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    Work in Progress: Google (Inventec) Cr-48

    That's assuming you're using a stock Win7 install, and not a slimmed, vLited one. Use a guide like this: Install Windows 7 on Dell Mini 9 Similar guides for similar netbooks are able to slim down the install to around 3GB, perfect for the 16GB Cr-48 drive, and leaves room for Chrome OS.
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    Work in Progress: Google (Inventec) Cr-48

    Nice work here, really hoping I get one of these machines to play around with. Regarding the 3150 Intel chipset, have you taken a look at Meklort's Blog? He's the guy that makes NetbookInstaller & NetbookBootMaker for the Dell Mini series of netbooks, with great success. His latest work has been focused around the Dell Mini 1012/1018, which has a N450/455 processor and the GMA 3150 graphics chipset, just like in the Cr-48. Don't believe it's fully working yet, but he's made a lot of progress. And since the Cr-48 shares a lot of hardware with the Mini 1012, it might be a good idea to try NBI on it. (I'm not Meklort, just a happy Mini owner/NBI user with good experience) (Also, this is merely a suggestion. Please don't break your system with my advice !)
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    GeForce 200 series support

    Ok, got my BFG/Nvidia G210 (desktop version) card working 100%, with QE/CI, etc, under 10.6.5. Here's how: First, you'll need to get into Windows somehow. Follow this guide to dump your card's ROM. Note: If NVFlash gives you an error, like it did for me, use GPU-Z to get your BIOS as a .bin file. Download and use NiBiTor (Nvidia BIOS Editor), open the .bin file you saved from GPU-Z, DO NOT MODIFY ANYTHING, then save it as a .rom file. Continue following the above link to get your NVCAP. Save this in a text file for later. Fresh install of Snow Leopard: created USB installer with retail DVD and Kakewalk (for my mobo, G41M-ES2L). Boot up with -v -x flags, since the card doesn't work yet. When in OS X, use a program like OSX86 Tools or EFI Studio, and create a custom GFX string. Name it 'NVIDIA GeForce 210.' Set the proper amount of video memory (512 MB), then copy and paste your custom NVCAP when it asks you for it. Copy and paste the resulting long EFI string, paste it in your com.apple.Boot.plist, GET RID OF THE GRAPHICSENABLER LINES (this is important), and save it. Also, get rid of any injectors you might have (NVEnabler, etc). From here, I updated to 10.6.5 with the combo updater. Nothing broken, and everything works wonderfully. The proper ROM version is posted, etc. I'll post a screenshot of my Profiler later.
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    GeForce 200 series support

    Thanks for the writeup. Just picked up a G41M-ES2L board and I'm using an EVGA GeForce 210. Been getting close, but I still need to work on things (once finals are over). Going to try this method, but with the 10.6.5 combo updater, and report back here. Also, I've downloaded a NVEnabler 64.kext, but is there a specific one I need for this card, or will any NVEnabler 64.kext file work?
  5. Any thoughts on this new notebook that Dell came out with? With the release of the updated MacBook Pros I'm a bit dissapointed with the lack of a Core iX processor on the 13" models. This Dell has pretty nice specs, but I want OS X. Anyone have any experience with this model?
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    HP Mini 311 vs. Dell Mini 10v

    I'll throw my vote in for the 10v. I had a Mini 9, which is the same hardware as the 10v, and I had Leopard running 100% on it. (I sold it because it was too small for my hands, but I loved the portability and size of it) Kinda wish my CULV Acer could run OS X :-/. Waiting for the day Intel 4500 drivers come out.
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    HP Mini 311 - Project Thread (Part I - OLD)

    That's $50 extra if you want Win7 preloaded. I already have a few W7 Pro licenses from MSDNAA, so I configured a 311 with XP, and it listed Nvidia ION instead of ION LE. So, if you wanted to get a 311 with the full ION platform (as I do) and install OS X, you could save that $50 (and spend it on a copy of Snow Leopard, of course!). The extra RAM and HDD I can throw in later, I'm just interested in the base model w/ the N280 instead of the 270. Can anyone else confirm this for me?
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    HP Mini 311 - Project Thread (Part I - OLD)

    All of you guys have been doing awesome work here, and I'm excited to get one of these netbooks. I sold my Mini 9 a few weeks ago and have been waiting for a decent replacement (I had OS X working flawlessly on it). How's battery life under OS X? Are you guys getting 5-6 hours, and what's the progress on SpeedStep/etc?
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    No FireWire after 10.5.6 update

    On my Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 3.3 board, replacing the AppleHPET.kext with the 10.5.5 one (from a backup of my previous extensions) results in the computer not starting up. I have dsdt.aml at the root of the drive, the 10.5.6 HPET kext, and Disabler.kext, AppleDecrypt.kext, and OpenHaltRestart.kext in the /Extra folder. Am I missing something here (like the AppleSMBIOS kexts that go in the /Extra folder)?
  10. So with these new WiFi drivers, all that's missing are some true blue audio drivers then? If so, I'm gonna plunk down for a Wind ASAP.
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    DVD Movies No Longer Play!

    Hey all, I'm having trouble here with my DVD drive. I've been able to mount and rip DVDs using my SATA drive (plugged into the purple JMicron port on my GA-965P-DS3, rev 3.3). Everything worked, up until now, and I cant mount DVD movies anymore. I can mount data DVDs, like Linux distros and OS X installers, but no movies. I've got AHCI enabled, all SATA drives, and my DVD drive connected to a purple JMicron port. What I've done so far to troubleshoot: 1) Plugged DVD drive into orange port, turned off JMicron controller: no dice. 2) Plugged DVD drive into purple port, turned JMicron to IDE in the BIOS: no dice. It's got to be some kind of software issue. Any thoughts folks? My system specs are in my sig, and I'm running 10.5.5, installed from iATKOS 4.1i.
  12. Ok, double post time: Thought I'd contribute something, although I don't have a Wind just yet. I've attached a background I worked on, a modification of one for the MacBook Air, for our HackBook Wind. There's the 1st draft, the original MBA wall, and the source PSD if anyone wants to try their hand at it. Enjoy! HackBook_Wind.psd.zip
  13. Paul, I just saw your site on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW). Great video, great tutorial! Keep it up! Also, I find it funny and a bit ironic that you're a Windows MVP and a Hackintosh fan :-P. No one's perfect. Oh, and any progress on the internal microphone?
  14. I know I'll get yelled at for this, but would all these tweaks and such be applicable to the EeePC 901 (the one with the Atom proc)? Not that I'm against the Wind, but it would be nice to have options on what kind of mini-notebook I can run OS X on. But aside from that, keep up the awesome work!
  15. Excellent shot, great composition! I like the circular polarizer effect. I just might have to get one for my Rebel XT. What lens did you use?
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