follow the menu options. Make sure to select the option for downloading updates during install or something like that. Otherwise your wireless won't work. 22. When it asks where you want to install, say you want to choose the install location manually (advanced partition settings). 23. You should have 2 partitions on your hard drive right now : the Chameleon Boot partition (sda1) and the Mac OS X partition (sda2). And you should have some free space. I had 60GB (see step 6, above). Here's what I did. 24. Select the free space, add a partition, make it 40GB, format it as FAT32, mount point: /dos Save. This is sda3. 25. Select the remaining free space (should have 20GB free), add a partition, make it 2 GB, format it as Ext4 jornaled, set mount point as: /boot Save. This is sda4. 26. Select the remaining free space (should have 18GB free), add a partition, make it 17 GB, format it as Ext4 journaled, set mount point as: / Save. This is sda5. 27. Select the last part of the free space as the swap area (no mount point). Save. 28. Now set the bootloader to install to sda4 (if you screw up this step, you will write over chameleon!!) 29. Press Install and let it go. 30. Restart (I always have to do a cold shutdown at this point, not sure why). 31. On startup, press F2, remove your Ubuntu USB disk, Set USB legacy and USB wake support to "DISABLED." Put HARD DISK at the top of the boot order; save and exit. 32. Press any key when you see the OS X start up to get the boot options. You should see 3 choices: your Os X volume, the FAT32 volume [which has no OS, so is not in fact bootable), and Linux! 33. Choose Linux, then the default choice at the subsequent menu, and Ubuntu should start up! 34. Once in Ubuntu, I followed these instructions to match permissions: http://superuser.com...u-as-read-write 35…and these to mount my HFS and FAT32 volumes automatically on Ubuntu startup http://docs.cslabs.c...OS_X_and_Ubuntu 36. Enjoy!
  9. sory for the delay... Red's suggestion above worked! I wanted to make a few notes on my experience for anyone else who is interested. 1) I had an external hard disk with one HFS (mac) and one FAT32-formatted partition. TestDisk being run through ubuntu would not write to the HFS volume, only the FAT32 one. 2) It finds A LOT of files and takes a really really long time (basically I let it run for about 12 hours) 3) It is useful to go into the advanced settings and limit the filename extensions that it searches for, but unfortunately there was no option for .ods files (NeoOffice spreadsheet), so I selected "other" as well as text, document files and a few other options to make sure I got the files I needed. I then wiped my HD and did a clean install on my mini 10v, this time as a dual boot OsX/Ubuntu and it is running great in both operating systems. I will try to put together a separate thread here on how I was able to make the dual boot- I had some fits and starts and had to do a second clean install, but now it runs great, and the way I did it involved far fewer adjustments than most other forums I read suggested. ===== [uPDATE] I wrote up that install guide and posted it here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=277094
  10. thanks red, I'll give that a try and report back
  11. Hi all This is a continuation of another thread, which remains unsolved. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=276561 But there were a lot of isues raised in that thread, and I only have one left that I really need to solve. I hope you don't mind me starting a new thread here to try to resolve that one major issue, as it is buried at the end of that long thread, with the relevant info spread throughout. RECAP: 1) I have a Dell Mini 10V running OsX 10.6.7 with NBI 20100616212351 2) It has some sort of bootloader error - it hangs up with an EBIOS error after the Dell startup screen but before OsX is initiated 3) I can boot to a MacOsX utility USB stick, or to linux on a USB 4) I can mount my OsX formatted hard drive and copy off files 5) ...but some files are inaccessible. One folder in particular (one that I would really like to recover) I can "see" in terminal, but it seems to be some kind of corrupt directory. When I try to "cd" to that directory name, I get an input/output error. 6) Disk repair in OsX utilities will not repair the hard drive I am thinking that my only real option is to reinstall OsX and then try to run my file recovery software hoping that the installation will not have written over the files I want to recover. But I wanted to ask if anyone has any other suggestions... for working within Linux, for example, to repair the directory structure on a specific part of the disk...or...? Many thank for any ideas!!
  12. EBIOS read error

    so after letting fixing permissions go for about 3 hours with no budging in the time expected for it to finish, I found this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1413303?start=0&tstart=0 so I took the advice there, stopped the fixing permissions process, and instead tried to repair the disk. It failed with this error message: "invalid sibling link...the volume Afriq could not be repaired" then it suggests I back up my files and reinstall. But here's the problem-- I can get some of my files off using terminal, but some of the files on my hard disk (unfortunately the ones I worked on most recently and are not backed up) are unavailable. copying or listing those files in terminal doesn't work. I can't see them. Weird. I thought about running NetBookInstaller, but it won't let me select my target disk (Afriq). It gives me no options at all. I have a feeling I am coming to the end of this road, but wanted to see if anyone had any other advice before I do a clean install and give up on recovering my lost data... thanks!
  13. EBIOS read error

    WOW!!! I got it to work! Your last post made me realize that the problem must be that it is still trying to boot off the hard disk even though I have the USB listed first in the boot order. So I went into the Dell settings and *disabled* (rather than simply demoting in the order) booting from the hard drive, and then restarted and it worked! I am now starting up in OSX from my USB disk and will attempt to repair the hard disk...I will report back [uPDATE] ....Disk Utility is finding massive numbers of permissions errors ("open error 5: input/output errors") to fix -- it is estimating 18 hours (!!) to fix the permissions !
  14. EBIOS read error

    update: I found these instructions for making the kill cmos dos bootable disk here: http://www.mydellmin...ges-bios-2.html (see the post by piratesmack) The OsX instructions went fine except for the fact that he had a typo on the mac osx command .....it should say dd if=balder10_killcmos.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=8192 not dd if=image.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=8192 ...in any case, that worked, and was able to boot to the DOS disk on my sick machine. At DOS I typed the KILLCMOS command, and it worked just as described. But when I restarted I still had the exact same EBIOS error
  15. EBIOS read error

    ok, this was the one that raised the spectre of my beloved machine as a doorstop: http://www.mydellmin...es-windows.html (by the way, I just made a brand new install SL OSX thumb drive using 0.8.5pre this time, and I tried it on my problematic dell, and the same EBIOS freeze. So it is definitively not a problem with my thumb drive.) ...I just tried "load setup defaults" and it didn't help...so...on to CMOS reset! but wait...I will apparently need to set up another USB stick formatted on a windows machine. That may take me a couple of days, as I don't have a windows machine.