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Install Lion on upgraded Mac mini 1,1 - problem

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Install Lion on upgraded Mac mini 1,1 - problem Reply with quote

I have followed the instructions on upgrading the CPU (now C2D 2.33MHz) and RAM (4GB) as well as the firmware.

I can connect the upgraded mini using firewire target mode from my Mac Pro.

I have built a Mac OS X Lion USB drive, however when I try to boot it from the Mac Pro (which is running 10.8.5) or my MacBookPro, I get an error and it won't progress to the install screen.

I suspect this is to do with the apparent effort to install an older version of OS X over a newer version.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so my Mac Pro wouldn't allow me to install Lion on the mini when booting from a USB drive with Lion on it.

So I pulled out a Snow Leopard DVD and installed that on another hard drive in my mac Pro.

I then booted from the USB drive and successfully installed Lion onto the mini (after editing the plist file).

However I can only get 2GB of the 4GB of RAM installed to be recognised. Will pull and swap the RAM to see if its and issue with the stick of RAM or the slot.
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