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