Insalling Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard  on an HP Mini 1000:

By Sam B., aka Seb_or_Sam

This guide will walk you through the process of installing Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard on an HP Mini 1000. The uses a retail or “vanilla” copy of Leopard rather then a “distro” like iDeneb or Kalyway. This is good because it allows you to save space and not worry about updates as much.

This guide is largely based off of Res’ excellent guide from the InsanelyMac forums which you can find here. Res also created the UInstaller plugin for the HP Mini. Thanks a million Res! The second part of the guide has it’s roots in MaxwellHemingway’s YouTube video for installing Leopard on an HP Mini 110. Thanks!

First, you need:

• A working intel Mac or a working Hackintosh

• A copy of the retail leopard DVD on the intel mac or Hackintosh

• An external hard drive or flash drive (it should be at least 16 GB- sorry, but 8 gigs just won’t do)

Part 1:

Step 1: Plug your flash drive or external hard drive into the mac (or hackintosh)

Step 2: Launch Disk Utility. If you don’t know where that is, go to the Applications folder- inside of the applications folder, there is a folder called

“Utilities.” Open the Utilities folder and you should see Disk Utility

Step 3: Select the flash drive or external hard drive in disk utility- the top level of it,

not the one that’s indented.

Step 4: Click the “Partition” tab.

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Step 5: Click where it says “Current” LaCie iamaKey Media

Step 6: A new menu should drop down. Select “1 Partition”

Step 7: Name it whatever you want.

Step 8:  Click the “Options…” button

Step 9: A little box should drop down asking you to “Chose a partition scheme…” Select “GUID partition table” Click “Ok” The box will go away.

Step 10: Now hit the “Apply” button

Step 11: It’ll ask you if your sure about this. Click “Partition” Now wait for it to partition. It should take less then 30 seconds. Once it’s done, quit disk utility.

Step 12: Double-click the copy of the leopard dvd. This should open it.

Step 13: The disk should show up in The Finder’s sidebar. Rename your copy of the Leopard install disc to “Mac OS X Install DVD”

Step 14: Open Terminal. If you don’t know where it is, it’s in /Applications/Utilities

Step 15: Here are the commands you need to type, in order:

1: sudo /usr/sbin/vsdbutil -a /Volumes/Leopard

2: cd /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/Packages

3: open osinstall.mpkg

Step 16: A new window should open up that says “Welcome to the Mac OS X Installer”

1: Click “Continue”

2: Now your on the oh-so-fascinating license page. Hit continue again.

3: Click “Agree”

4: It asks you where you want to install Mac OS X. Select the disk you partitioned earlier.

5: Chose “Customize “

6: Uncheck the printer drivers and languages you don’t need.

7: Click “Install” This will probably take about 30 to 45 minutes, so go get lunch or get some coffee while you’re waiting.

Step 17: Once it’s done, download the 10.5.7 combo update from here:  It’s going to take a while- hey, it’s a big download.

Step 18: Once it’s done, open up the disk image and double-click the package and install it. It should take about 15 Minutes.

Step 19: Now download Universal Installer. Copy this link to your web browser and it will just  download automatically:

Step 20: Unzip it. Do not move the application or the folder or anything. This is crucial!

Step 21: Download the HP Mini plugin for UInstaller. Download it here:

Step 23: Once its downloaded, unzip it.

Step 24: Go into to the folder that appeared when you unzipped UInstaller. Move “HP_mini_1000_F.05-10.5.6.plugin”  to to the “Motherboards” folder instide

of the UInstaller folder.

Sep 25: Now go into the folder that you unzipped and launch “UInstaller”

1: Change the “Hard drive to apply to” to the flash drive or external hard drive.

2: For the “Motherboard package to install, select “OSx86_Essentials”

3: Check “Apply kext package”

4: Click the “Install” button.

Step 26: Once that’s done, select the motherboard package “HP_mini_1000_F.05-10.5.6”

1: Check “Apply kext package” and “Apply DDST patch”

2: Check “Apply Ethernet EFI String (Time Machine Fix)”

3:Check “Apply EFI string for video card”

4: For the video card, be sure to select “Intel GMA 950 (Laptop)”

5: Click “Install”

Step 27: Once that’s done, uncheck everything

1: Now, only check “Install PC-EFI V9 Chameleon edition 1.0.12”

2: Click “Install”

Step 28: Download CarbonCopyCloner. Copy this link to your web browser and it will just  download automatically:

Step 29: Open the DMG

Step 30: Drag CarbonCopyCloner to the external hard drive or flash drive.

Step 31: Eject CarbonCopyCloner.

Step 32: Copy the “UInstaller” to the external hard drive or flash drive you’ve installed Mac OS X on.

Step 33: Launch disk utility

Step 34: Now, repair permissions. This could take a little while. Once that’s done, eject the disk. If it won’t let you, just eject the disk.

Part 2:

Step 1: Connect the external hard drive or flash drive to the HP Mini.

1: Start up your HP Mini while holding down the “F9” key

2 Select the external hard drive or flash drive and hit “Enter”

Step 2: Just wait a bit- you should see the apple logo.

Now, there are two things it could do. It could automatically log you in, without the setup assistant. Or it could make you got through the setup assistant. If you do have to go through the setup assistant, just go through it and fill out what you need to fill out. If it doesn’t make you go through the setup assistant, make sure to go into System Preferences, go to “Accounts,” and give yourself a new password! Where it says “old password,” just leave it blank- there was no password before if you didn’t see the setup assistant.

Step 3: Once it’s logged you in, open System preferences.

1: Click on “Dock”

2: Select “Turn hiding on”

3: Quit system preferences;

Step 4: Now open disk utility.

Step 5: Select the HP Mini’s internal hard drive in disk utility.

But be warned- The next step will erase all of the data on the HP Mini’s internal hard drive! So if there’s anything you want to save, back it up!

Step 6: Partition it as GUID. And name it whatever you want.

Step 7: Once it’s partitioned, quit disk utility.

Step 8: Double click on the external hard drive or flash drive your booting from.

Step 9: Open CarbonCopyCloner.

1: Click “Agree”

2: For the “Source Disk,” select the external hard drive or flash drive that you’re booting from.

3: For the “Target Disk,” select the Mini’s internal hard drive. You know, the one we just partitioned.

4: Check “Backup everything”

If it says that it won’t be bootable, select “Incremental backup of selected items,” and for “Items to back up,” check off everything on the drive your booting from.

5: Click the “Clone” button.

6: A dialog box should come up. Click “Continue.”

7: The cloning has begun! Wait about 15-30 minutes and it should be done.

Step 10: Once it’s done, quit CarbonCopyCloner and lunch UInstaller (you copied it onto your external drive or flash drive, remember?)

1: Change the “Hard drive to apply to” to the flash drive or external hard drive.

2: For the “Motherboard package to install, select “OSx86_Essentials”

3: Check “Appky kext package”

4: Click the “Install” button.

Step 11: Once that’s done, select the motherboard package “HP_mini_1000_F.05-10.5.6”

1: Check “Apply kext package” and “Apply DDST patch”

2: Check “Apply Ethernet EFI String (Time Machine Fix)”

3:Check “Apply EFI string for video card”

4: For the video card, be sure to select “Intel GMA 950 (Laptop)”

5: Click “Install”

Step 12: Once that’s done, uncheck everything

1: Now, only check “Install PC-EFI V9 Chameleon edition 1.0.12”

2: Click “Install”

Step 13: Now shut down you HP Mini.

Step 14: Disconnect the external hard drive or flash drive.

Step 15: After a little while, it should log you in.

Now, time to fix the last thing: Sound. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s no sound on your HP Mini! Lets fix that…

Step 16: Download Kext Helper from here:

Step 17: Once it’s downloaded, unzip it.

Step 18: Now download the VoodooHDA kext from here:

Step 19: Once it’s downloaded, unzip it.

Step 20: Open Kext Helper and drag “VoodooHDA.kext” into the Kext Helper window.

Step 21: Type in your password and click install.

Step 22: Once it’s installed, restart your HP Mini.

Step 23: Once you log in, go into the /System/Library/Extensions folder.

Step 24: Find “AppleHDA.kext” and delete it. Enter your password. Empty the trash.

Step 25: Now restart your HP Mini 1000.

Step 26: Once you’re logged in, you’ll notice that the sound now works.

Step 16: That’s it! You should be done.

I hope this guide was helpful. Thanks for reading it. Best of luck with your MacBook Mini!

Written by: Sam B., aka Seb_or_Sam :)