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EFI Boot Guide Parts 3 and 4: The “2-Step” is here

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UPDATE: I’ve updated the “HP Mini Snow” folder download It’s now a bit easier and noob-friendly :)

UPDATE 2: I’ve uploaded a new version of the “HP Mini Snow” folder that fixes a bug where it won’t install a DSDT by default.

UPDATE 3: I know, too many updates. But I just had to say this. I’ve updated “Part 4″ to make it work with 2-Step, and make it a lot simpler.

Here we are. I’m sorry this has taken this long, but I’m finally releasing the “2-Step” EFI/100% Vanilla script. Check it out. Basically, after you do the actual Snow Leopard installation, you usually have to type in a bunch of cumbersome, confusing, and easy-to-screw-up commands. Now, all you have to do is download a file, move it, and drag it into terminal. After that there’s only one thing, and it’ll just walk you through that. Trust me, it’s a lot simpler. I’ve been working on it to make it as good as possible, so if you have an comments, criticisms, suggestions, or ideas, feel free to comment. Thanks to LeMaurien19 for proving the kexts, testing the script, and giving some great support. I could never have done this without her. Thanks to the people wo wrote the kexts, including the people who modified the kexts afterwards. They provide indispensable things for us. And, of course, thanks to everyone in the OSx86 community. Good luck!

PS: Sorry if this is really poorly written; I’m writing this at 1:35 AM. I’m going to get some sleep now…

HP Mini 1000 Guide Posted!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first installation guide! It’s a full guide on installing Leopard on the HP Mini 1000. It has been thoroughly tested, and isn’t too complicated. The other HP Mini’s (110, 2140, and 5101) will get installation guides too, so don’t worry.

Many of you are probably wondering where a Snow Leopard installation guide is. It’s true, Snow Leopard runs pretty well on an HP Mini (I’m typing this on my HP Mini 1000 running 10.6.1 Snow Leopard, in fact) but it isn’t all the way there. It’s not ready for primetime. The biggest problem is that sleep/resume doesn’t work at all. That is, when you shut your HP Mini and reopen the lid, it won’t turn on. While many people in the community (myself included) are attempting to fix this, it isn’t exactly going to happen overnight. Also, ethernet doesn’t work on the 2140 whatsoever. Sleep/resume is the biggest problem though, in my opinion. Besides, it hasn’t been long enough to create a solid, error-proof installation guide. New installation methods are still being discovered, new ideas emerging. Hopefully, I can write a solid, simple installation guide for Snow Leopard in the near-future.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my Leopard installation guide for the HP Mini 1000.

Best of luck,
-Sam B., aka Seb_or_Sam

PS: This is my first post here, so I’m sorry if it’s a bit unpolished :)