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[GUIDE] Installing Snow Leopard on ASUS K50IN notebook

06 February 2010 - 07:17 PM

ASUS-K50IN/K40IN-BootCD v2

Burning ASUS-K50IN-BootCD:
1. Download ASUS-K50IN-BootCD. If you downloaded the compressed zip file (Boot CD v1) you will need to decompress or "unzip" it. If necessary, download and install your choice of CD burning program (it needs to be capable of burning ISO files.)
2. Open the ASUS-K50IN-BootCD ISO in the burning application, insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive, and begin the burn process. When it is finished, you can eject the disc or keep it in the DVD drive if it is the same as the one you will be booting from.

Boot the Retail DVD:
When the bootloader ask you for rescan, press ENTER.
Go to boot options (f8), Swap disks, then press F5 to rescan drive. When the name of the DVD appears, press ENTER.

To Install Mac OS X:
1. Eject ASUS-K50IN-BootCD
2. Insert Mac OS X Install DVD
3. Press F5 (or Function+F5)
4. Select Mac OS X Install DVD and Press Enter

Installing Mac OS X:
1. 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 booting again. Otherwise, check the Troubleshooting guide.)
2. Once loaded, select your language and press Continue. (Press Enter on your keyboard if you can't see the Continue button.)
3. Press Continue on the Welcome screen, then press Agree on the next screen.
4. Go to Menu Bar>Utilities>Disk Utility....
5. Select the icon for the internal drive.
6. 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.
7. Press Apply, then Partition. When it is finished, close Disk Utility.
8. Select your newly-formatted drive as the installation destination.
9. Press the Customize button, deselect any feature(s) you do not need:
- 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 - Usually you can find an updated driver for your printer on the Internet, but this can be helpful if you use multiple printers besides your own.
- X11 - You need this if you are going to use GIMP or 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.
10. Press OK, then press Install. Installation can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the condition of the DVD disc, speed of the DVD drive and the amount of items you selected.
11. Installation will probably get to the end and report that it has failed (although sometimes it says it is successful, your results may vary.) Again, this is normal, just press Restart.

UPDATE: New version 2 is available with new features and no bugs!

ChangeLog of version 2:
1) A touchpad is working during the installation and when the system starts with bootCD (ApplePS2Controller.kext compiled special for Elan Ps/2 Port Smart-Pad by Rus).
2) Corrected info.plist in HPETDevice.kext for better compatibility
3) Included a folder of Tools (Kext Utillity, Show-Hide Files tool, Chameleonv2RC4.pkg by Dr.Hurt).
4) Included a folder of Kexts - all the necessary drivers

ChangeLog of version 1.1:
1) touchpad is working(VoodooPS2) during the installation and when the system starts with bootCD
2) disabled graphic enabler and added NVEnabler x64 ...
3) now the sound (ALC662) works from bootCD
4) you get almost fully functional system is already at the first run

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