I can't manage to boot or install a copy of Darwin on my Asus Eee PC 901. I want Darwin, not OS X, because it's more lightweight and I only need it to serve as an AFP file server. I turned to Darwin because I couldn't find a single NAS OS or any *nix distro that supported HFS, which is my disk's file format.
This PC doesn't have a working internal hard drive, so I'm gonna need to install it onto a USB drive.
I managed to boot PureDarwin (restored in my Mac to an USB drive) using a SD card with GRUB installed (Chameleon didn't even detect the Darwin partition). However, it hangs on "Using 5242 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers".
I also tried "darwinx86-801.iso" from Apple, but when I boot that using GRUB, it just shows a blinking underscore for a few seconds, and then restarts.
What can I do to use Darwin on this machine? It must be possible, considering it even runs full-blown Snow Leopard. (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/186596-guide-retail-snow-leopard-install-on-eeepc-901/)
i tried to install osx mavericks using vmware 8 / windows 7 ... Ich bypassed the vertualization becuase my computer doesnt support that and when i start the machine i get EFI VMware virtual scsi hard drive (0.0) unsuccessful.. So i deleted the line "firmware=efi" from the .vmx file and i got it to boot but now i get stuck at loading darwin x/86 ... And nothing happens... I tried f8 and then -v and cpus=1 and so on but also nothing happened ... I would be very greatful if you could help me! I really love to get that os!