Hackintosh-Asus 1005ha/1005hab, etc Part 1-Preparing USB

Hey Guys,

So I’ve been busy with schoolwork, but I have also been trying to do hackintosh for over a year now. I have the Asus 1005hab-blu001x netbook, but this should work with any 1005ha/1005hab and maybe the 1000H/1000HE netbooks.

Things you will need:

1) A mac, or access to a mac with disk utility

2) A retail version of Snow Leopard 10.6

3) A usb (or, preference, an 8gb SD Card)

4) A USB keyboard and mouse)

5) Time…lots of time

6) and Patience too

First step you want to do is get ahold of a RETAIL (and i stress the retail part because you cannot use an OEM version of the disk, since they are specifically tied to the computer you bought it with) version of Snow Leopard (and it has to be the 10.6 version, not the 10.6.2 or 10.6.3 retail disks). Next, you want to make a disk image of the DVD (go to disk utility , select the DVD, and click the “New Image” button at the top to create the image. Save the image where ever you would like.

While your computer is creating the disk image, you want to go ahead and download my hackintosh package (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15709708/1005HA%28B%29%20Hackintosh%20Pack.zip).

When the disk image has been made, you can eject the DVD and insert either an (at least) 8gb USB drive OR an 8gb SD Card. I like the SD card option because I always keep it in my netbook so I never lose it. If you quit disk utility, go back in and select the usb/sd card and click the erase tab. You have to format the drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

Once the drive has been formatted, then you want to drag the disk image (where ever you put it) to the left bar right below the DVD drive. This will create an icon below everything else for easy access. Go to the partition of the usb/sd card (which is directly under and indented of the main drive. Then go to the “restore” tab. Under the “source” you want to drag that icon of the disk image from the left and place it in the empty white bar. Under destination, you want to select the partition (or the entire) usb/sd card. When thats all set, click the “Restore” button in the lower right corner. This can take up to 30 mins to complete, so go take a bathroom break or get yourself a cold beer.

When you come back, the disk image should be successfully restore to the flash drive. DO NOT EJECT THE FLASH DRIVE. We’re not done with it yet. Go to the folder that you downloaded and select the “myhack_installer_1.1.mpkg”. This requires concentration, because one wrong move, and you can ruin your real mac. Continue through all the license agreements, etc til you get to where it asks you to install the files. Make SURE that you click your usb/sd card. Double and triple check this (I cannot stress it enough. i am not responsible for any damage or lost data to your mac). Click the continue button. Now dont just click the install button. Instead, go the to customize button in the lower left corner of the window. The following things need to be selected, and nothing else: Core (which should automatically be checked and you cant change that), com.apple.Boot.plist, EvOreboot.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, and SleepEnabler.kext. Thats is. After those are checked, click the “Install” button in the lower left corner and give yourself a 10 minute break.

When you come back, the installer should be all finished and give you a “congratulations” screen. You can now click the “Done” button, which will quit the myhack installer.

Part 2 will tell you how to actually install Snow Leopard onto the netbook, so stay tuned!

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  1. Good!!! Bookmarked this page that has this amazing content. Will come back to see if there are any updates. You, the author, are a master. Thanks

    • Memex Zak
    • January 14th, 2011

    Good Job!!!
    It works with the embedded WLAN?
    USB Mouse and Keyboard are necessary because the original ones are not recognized?

    • As stated in the guide, yes, the embedded wifi works. And, as also stated in the guide, the external keyboard and mouse are only necessary because the drivers are not installed out of the box. Once the proper kexts are installed, the keyboard and trackpad will work. Please read the entire guide.

    • Sunny B
    • March 18th, 2011

    Im having an issue on getting it to boot from my usb stick…. I have a pny 8gb Usb stick.. i have formated just as u explained.. i have a asus 1005ha-

    • Please read the comments from the various posts (and on the InsanelyMac forum post) to see the comments I have talked about regarding this issue. I have already answered this question.

      TechnoTalk

    • Jean-Philippe
    • March 18th, 2011

    Hi, Where can I find OSX 10.6.0?!?!?! In store, it’s always 10.6.3. May I order it online somewhere, or is there a way to install with the 10.6.3?

    Thank you for your time.

    • You cannot find it in stores anymore. They have replaced it with the 10.6.3 version. You will have to go on ebay and buy a copy from there (or get one off craigslist or from a friend). Those are the only ways you can get a copy of 10.6.0

    • Sunny B
    • March 19th, 2011

    technotalkblog :
    Please read the comments from the various posts (and on the InsanelyMac forum post) to see the comments I have talked about regarding this issue. I have already answered this question.
    TechnoTalk

    Read all the post in insayne mac forums still have no answer let me see if i can explain a little better, after i created the usb with my hack and added all the other files like u stated i pop the usb stick on my ausu and hit esc at post to load from usb once i do that nothing happens all i see is a black screen with a blinking text prompt…. my hack never loads but when i use netbook installer loads in like 2 sec

    • it sounds like you didn’t create the USB the right way. Try using myhack_installer_1.0 and not 1.1 to INSTALL it. Then once everything installs, on the first startup, when you run the myhack_installer again, download and use myhack_installer_1.1 to get the system stabilized. Let me know if that works. Also try booting the USB key using -v (verbase mode) to see what comes up for errors.

      TechnoTalk

        • Sunny
        • March 29th, 2011

        i tried 1.0 still the same…

        this is how i created my usb stick
        1.i formated it to mac extended journal (Guid)
        2.restored my retail snow leopard 10.6 dvd to the USB
        3.i used the myhack installer 1.0 to prepare the usb stick…

        still the same issue when i hit the esc button after post to boot from the usb stick i just get a blank screen with a blinking text prompt….. thanks in advance

      • There’s your problem. You are using the myhack_installer_1.0 when you are supposed to use the myhack_installer_1.1. Please read the guide more carefully.

        TechnoTalk

    • Sunny
    • March 29th, 2011

    technotalkblog :
    There’s your problem. You are using the myhack_installer_1.0 when you are supposed to use the myhack_installer_1.1. Please read the guide more carefully.
    TechnoTalk

    wow your a moron your the one that told me to try 1.0 read the effing quotes your douche….

    • Ok, first of all, I didn’t realize that was you, because it showed up as a different person commenting. Second of all, there is no reason for your language, considering I am providing a free guide to doing this. Third of all, if you plan on getting help from anyone, including myself, then don’t speak to me like that ever again.

      Since you are more focused on calling me a “douche” and not on telling me what your computer is doing (like i said to you originally, trying to run verbase mode through the USB key by using -v on bootup), I can’t help you. You need to provide more information for ANYONE to help you. So cut that attitude, or next time, I won’t respond.

      TechnoTalk

        • Sunny
        • March 30th, 2011

        technotalkblog :
        Ok, first of all, I didn’t realize that was you, because it showed up as a different person commenting. Second of all, there is no reason for your language, considering I am providing a free guide to doing this. Third of all, if you plan on getting help from anyone, including myself, then don’t speak to me like that ever again.
        Since you are more focused on calling me a “douche” and not on telling me what your computer is doing (like i said to you originally, trying to run verbase mode through the USB key by using -v on bootup), I can’t help you. You need to provide more information for ANYONE to help you. So cut that attitude, or next time, I won’t respond.
        TechnoTalk

        Mybad on calling you a douche, but i been at this for a while now…. anyways i cant run verbose mode on the usb stick on boot it wont boot the stick at all, after the bios loads and i hit escape on the keyboard when it trys to boot the usb stick all i get is a black screen with a blinking text prompt nothing more… Chameleon never loads at all…..

    • Sunny
    • March 30th, 2011

    Sunny :

    technotalkblog :
    Ok, first of all, I didn’t realize that was you, because it showed up as a different person commenting. Second of all, there is no reason for your language, considering I am providing a free guide to doing this. Third of all, if you plan on getting help from anyone, including myself, then don’t speak to me like that ever again.
    Since you are more focused on calling me a “douche” and not on telling me what your computer is doing (like i said to you originally, trying to run verbase mode through the USB key by using -v on bootup), I can’t help you. You need to provide more information for ANYONE to help you. So cut that attitude, or next time, I won’t respond.
    TechnoTalk

    Mybad on calling you a douche, but i been at this for a while now…. anyways i cant run verbose mode on the usb stick on boot it wont boot the stick at all, after the bios loads and i hit escape on the keyboard when it trys to boot the usb stick all i get is a black screen with a blinking text prompt nothing more… Chameleon never loads at all…..

    this computer im running is already on mac os x 10.6.3 i want to update to 10.6.6 but i used netbook installer and they have no tutorials on how to update to 10.6.6 even when it supports it…… thats why i want to install using myhack installer since i see everyone on 10.6.6 with it…..

    • You don’t have to talk to me about being “at this” for a while. It took me 6 months of research and 8 months of implementation to perfect this guide. When you go to hit esc, do you hold the esc key? Or just tap it? Do you see a screen of all the “bootable” media that you can choose from? If you do, and chameleon is not booting, I’m not really sure what it could be.

      TechnoTalk

        • Sunny
        • March 31st, 2011

        yeah when i hit escape gives me a list of usb devices and sd cards that are plug into my computer… the funny thing is the netbook installer works like a charm.. do you think i can still update to 10.6.6 if i use the legacy kernal pack that is floating around, 10.6.5 i think it is and i back up all the kext that are needed to back up… you think it will work with netbook installer….

      • I have no prior experience with netbook installer or how it works with updating. I wouldn’t see why it wouldn’t work, but since I don’t know how netbook installer boots the computer, I can’t say for sure. If you choose to update, backup all your files, docs, etc first and then try it. Just in case.

        TechnoTalk

  1. January 2nd, 2011

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