1 PARTITION WITH JUST MAC OS X

UPDATED JANUARY 25, 2009

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The absolute easiest way to get your new MSI Wind to run OS X (10.5.6) as quickly as possible.
Here’s what you need to complete this tutorial. Leopard Retail Disc (support Apple!) MSI Wind U100 (duh) MSIWindOSx86.iso The Everything You Need Package 1 1GB stick of DDR2 667Mhz SODIMM Tiny Phillips head screwdriver USB Keyboard and Mouse USB Jump Drive (to put driver files onto the Wind) Install more RAM. Do this now, you’ll be happy later. http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-to/msi-windram.aspx?version=1&mode=video Update your BIOS to 1.09 1) Turn on your Wind, complete the Windows XP installation, don’t worry, you’ll be rid of it soon enough; for now it is a necessary evil. 2) Shutdown your Wind and take out the battery, plug in the wall charger, restart. 3) Disconnect all peripherals and turn off Wifi and Bluetooth if they’re on. 4) Navigate to the C Drive and create a new folder called FLASH. Copy the files inside Item 1 to this folder. 5) lick the Start button, click Run... and type CMD and press OK. This will launch a DOS-like command prompt in a window. Type CD\ at the prompt to return to the core directory and then type CD FLASH to change to the C: \FLASH directory. Type RUNFLASH to execute the batch file that will update your Bios. Wait patiently for the flash to complete. Once done you will be back at the command prompt in C:\FLASH. Type EXIT. If your keyboard is not working at this stage don't panic, just shut down your computer using your mouse or press your power button. 6) Shut down your machine and remove wall power for 20 seconds. 7) Reinstall your battery and reboot. Press DEL during the MSI splash screen. Navigate to the BIOS information and check to see if it is 1.09. Congratulations, you’re done this updating your BIOS! Install MSIWindOSx86 Go find a copy of MSIWindOSx86.iso from the usual places one would find things like this. Burn a copy to a DVD-R like this: 1) Insert a blank disc. 2) Start Disk Utility. 3) From the File menu, choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO to be burned. 4) In the list of volumes, you will now see an item representing the ISO file. Select it. 5) Click the Burn button and follow the instructions. After this is burned and inserted in your external USB optical drive, restart your Wind and press and hold F11 at the splash screen to select the optical drive for booting. Remember to open Disk Utility and erase and reformat the hard drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Also remember to select customize before installing and uncheck kernel. Here’s a great video on how to do the install.

Install the Wifi Drivers. Check your machine to see which wifi card is installed. You can just look on the bottom and see if you have the Ralink or the Realtek. You can also look at the sticker at the bottome left of the keyboard. If it says 802.11 b/g/n you have the Ralink, otherwise you have the Realtek. Install the appropriate driver, restart. Now, I can only speak to the Ralink, as that is what I have, but I’m sure the Realtek works similarly. The Wifi utility should auto launch at startup, just select your network and type the passkey. Then go into System Preferences and select Network. Click the ethernet connection that shows the correct IP address. Yes, I know it’s a wifi connection, but OS X will treat this as another ethernet connection. Be glad it works and be prepared for a little bugginess. You may have to restart the Wind or reselect the network every once in a while to get your connection back. I’ve had a minimal amount of trouble with mine.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

January 2009

1 PARTITION WITH JUST MAC OS X Update to 10.5.6 You started with 10.5.4. Go to Software Update and update to 10.5.6. If there is a newer version out when you try this and it is untested, manually download the 10.5.6 update and install that way for now. Be prepared with a USB mouse and keyboard afterwards as the Wind’s will not work until we complete the next step. After the restart, run Software Update again and again until you’re up to date including the Safari update and the Quicktime update. Update your drivers. Ok, so you’re now up to date, but your mouse and keyboard probably don’t work. No sweat, open the msiWindDrivers.mpkg in the Item 3 folder. Install this and be sure that the last 2 items (Coolbook and ChameleonEFI) are left unchecked. Restart. Now you’ve got your keyboard and mouse back, but your video resolution is still off. Open the Item 4 folder and launch Kext Helper. Drag the other 3 items from this folder (AppleIntelGMA950.kext, LaptopDisplay.kext, and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext) into the Kext Helper window, type your user password and install. Restart again and your resolution is 1024 x 600. Install the Sound Drivers. Someone please post easy (non-terminal based installation instructions). Install Trackpad Drivers. Someone please post easy (non-terminal based installation instructions) of trackpad drivers that allow 2 finger scroll.

UPDATED JANUARY 25, 2009

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

January 2009

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