eee PC - and OSX

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Shredd
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eee PC - and OSX

Postby Shredd » Tue Apr 08, 2008 22:31

Hey all,

I also have an eeePC (4G - 1 GB RAM, 4 GB SSD) as well as my UX - I have experimented with putting OSX 10.4.8 onto my eeePC. It was a fun challenge and I have (err had) it up and running. Once I rebooted a couple of times I ran into a problem where the unit would just not allow the OS to boot. Kept coming back and saying that there was an install problem and I should reinstall. Sometimes I could turn it off and turn it back on and then it would boot - other times I would turn it on and off about 20-30 times before it would start up.

Anyone else has or had this challenge?


Shredd.

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Postby straff2002 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 19:02

Hiya, I had an eeePC for putting OS X on it but to be honest it just isn't that good on it at the moment which was the reason I got the UX! have a look at http://tigeroneeepc.wikispaces.com/Install This will walk you through how to install tiger on your eeePC

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Postby Shredd » Sat Apr 12, 2008 00:06

Thank you Straff2002 - this is good stuff. I'm wondering how stable it is though. I may just drop XP Pro back onto it and use another of the trash PC's I have to play and test out OSX. It's cheaper than going out and purchasing a Macbook Air :)

Thank you again,

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Postby straff2002 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 13:56

It is very stable, but you have to change over the wireless card if you want to use wifi and the ethernet won't work. The animations are very slow so you have to turn quartz extreme off. Also some of the programs are slow to run. You need to do a little wire trick to make the screen boot. You will need to get more memory (SDHC) and install apps on there. If you have a UX then my recommendation would be to swap the wireless card with an apple airport extreme card and dual boot OS X and whatever windows flavour you're using

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Postby Scottlfa » Wed Sep 24, 2008 16:59

I found too much off the hardware unusable too be a useful experiment. Haveing installed OSX 10.4.11 on a desktop (which is still running it) with all the updates etc, I know what I am missing by not setting up the right kexts for the hardware.

Instead I use PcLinuxOS 2008-8 altered by FluxFlux, its really smooth and covers all of the bases I need.
Desktop Homebrew running Windows 7 [Mid Level Gaming Rig]
UX280 running Windows 7 (Mobile Again)
Asus EeePc Surf 2G (PcLinuxOS 2008-8) + 16GB SD Card & Modded with 32GB Flash Drive internal and Touch Screen.
SL-C1000 running Debian Natively
O2 Exec Pro PPC (Phone of choice)
Dust Collectors;
NZ90 Clie, NX73 Clie, NR70 Clie, Treo 680, HX4705, Palm T|X, I-Mate KJam


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