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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    I guess I am just not lucky. My SL is not stable at all. From time to time I'll receive a kernal panic, without a known pattern. At the end I cannot stand any more and removed OSX. Now I am running Ubuntu 9.10 UNR on it. However, last night I just found out my battery won't charge - after plug in the charger the charging light went on and off - never stable. My warranty is running out and I don't know how to fix it. I guess I'll say good bye to 1000he and just buy another laptop...
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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    RC 4 All Netbooks Hibernation should be disableable now in NebtookInstaller (but don't take my word for it..) Patched SleepEnabler to work on any current 10.6.x kernel. you must run NetbookInstaller before the 10.6.2 update (you can reboot before it too). Patched Chameleon so that it applies tea's 10.6.2 kernel patch at runtime. Stability fixes with NetbookInstaller (added more error checking). Various internal API changes RC 5 All Netbooks Updated chameleon patch to enhance the 10.6.2 kernel support (makes it non 10.6.2 specific). Chameleon patch to determine the native lcd resolution (via edid) Chameleon patch to incoperate the 915resolution program for intel GPU's Fixed DSDT generation bug introduced in RC4. Mirroring off command located at /Extra/bin/mirroring. Replaces OpenHaltRestart.kext with OSXRestart.kext. Fixes restart after sleep issue. Updated to FakeSMC v2.5 from netkas. Updated UpdateExtra.app so that it no longer becomes unresponsive. ----------------------------------------------- Hi Moondogg, Checking the change log of RC4 and RC5, it seems that the latest stable version of Netbookinstaller is already supporting 10.6.2 kernel. Which means that if I am using RC5 I do not need to replace the new kext as indicated in your guide. Could you please confirm that (seems the new version has included some kext needed already)?
  3. franksxf

    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    I like Writeroom a lot. I also like Taskpaper from same author of writeroom. Dropbox is a must have for me on any of my computers. Kernel panic It is a strange thing that my 1000he has experience lots of kernel panic since I installed SL. Especially after I upgraded to 10.6.2 Now I am running SL in 10.6, it seems to happen less often, however, it just happened a moment ago when I tried to download open office with a torrent download in background - too much load on network?
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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    Hi Moondogg, a quick question: Which version of netbookinstaller were you using in your guide? The latest version seems to be 0.8.3 RC5 and I know lots of changes have been implemented since last year. Some of the problems people encounter might related with this - remember nothing else is changing in your guide but this software.
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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    After digging around on google I found this is a very generic issue, could be caused by lots of things. I just started Disk Utility and fixed some permission issues. Hope this will help. Just hooked up an ethernet connection and it works perfectly.
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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    Thank you MoonDogg. I upgraded successfully following this instruction. Haven't tested all the functions yet, so far I have been happy. Just a small issue, from time to time a gray layer of texts in different languages will appear stating 'You need to restart you computer, press Power button.....'. It seems to be a kernal panic. Still not sure how it could be reproduced yet, but it is annoying. Any idea how I could fix this problem? BTW: I wanted to get a Magic mouse too, however it is a bit pricy... Frank
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    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    Thanks MoonDogg and everyone in this thread. I just installed 10.6 to my 1000HE according to the method listed in the first post, and then used SuperDuper! to clone the installation from external flash drive to internal hard drive. Haven't started the 'post installation' steps yet. Will try it tonight, and upgrade to 10.6.2. So, I guess the following question has been answered somewhere in this thread, however I just want to clarify again: In order to upgrade from 10.6.0 to 10.6.2, I just need to use the new extensions.mkext for 10.6.2, and then install the 10.6.2 combo upgrade? Is it correct? Do I have to run netbookinstaller.app if I have already run it (latest version, 0.8.3 RC5) in my installation? Thanks
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    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    Hi Toonces, Not sure whether you are still actively watching this thread. However, I want to ask a question about the update. I have followed your post to update to 10.5.6. Now that 10.5.7 is out, I am wondering whether I could use the same method to update to 10.5.7. I have been using 10.5.6 for a while and I don't want to screw up all the data I have. Have you tried the latest update? Any tips?
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    iATKOS v5i + Dell Inspiron 530 FTW!

    I did the same thing. But this option has to be combined with S1 for sleep (if I remember correctly). Working on Virtualbox now. Having XP running within Leopard is a great thing for me. I need to use XP because my company's VPN depends on it. Now with the 'Seamless Windows' option it looks great. But the Virtualbox experience under Leopard is not so smooth as under Ubuntu - but I could live with it. Another thing I am considering is to upgrade my 2G memory to 4G. Are you guys able to fully utilize the 4G memory in Leopard? (I thought 32bit OS could not do that. Gimme a lesson if I was wrong).
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    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    I'll try this out. I installed iakos 5.0 and upgraded to 10.5.6. The only thing not working is power. Cannot sleep (actually cannot wake up); shutdown leads to restart instead. Not sure whether it is related w/ BIOS setting. I'll try this out today. I have the same BIOS version and the same problem. Anybody found your mouse works differently in OSX? I have a smoother experience under Vista though. The mouse in Leopard just feels different, cannot tell what's wrong, just not so comfortable.
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    iATKOS v5i + Dell Inspiron 530 FTW!

    2 issues left for me: 1. Upgrade to 10.5.6 2. Power management - shutdown, sleep.
  12. franksxf

    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    Haven't tried that yet. What's your BIOS version?
  13. franksxf

    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    Yeah it works for me. Just installed it with OSx86Tools. Works like a charm
  14. franksxf

    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    I installed iATKOS v5i on my dell 530, by default the HD2600TX worked; and I use osx86tools to install the on board NIC kext; now the Leopard is online! I'll stick to this version for a while before upgrade to 10.5.6
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    Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    I have tried once to install Tiger on my old Thinkpad T40. It was pleasant apple experience however the laptop was a little bit old so I found it is much faster to run Ubuntu instead of Tiger. Now I have got my Dell 530 on my desk, I want to dive into another hachintosh tour. I am pretty interested in the boot 132 method but in this post I could not see many successful examples. If any of you have successful experiences, would you mind to post it here, with more detail how you did it? Currently my Dell 530 has a 500G hard disk and I have Vista running on it. I have split the disk into several partitions to store data; on top of it, I also installed Ubuntu (with Windows installer method). I am pretty happy with the current setup now and I do want to keep Vista and Ubuntu running while I am doing my osx86 project. Sorry for the long talk and here comes my first question (it's pretty naive I guess): I have a feeling that if I just make another partition from the existing 500G harddisk and install osx86, things will go out of control and I'll not be able to get back into my Vista or Ubuntu any more - I am not so familiar with the multiple boot method yet and still struggling to understand how mbr works. This thought leave me another option: buy another harddisk and install it as the secondary one, so that during the boot up session I could select which hard disk to boot - as long as I keep the first hard disk untouched, I'll always have my Vista and Ubuntu. Is this correct? My second question is: Shall I get one of the modified leopard ISO, or go ahead with the new boot 132 method? Either way, I'll face the situation to fix several general 530 problems (NIC, sound, video, restart/sleep etc.). But it seems that the boot 132 method could make the fix once for all - saving troubles in the future updates. The only concern I have now is whether I'll be able to get the boot 132 installation smoothly - I haven't seen many successful stories yet. So guys, if you have any good boot 132 story, pls tell me!
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