That's why I have this guide which will walk you through installing snow leopard 10.6.2 easily and safely on your aa1.
It comes in two parts, the first is the initial prep work (e.g. formatting, installing, etc.) The second will be the actual in OS X config work to get it all up and running properly.
But first, let's run through what will and won't work.
Working Out of Box
- 1024x600 Resolution plus QE/CI
- Display mirroring without artifacts
- Sound including headphones
- Remote Disc as on a real Macbook Air
- Trackpad with One/Two finger scrolling
- Battery Level
Working with caveats
- Wifi (You will need to replace the Atheros built in card with a broadcom based card)
- SD Cards (Usual caveats apply with this)
- Internal Mic
Right, here's what you'll need!
- OS X Leopard 10.6.2 by Hazard Client/Server install (Get it from the usual places)
- My self-compiled kext/patch pack (Included in the second post)
- External DVD Drive
- USB Keyboard and mouse
Without further ado, here's part one of my guide:
Download and burn the Hazard 10.6.2 Client/Server install.
Plug in your DVD Drive with the disc in and press F12 when the "Empowering people" screen comes up and choose your DVD drive from the list.
When booted, select Disk Utilities from the Utilities menu and select your hard drive. In the partition field, select one partition, and click the options box. Set the partition scheme to GUID. I'd recommend you name your partition something without spaces. I use AcerHD personally, but it's up to you.
Close Disk Utilities and click continue. Select your AcerHD partition and click continue. On this window, select customise, and select the following options:
Under kernel select the intel atom kernel
Under Bootloader select Chameleon with PC-EFI 10.3 and Bootx86
Under Network select Realtek R1000
Under Laptop Support select VoodooBattery
Under Patches select SMBIOSResolver
If you want Rosetta and Quicktime 7, select these too.
Click Continue and allow it to install. For me this took about twenty minutes.
When the install is done, plug in your USB Keyboard and mouse and go through the initial user setup
That's it, you're done. You should have a working, but incomplete Snow Leopard 10.6.2 install. Join me later tonight (I should expect it will be up at or before 10pm GMT) where I will guide you through the process of getting all the bells and whistles working.
If you have any questions about part one, feel free to ask in this thread.