Update: I’ve posted a better, concise installation how-to with updating up to 10.5.7. Click here.
Today, I find myself with nothing to do – again. Short of succumbing to playlist fanstasyland with iTunes on my work pc or getting absorbed in reading others’ blogs till it’s suddenly time again to trudge back home, I thought I’d go update this blog with a new post.
So what’s up that’s worth the time flexing my fingers for this post to be typed and read?
Well, the HP Mini 1001TU is getting more familiar, thereby making it easier to hackintosh – and by hackintoshing, I meant installing OS X and fine tuning stuff. So I feel the right time has come for me to create my own how-to guide which will serve as my own personal reference that everyone’s welcome to use if they feel like it.
HP Mini 1000 – Hackintosh Resource
I. OS X Installation
What you need:
- iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 .iso
- UInstaller (Universal Installer)
- 8 GB and up USB flashdrive/external HDD
- a working mac/hackintosh
- your own HP Mini 1000 (of course)
What to do:
1. Create your own bootable iDeneb flashdrive/external HDD installer
> With your USB flashdrive/external HDD plugged in to your mac or your hackintosh, and with the iDeneb v1.3 .iso mounted, launch Disk Utility.
> Select your drive and click on the “Partition” tab on the right panel. Type in a name, for ex. “iDeneb1055″ for the drive. Click on “Options“. Choose “GUID Partition Table“. Then Click on “OK“, next click on “Apply“.
> Click on the “Restore” tab. From the list of drives on the left pane, choose iDeneb v1.3 and drag it to the ‘source image to restore’ field on the right pane. Then choose and drag your newly partitioned USB flashdrive/external drive to the ‘destination drive’ on the right pane. Click on “Restore“. It should take some time for the whole image to be transferred to your drive. Quit Disk Utility when restoring is done.
> Launch UInstaller. Select your flashdrive/external HDD in the drive drop-down list. Check the option “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12” and click on “Install“. It should take about a minute to finish. Quit UInstaller. You’ve made your own bootable iDeneb v1.3 installer from your flashdrive/external HDD.
2. Install OS X Leopard
> Plug in HDD installer you’ve just made to your HP Mini 1000. Power it on, hitting F9 as it boots to get to the boot menu. Use the arrow keys to select your drive and hit enter. Darwin should load, starting the 5 second count down, or you could speed things up by hitting Enter as needed.
> The Mac OS X Installer program should’ve kicked in by now, prompting you to choose a language. Click on the round “‘–>” button. Click “OK” on the EULA etc.
> Launch Disk Utility by going to Menubar > Utilites > Disk Utility, and format your HP Mini’s drive as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)“. Click on “Erase“. Quit Disk Utility.
> Select your newly formatted drive as Destination Drive but before you proceed to the actual installation, click on “Customize” and selet the following options:
- in Patches > Fixes, check the ff.: ACPI, CPU=1, Remove firewire
- in Patches > Chipset, check ICHx fix
- in Applications, check ”Kext Helper” and “OSX86 Tools“
> Start installing. Go grab a cup of coffee or watch the latest ep you’ve downloaded of your fave TV series. From my experience, it should take around 15 – 20 minutes depending on your drive’s speed, which isn’t bad at all compared to installing with DVD media.
> The system will reboot and you’ll be prompted to enter some personal info to setup your computer. Click on “Do not transfer my settings” and then “My computer does not connect to the internet“.
OT: at the end, setup even tells you to “Enjoy your Apple computer” – oh boy, I will! I love it!)
> If you get stuck in a loop, that is, you can’t proceed after “Do not transfer my settings” part, download and follow this loop fix (credit to the myhpmini.com forums)
3. Install kexts and customize
Installing with iDeneb v1.3 should leave you with a fairly usable system – ok, that maybe an overstatement since you end up with a squashed 800 x 600 screen resolution and other than your trackpad, keyboard and bluetooth (perhaps?), pretty much nothing else works.
> Download the kexts here. I’ve repackaged the kexts with my own customized color labels. Unzip them, including the “YukonLAN” which is a separate .zip file inside the main .zip kext file.
> Go to /System/Library/Extensions and delete the ff. kexts: ApplePS2Controller, AppleACPINub, AppleHDA. You’ll be asked to type in your admin password.
> Launch Kext Helper and install of the kexts. Reboot when prompted.
> You should now be back to your Desktop with correct resolution, sound, ethernet, and theoretically, WiFi should be working. But in case it isn’t, launch Terminal and type:
$ sudo /Broadcom-Script/bcm43xx_enabler.sh
> Hit Enter and type your password and the script should run. Just click on Enter if ever you’re prompted to.
II. Run the extra mile: Upgrade to 10.5.6 and other tweaks
Ideally, you now should have a working MacBook Mini on 10.5.5. But if you’re itching to fine tune more, you could read ahead.
I’ll create another post specifically for part II, since this one’s getting too long already.