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Hey folks. I'm trying my hand at installing OSX for the first time, and I'm at my first obstacle.
I'm installing iATKOS v7 onto my Aspire One ZG5. The disc boots fine on my external dvd drive, and the install process doesn't show any errors during. It takes about twenty minutes, and then the machine reboots, launches what I can only guess is the new boot loader, and then reboots to an endless loop of that.
I'm stumped here, and I could use a hand. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

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Hey folks. I'm trying my hand at installing OSX for the first time, and I'm at my first obstacle.
I'm installing iATKOS v7 onto my Aspire One ZG5. The disc boots fine on my external dvd drive, and the install process doesn't show any errors during. It takes about twenty minutes, and then the machine reboots, launches what I can only guess is the new boot loader, and then reboots to an endless loop of that.
I'm stumped here, and I could use a hand. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.


Hello, I have exactly the same machine as you. I reccomend you to use the excelllent guide at Acer One ZG5 Snow Leopard .

Word of caution: If you have an Atheros 5BXB63 A5007EG, it wont work, period. No matter what method you find or try, It won't work. Buy one Dell DW1390 for 8 USD in ebay to the user KSARKR1, cover the pin 20 with tape(look the guide in this site) and even better, rebrand it so you'll have an Airport Extreme (not indispensable and highly risky, but hey, life is short... Also the guide is in this site also).

You'll end up with an almost fully hackintosh machine. The only thing won't work is the card readers, as they connect to the pci bus, not the usb bus, they wont work.

Good Luck and have fun! =)

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Hey folks. I'm trying my hand at installing OSX for the first time, and I'm at my first obstacle.
I'm installing iATKOS v7 onto my Aspire One ZG5. The disc boots fine on my external dvd drive, and the install process doesn't show any errors during. It takes about twenty minutes, and then the machine reboots, launches what I can only guess is the new boot loader, and then reboots to an endless loop of that.
I'm stumped here, and I could use a hand. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.


From reading around/experience.

Try typing '-x' (no quotes) at the Chameleon bootloader... If that doesn't work type 'cpus=1' then find the correct kernal for your processor... which I have no clue what is and where I'm stumped.

But if you want a super easy and successful install of Leopard 10.5.6, go with iDeneb, I even got the stock Atheros wifi card working in it. So everything works but sleep.. But I'm determined to get a working upgrade on my ZG5 (AOA150) to 10.5.8

Heres a link to the guide I used for the iDeneb install - http://www.insanelym...howtopic=224263

Then a link to the Atheros wifi card fix - http://www.insanelym...howtopic=138351

And below are the download links for the wfi fix! (:

Modded Wifi Kext: http://rapidshare.co...80211Family.zip
Kext Helper: http://rapidshare.co...t_Helper_b7.zip
KisMAC: http://rapidshare.co..._trunk_r319.zip

Stuff is simple and practically step by step, if you need anymore help, just shout! ;)





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