You may search for the xXx Mac Distribution using any torrent site.
Download the xXx-Disc, and apply the PPF1 + PPF2 on it and ins
Installing Mac OS X in non native Mac machine is unique in a sense that each PC ha different ways of installation may be that's the reason why I haven't found a link in the Internet that fits my needs.
I manage to install 10.4.7 – 10.5.1 before using iATKOS but with a different machine now that my Acer Aspire One A150 has arrived its time to test it with Mac OS.
I have collected some procedures which are adopted from different links.
to : Paul for the complete guide in installing OS x on MSI wind you can check it from this link.
to : 3rr0rists I forgot the link for some of the suggestions that helps
to : Insanelymac.com for the continuing support for this project and all contributors, testers and users.
to : SbMfr for solving my audio issue link here
to : BurnZcodE - you can see his contribution on this thread for my Touchpad Tap issue ( so dumb of me nyahaha )
to : StickMAC™- you can see his contribution on this thread for the Mic issue
This tutorial will help you Install Mac OS X to Acer Aspire One A150 from version 10.5.2 – 10.5.5
WARNING !!! not for the faint hearted ( children don't try this at home )
I have been doing a lot of trial and error on this just to get my AA1 work in Mac OS, but i guest my sacrifice has paid off, I thinks its safe to follow this tutorial :twisted:
Need fixing are the following :
Touchpad Tap ( I'll try to recover the old 10.4.7 kext i have before since touchpad tap was working for my ECS laptop, I'll just update you once testing was OK )
Wifi Atheros AR500EG ( Still trying to find ways to solve the issue )
Sleep mode ( hmm not sure still looking for solution )
:!: Things you needed for this tutorial :
- A DVD containing Kalyway 10.5.2 install (you can find this on the usual 'torrent sites')
- The Kalyway 10.5.3 ComboUpdate (you can find this on the usual 'torrent sites')
- The Official 10.5.4 DELTA update from here
- The Official 10.5.5 update from here
- Paul's Wind driver and utility pack here
:!: place the above list on a USB stick or CD / DVD
- An external DVD drive
- Acer Aspire BIOS update here
- A proper licenced copy of Leopard
Now, of course you could install without the above item, but i'm in favour of being fair to Apple. Regardless of the intricacies and enforcability (or otherwise) of the EULA, it's playing fair to buy a licence for Leopard if you plan to use it on a machine. IMHO anyway. It's up to you of course, but it makes me feel better! I look at it as 'Apple won't build me a 10" notebook so I have to do it myself'
How to update Acer Aspire One A150 BIOS
Thanks to : machani for this link here I modified and posted the procedures below.
1. You need a USB flash drive (SanDisk or any Generic brand)
2. Make it bootable to DOS by following these instructions: http://macles.blogsp...shing-bios.html
Follow this screenshoot when creating the bootable USB here
(NOTE: The screenshot shows the Drive is /dev/sb1. This screenshot seems to be done from a Linux machine. From XP, the Drive shows up as D:\ or E:\. Verify that that is the correct drive letter for your USB flash drive).
3. After you click OK, unzip the new BIOS files and copy the three files: 3304.bat, flashit.exe and ZG_3304.fd to the flash drive
4. Leave the flash drive in the USB port, reboot, hit F12 at the initial boot prompt.
5. Choose USB drive to boot
6. It should bring you to a DOS screen choose number 5
7. Change to the C: drive by typing: C: followed by ENTER
8. Type: 3304
(You need to have your laptop connected to external power supply or it won't work).
9. When you reboot, hit F2 at the boot prompt and verify that your BIOS version is 3304
Thanks to macles.blogspot.com
:!: Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery
The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore. It's only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.
Follow every step carefully!
Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.
Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.
The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.
If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.
Step by Step - installing OSX on your AA1 A150
1. Insert the Kalyway 10.5.2 disk into your external DVD drive, and plug it into your AA1
2. Start your AA1, and press F12 when prompted to choose a boot device, select your DVD drive
3. When prompted to hit a key to boot from CD/DVD, hit a key.... you'll see a ton of text scroll up the screen - just sit tight
4. You'll next be presented with your language select screen. I imagine you want English, so just hit enter! It'll then sit doing 'Preparing Installation' for a while.
5. When you get the 'Welcome' screen, don't hit continue straight away! Move your point to the 'Utilities' menu, and select 'Disk Utility'.
6. When the Disk Utility application has loaded, click your main drive in the left hand pane (probably the very top entryis your HDD manufacturer's name')
7. Click 'Partition' on the right hand pane.
8. Under 'Volume Scheme', click '1 partition'. ( this varies on your desire on how many partition you want )
10. Click 'Apply'
11. Wait for it to do it's thing, then select 'Quit Disk Utility' from the 'Disk Utility' menu.
12. You'll now be taken back to the installer welcome page. Click 'Continue'.
13. Click 'Agree' when the legalese blurb pops up.
14. Choose a destination drive - obviously the one you just partitioned! Click 'Continue'.
15. Click 'Customize'.
16. Completely uncheck 'Language Translations'.
17. Expand 'Kernels' and select ONLY 'kernel_9.2speedstep'
18. Expand 'Graphics_Drivers', expand 'Intel_GMA' and select ONLY 'GMA950'
19. Completely uncheck 'Audio_Drivers'.
20. Expand 'Networks_Drivers'. and select ONLY 'RTL1000'.
21. Completely uncheck 'Mobo_Chipsets'.
22. Completely uncheck 'Thirds_Applications'. ( I choose some applications which I have used before but if you are a 1st time Mac user need you need uncheck this area )
23. completely uncheck 'Patches'.
24. Click 'Done'
25. Click 'Install' and go and make yourself a cup of tea! ( nice one Paul :lol!: )
26. :!: The install will now take place, if you want to speed it up, you can 'Skip' the installation DVD check.
28. When the 'Install Succeeded' screen appears, eject the install DVD and hit 'Restart'.
29. OS will now start up for the first time, and take you through the setup wizard.
30. When you have booted into OSX for the first time, goto drive name > applications > Utililities > Terminal
Type in the following command in Terminal Mode:
Sudo vi /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
System will ask you for your password, you may enter your password
look for "Kernel Flags" and put "cpus=1".
Press i to insert item
32. Run '1_Kalyway_UpdCombo10.5.3.pkg' this wil upgrade the system from 10.5.2 to 10.5.3 and step through the installation process. Do NOT hit restart when prompted!
33. After the above install has completed, run '2_kalyway_10.5.3_kernel.pkg' and step through the installation process. Select the 'vallina_kernel_9.3' kernel.
34. Restart your AA1.
35. When prompted to do so, press F8 to interrupt the Darwin startup.
36. Type 'update -v' (without the quotes obviously), and press enter. Your AA1 may reboot a couple of times during this update process. Don't panic!
Since we are using Vanilla kernel now we can upgrade using Apple original update.
Keep this window open while you run the downloaded update and install it
39. After the image has mounted, run 'MacOSXUpd10.5.4.pkg' and step through the installation process.
41. When you have booted back into OSX, insert the disk containing the 10.5.5 update.
Keep this window open while you run the downloaded update and install it
43. After the image has mounted, run 'MacOSXUpd10.5.5.pkg' and step through the installation process.
System will take a long time to reboot let the system be until it will restart. If in case you run out of patience it will not reboot you have to do hard reboot on the system and use "update –v" Steps 35-36 on boot
1. Insert the disk containing the Wind driver and utility pack.
2. Select the 'Sound' directory
3. Double click on AzaliaAudio.pkg and go through the installation wizard and restart.
4. Download ALC268FIX from here http://rapidshare.co...8/ALC268FIX.zip
5. Run ALC268Installer 1 but Do not restart !
6. BEFORE restarting delete /System/Library/Extensions/ALCInject.kext
Drag and drop the HDAEnabler.kext file, enter the password and press EASE INSTALL
5. Goto System Preferences > Sound > make sure that Internal Speakers is selected in Play alerts and Sound effects through
6. Now sound should work
Fixing the About this MAC
2. under Utilities
3. Double click on About this Mac.pkg and follow the instructions
4. no need to restart, you can check is changes are made by following the quote above
It should say : Processor Intel Atom CPU N270@1.6Ghz
Installing Video Card Intel GMA 945 with 1024x600 resolution my Fab.
1. run Kext Helper B7 from your Application Folder
2. open Paul's Wind Driver Utility Pack
3. select ONLY AppleIntelGMA950.kext, AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext, AppleSMBIOS.kext, ClamshellDisplay.kext and Natit.kext
4. drag to Kext Helper B7
5. enter your password and click EASY INSTALL
6. Fix Permissions with Disk Utility (launch Disk Utility, select your partition and then click on "Repair Disk Permissions" in the "First Aid" tab). and Restart.
7. after restart you can now change your LCD resolution from 600x800 to 1024x600
I was out for a while thats why Im not able to submit some suggestions, also thanks to all who contributed brgroup, Blue-K, BlueLineFive and everyone - enjoy your AAO
I have tried solving memory card reader before on my 10.5.1 iAtkos, lets c if i can still recall hehehe i hope this AAO is using TI, will update you all once solution is there
2. unzip the file
3. open kext helper and drag and drop AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext
4. type in password and click EASY Install
5. to be safe Open Terminal
6. type "sudo diskutil repairpermissions /" without ""
7. reboot AAO
- Auto Switching from Internal Speaker to headphone
- Internal Microphone receiving excellently
With regards to touchpad tap Thanks to BurnZcodE
touchpad tap /double tap and dragging should work by now.
I also found solution on the Mirror Issue you may download the pkg file from this link
http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry913715 Thanks to kamikaze for sharing the file
I have tested the pkg works great.
Some useful Tools for your new AA1 Mac OS X 10.5.5
X86 Tools utilities by : ~pcwiz click this link
Google the ff :
VLC for Mac - Video Player
Adium - Chat/Messenger for MAC works with MSN, Yahoo and many more accounts
MAC the Ripper - rip Video DVD
Onyx - maintenance tools
Pacifist - Extract dmg files
SimplyBurns - Mac CD/DVD burner
StuffIt - its like winzip
MacFuse & NTFS-3g - enables you to read & write on a NTFS file format partition
For Desktop Eyecandy Google for
- desktop manager for MAC