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I call this the “2-Step” guide.

By Sam B., aka Seb_or_Sam

Note: This has been tested on my HP Mini 100o. I’m not sure how it’ll work on other models. If you want to try it on other models, do so at your own risk. I strongly recommend you don’t use this for theMini 110, as Wi-Fi and Ethernet don’t yet work in Snow Leopard on the Mini 110. There are people hard at work on fixing this, so never fear, the geeks are here! If you want to see the really geeky work being done on the forums, check it out.

Well, here we are at stage 3. The EFI booting. This is a new version of the EFI booting guide. It’s almost not a guide! Basically, you just download a zip file, unzip it, move the folder to the “root” of your hard drive, and drag it into terminal. Anyway, here’s what you do:

1: Download this file: If your browser doesn’t do it for you, unzip it.

2: Now that you’ve unziped the file, there should be a folder called “HP Mini Snow” in your downloads folder. Now move it to the “root” of your hard drive. You know,”Macintosh HD”…

3: Open up terminal. If you don’t know where that is, go to your Applications folder, and open up “Utilities.” It’s right in there. Don’t worry, it won’t bite…

4: In terminal, type “sudo -s.” It will ask you for your password. So just type in your root password. Then click “enter.”

5: In the “HP Mini Snow” folder, there should be a file called “2-Step”. Drag it into the terminal window and click “enter.” Then just follow the script. You only have to do one thing in terminal. It’ll tell you what do do. Just relax and enjoy :D

6: Restart when it’s done.

That’s it! You now have a working EFI partition. If you want to do some tweaking, go to part 4. I hope you found this guide helpful.  Feel free to leave comments, criticisms, suggestions, and ideas in the comments. Enjoy your 100% Vanilla Snow Leopard MacBook Mini!

IMPORTANT: If you already updated to 10.6.2, go into the “HP Mini Snow” folder, and click on the “10.6.2″ folder. You will find a file called “10.6.2”. Open up terminal, type in the ol’ “sudo -s”, give your password, and drag “10.6.2” into terminal and click “enter.” But don’t reboot until you’ve done that or you’ll have a dead Mac OS X installation.

If you didn’t update to 10.6.2, just restart your MacBook Mini after this is done. Then follow the directions above (the ones for people who already were on 10.6.2) and download the 10.6.2 update from Software Update.  Don’t be alarmed if it takes a while, that’s perfectly normal. Just make sure you don’t run out of battery power (plug in your mini!) and you should be fine.