Snow Leopard on Dell Mini 9

Here’s my Dell Mini 9 running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1.


I followed the instructions on to do the upgrade from Leopard 10.5.7. The internal drive has been upgraded to a RunCore 64GB SSD so the easiest way to upgrade is to remove it, connect it to another Mac via USB, then do all the installations before refitting it in the Mini.


Don’t forget to DISABLE the Legacy USB support in the BIOS to prevent the computer locking up in sleep mode.

Restaurant Recommendations

I wanted to give a shout-out to a couple of great restaurants that we discovered on our recent trip to France.

The first is the KV&B, in Bandol, on the south coast between Marseille and Toulon. It’s on a small street, just back from the seafront, so you probably wouldn’t find it unless you knew where to look. The menu is small, but perfectly formed, and is a great improvement on some of the pizza joints in the area. The bill was in the order of €30 a head without wine. They must be doing well, they’ve got another restaurant in the same street.

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The second one is a lovely bistro in Paris. It’s called the Restaurant Perraudin and it’s on Rue Saint Jacques in the heart of Paris near the Boulevard Saint-Germain. I had a delicious entrocôte steak and frites. Book if you want a table in the front of the restaurant – red and white checked tableclothes and everything.