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  1. EeePC 1005P Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Installation Guide

    @gianluca 84: it sometimes takes a tedious lot of reboots with -v -f, just try again. Try installing to an external disk following my guide closely and repair your installation from the external disk if you have no success booting with -v -f. Make shire you have the 1005P. @Francesco Dionesi: I don´t know about distro Hazard, maybe this distro will not work. Try the above mentioned guide.
  2. EeePC 1005P Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Installation Guide

    Hi everybody, there is good news for all of you who want to update to 10.6.8. However, the process is a little bit tedious, but you will succeed al last and have a running system. You need some files to replace the kexts from the 10.6.8 update. Go and get: http://www.mediafire.com/?u6sietuh5b0rh6t where you find AppleACPIPlatform.kext and IOPCIFamily.kext from an earlier version (thx to tonymacx86 forum) USB kext patches and Atheros Wifi kext (see one of my posts above) Again, the best thing to do is to clone your system to an external USB drive and do the update there. Then after software update boot from your local drive and repair the USB installation until everything works. Then clone back. Let´s start: Run software update to whatever version you use. Install all kexts above and run pfix. Boot with -v -f until everything works. You might have to boot several times with -v -f, do pfix etc. Run software update again, this will install Safari update. Install latest update of flash player, this will enable flash support in Safari. When everything is fine try booting normally. If everything still works, clone the USB installation to your hard drive. Done.
  3. EeePC 1005P Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Installation Guide

    Copy "boot" file from meklort to root directory to fix graphics issues. Reapply USB fix mentioned above if necessary. Check if voodoo battery kext is active (use system profiler) or reapply kext. 1005P has different wireless card, look for RT3090 kext in forum or kexts.com.
  4. EeePC 1005P Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Installation Guide

    Some news about 10.6.6: I copied my working system to an externel HDD and did the update via Software Update from Apple. After applying the USB kext patches (see above) and reinstalling the Atheros WiFi kext everything seemed to run smoothly. Only thing that does not work: I cannot open flash pages, neither with Safari nor with Chrome. I know I can install an older Version of Flash and this would probably fix this issue, but this is not what I want. Does anybody have similar problems after updating to 10.6.5 or 10.6.6? Any solutions or ideas?
  5. EeePC 1005P Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Installation Guide

    If it works with -v -f then you have the right kexts, only the mkext file is missing them. Try running pfix, you find it in the hackintosh tools folder. Repair permissions, use one of the tools in the hackintosh folder or Disk Utility.
  6. EeePC 1005P running Snow Leopard 10.6.4 This is a complete guide for running SL 10.6.4 (or even 10.6.5, if you wish) on your EeePC 1005P. It should work with minor variations for similar Asus EeePC Models and other Pine Trail Netbooks. It is not always easy to make out the differences in EeePC models, since hardware components may vary even for identical identification numbers. What you need: iPortable Snow Installer [MacOSX].dmg. Use google or other source to find the image. “boot” File from meklorts netbook installer 0.8.5 IO80211Family.kext for built-in Atheros AR9285 WLAN Card AtherosL1cEthernet.kext for Ethernet VoodooHDA.kext for Sound VoodooBattery.kext for Battery ApplePS2Controller.kext and Synaptics Preference.Pane for Synaptics Trackpad two finger scrolling A Snow Leopard Installation Disk (10.6.2 will be best) for installing other languages than English or dutch. I put these files in a downloadable archive. Since it took me a long time to find the right kexts, I don´t have the original download sources available. Credits go to the authors who made these kexts, not to me. Here is the download link: 1005P_Files.zip A usb pen drive or external disk > 8 GB for installation. Carbon Copy Cloner for OS X. It´s freeware from bombich software. A yes…and a working Mac or Hackintosh to perform the installation of iPortable Snow. Might not work properly on 10.6.5 or later, since the included version of CopyCat had problems running under 10.6.5. Runs fine on any mac or Hack under 10.6.4 or earlier. You can install the system to any usb pen drive with 8 GB or bigger, to an external usb disk or, as in my case, to the second partition on your EeePC Hard Drive. You may end up like me with a Triple/Quadruple boot system: Windows 7, ASUS Splash Top Linux, Google Chrome OS on SD Card and finally Mac OS X. ;-)) What you get: Full 1024x800 resolution, you can watch video in iTunes and Youtube. Working Airport, Ethernet, USB, Cardreader, Camera (including FrontRow and FaceTime), Trackpad with two finger scrolling, Sound with Mic for Skype (I had problems with FaceTime sound) A working 10.6.2 system easily upgradeable to 10.6.4 or 10.6.5. If you wish to update to 10.6.5, use 3rr0rists_10.6.5_v2.dmg (google) to replace the kexts for external usb drives by their 10.6.4 versions, otherwise you will get a kernel panic when using usb drives. I had problems using flash from 10.6.5, so I stayed with 10.6.4. You may solve this by installing an older flash version 10.0x. What you don´t get: No hardware acceleration (QE/CI) yet, wait for meklorts kext, therefore no Front Row, no edit mode in iPhoto, no jpg in Preview (Quickview works) etc. No sleep yet, but it shouldn´t be a big deal to be applied through various kexts available. I had no need for sleep so I didn´t invest any time in this. Trackpad tap is difficult. I got it working somehow, but I don´t remember how. It works only for the first user created with setup assistant, not for other users created later. Maybe I´ll find out, I will let you know. How-To: Install first to a usb drive. It should have more than 8 GB of disk space. Use a pen drive or any external hard disk. If the system runs from this drive, you can clone it later to the second partition of the EeePC. Use Disk Utility to partition the drive as described in the iPortable Snow ReadMe. Open iPortable Snow Installer.dmg and follow the instructions to restore the iPortable Snow Backup to your usb drive with CopyCat. This takes usually less than 15 minutes. Your drive should now be named iPortable_Snow_x86. Just to make sure that your drive will be bootable, run iPortable Bootfix from your new drives “Hackintosh tools” folder. Be extremely careful to install everything to the right drive. Read the warnings and follow the instructions. Choose “iPortable_Snow_x86” for installation!!!!! Now copy the “boot” file from meklorts nbi to the root directory of your “iPortable_Snow_x86” drive. This will give you full display resolution but no QE/CI yet. You can either go on copying the other needed kexts to your drive or do some test booting with your drive. I recommend the second. Press ESC during boot and choose your external drive. It should boot without any problems using “-v –f” for first boot. It is generally a good idea to use –v -f until everything works fine. First boot may take some time, so get some coffee…Eventually it will boot up. If not, follow the instructions in the iPortable Snow ReadMe. Running pfix usually helps. You can run this utility from any mac and use it on your iPortable Snow hard drive. After first boot you will be greeted by the OS X setup assistant. Enter the information needed. Create a user account. Now you can copy the kexts from my zip-file to /Extra/Extensions. Run pfix. Boot again with –v -f. If you get kernel panic, boot again, with/without –v –f until the system starts up. You may have to boot several times until everything is recognized. Open system preferences, network, so that ethernet and airport will be initialized. If you hear a hissing sound, lower the volume of “Microphone (PinkRear)” under Input. Install synaptics preference pane and do the necessary settings, especially two finger scrolling. If your cursor gets jumpy, use a usb mouse to finish everything and reboot. Your trackpad should now work with two finger scrolling. You should now have a working 10.6.2. system. Install any language pack you whish from SL Install DVD (optional installs). Make a backup copy of your system using Carbon Copy Cloner. It is safe to run Software Update except for 10.6.4/10.6.5 update. Run the combo update installer from Apple instead. After any system update, run pfix, boot with –v –f until everything runs fine. Remember to apply the USB kexts fix for 10.6.5! If airport does not work after combo update, reinstall IO80211Family.kext to /E/E or /S/L/E. Reboot several times, it will eventually come back. You are done now, congratulations. Do any fine tuning to the system you prefer. Double/Triple Boot In my EeePC configuration, the hard disk was partitioned into two visible partitions. Windows 7 is installed on the first partition, so we can use the second partition for OS X. However, after formatting the second partition to Mac OS X, I was not able to boot into Windows anymore. This can be fixed by starting from any Windows install DVD and running repair setup. You may have to run it three times. Some EeePC come without a Windows 7 DVD, so get one before messing with the second partition. It is basically restoring the mbr, so look for help on this if something goes wrong. This may not be necessary if you have a stock EeePC since I installed Windows 7 Home Basic instead of the Starter version included. Start OS X and Disk Utility. Choose the second partition of your EeePC. It will be called Untitled 2 or something. Choose the erase tab, under Format choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled). All data on the second partition of your EeePC will be erased so be careful to choose the right partition! When this is done, clone your external disk to the internal second partition you just created with Carbon Copy Cloner. When finished, run iPortable Bootfix as described above. Install on the newly created OS X Partition on your internal Hard Disk. Now boot into Windows. Install EasyBCD 2.0 from http://neosmart.net Make a backup of your boot settings. Add a new entry NST Mac OS X. Save settings. Go to View settings and set the default and timeout options you prefer. Reboot. When you boot next time, you will be greeted by the Windows boot menu. Choose Mac OS X. The EeePC should boot into the OS X installation on your second partition. With 2 GB of RAM installed, you´d be amazed how fast this MacBook mini is. If you ever see kernel panics, boot with –v –f, repair permissions, run pfix. This should help. Enjoy.1005P_Files.zip
  7. Asus Eee Pc 900

    I have a working 10.5.6 from iDeneb on an external USB Drive. However, I was never able to install directly from my EeePC 900. I installed from my iMac. Currently I am trying to bring 10.6.1 to my EeePC, but not much success up to now. I was able to boot a SL Vanilla install with the help of the myHack Utility and some kexts from a post about running SL on an EeePC 901. The system was slow, some programs never run and there were artifacts due to an unsuitable GMA/framebuffer kext. I am currently experimenting with different kexts. I will post any success here.
  8. Ultimate Leopard @ eeepc 900 Thread

    Thanks, so EeePC 900 makes a fine macbook mini now. Not working for me: -internal mic -Quicktime, iTunes Movies, Movies and Trailer in FrontRow stop after a few seconds. Everything runs fine without VoodooHDA loaded, but of course without sound. Any solution available?
  9. Ultimate Leopard @ eeepc 900 Thread

    No, I don´t think so. I don´t have USB 2.0 Camera in System Profiler, only CNF7129 (is this the camera? Product ID is 0xb071, Vendor ID is 0x04f2, Chicony Electronics) Camera works absolutely fine in Photo Booth.
  10. Ultimate Leopard @ eeepc 900 Thread

    Installing iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6) on a USB Disk from my iMac then starting EeePC 900 with freshly installed USB Disk, camera works OOTB (use Voodoo Kernel).
  11. Ultimate Leopard @ eeepc 900 Thread

    Ethernet does not work on my 900. I use Wi-Fi and changed the PCIe card to a Dell 1390 which is recognized by OS X as Airport. The Atheros Card from the EeePC was driving me crazy working sometimes, sometimes not with the kismet method.
  12. Ultimate Leopard @ eeepc 900 Thread

    Hi, I had success bringing iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6) on my EeePC 900 as described above. I put the installation on an external USB HDD on my iMac because the external DVD did not work on the EeePC. Maybe you can try installing to a USB HDD on any other computer too. I have sound working fine with VoodooHDA, Wi-Fi is a mess with Atheros Card, sometimes the kismet method works, sometimes not, I use external USB wi-fi instead. I really have issues with Quicktime and Front Row. I can play videos well with vlc, but not with Quicktime. Any video runs only for a few seconds, then audio stops and the video stalls. Same with Movie Trailers in Front Row. Can anybody confirm this or has a solution?
  13. Installing to USB harddrive

    All things mentioned above didn`t help for me. I successfully installed 10.4.3 on a USB-Disk, but it won´t boot (BIOS USB boot options switched on, external HDD disabled). However, it does boot when plugged in directly as internal HDD. When booting from the Mac OS x86 install disk, the usb disk is not listed under the bootable devices in utilities. Is there any way to boot an external usb drive via boot manager or cd/dvd? I read something about enabling usb legacy support in bios, I will try this tonight.