Just updated Empire EFi because it was corrupted!!!, uploaded a working,compatible version.
Update #2 just realized,if u want to have a battery icon,install snow leopard wrunning on pure battery power,dont have your charger connected.
Update #3 Don't update to 10.6.4, there are no AMD kernel for this, so don't do it!!
Update #4 For the people who have dmgs, instead of img or iso, use Dmg2img found HERE to to convert your dmg to a burnable format.
Update #5 Changed the path files for the mbr patch, because they were a little bit confusing.
AMD Athlon II X2 M300
ATI Radeon 4200 HD
4 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Conexant HD Audio
1xMedia Card Reader
DVD-Super Multi DL drive
Download Empire EFI 4 AMD [url="http://"www.google.com""]HERE[/url]
Get a copy of Snow Leopard 10.6
Download dong's framebuffer HERE
Download Azalia Audio kext HERE
Make a seprate partition for Mac OSX using Windows. There are many guides on doing this so I won't elaborate.
"If you dual boot with Windows and OSX , chances are you’ll be still using MBR – unless you have done retail installation . In order for you to install or upgrade on MBR disks. You’ll have to edit a couple of things. I’ve zipped up the required patched materials here (I believe its made by Kabyl , modbin and the crew of ToH). Download it and place OSInstall.mpkg in System/Installation/Packages folder. Not quite there yet – rocket pants. We’ll still have to patch another file. If you’ve done retail installation before (that is with Leopard) , you’ll just have to patch this. However with Snow Leopard , apple has included another check. Now , copy OSInstall to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/ ).
To install with a DVD,u cannot Dual-Boot with Wndows 7 without erasing all your files,so if u only want to have Snow Leopard, Just continue on Step #1
If u want to Dual-boot Windows 7 without erasing your data, u will have to make a Snow LEo USB,this is fairly easy...if u have a retail dvd, make an img of it using imgburn.
After that save the img on your win 7 partition.
Boot up the retail dvd and go to disk utility.
Go to the restore tab and it will ask you for the .img you want to restore.
After you have selected it, select the usb partition u want snow leo dvd to be restored to.
shut down once its done.
Now in windows, follow the steps above on how to patch for mbr scheme.
Just boot with Empire Efi again and this time select your new Snnow Leo USB, and the installation should be like if u were using the dvd.
Follow the rest of the steps below after the installation.
1.Burn Empire EFI 4 AMD to a cd
2.Once you burn Empire EFI, reboot laptop and boot from the Empire EFI
3.Once loaded, it should look something like this
3.Eject the Empire EFI cd, and insert your Snow Leopard DVD and press F5
4.Snow Leopard DVD should boot.
6.Go to Disk Utility once the DVD is booted and select your Mac Partiton and select the Erase tab. Erase the partition with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
!Warning! Erasing a partiton erases all your data (obiously!!)
7. Unplug your laptop from the charger(this will fix the missing battery icon once u have finished the installation!!)Close the Disk Utility window, and continue the installation
8.Select your Mac Partition and click Install(optional: when you're asked to select your partition, there's a button on the bottom-left(Customize) click it if you want to unselct the printer kexts and the extra languages.)
9.Let the installation finish, and at the end it should show something like this...
But your's should say " Cannot startup from this disk", don't worry, the installation went completely fine,its just that the installation doesn't have an AMD kernel to startup the installation.
9.Restart your computer after the error and boot from the Empire EFI disk again.
10.This time, the Empire EFI disk should show your Mac partition on the menu
An Apple logo should show up now.
11.Selct the Apple logo, and your Snow Leo Installation should show up.
12.Put your information and everythingelse and TADAA!! Snow Leopard is in your NV53.
Optional: If you want to have full resolution and working sound, and
if you would like to have Chameleon, and boot Snow Leo without Empire EFI continue with the next steps.
*13. Download modbin's kernel from HERE
*14 Drag-n-Drop the file to the root of your Snow Leo HDD and click replace.
*17.Before we reset, we have to install Chameleon/Empire EFi/myhack. Insert your Empire EFI cd, and navigate to the Extra Folder. Go to Post-Installation folder, and run Chameleon r2 rc3 from that folder. Run and wait for it to install.
*18 NOW you can restart!
*19. Now you should see Chameleon/Empire EFI boot loader. If you have a Windows partition, you should be able to boot it again.
*20.Boot your Snow Leo and find dong's framebuffer and Azalia kext we downloaded earlier.
*21.The Azalia kext should install like Chameleon, just install it.
*22.dong's framebuffer has to be done manually. Download KEXT Utility from HERE
*23.Open Finder and find your System Folder,then open Library from insude the System Folder, then Extension from inside the Library folder.
*24.Find the RadeonHD.kext in the Extensions folder, and delete it. Now get dong's zip and get the RadeonHD.kext from inside the zip, and copy it into the Extensions Folder.
*25.Now run Kext Utility and it will repair the kext permissions. Now reboot and you should have full res and audio.
*26.Ok there are some problems with the two things we just installed. Audio MAY sound choppy and really annoying, to fix it, open Photobooth and don't minimize it ( I don't know why it fixes sound, but it does!!). Resoultion has a slight problem,too!!. Your pointer,or mouse is probably a cube with weird graphics..don't worry we can fix it!!
*27.Run Terminal and copy this into it: sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/RadeonHD.kext/Contents/Info.plist
Then run kext utility again to repair the permissions and reboot. You h=should have full res video, and good audio quality with Photo Booth.
You now have Snow Leo [retail] on your Gateway NV53!!!!!
Thanks to IM_3LITE,jasonf,and jemisec1,and mspcs for being my "beta" testers for this guide...specially IM_3LITE since he asked the most questions, thanks to jemisec for his contribution with the Empire EFI post-installation part, and jasonf for his suggestions and feedback,and but not least,mspcs for reminding me to put dmg2img for the people who that have Snow Leo dmgs.