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  1. I'm well used to carrying out backups on my various Macs, be that incremental Time Machine backups or full clones (using Carbon Copy Cloner). I've got a certain distance with installing OSX on my MSI Wind (on 10.6.4) and want to apply the 10.5.5 and 10.5.6 updates. However, I'm aware that it could quite easily go tits up again, so I have taken a backup. I did a complete clone using Carbon Copy Cloner on to an external USB2 drive. CCC says that the drive will be bootable. However, it does not show int he Startup disks in OSX, nor can I pick that external drive from the boot menu (pressing F11 at startup). I'm sure I'm not the only person here who wants to safeguard progress to date, so I'd like to know what the best way to do this is. Note that currently my MSI wind has no working Wifi and Ethernet is not working, so my only option is backing up to a connected USB drive right now. Can anyone tell me what I should do?
  2. I bought an MSI Wind, mainly because I had heard from several sources that this was a netbook that ran OSX on it really well, in particular Wifi! Predictably, after installing, the Wifi is not working. I realise that this was not part of the original installation, and is supposed to work thanks to some Realtek drivers. I followed the video that Paul O'Brien put together showing him installing it on an Advent machine (different branding, same hardware) but he already had another Wifi card that was supported in the Kalyway 10.5.2 installer. So I looked around (torrent sites) for the Realtek drivers and downloaded what I thought was the right set (filename: Realtek Installer87se.pkg). However, following the instructions I can't seem to get any wifi. I've posted the screen shots of what I'm looking at, compared with the instructions in the Readme note on the installer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianlloyd/3335977498/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianlloyd/3335141551/ Can anyone tell me what I've missed? How can I put this right? Should using these drivers be basically the same as using normal airport connections? Great tutorial, Paul. It was because of this tutorial and hearing how easy it was on Macbreak weekly that I went out to buy this machine and try it out :-)
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