Install Mac OS X 10.6 on New 2012 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kitsune_akki, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. kitsune_akki macrumors newbie

    kitsune_akki

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    Hoping I found the correct spot in the Forum,

    Would anyone have a solution on how to install and get Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard running on the latest 2012 Mac Mini ?:confused:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Won't work, Snow Leopard does not have the Ivy Bridge kexts needed to run. That is SL has not been updated with the new chip sets to work.

    People have tried unsuccessfully to hack or modify 10.6 to run on the new ivy bridge based MBPs so the mini is in the same boat
     
  3. kitsune_akki thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm I thought as much....
    as we have been trying in vain in the office cloning with ccc and clonezilla. Modding and copying kexts. refit, empire efi. cloning my mac mini with snowy to the mac mini. NOTHING.

    Thanks for confirming though - thought I was not smart enough to grasp it
     
  4. dasx macrumors 65816

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    Yup… Won't work. Can't even install the 10.8.2 version downloaded from the App Store so go figure...
     
  5. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded and upgraded the 10.8.2 update... :confused:
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    This *might* be adaptable but I really have no idea whether it's possible or not.
     
  7. dasx macrumors 65816

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    We all have.
    I'm talking FRESH installs. Format drive AND install again. From scratch. Not possible with App Store's 10.8.2.
     
  8. kitsune_akki, Nov 15, 2012
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    kitsune_akki thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it was possible! It worked up until the point I tried to install MultiBeast's Network Drivers - then - the black multi-language screen of death telling you to reboot... :eek:

    Well, for one... it worked installing etc, had to boot using the iBoot Ivy Bridge Disc.
    Installing 10.6.8 worked.
    Everything installed fine, till I tried the selection to install all drivers because I got tired rebooting (every boot required the iBoot) after every single one by one driver install... time is running out so we binned it.

    But I think if I had more time to play with the Mac Mini, I could find a way to use the 10.7 or 10.8 Kext Drivers on 10.6
     
  9. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    You can install Snow Leopard on VMware Fusion. Maybe that would be a solution?
     
  10. kitsune_akki thread starter macrumors newbie

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    darn!

    Unfortunately VMWare Fusion is not an option for a transcoder...
     

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