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net-book-osxAsus EeePC is the first recommendation for 500$ Mac Netbook.It’s easy to hack & a very big community support the second choice is MSI Wind netbook.So if you have a netbook & want to install OSX on it this is for you.If all you want to do is read email. browse the web, play music and watch videos, buy an iPod touch or an iPhone. If you want to do more than that with OSX just go for 500$ netbook & enjoy full functionality of MACBOOK @ NETBOOK.Here is the guide for newbies on how to run OSX on an Asus EeePC.The information & pictures are taken from ipis-wikidot.

For Updated Version Check eNik’s Blog Here.

Phaze 1 Update BIOS to fix ACPI Problems.

1a) Update from XP

Updating the BIOS may harm your system if instruction were not followed properly.The easiest way to do a BIOS Update – use Asus Windows Tool and Run update from file.

  • Get modified Bios from: osrom.net
  • Run ASUSUpdate
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  • Select “Update BIOS from File”
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  • Select the downloaded file
  • Follow the steps to update your BIOS

Second method for updating the the BIOS is Update natively

To flash the BIOS,

  • Rename the ROM file to whatever the name of your comp model is, in my case 1000.ROM (or 901.ROM)
  • Put it alone on a USB drive and insert it into your computer. Reboot, hit F2
  • Under the Boot tab of BIOS settings, change priority boot device to USB drive
  • Go to exit, select exit + save changes
  • This will cause the comp to reboot again, so as soon as you see it start up, HOLD DOWN alt + F2
  • This will go into EZ-FLASH and update your BIOS
  • Reboot, hit F2, double check that BIOS is working

Phaze 2 Partitioning for dual boot.

Dualboot is the good option for those user’s who used XP frequently.For making a perfect dualboot assign (first primary partition) for XP & for OSX86 assign (second partition).If you don’t want a dualboot & solo OSX system then jump to phaze 3

In order to accomplish this you’ll have to do some slight changes in your partition scheme.Before processing furthermore make backup of your entire data.

The following shows the method using the (still) installed XP to partition your disk:

  • Right click on “My Computer” on your desktop and select “Manage”
  • Then click on “Disk Management”
  • Delete the second partition by right clicking on the second partition of Disk0 and selecting “Delete Partition”.
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  • Create a new unformatted primary partition

Phaze 3 Installation.

 Preparation – Downloads

  • Download iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 from your faviourate Bittorrent site.
  • Burn it to a DVD with the minimum burnig speed.

BIOS Settings

  • Enter BIOS Settings by pressing F2 at the gray boot screen
  • Go to Advanced – Onboard Device Configuration
Onboard LAN: Disable
Onboard Camera: Enable
Onboard Wlan: Enable
Onboard Bluetooth: Enable
Advanced - CPU settings
Max CPUID Value Limit: Disable
Hyper threading: Disable (If you have it in the BIOS - mainly for 901 users)
Intel Speedstep Enable (If you have it in the BIOS - mainly for 901 users)
  • Save & Exit

 Installing OSX

  • Put the iDeneb 1.3 DVD in your external DVD drive and boot from it (Hit ESC at the gray boot screen and select your DVD drive in the blue/yellow list)
  • The boot may take a while (5-10 minutes depending on your DVD drive)
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  • Just click through until you come to this screen
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  • Run “Disk Utility”
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  • Select the second partition that you have created in step 1 and format it by selecting “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”, naming it (OSX in my case) and hit “Erase”
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  • To be sure you can select the drive and select “Partition”. Press Options and you should see that the drive is partitioned as MBR not GPT
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  • If you go back now you should see something like this.
  • Select the drive and click “continue”
  • On the “Install Summary” Screen click “Customize”
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  • Select the following options:
    • Chipsets and check ICHx Fixed..
    • Fix and check FireWire Remove
    • Video/Intel. Finally, check the box for GMA950.
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  • I recommend you install some useful tools:
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  • Hit “Done” and “Install”
  • Wait for half or full hour depending on your configuration & when system restarts magic begins…..

For Updated Version Check eNik’s Blog Here.

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  1. Mike Teff February 3, 2010 Reply

    my Asus Eee PC broke down a couple of months ago. I bought a new one which is still an Asus Eee, i love this netbook.

  2. Michelle October 20, 2009 Reply

    i recently bought a white Asus Eee PC and i am very surprised about the size of this machine. it is very small and lightweight compared to my Toshiba laptop.

  3. Kim September 1, 2009 Reply

    Asus Eee is very convenient to carry. It is my walkaround laptop wherever i go. The battery life could have been better though

  4. Carlos Vasconcelos January 28, 2009 Reply

    Its really good news, i only have a question does it run better in than XP?

    Could i use it to design?

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