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.
The new install package can be downloaded here.
Update: New installation package
- Sleep should work now
- Brightness fix
- Bluetoth fix
- Ethernet fix
Existing users just replace /Extra folder with the new one.
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)
- 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
mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext
- then type your password.
- Check that a new Extensions.mkext file has been created.
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.
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.
At the moment the ethernet port is not working.
I’m looking into this…