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[Guide] iAtkos s3 v2 Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on Acer Aspire One D150

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After my experience with iAtkos s3 v2 and Acer Aspire One D150 i decided to write a guide can help someone.


Hardware Config:

This is the hardware configuration of my Acer Aspire One D150-1Bb. It's very important check the components.

CPU: Intel Atom N270 @ 1,6Ghz 32-bit
RAM: Corsair 2Gb
Video: Display Intel 945GSE
Wireless: Broadcom4312
Ethernet: Atheros AR8121


Whats is necessary

1. USB Pen 8Gb

2. Ethernet Network

3. An other Hackintosh o Mac

4. Many patience.


Pre-Install: Boot from USB

After you download the iAtkos s3 v2 (Snow Leopard 10.6.3) ISO you can restore it on USB at least 8Gb. You can do it with another Mac or Hackintosh, or if you have external DvD reader, you can create a DvD to boot.

Restore the ISO of iAtkos with Utility Disk and then you must install the bootloader.

The only one that works for me it was Chameleon v2 RC4.


Pay attention where you install the bootloader!

Attached File  Chameleon 2.0 RC4.zip   882.04KB   605 downloads

After that the iAtkos is ready to install.




Put the USB before start the PC. On Start push F2 to access to BIOS where we need to set the Hard Disk in SATA Mode.

So, from "Information" tab slide to "Main" tab and scroll down to "SATA Mode". Set it on "AHCI". After that slide to "Boot" tab and scroll down to USB HDD, pushing F6 take the usb on the first place. Now save all with F10 and Yes. 

The USB will boot.


The Installer

I don't write flag on boot for the installation, if you have some problems you can try with verbose (-v).


During the installation the trackpad will not work, but the keyboard yes, so you can use a USB Mouse (mine is a wireless mouse, so i suppose they works).


With Utility Disk create the partition e go on with the installation. When you select the partition where you want install iAtkos, go on Customization (button on bottom left - I'm Italian, so my label is different).


You need to install:


Bootloader: Chameleon v2 RC4 (the others bootloader gives to me only problems)

Bootloader Options: GraphicsEnabler, USBFix

Patches: /Extra directory, fakesmc, Disabler, RTC, Modified Kernels -> Intel Atom, USB, UUID

Main Hardware


  Audio: Voodoo Audio

  PS/2: Voodoo PS/2

  CPU Power Management: select all

  Laptop Hardware: Battery, Card Reader, TSC Sync

VGA: Intel (select the first three voice)


  Wireless: don't select anything. Bcm4312 card gives to me some problem during the first boot, so we will install it after.

  Wired: Atheros (Select all)


Now you can install iAtkos s3 v2.


Post-Install: il primo avvio

Try one first boot without flag on boot, if you can't start try with these:

-v -f npci=0x2000 arch=i386 cpus=1 GraphicsEnabler=No(o Yes)

Follow the first boot and the configuration of your account and now download all necessary files for setting up the aspire one, because after that you can have some USB problems.

Now reboot.


Because the CPU is an Intel Atom we need to use a modified kernel. You can find here ( here the original post) the atom kernel of Snow Leopard 10.6.8 . More or less i followed the post step by step, skipping some step about SL 10.6.7. 


IT'S VERY IMPORTANT do a backup of the kext IOUSBFamily.kext e IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext that are necessary to work the USB after the update, that replaces this files.


What you have to do:

1. Download and unzip the kernel on Desktop

2. Start Terminal.app and write this

sudo -s
mv ~/Desktop/mach_kernel_atom /
cd ~/Desktop
mkdir backup
cd /S*/L*/E*
cp -R AppleHDA.kext ~/Desktop/backup/
cp -R IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext ~/Desktop/backup/
cp -R IOUSBFamily.kext ~/Desktop/backup/

Now you can start the update ONLY FROM COMBO UPDATE (you can find here). IT'S VERY IMPORTANT that, when update finish: NOT reboot.


3. Back on Terminal and write

cd /S*/L*/E*
rm -Rf AppleIntelGMA950.kext
rm -Rf AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
rm -Rf AppleHDA.kext
cp -R ~/Desktop/backup/* ./

4. Delete SleepEnabler.kext


On my installation the "Extra" folder was hidden, so with ShowHiddenFiles.app you need to show it.

Attached File  ShowHiddenFiles.zip   2.2MB   235 downloads

Delete SleepEnabler.kext from /Extra/Extensions*.


*(If you don't find SleepEnabler.kext on /Extra/Extensions search it on /Sistema/Libreria/Extensions)


What you need to do if you forget to delete SleepEnabler.kext




5. Restore USB kext


We put "backups" folder on S/L/E (/System/Library/Extensions) folder so copy IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext and paste it on /S/L/E.

If you not have a backup there is mine:

USB Fix 10.6.8.zip

Repair permissions with KextUtility.


6. Edit kernel on boot.plist

On my Extra folder i don't have any org.chameleon.boot.plist, so i edit com.apple.boot.plist on /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration.

Copy the file and past it on Desktop, then open it with TextEdit.app, changing:




PAY ATTENTION about you write. For a wrong word the system doesn't boot  :D

Check that the value 


is in the file.

Now save and copy com.apple.boot.plist in  /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration replacing the older. [If you want you can copy it also on  /Extra]


If you want:

You can create org.chameleon.boot.plist copying the text of com.apple.boot.plist and you can create the smbios.plist file with Chameleon Wizard to put it on /Extra.


6. Now you can reboot.


First boot after Update to 10.6.8

Now we not have any VGA driver, so:

1. from the backup folder restore the AppleHDA.kext on /System/Library/Extensions.

2. unzip the VGA drivers:

Attached File  3438-GMA950 for 10.zip   505.87KB   251 downloads

and put all files on /S/L/E/.

3. Repair the permissions with KextUtility.app

4. Reboot.




1. From SLE copy IONetworkingFamily.kext and past it on Desktop.

2. Now put it on /Extra/Extensions. (Don't skip the copy on Desktop or you can have permissions problem)

3. Unzip the driver Broadcom

Attached File  Broadcom43XXFamily.kext.zip   4.3MB   314 downloads

and put it on /Extra/Extensions

4. Repair permissions

5. Reboot 




Trackpad: After the repair of USB and reboot the trackpad doesn't works, so i fixed it with this pkg Attached File  VoodooPS2Controller.pkg.zip   221.83KB   193 downloads


USB recognized by System Information but not mounted: You need to restore IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext (at the end of topic) and IOUSBFamily.kext, both of kext.


At the time all seems works!



A special thanks to carbo178, which helped me to solve all the problems after installation and without whom I would have (most likely) trashed my netbook  :D




Attached File  Chameleon 2.0 RC4.zip   882.04KB   605 downloads

Attached File  ShowHiddenFiles.zip   2.2MB   235 downloads

USB Fix 10.6.8.zip

Kernel Atom qui (Original post qui)

Attached File  3438-GMA950 for 10.zip   505.87KB   251 downloads

Attached File  Broadcom43XXFamily.kext.zip   4.3MB   314 downloads

Attached File  VoodooPS2Controller.pkg.zip   221.83KB   193 downloads




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Great guide

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Hey guys i followed this guide and all went well first reboot after update it ask me for my password when i enter it the screen goes blue for a second like its going to boot then back to the password screen. if i enter the password wrong it shakes and makes me do it again any help would be appreciated.  here is where i am in the guide and i cant get back to it. 


If you want:

You can create org.chameleon.boot.plist copying the text of com.apple.boot.plist and you can create the smbios.plist file with Chameleon Wizard to put it on /Extra.


6. Now you can reboot.

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