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About blibbler

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  1. I'm sorry I don't have any solutions. I am very new to the hackintosh scene as well, and it took me about a dozen failed installs before something stuck. My suggestion is to search around for a guide someone has put together for a similar machine, and try to follow that. The greatest strength of the hackintosh is also its greatest weakness - the variety of hardware. Good luck!
  2. Nevermind. I ended up getting OSX installed using ModUSB. I made a post about this process in the HP section of these forums.
  3. I have mostly successfully installed 10.6.7 on a fairly new HP 210-3000 with an Atom N570 (dual core with multithreading). In case anyone wants to do something similar, I'll set out what I did: For the most part, I followed the same instructions for installing it on a HP 110 at: http://www.mymacnetbook.com/2011/11/12/mac-os-x-snow-leopard-10-6-7-on-hp-mini-110-3710-guide/ Before I did that, however, I used gparted to create a new HFS partition (so I could leave windows installed in case I needed it). I also tried to install various other versions of OSX without success (I'm not saying other versions cannot be installed, just I spent many hours installing and re-installing without success). I was forced to vary slightly from the above instructions to get things working on the 210: USB in 10.6.3 - unlike in the instructions above, 10.6.3 recognised the 210's USB, which meant I didn't have to fiddle around in windows to download the appropriate drivers and updates; Netbook Installer failed - when I tried to use Netbook Installer on my 10.6.7 system, it inevitably screwed it up. In the end, Netbook Installer wasn't going to provide much, so I avoided that last step. No USB in 10.6.7 - One thing Netbook Installer would have done is to re-enable USB under 10.6.7. Instead I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]'s USB restore function. My 210 has an Atheros AR9285 wifi card, and drivers exist for it! Unfortunately I went through several before I found one that worked. In the end, the next from this package got me online: http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=1279. After installing the kext, I had some trouble connecting to my network, the fix was to change my wifi from mixed, to just 802.11G. After that, it has worked fine. So I now have a HP mini 210 running a (mostly) working 10.6.7. Unfortunately many things are far from perfect. My netbook still experiences the following limitations: No control over sound volume - while I have sound, it is impossible to turn the sound down, or even mute it; No control over screen brightness; No control over power use (this and the previous point mean that my 210 has an OSX battery life of 5 hours, rather than the 10 hours it gets under windows); The trackpad is functional, but overly sensitive, and doesn't support scrolling; and No sleep or hibernate. I understand that most of these fixes probably require diving into DSDT. I cannot seem to get my head around DSDT at all. I also see that it relates to the computer's BIOS, and get very afraid of causing permanent damage. I hope this will help someone, and I would appreciate any help or suggestions to resolve the last few limitations.
  4. I encountered a hang when installing snow leopard on my HP 210 atom N570 netbook. I had the install log open, and the last item was something about updating the dyld caches (it was about 90-95% done). Background: I put iATKOS S3 v2 on a USB, then ran netbook installer. On the Netbook, I ran a liveCD of gparted, and created a 100GB HFS+ partition (I then had to reformat the partition with the installer to add journaling). I started the install on my netbook. I set some appropriate options in the "customise" area. The install went fine until towards the end when the system hung (except for the mouse). I waited for another 40 minutes to see if it would come back, but it didn't. I tried booting into the partially installed system, but unsurprisingly, nothing happened. I tried installing again, this time I left the install log open. Again the install hung. The last item in the log was something about updating the dyld caches. This time I left it overnight, but it didn't help. Does anyone have any ideas? I have spent a bunch of time searching the web and searching forums for any similar experiences. I think I selected the right options in the install, however I am not sure. I assume that choosing the wrong options would not cause the install to hang. Is this correct?
  5. Introduce yourself

    Hi, I'm blibbler, and I'm trying to get my HP 210 to boot.