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OSX 10.6.1 SnowLeopard on the eee 1000HE ‚ Part 1

This video is the first part of a two part video tutorials on how to install OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on the Asus EEE PC 1000HE.

This should work similarly for the other models of the eee family.

Watch part 2

The new install package can be downloaded here.

Update: New installation package

Fixed:

  • Sleep should work now
  • Brightness fix
  • Bluetoth fix
  • Ethernet fix

Existing users just replace /Extra folder with the new one.

Notes

USB boot problems

AFAIK, if you only get a blinking cursor (no boot0 or boot1 failed) then the boot0 file has not been correctly written.

Otherwise it is probably the boot1h file.

  • Make sure that you are in the right directory.

    Type “ls -l” and make sure that you have a bunch bootXX files in the list

  • Make sure that you got the right disk ID (you’ll need the one that has the capacity of your USB drive)

Screen shot 2009-10-22 at 10.14.36(and no, a 4GB stick will NOT work, but it was the only one lying around to illustrate the problem)

  • Make sure you type : sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdiskXXX AND replace the XXX with the ID of your USB stick

    Make sure that you type your password at this moment

    There is no message after you do that (even if it fails)

  • Make sure you type: sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXXXs2 AND replace the XXX with the ID of your USB stick

    There you should get a message on several lines saying something about “XXX bytes transferred….”

  • Make sure you have a file named boot in your root
  • Check with “ls -l /” –> you must have a file named “boot” in this list

That should do it.

Post Installation problems

Wrong screen resolution, no sleep, … don’t panic:

  • Open a terminal
  • Type:

cd /Extra

mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext

sudo ./eee-mkext-create.sh

  • then type your password.
  • Check that a new Extensions.mkext file has been created.
  • Reboot

Wifi

There are two types of Wifi cards that are used to build the 1000HE:

  • The NE766 : You’ll have to get the OSX drivers from the Ralink homepage
  • The NE771 : It seems that this card is working out of the box (tested by Paolo)

I swapped my Wifi card just in the beginning for a compatible Airport device (Broadcom BCM 94321MC 802.11n), so unfortunately I cannot test this.

Graphics

Works

At the moment the brightness adjustment is not working.

I’m looking into this…

WARNING: Even though I don’t experience any problems, there are some reports that the graphics performance under SnowLeopard may be quite slow for some installs (around 30% of Leopard).

You can follow this topic here.

Ethernet

Working

At the moment the ethernet port is not working.

I’m looking into this…

Bluetooth

Working

Not tested


465 Comments

  • Hendrik |

    This video is quite private – not for public viewing.

    Please turn public so we can learn 😉

  • admin |

    Oh, seems that the batch processing for publication didn’t work correctly.
    I changed it to public, so now learn 😉

    Enjoy and thanks for the notification,

    Nik

  • Hendrik |

    The install package on 1000h won’t work correctly.

    out of the box with netbookinstaller and correctly loaded kext it will work better!

    only problem is ethernet and bluetooth. the first isn’t recognized correctly by the attansic and bluetooth even pops up when i reboot.

  • admin |

    Unfortunately I couldn’t tell as I replaced the stock card right in the beginning with a Airport compatible Broadcom card.
    The 1000HE ships with two different models.
    The NE766 which is a “Ralink RT2860” type card and for which there are drivers on the Ralink website and the NE771 (your card) for which I have not been able to find any info on working drivers (see here for example : http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=73933)

    You might consider swapping out your Wifi card for a Broadcom one…

    Nik

  • Paolo |

    Hi Nik,
    I’ve followed your tutorial with one minor variation: following another tutorial indication I’ve replaced the installer application to be able to install on MBS partitions (need to build up a dual boot system with XP.

    Not to mess up the working system, I’ve installed on an external HD as a “training camp”

    The installation went fine and I could boot on Snow Leopard and update but looks like there is something strange with the extensions. Basically even after update I’m stuck at 800×600 resolution, volume and brightness keys are not working and no sound card is detected.
    Looks like the .kext in the Extra folder are not used by the system.

    Any suggestion on how to fix it?

    Thanks
    Paolo

  • Josh |

    Hey nik,

    Can you also give a tutorial, which can only written in steps, of how to install SL in a system has win xp, os x, linux (I want to install SL to replace os x)?

    I think this may suit many people needs =]

    PS:My 1000HE is 2GB, bios 1002, with atheros wifi card

    Josh

  • Paolo |

    Hi Nik,
    some updates after a few days of playing and installing with SL.

    The system is fairly stable, at times the wifi card refuses to work but usually a quick shutdown/reboot fixes the issue.
    Similar things happen with the battery status, at times indication is not correct but agin usually a quick shutdown/reboot fixes it.

    I still cannot manage to really put the system to sleep/hibernate. It just switches off the screen and then freezes there. The power light remains steady on and the wifi card light remains on too. To shut down I need to force shutdown by keeping the power switch pressed for a few seconds. Any suggestion on this one?

    By looking around, I’ve found out this post (hope I’m not violating any “rule” here in case please let me know) http://smallcomputing.net/forums/index.php/topic,60.0.html that provides a link to a .zip file from nicka (towards the end of the first page) with some kext, dsdt.*, smbios.plist and com.apple.bios.plist. If I copy into Extra the dsdt.* and the *.plist (not the kext) and keep using your kext, the brightness controls (Fn+F5/F6) work and everything else seems ok. It might help in your investigations?

    Ciao
    Paolo

  • admin |

    Guys,

    I just posted a new installation pack.
    This corrects:
    – Sleep
    – Brightness keys
    – Bluetoth
    – Ethernet

    Let me know if it works ok for you,

    Nik

  • David |

    Does anybody know how well this works on the 1005HA? I’ve heard I may have to replace the wifi card to get wifi working properly, but otherwise is the install procedure the same? Thanks!

  • faebe |

    Hi Nik,

    I thank you for this easy install-guide. Very well done.

    I tried this on my 1000H (Standard configuration except for 2GB RAM). And it worked perfectly (with the second Extra folder).

    I followed exactly your instructions, used a special DSDT.aml file for my 1000H (genuine 2102 Bios and 2GB). First I had the wrong resolution (800×600) and the slow graphic performance which both survived the 10.6.1 Combo-Update. Replacing the Extra folder with the one from version 1.1 and rebuilding of the Extension.mkext (as described above) worked the problems out.

    For Wi-Fi with the stock Ralink-Card I use the driver downloaded from ralinktech.com which works under Snowleopard too.

    What I noticed is that the sleep and wake-up process takes much longer than under Leopard. (And Backlight doesn’t turn on automatically anymore. Yet. I think I will figure out this soon.) And at the first two installs (with Extra folder v.1) the on/off button worked as on real MacBooks and brought me to the shutdown/reboot/sleep menu. Now with Extra folder v.1.1 it doesnt work anymore.

    But that shouldn’t be a complaint but rather an information for you and for other 1000H users that this guide works for this configuration magnificiently too.

    Thank you for your efforts

    Fäbe

  • Lapog |

    Great guide!
    I am tempted to Hackintosh my new EeePC 1000HE.
    I haven’t done this before so I am a bit apprehensive.

    A few answers will ease my heart palpitations:
    1. How do I find out the Bios version currently loaded? I could not locate which Bios version this (DSDT) will work with. Can you plesae specify?
    2. I am planning to add a SSD. Would this work with SSD?
    3. Is it necessary to have 2GB RAM. I do not have, but I plan to upgrade.

    Thanks!

  • Slicedbread |

    Thanks for this guide, it worked like a charm for me.

    I have a Mac Pro, Eee 1000HE and legit SL 10.6 disc. Ripped the SL onto a 8GB USB thumb drive. NB. Your 1.1 zip pack extracts under a slightly different folder name than the command in the first readme file, so everyone else be aware of that.

    Put the USB drive into the Eee, booted off it and installed 10.6. Beware that it won’t boot off the HDD after the first install without the thumb drive still in!

    Followed the instructions to do the final house keeping etc. Rebooted straight off the HDD now without the USB, and got into the desktop again. Updated to 10.6.1 without issue.

    After that had to do the “installation problems” instructions at the top of the post to fix the display and sleep issues.

    Now its all good, thanks for the guide! Please keep us updated if you find more tweaks etc.

  • tapash |

    fantastic. will it be possible to install on a MBR partition. i want to use win 7 as well. Is there any hope for that please..

  • Waldi65 |

    Hi Nik,

    many many thanks for this clear and easy to understand installation guide. I’ve done a lot of installations (OSX 10.5.x) in the past on several netbooks like eeepc 901, lenovo s10e and eeepc 1000HG (with internal 3G modem). None of these installations were so easy and finished so successful like installation of SL 10.6 on the eeepc 1000HG following your video instructions.

    As i run the eeepc with dualboot (Windows on the first and OSX on the second partition) i had the problem that SL won’t install on the partition as it is not partitioned as GUID.

    What i’ve done is:
    – Backup SL Install DVD and restore it to 8GB USB stick
    – connect usb stick and external HDD (found an old one with 20GB…) to eeepc
    – boot into the installer from USB stick and follow your instructions from video one except install target was the external hdd partitioned with GUID
    – booted from fresh installed external hdd and did backup with time maschine on USB stick
    – booted again from installation usb stick and restored backup onto second partition
    – booted from usb hdd with SL installation and did final steps described in install_2.readme for internal disk and second partition.
    – first boot from internal disk took long time but after re-creating Extensions.mkext as described all is running fine. To get internal 3G running i installed driver available from Huwaia.

    I’m very happy with my iEEEPC running on SL 10.6.1 now.

    Many many thanks, great work!!!

    Ciao, Waldi

  • Bob |

    Got the install and update to work on a 1000ha using the bios from eNik’s 10.5.7 post.

    One problem. The font showing up in spotlight and textEdit when I try to type looks like windings or some other symbol font. Very weird. Any idea how to correct?

  • Julien Deveraux |

    Everytime I try to do the
    sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk2

    I get “resource busy”; i’ve tried this like 5 times. So i have tried skipping this step and of course the damn thing isn’t bootable. So what gives?

  • Julien Deveraux |

    Everytime I try to do the
    sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk2

    I get “resource busy”; i’ve tried this like 5 times. So i have tried skipping this step and of course the damn thing isn’t bootable. So what gives?

    • Dimitris Papadopoulos |

      Go to Disk Utility and unmount the partition (not eject. Unmount)

      Then try the command and re-mount the partition.

      Et voila 🙂 (sorry for the 2 years delay on the questlion. I just had this issue and fixed it this way)

  • Mitch Malone |

    My Netbook is arriving today and I plan on performing this procedure tonight, I hope it all goes well. Can someone please confirm that the Wifi card that is in my Netbook by default will work out of the box?

  • cb |

    Hi. Followed your instructions but the usb stick will not boot. One interesting difference between this usb stick and others I have used for desktops is on the “esc” boot menu it list the stick twice:
    Internal hard drive
    SanDisk Cruiser
    SanDisk Cruiser

    Neither boots. Any ideas or suggestions appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • David Cintron |

    I seem to be stuck at getting the 1000HE to boot off of the USB flash drive. I hit Esc at boot and select my USB flash drive from the options and after that nothing seems to be happening. I’ve followed the instructions thus far, and the only difference would be that I am using the 1GB DSDT provided here

    http://www.enik.ch/2009/06/eee-1000he-dsdt-files-and-the-memory-problem/

    Otherwise everything is the same, I flashed the BIOS to 1002, it just doesn’t get past a black screen with a blinking cursor.

  • parken |

    Paolo, I tried this solution, and event if the minis seams to but hibernate I do not think it’s working for this two reasons:
    1. my iMac 2008 with 4G of RAM takes about 20 sec. to hibernate and 20 sec. to wake, while the eee hibernate and wakes almost instantaneously (suspicious…);
    2. chameleon still reports hat the sleep image is broken (I cannot recall the message that appears at boot, bad head sectors… or something).
    I think that the fix at the boot file code only eliminates some check at the hibernation process, so that no error is reported and that you get a regular sleep…

  • Ken |

    Hi,
    I performed the following steps to fix resoluation (800×600). But after reboot, right side of screen is black. Going into Display there are more choices now, but no 1024X600. Do you know why? Thanks.
    * Open a terminal
    * Type:

    cd /Extra
    mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext
    sudo ./eee-mkext-create.sh

    * then type your password.
    * Check that a new Extensions.mkext file has been created.
    * Reboot

  • cb |

    Hi. Thanks. Yes problem was the U3 partition. Removed and and re-ran your procedure. Still does not boot. Purchased a new USB drive w/o U3, re-ran the procedure and still no boot. I have the HE and HA. No go on either. I must be doing something wrong? Is a specific bios required?

    Thank you for all your hard work.

    Best, cb

  • Andrew |

    Pardon my ignorance… but what is going on from 2:10-2:13? I can see that you’ve copied/pasted the first line from the ReadMe file, but then it seems like you type something before you hit Enter?

    Sorry, I’m not good with Terminal stuff. Could you explain that part of the process to me in a little more detail? I tried watching the video in fullscreen, but I can’t make out the text.

    Thanks so much for doing this!

  • jb |

    Hey, would these directions work with Osx Tiger?
    I don’t have access to SL…

  • kavawava |

    Hi. First of all thanks so much for this guide, it is truly the best one out there!

    Everything seems to be working fine from part 1. However in part 2 when I start installation, the Installer gets about 25% into the install process then it says “Install Failed” “The Installer could not copy the necessary support files.” With reference to the video for part 2, i’m stuck at the step shown at 1:14.

    Any help will be fantastic!

    Also as a side note I installed a new 500GB Western Digital hard drive before trying to install SL, I don’t think it should have any affect with anything, but i’m not totally sure.

    thanks again.

  • Andrew |

    Ok, thanks Nik. I’m going to give it another go.

    I’m using a 1000H… would you know anything about what DSDT I should use?

  • Andrew |

    INSTALLATION COMPLETE.

    But then it said to reset, so I did, and now I’ve got nothing. It just boots from the USB drive and tries to install it again, and booting from the HD gives me a black screen with a blinking cursor.

    Starting over.

  • Lapog |

    Hi Nick,

    Finally my SSD arrived along with the 2GB RAM. I am using a 16SDHC to install. Everything went smooth till this point:

    sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXXXs2

    I get an error when I enter this command. Yes, I replaced it with correct disk ID.

    But the command works when I enter
    sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXXX
    i.e., when I enter the command w/o the tailing s2.

    Of course the USB fails to boot 🙁

    Hope you can help sort this out.

    Thanks!

  • Ish Kabibl |

    Hi Nik:

    Thank you for this tutorial. I got SL installed on my 1000H pretty much without incident (although I did have to keep the USB drive in and choose to boot off the hard drive after SL was loaded but before I went through the steps outlined in the second Read Me). Anyway, I’d like to upgrade my RAM now from 1 to 2 GBs but was wondering if I need to make any changes to my SL install after I make the change? Thanks in advance for your help on this…

  • Slicedbread |

    How do we go about using the files from the newest zip package?

    I have up and running with the files from 1.1 version of the zip. What’s changed? And can I upgrade/update to the newest versions without installing again from scratch?

    thanks.

  • Andrew |

    Alright, almost everything is running great on my 1000H except for wifi. Does anyone know of a solution? A link to the required driver or an Airport compatible wifi card? I’d rather not replace the wifi card unless I really have to. I tried the only driver that I thought might work off ralinktech.com (first one on this page: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=3) , but it doesn’t seem to be working, or I don’t know what to do after I install it.

    Thanks to Nik and everyone providing help in the comments.

  • David |

    Same problem with resolution on a 1000h, everything else seems to work well (sound, wifi with ralink drivers) and upgraded to 10.6.1. But after the

    cd /Extra
    mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext
    sudo ./eee-mkext-create.sh

    the 800×600 resolution became a squared resolution with a black bar (one inch – 2 cm bar) on the right side.

    Tried switchresx, but didnt work (didnt change kext for this as the old 10.5 guide as i dont know if the steps are the same for SL).

    Anyway thank you for this guides!!!!

  • ori |

    I have a dumb question – what prog do i use to open the “INSTALL_1.README” files??

    Thank you!

    (i have been trying to hack my he for 2 months now. im always stuck at the 9min mark. this by far is the best site i found! – now – i hope this works!! :0)

  • Maverick |

    Nik,

    Can not wait to try this on my 1000H this weekend. Thanks for posting the DSDT file for the 1000H with 2GB. I have used your tutorial to create the Hackintosh. Your tutorial was what it possible.
    Using SL on the Hackintosh I knew would be possible eventually. Buying the software, the Apple hardware and having the Eee PC 1000H (which I got last December 2008 as an additional machine) made possible the mobile computing experience we need. Windows 7 is nice, but a Hacintosh is a “macintosh” is still the “best” way to go. Apple could learn something from Microsoft in how Win 7 has shaped up from Vista development cycle.
    Nik, thanks again for your work! I could tell you how vital your work is, how many real people’s lives you have saved with allowing us newbies to use the Eee PC in various fields. It is not to inflate your ego, but your work reaches down to us “in the trenches” who use Eee PC’s in “mission critical” fields. Windows XP, Vista, and even WIn7 are still not trustworthy for some tasks that can really save a life. Mac OS X literally is the lifeblood for several applications that save lives. Running these apps on the “Hackintosh” Eee PC is literally the translation of good hardware and code to functions in the field that makes a real difference in our efforts. Apple needs to make the tablet Mac we need. Till then, the Eee PC is one of the best “netbooks” out there. They really should be called “work books” as traditional notebooks are sometimes too large for certain functions. Netbooks in their various form factors fit the gap nicely. The cost is not bad too!

    Maverick

  • cb |

    Nik. Thanks for the usb update. That got me past my issue. I was using your commands incorrectly. That really clarified everything. I have a working install but sound does not work and the systems hangs when going to sleep. I do not have the DSDT in place or the corresponding bios yet. I will try that and hope that this works.

    I worked on an HA for many moths w/o acceptable results. I have that one working now using several different guides. Everything works on it but the wired Ethernet which is interesting because in previous guides I have used the ethernet did work. Not asking for help or comments on this. Just passing on some experience.

    Thank you for all your kind contributions.

    Best.

  • W.D |

    Hi all,

    I’ve successfully created an USB-bootdisk, and I can boot from it. When I choose to install OSX I get the bootscreen and then nothing happens. it stays at the bootscreen forever, no HD activity and no USB activity…
    Can anyone help me?
    BTW, I’m trying to install on an 1000H.

    Thanks!

  • W.D |

    I also can’t update the BIOS with the 1000H_2GB_REV2102.zip
    The bios-updater is stuck at reading the rom file….

  • ferdinauta |

    I’m enable to boot from the USB, but once I choose to Install MacOS I get the kernel panic screen. I’ve boot with the -v option and I get this error:

    AppleIntelPIIXPATA: Secondary PCI IDE channel is disabled
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a6ac2): Kernel trap at 0x21477fcd, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0
    ……
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Debugger called:
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x1b9dbc88:
    …..
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(2.5.0)@0x21473000->0x1247ffff

    BDS process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    I’m on 1000HE 1GB on BIOS 1002
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

  • cb |

    Hi Nik. Can you please tell me how to get VoodooHDA to load? Is there a way to reinstall?

    Thank you.

  • Mark |

    I want to apply this method, however I want to partition my disk as MBR so that I can dual boot Windows 7. I read that a patched OSInstall framework is required, which I already downloaded. Is that the only thing I’ll need to make this work?

  • pienXo |

    Hi Nik, i have some questions. Can i install Snow Leopard on Eee PC 1000h with this tutorials, and kexts in HACKINTIOSH_SNOWLEOPARD_V1.3.zip? Can everything works? Like sound, mic, ethernet, GMA, bluetooth,… just everything … and i have AirPort WiFi card. (Change ralink with BCM94321MC) Now i have installed Leopard 10.5.7 with everything working, but i want Snow Leopard :), i have bios 1902 with dstd for 2GB RAM, i have 2GB RAM, i want to install snow leopard with dual boot windows xp from asus disk (now i have windows xp original with leopard retail|) and retail snow leopard this weekend, i need backup all, but before that, on 1000H CAN EVERYTHING WORK? JUST EVERYTHING? Please answer this so fast how you can, Thank You very much.

  • Andrew |

    Well, I’m contemplating swapping out my wifi card for one that’s Airport compatible. This ralinktech utility is terrible.

    Recommended models for a 1000H?

    Also, is it difficult to replace a wifi card? Instructions?

  • Andrew |

    Also, this lack of battery life is killing me. I’m getting 2.5 hours max, and I supposedly have a 6 cell battery.

    Has anyone figured out how to make the brightness work on a 1000H?

  • rlou |

    Hi: I just got my 1000he and I’m ready to install OSX. I have performed all the steps in your video 1 to create the boot USB stick. I have upgraded my RAM to 2gb, so I used the 1000HE_2GB_REV1002 dsdt.aml file during the making of the USB stick.

    Now, when I boot off the USB the Chameleon loader comes up and I’m able to select OSX. OSX starts loading, but then I’m presented with a apple screen that says “You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again.”

    Any ideas? (btw, the 1st time this happened I realized I was not on BIOS 1002, so I upgraded the BIOS to 1002 via the ASUS utility. I can verify I am now at 1002 since I can see it in the BIOS setup screen. but I’m still getting stuck at the above screen).

    Hope someone has an idea here…

    Thanks,

    Rob

  • Themis |

    I have a problem with blinking cursor on reboot….Stays there … I rechecked everything.. I worried about why on your tutorial you use boot1h and not boot1he as for 1000he?…

  • cb |

    All works well but sleep, ethernet, and the battery indicator. Sleep goes to a black screen and then will not come back w/o a reboot. While I love the idea of a mac eee this is not a workable solution for me. Interesting that before I applied the drivers but after the 6.1 apple update sleep worked perfectly giving a reboot or wake menu upon pressing the power button once after the eee went to sleep. Be nice to return to this. Ethernet does not wrok. Cable connected prior to boot. Battery indicator has an x through it. Have installed many times and run the sh code many times. Any ideas appreciated.

    Thanks to Nik and all!

  • Ben |

    Hi,

    Have followed these excellent videos and got SL working beautifully on my HE, bought from amazon UK in June. Thanks to Nik fr all his hard work.

    Only problem is the wireless, which isn’t working. I downloaded the Ralink utility, which showed available networks for a while, but now just says “NO DEVICE!!”.

    Does anyone know how I can get my wireless card to work as an airport? Looking around various forums, in partcular the ipic wiki, it seems like this should be possile, though I’m not sure which cards are compatible.

    Basically, how do I tell which card is in my netbook, and is there any way to get connectivity in 6.1 over wireless without changing cards? If I did change wifi cards, what’s the best/cheapest/most compatible one to get?

    Final question, having installed with 1gb of ram, what happens if I put a 2gb stick in my computer? Do I need to replace the boot file, or was the memory only importand during the install?

    Thanks

    Ben

  • Ish Kabibl |

    Hey Nik:
    Thanks for your advice so far. As you suggested, I replaced the dsdt.aml file in the root directory of SL and then upgraded the RAM in my 1000h to 2GB. Everything seemed to work, except I lost the use of the Fn keys for wireless, volume, etc. I’ve tried upgrading my BIOS (from 1902 to 2102) and using several different dsdt.aml files, but none seems to help. I’ve also tried to use Spark and Hotkey Enabler, but since I’m most familiar with Windows I can’t seem to make heads or tails of these programs. Is there a good, noob-friendly guide you can suggest on using either one of these programs or could you give me some simple pointers on how to install them and use them properly? Once again, thanks for all the help!
    Ish

  • Dark2tar |

    Hello,

    It’s possible to install Leopard or SnowLeopard on a Acer Aspire One A751h?
    I have boot many distribution Kalyway, jas, ideneb bot no one would splash the Language Menu it hangs always after darwin loads… Some times after NTFS volume name; or DirectoryService or another step …

    It were really great to get work Mac on this great Netbook.

    Thanks for a replay.
    Greetz,
    D.

  • Jeff |

    Hey all,
    Got almost everything right on my 1000he with 2 GB RAM and 1002 BIOS but…. Trackpad and keyboard is not working, even during the installation process (for exemple, put a name on my parition). I did every steps to create my bootable USB stick so did I miss something?
    Thanx for your help and very nice job to get all things right! ;o)

  • kavawava |

    Hey Nik, I was able to work out a lot of the final troubles I have with my 1000HE thanks to the other great comments presented here, though I still have a few of the following issues:

    – system does not sleep when closing the lid or when going to apple-> sleep
    – computer does not shut down (monitor goes off but computer is still on)
    – battery indicator just shows that its “charging” even though its not plugged in to anything (no % battery life, etc)
    – no brightness control (either by using hotkeys or by installing display brightness control apps)

    here is what I get when I type the following in Terminal, not sure exactly what they all mean but I was hoping I could get some help with these:

    kextstat | grep SleepEnabler
    “20 0 0x2e56d000 0x2000 0x1000 sk.triaxis.kext.SleepEnabler (1.0.0) ”

    ioreg | grep Sleep
    “+-o SleepEnabler <class SleepEnabler, id 0x0, !registered, !matched, act$"

    kextstat | grep Voodoo
    17 0 0x2e6f2000 0x4000 0x3000 com.superhai.driver.VoodooBattery (1.2.0)
    18 0 0x2e70a000 0x6000 0x5000 com.superhai.driver.VoodooPower (1.2.3)
    40 0 0x34557000 0x1d000 0x1c000 org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA (0.2.2)

    ioreg | grep Voodoo
    | | | +-o VoodooHDADevice <class VoodooHDADevice, id 0x0, registered, ma$
    | | | +-o VoodooHDAEngine <class VoodooHDAEngine, id 0x0, registered, $
    | | | +-o VoodooHDAEngine <class VoodooHDAEngine, id 0x0, registered, $
    | | | +-o VoodooHDAEngine <class VoodooHDAEngine, id 0x0, registered, $
    | | +-o VoodooBatteryPowerSource <class VoodooBatteryPowerSource, id 0x0, $
    | | +-o VoodooBattery <class VoodooBattery, id 0x0, !registered, !matched,$
    +-o VoodooPower <class VoodooPower, id 0x0, registered, matched, active,$
    +-o VoodooBattery <class VoodooBattery, id 0x0, !registered, !matched, a$

    kextstat | grep Intel
    21 0 0x2e766000 0x18000 0x17000 com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (90.0.0)
    33 0 0x34491000 0x11000 0x10000 com.apple.driver.AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer (6.0.2)
    50 0 0x345da000 0x9000 0x8000 com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (2.5.0)
    51 0 0x34730000 0x36000 0x35000 com.apple.driver.AppleIntelGMA950 (6.0.2)

    many thanks!

    kavawava

  • Chri |

    I installed Mac OS X on an Eee 1000H. Everthing works, except for the Screenresolution (no 1024×600).
    I found a fix for that problem in the comments and installed the Netbook Installer, checked “Install General Extensions” and “Install old mirror friendly GMA kext”.

    Reboot, and tada the Screenresulotion worked at 1024×600.
    But now, I can’t switch off Bluetooth and the Sound doesn’t work.

    Any solutions?

  • kevin |

    To Jeff: I had the same problems with keyboard and touchpad not working.Works fine now after using DSDT Rev 2102 fro dazdazHTH

  • klaus |

    SnowLeo works great on my 1000h, doing a dualboot to WinOS! But how do i get the cam working? It worked on older OSX’s, but now there is only a blackscreen…Thanx

  • rayen |

    Hello, there is a BIOS update # 1104 for 1000HE,  can u make new DSDT, or its not worth it  

  • pienXo |

    Ok, so i modify retail Snow Leopard to MBR install … from … http://prasys.co.cc/2009/08/installing-snow-leopard-for-osx86/ so, now i do everything what is in this videos, now i have question, can i format the usb to the GUID format and in installation choose MBR installation? … Or i should format usb to MBR 1 partition and then restore Snow Leopard on this, … Now I restore SL on the USB and I format this on 1 partition GUID … i think this can be good or? … Now I Want to do all what is in the videos, now i’m waiting to finish restore.

  • pienXo |

    Now I’m write from SNOW LEOPARD !!! IT’s working ! I have dualboot with windows 7 ! … but, my resolution is 800×600, i just update after do all things and run update on 10.6.1 after first boot from hdd, no from usb .. so? What i must to do now? … I Just to try power button and dsdt work 🙂 … but the resolution … 😐 Can someone help? Must i reinstall some GMA kext or? SwitchResX ? hmmm please help, me and NIK THANK YOU FOR GREAT TUTORIAL ! :))

  • pienXo |

    So, sound except mic don’t work, os x don’t recognize it … so? some helps?

  • pienXo |

    So new final update 10.6.2 is on Software Update, it’s safe to update with software update? 🙂 now i’m again reinstalling system, so i refused update on 10.6.2, and now i installed update on 10.6.1, if graphics gonna work it will be awesome, but now, im so confused 🙁

  • pienXo |

    Nik i just wanna thank you for this good hard work! You just do very GOOD WORK, keep going on this! I Love My MacEee more and more now! 🙂 Everything works, i think better like in leopard! 🙂 I just have problems, but Post Installation Problem resolve it, now i’m running on 1000H, Bios 2102 from axel_l, with DUALBOOT Windows 7 everything work so great! 🙂 I’m so Happy! 🙂 THANK YOU NIK FOR ALL! 🙂

  • rayen |

    i found some kext for non working trackpad and keyboard this http://www.edisk.sk/stahni/75446/VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip_98.75KB.html enables the keyboard only but you must delete appleps2controler.kextand this http://www.edisk.sk/stahni/19131/PS2.pkg.zip_47.9KB.html second is even better, but you must delete both appleps2 and voodoops2 kexts .. its pakage so it will install to default ext directory not extra  works for my 1000HE hope will help someoneim still figuring out hang on shutdown and battery status, but all other works flawlessly

  • pienXo |

    So in update 10.6.2 missing officialy support Atom processors 🙁 Don’t upgrade! I wish the fix on it is around the corner. 🙂

  • pienXo |

    For those of you who haven’t heard yet, 10.6.2 has been released today.The atom processor cannot currently boot the latest kernel included in 10.6.2. Don’t update unless if you have a bit of experience with the terminalFor those of you who want to update, you can do the followingOpen up a terminal and type (no quotes) “sudo cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_10_6_1″Update to 10.6.2 (don’t restartType the following in the terminal “sudo cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_10_6_2″”sudo cp /mach_kernel_10_6_1 /mach_kernel”Reboot into normal modeRun NetbookInstallerReboot (again)source: http://www.meklort.com/?p=111 😉

  • Chris |

     I am isntalling everything now. Wish me luck. Out of all the sites..etc I would have to say this tutprial was by far the easiest to follow.
    I will update once it is installed and I have booted for the first time.
    I am on a 1000HE.
    I have 10.5.6 on Partition 1.
    I followed the steps to boot from USB SL and install to my second partiion.
    On Partition 1, I had 10.5.6 but nothing was working (wifi/ethernet)
    I will send an update soon.
    chris

  • kikihenri |

    I did the installation on an MBR disk, as outlined by Nik in his post and it worked like a charm: I first installed SL on a GUID disk, and then cloned it on my dual boot MBR drive in place of the Leopard partition and everything worked without a glitch. I have now a dual boot system with SL and Windows XP on my 1000H. A big thank to Nik!

  • Michel Rietveld |

    Hello all, i followed the instructions to the letter, having a 1000h which ran previous version without a problem i am left with a blinking cursor after installation and restart.Copied the boot file again to the usb stick but no luck after reinstalling.suggestions? i have the previous modified bios, should i flash or alter some bios settings?

  • stoobz |

    hey first of all many thanks for this great tutorial!it worked very well for me on my 1000h.I just can´t get the resolution right РI´m stuck on 800*600 :(I did this like described above:

    cd /Extra
    mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext
    sudo ./eee-mkext-create.sh

    but unfortunately it just gives me 800*600 with a big black bar on the right side. in the sys-prefs under monitor I also can´t find the 1024*600 resolution to activate, allthough there are alot of to choose now, since before there was only 800*600 available.any ideas what I did wrong?thnx a bunch in advance!really great work guys!!

  • dodoph |

    Hi!
    I have a 1000H and everything works fine (except the screen resolution, I used ScreenResX) but I can’t put the computer to sleep. It won’t woke up then. What can I do ? I have the latest DSDT though !

  • stoobz |

    Does anybody of you experience a strange trackpad behaviour after wake-up? Seems like its automatically clicking the whole time and you can also hear the warning sound.I was clicking around some time and then it eventually stopped. Any ideas where this might come from?Thnx!

  • stoobz |

    one more question :)is there anyway to enable volume-controle via the keyboard?and also when changing the brightness or volume is it possible to show the screenoverlays?thnx a bunch!!

  • DanM |

    Am following the guide to installing SL on my 1000H. I’m on
    the last step of video 2 where it says copy the Extra folder from usb
    into the root of the mac install partition, but when I try it comes up
    with the error:
    “The item “Extra” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible.”
    I have tried creating a folder in the root called “Extra” but it says:
    “The name “Extra” is already taken. Please choose a different name.”Any Ideas?

  • bingbing |

    First of all I would like to thank you for your great tutorials. After watching your videos several times I was able to move to 10.6 and 10.6.1 on my 1000H. But for the time being I don’t want to update to 10.6.2 with an old kernel (the teateam approach…). Hopefully there will be further solutions in the future.Everything works fine at 99% here. The keyboard and its layout is responsible for the one remaining percent, it’s no biggie but can be annoying sometimes:- The key underneath ESC is mapped with < and > and not with ^ and ¬∞ as printed on it…- The key next to the right shift key (< > |) isn’t recognized by the system at all. Pressing it doesn’t result in anything. I had some experiments with Ukelele to swap the mappings, but this key simply doesn’t work. Nevertheless it isn’t faulty, because it works with Windows XP.- Another strange observation I already had with 10.5.7 is valid for 10.6.1, also: With cmd-shift-3  or cmd-shift-4 you can make screenshots of the whole or the part of the screen content. This works, but not after waking thee Eee from sleep. Only a restart brings back this functionality. Has anybody similar experiences?At the end I should say that I use the ROM and the DSDT by alex_l (1000H_2GB_REV2102).I would be glad if there’s a possibilty to fix these points. Thanks in advance for hints and tips.

  • Eric |

    Nikthanks for your wonderful guide, now I am using my 1000HE hackintosh now, just a little wish if you can do a new DSDT file for latest firmware, that would be great to have if plan to swap OS. Thanks again and all the best!!

  • Rob |

    Hi,I have tried several times to build the USB stick, but each time I get the screen that says I must power off my machine (just as the installer is booting).  I am running a 1000HE, bios revision 1002 (EC firmware ver. EPCB-031, if that helps) with 2GB of ram.I have no idea what I am doing wrong.  I am picking the appropriate DSDT file (1002, 2GB) and putting it in the EXTRA folder.  I follow the readme exactly substituting for my disk1.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Cheers.

  • Dave |

    Thanks for this!Just set up my 1000HE – everything works great!Sleep, sound, graphics, microphone, wifi, ethernet.. all perfect. Great guide!Was having a kernel panic problem when booting from the prepared USB install drive, but it was solved with a BIOS Setting: IDE mode to Compatibility instead of Enhanced. (Found solution back in the comments, thanks guy)So all kexts are in Extra? No S/L/E modification at all? Excellent.

  • Simon |

    Hey in the terminal i can¬¥t see what you are typing after cd Desktop/HACKINTIOSH_SNOWLEOPARD_V1.3/BOOTFILES/ it looks like 1s -1 could you please help.

  • RJ |

    Hi,I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I followed the steps for more than five time, with different USB sticks and SD cards and the result was always the same: An static gray screen with an apple and no HD or USB activity.You talked about a -v option to see more information… Can I set this option? Where?I have a 1000h with BIOS 2102 (I also tested with 2204)Thanks for your help.

  • matt |

    i’m installing leopard and all going well, wondering how i can update to 10.6.1 NOT 10.6.2 to avoid the issues with 10.6.2 – any clues?

  • midtoad |

    There’s an error in the part 2 video.  It says to copy the boot file to the USB stick, which is wrong! You need to copy it to the hard drive you are installing to. An omission: in part 2, it says to uninstall the zip file on the desktop (the one containing the boot files).   But part 1 is missing the step where you copy this zip file onto the USB stick so you’ll have it available in part 2; rather, it says to copy the Extra folder to the USB stick, when you need to copy the whole HACKINTIOSH_SNOWLEOPARD_V1.3 folder. 

  • Budske |

    i have a little  problem, my keyword  is not working, even  on the instalation, i start up on verbose and there is  a problem with the voodoops2 kext. How i can  fix it??

  • Budske |

    i have everything working on 10.6 but the batery always show 100%…Now i want to update to 10.6.1, i will have to put all the kexts again?

  • Nate Collins |

    When I unzip the installation package, it asks for a password.  What should I enter?

  • Budske |

    Thx for this guide…, my MacNetbook works great!!!!… now i need the files or a guide to how to update to 10.6.2 😛

  • anmol mishra |

    could someone post a list of all kexts inside system/library/extensions so I can compare them with mine ? Perhaps using ls -al so i can see the modifications and sizes..ls -al > file.txt will automatically do the needful and copy everything to file.txt that can be posted here.

  • Mandeep |

    I am trying to install SL on my 1000HE (1GB ). Was able to install Mac OSX, it asked me to restart for registration. Now all I am seeing is the black screen with blinking cursor ….any solutions ? 

  • Mandeep |

    Installed 10.6.1 on 1000HE 1GB, everything works great only bluetooth do not work. Any help ??

  • Rob |

    I’ve searched around and others have the same problem (not sure if its everyone or not), but after shutting down or even going to sleep most of the volume settings get set back to zero.  The main volume is alright (position saved), but the microphone volume is always set back to zero.Anyone know a way to fix this; to have all of the volume settings saved permanently?  I even tried to create an automator script but unfortunately I can’t adjust the microphone volume that way.Cheers.

  • boolieman |

    i have been trying to build the usb key that you instructed and every time i have a problem, im not sure if im missing something, i can rip in the sl dvd just fine, i can format the usb just fine, but when i go to restore it gives me a possible image invalid error if i have the erase checkbox clicked, if i dont, its fine, any ideas to the solution, i am using a 16gb flash drive if that has anything to do with it.

  • vodouzh |

    Thanks for your great tutorial! Everything works but wi-fi. I have the Atheros5007EG netbook version. I am going to buy and replace a compatible wireless card to get 100% working device. Great job! Sorry for my English.

  • Rick |

    Has any one had any luck with this on a eeepc 901?  Will I have to make my own DSDT?Thanks

  • Pieter |

    Hello,I’ve installed snow leopard 10.6.1 successfully on a 1000H Bios 2003 the only thing I experience is display resolution problems.  1024*768 will ‘cut’ off the lower part of the screen en 800*600 you get a black strip on te right side of the screen. Other options just don’t work. Does anyone know the solution for this.Thanks! 🙂

  • Masser |

    Thank you very much for publishing this tutorial.  I have found it incredibly helpful and have gotten further than I thought possible with Snow Leopard.  I have only 3 outstanding issues that I can really use your help with:1) WIFI – I have the NE766 WIFI card and the tut above mentions getting drivers from the Ralink site.  I don’t see any Mac drivers on their site for that specific model.  Does it go by another model number?  Can you please provide a link?2) Boot – I followed the tutorial to the letter as well as all post installation instructions (including the one under “USB Boot Problems”) and I see a “boot” file at the root so I can’t understand why it doesn’t boot right.  I still cannot boot without use of my USB stick.  When booting to the HD, I get the black screen and blinking cursor.  I even set my IDE to compatibility mode in BIOS which had no effect.  Is there anything else I can try?3) Sleep – When I choose to “sleep” the system or close my lid, the system goes black (power stays lit) and I am unable to bring it back without powering down and restarting.  Is there a magic key combo to bring it out of sleep (I’ve tried space, mouse click, ALT+F3, power button)?  If any of those should work, is there a suggested fix, not mentioned here?

  • GatorGolfer11 |

    By following your install guide, I was able to get os x 10.6.1 running beautifully on my 1000h. I have only found one issue. If I have the volume muted, and i put the computer to sleep, the volume will no longer be muted when it wakes(even though the volume icon in the task bar shows that it is muted). In order to “re-mute,” I must raise the volume and then I can hit the mute key. I use Spark to enable the volume hotkeys, but I don’t think this is the source of the problem because as I mention above the task bar icon shows mute status. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this or is this a rare problem?

  • DW |

    Hi, I came across this and was well impressed.  I’ve tried to have a go with my 8Gb Sandisk Cruzer micro.  I created the image fine and the partition, however when I get to the restoring the image to the USB stick i get the following error message “Could not validate sizes – Operation not permitted”.  Hoping someone might be able to shed some light for me.  Thanks in advance.

  • Masser |

    <p>Sorry for double post.  Can’t get carriage returns.</p><p>@Admin:  Can you please provide a link to the article you referenced in
    the last reply?  Also, can you please provide any tips on what I can do
    to troubleshoot the boot issue (SL-only system only able to boot from
    USB) as I have followed the instructions and it still won‚Äôt work.  Are
    there any BIOS settings I have to look out for, for
    instance?</p><p>@Anyone:  I now have working Wifi so I am down to 3
    issues and would appreciate any help that can be provided:</p><p>1)
    Sleep ‚Äì Does sleep work for anyone using a 1000HE?  I can select Sleep
    from the menu or close the lid and it sleeps (screen goes black and
    power light stays on) but I cannot find a way to wake it up.  For those
    who have it working, did you apply any additional fixes (aside form
    those provided in these instructions)to make it happen?  What do you do
    to wake it up?  What keys are used?</p><p>2) Apple Key ‚Äì When I
    attach an external USB keyboard, the keys all seem to be correct, for
    instance all function keys register and the Windows/command key takes
    the place of the apple key in all key combos.  The keyboard built into
    the 1000HE, however, does not seem to register F14, F15 or the command
    key correctly (command key looks like it registers 5 or 6 different
    keystrokes at once).  Has anyone had this problem or have any ideas how
    I can fix it (without messing up the layout for the functioning
    external keyboard)?</p><p>3) Power Down – When I shutdown the
    system, OSX SL shuts down to a black screen but doesn’t power down (the
    power light is still on and I have to hold the power button down for a
    few seconds to power down completely).  Is this what everyone else is
    experiencing?</p><p>Any help on these issues is greatly appreciated
    as I am so close.  Thanks.</p>

  • Mani |

    Is there any way to update the BIOS to 1002 after installing Snow Leoprd on 1000HE 1GB ?Everything is working fine after installation, but I am getting message to “Shut down computer by holding down the power button” .

  • Bol2riz |

    Hi,Can anyone have feedbacks to share regarding the overall performance and the overall battery lifetime between 2 charge?- Can I expect the same battery lifetime compared to the WinXP stock install?- I wan’t to use my 1000HE to train on After Effects and I’m a bit surprised on how it responds (in low res of course) on WinXP then could I expects the same results with OSX ?Thanks.

  • henrik |

    Thank you for the elaborate and well constructed guideI can confirm installing with a generic usbkey with 8gb(shows 7.4gb, but thats because vendors define gb differently than hardware people do! Look at wiki Kibibyte vs. Kilobyte for reference)Everything worked out of the box except wifi and external vga. I fixed wifi with the ralink utility+’drivers’Does anyone have external vga up and running?/henrik

  • sean |

    hi there, do you know if this will this work for Asus Eeepc 904HD???

  • Sean |

    does anyone know what hardware differances there are or what i need to change to install this?

  • el_don |

    Well, i got Mac OS 10.6.0 and an eeepc 1005HA.anybody knows if this will work?

  • domiking |

    First thanks for the great Tutorial, it works an my Eee PC 1005HA with Mac OS X 10.6.2 with patched kernel, full grapic, speedstep, brightness control etc. (WiFi works with a Broadcom BCM4311).

    But now my sound is not working correctly, it is scratching extremly like a broken speaker, but under Mac OS X 10.5.7 und Windows it is working clearly without a problem. I got the same result, when I play the sound over the headphonejack.

    I tryed several “voodoohda.kext” but without success. Got anybody another solution or the same problem.

  • Bucky |

    I was wondering how different this would be to the eee pc 1000.  I had replace the 32gb to a faster SSD so that is my main drive and I was wondering how well this will work once I have the correct DSDT.  I have some experience with Dell Mini 9 and a MSI Wind, but never for an ASUS or Snow Leopard.  Any direction would be grateful.  Thanks.

  • SuperJames |

    I followed these directions and everything went according to plan.  I really appreciate the geekiness that went into such an endeavor.My question is this:  How do I dual boot with Win7?  I’m a little unclear on the order of install and how to get OS X to boot using MBR.Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

  • Martin |

    Hi, please help me. A have Asus EEE 1000H. And battery status not working. THX

  • nick |

    went through your instructions several times, but each time i dont have the correct resolution, it either only takes up part of the screen or its too big and i cant see the icons at the bottom. this is after updating to 10.6.1.  Any ideas?  ive tried changing the resolution, but the one i need, the native one, isnt listed.  Thanks for any tips.

  • TPKJ |

    Having followed the instructions to the book I am stuck during the installation as I get the message ‘Mac OSX can’t be installed on this computer’.  I’m running a 1000H with 2GB RAM, the Snow Leopard DVD is one obtained with an iMac I purchased.   

    • Trickiedickiedido |

      Me too 🙁 DFid you ever resolve this issue? It’s driving me bonkers 🙂

      Cheers!

  • eddie |

    I’ve gone through the complete install (3x now) and it completes successfully (the wireless even works out of the box during the install), but when I reboot after installation  I just get a blinking cursor.

  • Aaron |

    It keeps failing to copy the image it says internal external error  i got it from a macbook and im trying to copy it with my imac  which is running 10.5.8 can you help?

  • Obsidian_ShadowHawk |

    Hey guys! Nik, AWESOME tutorial and file package! My netmacbook is the new “must-see” in my dorm!

    I am running a 1000HE with 2gigs and BIOS 1104. I cannot use Windows 7 without 1104, but therefore the dsdt isn’t perfect for my install. So I have two questions:

    1. Has anyone compiled a working DSDT for OSX 10.6.1 BIOS 1104 (1000HE 2gigs)?
    2. If not, I am willing to use BIOS 1002, but is there any way to fix the ACPI in Windows 7 so that it will work with BIOS 1002?

    Thank you for your time and expertise!

    (btw, I have an account on enik.ch with the name I used here, but for some reason my school’s servers won’t allow this technow.cc site through. I have to view Google’s cached version! Oh well, I love it anyways! 😉

  • Eric |

    10.6.3 is release, any one got a safe upgrade? My 1000he is running on 10.6.1 kernel with 10.6.2 installed, if anyone can confirm this?

  • andy wiles |

    hi ! there’s no Mac in my neighborhood. But I’ve got an external optical driver and the official 10.6.2 DVD retail. Does anybody know if it’s possible to follow this great tutorial but beginning by the second part ?Thanx.

  • Mat |

    Instructions worked great, upgrade to 10.6.3 with software update borked it though, fails mid boot, black screen, no hard drive activity.Any ideas on safe way to upgrade from 10.6.1 after these instructions?

  • Asg |

    Thanks. Installation worked very well according to the instructions.Is it safe to update it to snow leopard ver. 10.6.3 after installation in eee pc?

  • Do |

    i heard that there’s a need to patch the latest netbookinstaller to make 10.6.3 work

  • Asg |

    After succesful intallation the external usb mouse works, but the internal navpad doesn’t work. When I boot in single user mode with -s and then when I touch the navpad, it shows error “ApplePS2Mouse: Unexpected data from PS/2 controller”. I have tried to regenerate Extensions.mkext with ./eee-mkext-create.sh but it doesn’t help.

  • Cor |

    Got stuck at 2 min 10 sec of first part of video. Copied “cd Desktop …” to a new terminal window. Missed what was typed in after pasting. Is there a text source for this?tia

  • MaDaFGG |

    I followed the tut, in the step using terminal, i type sudo cp ./boot /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/ and it said “/Volume/Mac OS X Install DVD is not a directory” Help !!!

  • Yasmine |

    1.  Do your instructions above on the install and changing the boot file etc. stay the same for someone who is trying to have a dual boot of XP and OSX?2.  Do you have any suggestionst about an incomplete snow leopard install?  I was never able to do a complete install.  It stalled with “7 minutes remaining.”  But with the USB boot, I am able to boot in and can have all the functionality of working in snow loepard.  However, I cannot seem to boot in without the usb.  Any ideas how I could fix this?Thanks in advance!

  • Asg |

    How can I upgrade to 10.6.3? Does anyone have any solution or workaround?

  • Melisen |

    Great walkthrough.But I have a S101 and even though the article say “This should work similarly for the other models of the eee family.‚Äù, the zip files only reference the 1000 models.How should I modify the process to make it work on my S101?

  • toastie |

    Worked great for me, updated to 10.6.3 no problem, everything works.  Then applied the latest security update, and now I get continuous static from the speakers.  Regular sounds play normally, but the static is always playing.  Anyone know how to rollback and uninstall the Security update?

  • Mario |

    Thank you for this walktrough. done everything on my 1000H with 1 GB.update the bios with the 1000h.rom file from alex_Icopied the dsdt files into the extra folder on the usb.installation auf osx without any problems. machine restarts after sucessfully installation….but…osx didnt start…only a blinking cursor on the top left side of the screen..done the whole process 2 times… always the same..any help for me?regardsmario

  • iGeng |

    I’m getting an “chown: boot: no such file or directory” error when I do the “sudo chown root:wheel boot” command.  I’m pretty sure that I’m in the correct directory when I executed the command.  One thing that I did notice was that after I executed “sudo cp ./boot /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/”, it said it was a Read-only file system.  So i’m not sure if that’s what’s causing the problem.Any suggestions?

  • zach |

    I just ordered a retail copy of 10.6 and it arrived today (I live in a small town in Hawaii). Unfortunately, it’s a 10.6.3 disc, which they didn’t tell me in the Apple store website…  Will the process from this tutorial work with this version of the OS?  Or, do I need to find one that is 10.6.1?

  • Max |

    Hi !I have a eeepc 1000HE with 1002 BIOS and 2GB RAM and original 10.6.0 (I suppose – first release on the shop).I tried to install OSX step by step your instruction but after a regular boot screen, when installation start, a “classical” screen  crash (turrn off for restsrt) appear on screen.But I have saw some difference files from video and de-zip files on the HACKINTIOSH_SNOWLEOPARD_V1.3 (original file downloaded from your site) intoExtra FolderOriginal files——-com.apple.Boot.plisteee-mkext-create.shsmbios.plistExtensions.mkextOriginal Folder————ExtensionsThemesCopy from DSDT Folder the right for 2GB RAMPlease, can suggest me how to solve ?

  • Mat |

    Using this method I’ve been running 10.6.3 for quite a while now, all working just fine.Software update keeps offering me 10.6.4 though, and I’m cautious about installing it.  Has anyone tried this?I’m tempted to try to clone the drive so that I have a way to revert, but it seems like a lot of work. 

  • Costas |

    Hello, I followed your instructions and got through to 10.6 But when I try to update I am offered only 10.6.4 as an option & after upgrading   the netbook will not boot at all.Any advice?

  • Stephane |

    HiI have snow leoard install on my imac and i want to install snow leopard on my  eee 1000he. When i’m in the terminal makind the boot, i past “sudo cp ./boot /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/” and it’s sais that cp: directory /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD does not exist… everyting is like it is in the video… Help please. I have wored on this for about 3 days…Thanks

  • farfel |

    Do you know if the 1000HE can be upgraded to Snow 10.6.3 (seems like 10.6.4 might be stretch from what I’ve read elsewhere…) or should I just leave it at 10.6.1? I’m expecting delivery later this week and excited about getting started on this project. Thanks in advance.

  • Shelby Howland |

    Hi there all, I would bet that someone has already talked about this but I could not find it in the comments so I will just ask anyways.Once I get the installer to start up the window for the installer is too big and I can not se the bottom of the window, so as to click on the continue button.I could really use some help on this considering that this could cause me quite an issue.

  • Redhead |

    i cannot get any of the changes to take place after the install. Specifically, when attempt the terminal command i get an error. “_CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35″help me please!thanks

  • Redhead |

    I’ve managed to get the 1000H to boot from the HD now. However, I am unable to get bluetooth or wifi to work.

  • Joe |

    Hi,I have been going crazy trying to install Snow Leopard on my Asus eeePC 1000HE, 2gb Ram and Bios 1104 (latest from Asus).. I have followed your videos as well as many other install guides.. I cannot get it to boot from the hard drive after the install. I have tried the original 10.6.0 as well as 10.6.3 and just have hit a dead end.  Can you offer any help?

    • Jesse |

      have you used the corect dsdt? the one that caters for 2gb ram?

  • Jose H |

    Hey, I successfully installed Snow Leopard 10.6.0 on my 1000HE, thank you so much!I have one problem though, I cannnot update to 10.6.1. I try the Software Update app and it only gives me the choice of “Mac OS X Update Combined” which is listed as 10.6.5.I assume it’s not safe..Is there a way to get the 10.6.1 update on my eee pc? Thank you

  • Lala |

    Hi, my install disk has 10.6.1 and it installs ok (No sound though) but am stuck at a 800×600 resolution. Any way of fixing this?

    • admin |

      Please use the kexts that are provided in the last package (seee the download section).

      And make sure you follow BOTH video tutorials on this site.

  • Julian |

    Hey i’m german and my eeepc 1000h stops by the loading screen for the installation… what happens?

    Can you help me?

    Thank u Julian

  • Sura |

    Hello! Would the installation work as well with a Mac OS X Lion, 10.7.x? I have a eee pc 1000. Thanks, Sura

    • admin |

      Nope, the Atom processors are not supported by Lion as far as I know.

  • Ryan |

    Hi everybody.

    I’m new to Hackintoshes, and I just wanted to say, you’ve got a great tutorial! I don’t have access to a real Mac computer, and I wanted to figure out how to do it without owning a Mac. I followed a tutorial on installing iDeneb 1.4 (Leopard 10.5.6), but even though the installation claimed to be successful it got stuck on the Apple logo every time I tried to do post-installation bootings of iDeneb. Also note that I’m dual-booting with Windows XP.

    And BTW, I am using a 1000HE, just for your information. 🙂

    Sincerely,

    Ryan

    P.S. I tried installing Snow Leopard 10.6.6 by Hazard in VirtualBox, but it crashed with a double kernel panic barely a tenth of the way through the installation process. I was using a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop for the VirtualBox installation because it was the only computer in my house that had a dual-core processor with VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration.