Thanks Dalton, for posting these instructions and the necessary files. When msiwind.net went down I thought I was going to be stuck with msiwindosx86. Now I have an MSI Wind U100 booting 100% Snow Leopard- very cool!
Comments on the Snow Leopard install:
1. It is normal for the installer to report "Install Failed" after Snow Leopard is done installing, because there is no bootloader on the hard drive. Without a bootloader on the hard drive the MSI wind will not boot on its own. So use the Chameleon bootloader on the USB device (I used an SD card). Hit a key while the bootloader on the USB device is booting the MSI Wind and then you can select the freshly installed Snow Leopard on the MSI Wind rather than running the installer again.
2. My tilde (~) key did not work during the EFI tutorial instructions. So I could not type in the instructions that used the tilde key to specify the users home directory. I just used the "pwd" command at the beginning of the EFI tutorial to determine the absolute path to my home directory, and then used the "cd" command with this absolute path to get back to my home directory when necessary. After the install was complete the tilde key was back to "normal".
3. After you're done with the fresh Snow Leopard install you won't have WiFi unless perhaps if you have the Dell WiFi card. So either drag out a Cat5 cable or download the two files needed for the EFI tutorial before starting the Snow Leopard install. Don't put the two files on the MSI Wind hard drive since you will probably repartition and reformat the hard drive. Put the two files on an SD card and then copy them back over to the Downloads folder. While you're at it download the correct WiFi driver and put it in the same place. Also, the EFI tutorial expects the two files (Chameleon-2.0-RC3-r658-bin.tar.gz and Vanilla.zip) to be extracted, of course. If you can't figure out how to do this you shouldn't be trying to install Snow Leopard on an MSI Wind.
I've been able to dual boot my Wind U100 with Snow Leopard and Windows XP (WinXP on NTFS).
Here's what I did:
1. Partitioned the drive using Disk Utility: 130GB hfs+ and 30GB FAT. Used GUID.
2. Installed Windows XP to the 30GB FAT partition. When given the choice to format the partition, selected NTFS Quick Format.
3. Continued with the rest of the WinXP installation.
4. Once the WinXP installation was complete (at a place I could shut WinXP down) then I restarted and hit F11 to boot off of my Snow Leopard USB device (actually an SD card).
5. I checked the partitioning setup once I was in the USB installer and the partitioning scheme was still GUID. Everything looked the same as I left it in step 1 above.
6. Continued on with the USB Snow Leopard installation and the EFI tutorial.
7. Once Chameleon was installed to the EFI partition I was able to hit the space bar while Chameleon was loading and select which OS to run. Hooray!
At least it worked for me...
Installing Service Pack 3 gave me an error with the following message:
There is not enough disk space on C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstal$ to install Service Pack 3. Setup requires a minimum of 4 additional megabytes of free space or if you also want to archive files for uninstallation, Setup requires 4 additional megabytes of free space. Free additional space on your hard disk and then try again.
I googled this message and found these websites:Error "There is not enough disk space" when installing SP3 | Windows ReferenceQuarkstar - Technically Working: Service Pack 3 Install Error - Not Enough Disk Space
From Quarkstar above:
Solution: You need to add a key to the registry. Go to: hkey-local-machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\setup- Add a new string value named "BootDir" and set the value to C:\
This worked for me.