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How to Install Mac OSX on Eee Box B202

(shout out goes to for a lot of the material here)


1. Eee Box B202 complete setup with attached monitor, keyboard and mouse.
2. iDeneb 10.5.4 DVD
2a. (optional) Shinrai's SupportDVD
3. External USB DVD Drive
4. A couple of free hours

Pre-Install Config

Take note that this install will wipe our your entire HDD. You can use the Asus
Recovery Disk if you want to go back to using XP.

1. Insert the iDeneb DVD into the DVD Drive and reboot.
2. Rapidly hit Esc on boot and choose the DVD drive when prompted
3. When you see the menu bar on the initial install screen, go to Utilities > Disk
4. Click on your disk and and under Partition, click on the Volume Scheme drop
down and choose 1 Partition. This guide assumes one partition on the entire drive.
5. Click Options and pick GUID Partition Table. Make sure that the drive is
formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). You may also rename your drive here if
you want.
6. Click Apply and wait for a minute or so to finish the format. Click the red
button to close the utility.
7. Back to the main install screen, follow the screens. On the last screen, click
Customize and check on the following:
7a. Expand by clicking the triangle for Patches then Chipsets and check ICHx
7b. Expand the triangle for Kernel and check Kernel 9.4.0 Vanilla.
7c. Expand the triangle for Network then Wireless and check Broadcom.
7d. Expand the triangle for Fix and check both FireWire Remove and
7e. Expand the triangle for Video, then the triangle for Intel. Finally,
check the box for GMA950.
8. Click Continue and you can Skip DVD verification in the next screen if you want
to install faster. Install takes around 30 minutes. Afterwards, reboot into Mac
9. On reboot, finish the initial setup for your Mac.
9a. Skip the registration screen by hitting Alt + Q on the necessary
9b. When creating your account, make sure you include a password.

Q: My install screen and progress bar disappeared after clicking Continue on the
last screen. What do I do?
A: Just start again, but you don't need to reformat the drive again. Haven't found
a fix for this yet so the best bet is to go back to step 1.

Drivers and Fixes

1. Insert the SupportDVD and copy the entire OSXonEEE folder onto your desktop.
1a. If you don't have it, you can get the files at the links below. Extract as
2. Run the AboutThisMac package found in the folder.
3. Copy the Kext Helper to your Applications folder and launch it.
4. Drag AppleIntelGMA950.kext and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext in the
OSXonEEE folder and drop it into the Kext Helper app window. Don't drag in any
other kexts in the folder. Enter your password on the blank to run the tool and
5. Open the WifiUtility.dmg in the folder (or the Ralink dmg file for those that
downloaded it) and go to CardbusPCIWireless-10.5 folder and run
6. Reboot after and launch System Preferences to check if the wifi is detected. It
will show as an Ethernet connection. You can rename it to Wifi if you wish.
6a. To use wifi, you need to launch the program named
WirelessUtilityCardbusPCI which is a big R+ in your Applications folder
6b. Toggle the device on and off under the Advanced tab and make sure you've
turned on the wifi in the Bios
6c. Click on the Site Survey tab and click on your Wifi SSID. Click Refresh if
it does not show up. You can also enter the password if you have one in the next
6d. You can also create a profile so you don't need to choose your SSID each
time. Click on the SSID and then Add Profile. Enter the necessary details and in
Profile, Activate it.
7. If you have a SupportDVD, drag the Wifi On app to your Applications folder or
your Dock. This will automate the wifi toggle for you. Alternatively, you can set
it as a Login item so you don't need to launch it everytime you boot. Btw, make
sure you go to System Preferences > Universal Access and check Enable Assistive
Devices to make this app work.

Other Fixes

1. To get sound, attach external speakers in the Line In jack at the back of the
unit. LAN works out of the box as well, just attach the cable to the provided jack
2. If you want to display folders before files like in Windows, go here for a
3. From Finder, drag the Applications folder (not from the sidebar, from the main
window) to the right part of your dock for easy access to your apps. You can do
the same for other folders.
4. You may want to swap your Win and Alt keys at the left side of the space bar in
your keyboard. Using a firm flat object, pop up the key but take care not to
damage it. Should pop off easily. Then snap the key onto the right location. You
can do the same for the right Alt and Context Menu (Right Click) key, if they are
the same size keys.
5. Turn off Software Update in System Preferences.
6. To install programs, either drag the app to the Applications folder or run the
installer script. Most are easy to install and are helpful enough for easy use
7. Consider upgrading RAM for better performance (swapping ram not covered in this