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I have done a Asus netbook before. I cant find any info on my laptop spec in the osx 10.8 ... Please tell me it can be done. I would hate to use a older osx on here!

Chipset - North Bridge 945GM/943GML
Memory - 2gig
Graphic - 950GMA
Wifi - RTL8187
Here is a full spec chart from Gateway on the laptop http://support.gatew...06172Rsp2.shtml

If I need to post more info please let me know. Thanks in advance

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Try 10.7xx :wink2: Lion

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@Husaber

This is a 32bit laptop, I did read that M. Lion doesnt susport 32bit.

Am I correct?

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hello

u are right

ml is 64 bit

and more u graphics only work +- in 32 bit

so use snow leopard or lion (lion 32 bit = arch=i386)

good hack

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Nope,you not correct :thumbsup_anim:
ML is 64bit
Lion is run on 32bit wery well :wink2:

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Thanks Husaber, I got a copy of Snow Leopard... I might start with that and upgrade due to Apple store wont have a lion disc in the store. I just got to figure out what kext files I need to get a hold of and get this thing done!

Last time I hacked my Asus I used a mac to make a bootable usb drive, I have a install cd of the snow leopard still. Is there a way to use the disc in a dvd rom?

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Hazard 10.6.6i-ISO image

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Where can I find Hazard 10.6.6i-ISO image at?

Then once installed I would just install my kext files to the devices I have correct?

I found it. Thanks for the help Husaber!

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I downloaded the Hazard 10.6, I read where I got it I could just mount it in a vdrive and select install.... Well I tryied and failed. I remember using chameleon to install SL on my netbook. Do I need to do something like that again? I do have a way to use a mac but KINDA didn't want to drive an hour to use it. Any help would be nice.

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Just an update, I tryed useing ##### and it tells me to restart. Maybe a panic? If so where will it tell me?

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Just an update, I tryed useing ##### and it tells me to restart. Maybe a panic? If so where will it tell me?

These instructions are only for installing 10.6x Snow Leopard.


Computer running 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard (Intel or PPC, Apple Mac or PC)
Retail Mac OS X Install DVD for 10.6 Snow Leopard (What is Retail?)
8 GB or larger external USB drive (HDD, SSD, flash, etc.)

netbook
NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC1 or later(found here)http://netbook-installer.googlecode.com/files/NetbookBootMaker%200.8.3.app.zip

On the Mac
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install DVD and USB drive.
2. Open Disk Utility (Applications/Utilities).
3. Click on USB drive icon that states the capacity of the drive (i.e. 7.1 Gb, 7.6 GB, etc.)
4. Open the Partition tab.
5. Set:
Volume Scheme: 1 Partition
Name: OSXDVD
Format: Mac OS Extended
6. Click Apply.
7. Click Partition.
8. When Partition is finished, open the Restore tab.
9. Drag "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the left pane into the Source field in the right pane.
10. Drag OSXDVD from the left pane into the Destination field in the right pane.
11. Click Restore, then click Restore in the popup window.
12. Enter your password, and then wait anywhere between 25 minutes to 2 hours for it to finish.
13. When restoration is finished, close Disk Utility and eject the DVD.
14. Open the NetbookBootMaker application. If a warning prompt shows up asking, "Are you sure
you want to open it?" click Open.
15. For USB Partition, select OSXDVD.
16. Press "Prepare Boot Drive".
17. Enter your password, then click OK. It can take several minutes to complete, so be patient.
18. On the popup window that says done, click OK, then exit the NetbookBootMaker app.
19. Eject the USB drive.

On the Netbook

1. With the netbook off, insert the USB drive into an available port.
2. Press the power button. When the logo appears, press F2 to enter the BIOS setup. Go to
the Adanced tab and change the following settings as necessary:
USB BIOS Legacy Support: Enabled
USB Wake Support: Disabled
Bluetooth: Disabled
Go to the Exit tab and press Enter on Exit Saving Changes. Press Enter again to confirm, the
computer will reboot.
3. At the logo press F12, this is a one-time boot selector. Select USB Device and press
Enter.
4. A grey screen will appear. Depending on your current setup, it may give you the option to
select a boot drive; select OSXDVD if necessary.
5. The Apple logo, then a spinning wheel, will appear. (If the spinning wheel does not appear
after two minutes, try power cycling the netbook and try again.)
6. Once loaded, select your language and press Continue.
7. Press Continue on the Welcome screen, then press Agree on the next screen.
8. Go to Menu Bar > Utilities > Disk Utility....
9. Select the icon for the internal drive.
10. Go to the Partition tab. Configure:
Volume Scheme: 1 Partition
Name: <Any name without a space in it.>
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Options...: GUID Partition Table, press OK.

Press Apply, then Partition. When it is finished, close Disk Utility.
11. Select your newly-formatted drive as the installation destination.
12. Press the Customize button, deselect any feature(s) you do not need to save space:
Additional Fonts - These are only needed for specific languages with special characters.
Language Translations - These are to translate the OS into different languages.
Printer Support - Totally pointless, since Snow Leopard will automatically look for the
latest driver on the Internet when you connect a printer.
X11 - You need this if you are going to use certain software (i.e. GIMP, FreeNX,
CrossOver.)
Rosetta - Rosetta allows you to run applications that were only designed to work on
PowerPC-baed Macs (pre-10.4), it's small so it won't hurt to install just in case.
QuickTime 7 - Useful if you need to watch QuickTime movies that are encoded in older
formats.
13. Press OK, then press Install. Installation can take anywhere from 30 minutes
14. The machine should automatically restart when installation is finished. (If your Installer is
almost to the end and says it has failed, it probably actually finished, just try to continue on
with the guide.) :wink2:

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I got hazard to install, but on restart it goes to the apple gray screen and doesnt do anything else. I am doing a reinstall now with the legacy kernal.

Any ideas if this doesnt work?

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What you checked on Customize?

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In my BIOS I changed Sata Mode to Normal. When I formatted the HDD in the utility app I used GUID and Extended Journaled.

In the customize I choose the following:

Loader - Chameleon 10.3
System Sussport - ( CMOS ) Elliot, ( SATA ATA FIX ) IOATAFAMILY SATA FIX, SMBIOSRESOLVER

I did a Legacy also and the following was used.

Bios Sata Mode Legacy


In the customize I choose the following:

Loader - Chameleon 10.3
Kernals - Legacy
System Sussport - ( CMOS ) Elliot ( Sata Ata Fix ) Legacy AHCI Sata Fix, IOATAFAMILY Sata Fix, SMBIOSRESOLVER

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