Snow Leopard on 2011 Mac Mini

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  1. mapllfe82, Apr 25, 2012
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    mapllfe82 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone here that has verified that the latest EFI Firmware Update 1.6 can still run Snow Leopard on a 2011 Mac Mini?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 2011 Mac Mini cannot run Snow Leopard at all. It refuses to start and gets lots of kernel panics.
     
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    They know quite a bit about Mac Minis. It is their job.
     
  8. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    Their job is to run a server bank.
    Not be on the cutting edge of what can or can't be run.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Their job is to market Mac Minis to sell. Snow Leopard is a popular choice to run because of it's full server ability. If the 2011 Mini's could run Snow Leopard, they would advertise it as such and have an option for it in their store.
     
  10. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    Not so, because the Apple Discussion quoted above makes it clear that a bit of hacking/modding is required in order to get SL to run.

    Once properly installed it runs fine.
     
  11. blanka macrumors 68000

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    LOL. You apparently did not try. It runs flawless. You only need a 2009 Mini or so to do the installation, and you need a few KEXTS of the original Lion install. That is all. Modding is a too big term for that.
     
  12. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I need to find someone who has a patched install.
     
  13. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a perfectly running mac mini server 2011 on Snow Leopard now.
     
  14. blanka macrumors 68000

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    You can patch it yourself. It is peanuts. Just copy a few files from the pre-installed Lion.
     
  15. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I did it already.
    And you actually patch a Macbookpro 10.6.7 install with a 10.6 retaiul file.
    update using the Apple combo 1.1 update, and run a special installer by a guy called Newfoundglory.
     
  16. Dixi1801 macrumors member

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    Would it be possible to do this on a 2012 mini if my friend has snow leopard on his MBP which i could use?

    thanks :)
     
  17. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Not possible.
     
  18. Dixi1801 macrumors member

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    Thanks for that, looks like i'll be running ML! :D
     
  19. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    which is why I went with the 2011 MM server
     

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