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Got a problem
CPU runs only at 800MHz without external power supply
and it is SLOW
can't even watch youtube smoothly
any solutions on how to run the CPU at 1.6GHz with only the battery on?



same problem here... any solution please?

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I tweaked these instructions a little bit to dual-boot Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Snow Leopard. Here's what I did:

At step 13, while formatting the netbook's HDD, instead of one partition, make two partitions. I made one of about 90 GB for OS X and then one of about 30GB for Ubuntu. BUT make the partition for Ubuntu formatted (or rather unformatted) as "free space". This should be an option next to "Format" in the drop-down menu along with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) etc.

Complete all other steps as described.

Then, obtain Ubuntu Netbook Remix (I've linked to the latest .img file available because you need this .img file to create a live USB from a Mac and it was difficult to track down).

Once you've got the live USB, boot the netbook from that drive (the same way you did to boot from the OS X USB drive).

Select install Ubuntu.

After selecting the correct language, you'll get to a step where you select where on the HDD to install Ubuntu. Select the second option, which is install on largest free space. This is why it's important to have made a second partition but leave it as free space. But don't worry - if you accidentally formatted the partition meant for Ubuntu, you can use the partition editor at this point to delete that partition (this is what I had to do since I didn't know I needed "free space" when I made the partitions.)

Proceed with the rest of the Ubuntu install as normal.

Now you should be able to boot into Ubuntu when you restart, but you can't boot into OS X again right away. You need to follow these instructions here. Basically what you need to do is move the GRUB boot loader (used by Ubuntu) into the Ubuntu section of the HDD (by default it's put in the MBR). Then you need to reinstall Chameleon. Here are the details (almost verbatim from that link):

1. Boot into Ubuntu like you normally would.
2. Launch Terminal.
3. Type df and press RETURN or ENTER.
4. Note the first entry on the list – the one mounted as /. This is the one we want. In my case it was /dev/sda3.
5. Type sudo grub-install /dev/sda3 – replace /dev/sda3 with the correct entry for your system.
6. Enter your Password and press RETURN or ENTER.
7. Close the terminal window and restart your system.
8. Now, reinsert the USB drive you have OS X installed on and boot from this drive
9. Repeat step 15 of mandrean's instructions - use NetbookInstaller to reinstall Chameleon on the netbook HDD (select the Mac partition)

The end result is that on startup, I can hold down apple-option (or equivalent) to display partitions to boot from. In this list I can see my OS X partition, my Ubuntu partition, and any bootable USB drives I have inserted. If I choose OS X I can start up Snow Leopard. If I choose Ubuntu the GRUB boot loader starts and that boots Ubuntu (whichever version you choose from the list). I hope someone finds this helpful and doesn't have to go through all the trouble I did (I recommend against trying to use GRUB to boot into Mac OS X - in theory it should work, but in reality it's nearly impossible to figure out).

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Got this working straight off with my Acer Aspire One 150. Great guide thanks!

I went ahead installing on the USB drive, but at step 10 (i think) I took the harddrive in the USB and installed it directly in the computer, I was about to replace harddrive anyway so I resumed the guide at step 16 I think saving the time for the SuperDuper copy.

Also replaced my Atheros WIFI with a card from a Dell Mini 10v.

Everything works except sleepmode and card reader. Even the shortcut keys worked OOB, im impressed!

Thanks again

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Having done MULTIPLE Installs and still can't get the intermic to work. I've tried other KEXTs to get the MIC to work, no joy. In fact I've broken the install a couple of times trying to get it to work.

Suggestions?

Also, the OS86 app doesn't work for me. I still don't have my CPU info added... This is killing me!

Suggestions?

Lastly, yea I know, probably not: I am getting a metric ton of permissions errors. I repair to my hearts delight, but it doesn't take.

Wheew, I feel like having a drink.

Cheers,
Brian

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Hello, I have tried everything posted in the forum but im still not able to boot from my Toshiba 16gb pen drive.
I tried repairs, multiple installs... But still cant boot from it on my A150.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

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Just installed snow leopard. I had the 10.4 ideneb install and figuring out that i needed 10.5 took me the longest. Anyway, now i'm good except for the wifi(just like everybody else) and the speakers. Any ideas on the speakers?

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would this card work? thanks a bunch!
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item414d52c8fd

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Hello, I have tried everything posted in the forum but im still not able to boot from my Toshiba 16gb pen drive.
I tried repairs, multiple installs... But still cant boot from it on my A150.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

Have you changed the device boot order in BIOS? The USB drive should boot first, then the other stuff (HDD, Network etc.). You enter BIOS by pressing F2. You should also be able to directly change the boot order without entering BIOS by pressing F12, which brings you to some kind of boot menu where you choose which device to boot from.


would this card work? thanks a bunch!
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item414d52c8fd

Absolutely!

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A friend of mine accidentally updated her Aspire One ZG5 to Mac OS X 10.6.2 which isn't compatible with Intel Atom CPUs anymore.

This is how you can revive your broken/dead netbook.

METHOD 1
(easier, but takes a lot more time)

What you'll need:
  • A working Intel or AMD computer with Mac OS X 10.5+
  • A USB drive or external hard drive. Minimum 8 GB.
  • A retail copy of Snow Leopard Install DVD that you've bought (Not the Macbook "restore DVD")
Note: In this guide, I presume that the USB drive is named "OSX" and the internal HDD "Hackintosh" (without quotes). If you're using anything else you should replace "OSX" and "Hackintosh" with the names you've chosen.

Step 1)
Follow Step 1 to 12 in the original Acer Aspire One ZG5 Snow Leopard guide.

Step 2)
When you've booted into OS X from the USB drive, open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd /Volumes/OSX/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

You should now have your old Intel Atom-compatible kernel back.

Step 3)
Exit Terminal & reboot without the USB drive. If you've done everything correctly, you netbook should now be able to boot.

Step 4)
When booted into OS X, download this kernel and put put the mach_kernel file on the desktop: http://www.mediafire.com/?o2w0yunezzy

Step 5)
Open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd ~/Desktop/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

Step 6)
When done, you should have a Intel Atom-patched Mac OS X 10.6.2 kernel. But do not reboot or you will get kernel panic!

Step 7)
Download this kext to your desktop: http://www.kexts.com...sx_10.6.2).html

Step 8)
Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

Step 9)
When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Step 10)
Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

Step 11)
You should now have a fully working Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA161-BGw) with 10.6.2. You can now safely reboot your netbook and run Software Update to install all the updates and patches! (Until 10.6.3 is released, that is. Then you'll need a new patched kernel.)


METHOD 2
(a bit more complicated, but much much faster)

What you'll need:
  • A working Intel or AMD computer with Mac OS X 10.5+
  • A USB drive or external hard drive. Minimum 8 GB.
  • A .DMG image of the retail Snow Leopard Install DVD that you've bought (Not the MacBook "restore DVD")
Note: In this guide, I presume that the USB drive is named "OSX" and the internal HDD "Hackintosh" (without quotes). If you're using anything else you should replace "OSX" and "Hackintosh" with the names you've chosen.

Step 1)
Connect the USB drive (or external hard drive) to your working computer. Open Disk Utility (Finder -> Utilities -> Disk Utility). Right click the drive you just attached and chose "Partition". Choose "1 partition" from the drop down list. Press "Options" and make sure it says "GUID Partition Scheme". Enter "OSX" as the name of the partition. Proceed.

Step 2)
In Disk Utility, click "OSX" in the list on the left. Then click the "Restore" tab. Click "Image" and browse to the Snow Leopard .DMG image. Then click & drag "OSX" in the list on the left and drop it onto the white "Destination" field. Hit restore and wait for 30-40 minutes (compare to METHOD 1, which can take many hours!).

Step 3)
Download & run NetbookBootMaker: http://netbook-insta...200.8.3.app.zip

Select "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the drop down list, then click "Prepare Boot Device".

Note: Tripple check that you've chosen "Mac OS X Install DVD". Anything else could break the computer you're working from!

Step 4)
When finished, eject the USB drive and attach it to the Netbook. Start the Netbook and press [F12] to select boot device. Choose to boot from the USB. When the boot loader shows "Mac OS X Install DVD" press [ENTER] two times to boot the Setup.

Step 5)
When booted into the setup, choose your language of choice and proceed. When the "Install Mac OS X" screen pops up, go to the top menu bar and click Utilities -> Terminal.

Step 6)
Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd / [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

You should now have your old Intel Atom-compatible kernel back.

Step 7)
Exit Terminal, power down the netbook and reboot without the USB drive. If you've done everything correctly, your netbook should now be able to boot.

Step 8)
When booted into OS X, download this kernel and put put the mach_kernel file on the desktop: http://www.mediafire.com/?o2w0yunezzy

Step 9)
Open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd ~/Desktop/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

Step 10)
When done, you should have a Intel Atom-patched Mac OS X 10.6.2 kernel. But do not reboot or you will get kernel panic!

Step 11)
Download this kext to your desktop: http://www.kexts.com...sx_10.6.2).html

Step 12)
Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

Step 13)
When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Step 14)
Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

Step 15)
You should now have a fully working Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA161-BGw) with 10.6.2. You can now safely reboot your netbook and run Software Update to install all the updates and patches! (Until 10.6.3 is released, that is. Then you'll need a new patched kernel.)


Good luck! :)

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I've spent my spare time over the last few weeks converting my ZG5 to a Netbook Air. Firstly, I'd like to say thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I have a house full of real Macs and no Windows machines, so it was rather fun as I explain.

I have everything working except the wifi. The Ethernet started working after I did the 10.6.2 upgrade and then doing the fix as described in the previous post.

Firstly, my Netbook had the problem of where the battery had gone flat and refused to charge. It had an Australian 3314 version BIOS, so before blowing Windows away, I acquired the European version 3309 and flashed the BIOS to get the battery to charge.

I followed the steps in this thread, and I even got an external Vodafone K3520 3G USB dongle running so it can surf the net anywhere. I had no ethernet until yesterday when I did the 10.6.2 upgrade. It magically started working.

I had to reinstall the battery meter and sound kexts after the upgrade, but so far so good. I'll sort the wifi out later on.

Thanks to everyone.

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All is working for me except for the external monitor port- everything goes crazy when I plug in and all I get is garbage. Anyone have a fix?

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I've got 10.6.3 running on it now. Rather complicated, but fairly easy. Lost the sound, which was easily fixed and still have no wifi. There is no bluetooth in this model and I haven't tried sleep, ext monitor etc, but it all looks good so far. The ethernet is still working fine.

I'll continue to test, and then write up the process of upgrading.

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please put an update for 10.6.3

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I have done a complete rebuild on mine starting from scratch and following this thread and upgrading to 10.6.2. in the post mentioned above in Post 49. I used METHOD 1 as I still had the initial USB install drive.

Firstly, with my BIOS issues, just for information, there is a guide here for Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery without an operating system.

To upgrade to 10.6.3. follow this thread and make sure you are at 10.6.2. and your file permissions are good. Run disk verify first to check.

You will need the patched Atom 10.6.3. kernel from this thread and the sleep enabler kext from this thread. Place them on your desktop and make sure the kernel is called mach_kernel.

Use at own Risk

Use this following information at your own risk to upgrade to 10.6.3. I downloaded the full 10.6.3. upgrade as I have several Macs to update. I ran this update on the AOA1 and let it do it's bit up until where it wants to restart. DO NOT RESTART YET as it will break.

[ENTER] means press the Enter or Return key. :) I'm also presuming your drive is called "Hackintosh".

Open a terminal window:

sudo -s [ENTER]
enter your password [ENTER]
cd Desktop [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]
exit [ENTER] Close Terminal

Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

You can now reboot. After logging back in, run disk permissions check, just in case, and apply any further updates for software.

NOTE

My model does not have bluetooth.
Wifi not working
Sleep: I've disabled it
Mic: unknown
Card readers: Unknown

Everything else is working so far. This is the method I have used to upgrade to 10.6.3. following a complete rebuild from the start of this thread.

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I have done a complete rebuild on mine starting from scratch and following this thread and upgrading to 10.6.2. in the post mentioned above in Post 49. I used METHOD 1 as I still had the initial USB install drive.

Firstly, with my BIOS issues, just for information, there is a guide here for Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery without an operating system.

To upgrade to 10.6.3. follow this thread and make sure you are at 10.6.2. and your file permissions are good. Run disk verify first to check.

You will need the patched Atom 10.6.3. kernel from this thread and the sleep enabler kext from this thread. Place them on your desktop and make sure the kernel is called mach_kernel.

Use at own Risk

Use this following information at your own risk to upgrade to 10.6.3. I downloaded the full 10.6.3. upgrade as I have several Macs to update. I ran this update on the AOA1 and let it do it's bit up until where it wants to restart. DO NOT RESTART YET as it will break.

[ENTER] means press the Enter or Return key. :rolleyes: I'm also presuming your drive is called "Hackintosh".

Open a terminal window:

sudo -s [ENTER]
enter your password [ENTER]
cd Desktop [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]
exit [ENTER] Close Terminal

Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

You can now reboot. After logging back in, run disk permissions check, just in case, and apply any further updates for software.

NOTE

My model does not have bluetooth.
Wifi not working
Sleep: I've disabled it
Mic: unknown
Card readers: Unknown

Everything else is working so far. This is the method I have used to upgrade to 10.6.3. following a complete rebuild from the start of this thread.



Thanks, the 10.6.3 update works flawlessly! thanks for the guide, I hope that this may help you with your audio problem, and card reader, i used the Latest voodoo Kext to enable more options, u can manage the audio settings from the preferrence pane. For the wifi, i replaced mine with a broad com so i wont be able to help u with that though...


Install with kext helper and ull have your card reader and audio workin'

Attached File  Kext_Helper_b7.app.zip   1.19MB   27 downloads
Attached File  VoodooHDA_0.2.2_prefPane.zip   121.61KB   61 downloads
Attached File  IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext.zip   29.48KB   55 downloads

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A friend of mine accidentally updated her Aspire One ZG5 to Mac OS X 10.6.2 which isn't compatible with Intel Atom CPUs anymore.

This is how you can revive your broken/dead netbook.

METHOD 1
(easier, but takes a lot more time)

What you'll need:

  • A working Intel or AMD computer with Mac OS X 10.5+
  • A USB drive or external hard drive. Minimum 8 GB.
  • A retail copy of Snow Leopard Install DVD that you've bought (Not the Macbook "restore DVD")
Note: In this guide, I presume that the USB drive is named "OSX" and the internal HDD "Hackintosh" (without quotes). If you're using anything else you should replace "OSX" and "Hackintosh" with the names you've chosen.

Step 1)
Follow Step 1 to 12 in the original Acer Aspire One ZG5 Snow Leopard guide.

Step 2)
When you've booted into OS X from the USB drive, open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd /Volumes/OSX/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

You should now have your old Intel Atom-compatible kernel back.

Step 3)
Exit Terminal & reboot without the USB drive. If you've done everything correctly, you netbook should now be able to boot.

Step 4)
When booted into OS X, download this kernel and put put the mach_kernel file on the desktop: http://www.mediafire.com/?o2w0yunezzy

Step 5)
Open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd ~/Desktop/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

Step 6)
When done, you should have a Intel Atom-patched Mac OS X 10.6.2 kernel. But do not reboot or you will get kernel panic!

Step 7)
Download this kext to your desktop: http://www.kexts.com...sx_10.6.2).html

Step 8)
Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

Step 9)
When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Step 10)
Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

Step 11)
You should now have a fully working Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA161-BGw) with 10.6.2. You can now safely reboot your netbook and run Software Update to install all the updates and patches! (Until 10.6.3 is released, that is. Then you'll need a new patched kernel.)


METHOD 2
(a bit more complicated, but much much faster)

What you'll need:
  • A working Intel or AMD computer with Mac OS X 10.5+
  • A USB drive or external hard drive. Minimum 8 GB.
  • A .DMG image of the retail Snow Leopard Install DVD that you've bought (Not the MacBook "restore DVD")
Note: In this guide, I presume that the USB drive is named "OSX" and the internal HDD "Hackintosh" (without quotes). If you're using anything else you should replace "OSX" and "Hackintosh" with the names you've chosen.

Step 1)
Connect the USB drive (or external hard drive) to your working computer. Open Disk Utility (Finder -> Utilities -> Disk Utility). Right click the drive you just attached and chose "Partition". Choose "1 partition" from the drop down list. Press "Options" and make sure it says "GUID Partition Scheme". Enter "OSX" as the name of the partition. Proceed.

Step 2)
In Disk Utility, click "OSX" in the list on the left. Then click the "Restore" tab. Click "Image" and browse to the Snow Leopard .DMG image. Then click & drag "OSX" in the list on the left and drop it onto the white "Destination" field. Hit restore and wait for 30-40 minutes (compare to METHOD 1, which can take many hours!).

Step 3)
Download & run NetbookBootMaker: http://netbook-insta...200.8.3.app.zip

Select "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the drop down list, then click "Prepare Boot Device".

Note: Tripple check that you've chosen "Mac OS X Install DVD". Anything else could break the computer you're working from!

Step 4)
When finished, eject the USB drive and attach it to the Netbook. Start the Netbook and press [F12] to select boot device. Choose to boot from the USB. When the boot loader shows "Mac OS X Install DVD" press [ENTER] two times to boot the Setup.

Step 5)
When booted into the setup, choose your language of choice and proceed. When the "Install Mac OS X" screen pops up, go to the top menu bar and click Utilities -> Terminal.

Step 6)
Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd / [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

You should now have your old Intel Atom-compatible kernel back.

Step 7)
Exit Terminal, power down the netbook and reboot without the USB drive. If you've done everything correctly, your netbook should now be able to boot.

Step 8)
When booted into OS X, download this kernel and put put the mach_kernel file on the desktop: http://www.mediafire.com/?o2w0yunezzy

Step 9)
Open a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities).

Type the following commands; when it says [ENTER] in bold, you should type in the specific command and then hit the [ENTER] key on your keyboard:

cd ~/Desktop/ [ENTER]
cp mach_kernel /Volumes/Hackintosh/ [ENTER]
chown 0:0 /Volumes/Hackintosh/mach_kernel [ENTER]

Step 10)
When done, you should have a Intel Atom-patched Mac OS X 10.6.2 kernel. But do not reboot or you will get kernel panic!

Step 11)
Download this kext to your desktop: http://www.kexts.com...sx_10.6.2).html

Step 12)
Open a Finder window. In the top menu bar, click Go -> Go to folder and type "/Extra" in the window. Click "Go".

Step 13)
When in the /Extra folder, go to the folder GeneralExtensions. Replace the SleepEnabler.kext with the new one by dragging it from the desktop and dropping it into the GeneralExtensions folder. Authenticate and replace it.

Step 14)
Go back to the /Extra folder. Run UpdateExtra.app to update the Extensions.mkext with the new SleepEnabler.kext

Step 15)
You should now have a fully working Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA161-BGw) with 10.6.2. You can now safely reboot your netbook and run Software Update to install all the updates and patches! (Until 10.6.3 is released, that is. Then you'll need a new patched kernel.)


Good luck! :D


I had the problem one when i updated to 10.6.2, had a kernal panic at start-up. I just ran the OSX (usb drive) and waited for it to boot, then ran NetBookInstaller 0.8.4 RC1, selected all the options, rebooted, and was just grand.

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i just posted up a new site with a tutorial for how to do a full install (with credit to mandrean) for the Acer Aspire One 531h (ZG8)

http://bit.ly/bh2VYq

please visit and tell me how it goes for you guys.

Will also be adding a tutorial to add snow leopard to an HP DC7100 SFF. thanks alot guys.

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I have found wireless driver for realtek rtl 8187b

http://driverscollec...a...Mac OS 10.x



:P

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What does NOT work (yet):

  • Internal 3G. What card does it have? Option GTM 380. Are there any kexts/hacks to get it working? UPDATE: Install launch2net and OSX should find the GTM 380!!!
  • Bluetooth
  • Sleep. It reboots when closing the lid. That's where InsomniaX comes to work.
  • Ethernet. What ethernet card does the Aspire One ZG5 (AOA150-BGw) have? Kexts for Realtek R1000 gives you an ethernet adaptor in network preferences...but it doesn't seem to work?
  • Wi-Fi. A sticker on the bottom says Atheros AR5BXB63. Hacked Atheros kexts not working. Replaced it with a Dell 1390 which gives native AirPort. 12 bucks on eBay. Free world wide shipping!
  • SDcard readers


Great write up. Few discrepancies tho...

My Ethernet worked right off the rip after following your directions.
My SD card readers show up as devices, I can't get them to register media tho :P

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I just tried this out on my Acer Aspire One 532h. It has an Intel Atom N450 1.66. Got it to boot with no wi-fi. Unfortunately, when I unplugged the external hard drive and tried to boot stand alone, I would get a boot error. Was able to restore the Windows section again, but it took a while. I still had to plug in the external drive to start the process. Guess, I will be trying this again.





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