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Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your HP Mini 1000 netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2. This guide will also work for the Compaq Mini 700 which is a clone of the HP Mini 1000.


On your Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc into the Mac’s DVD drive, and connect the external USB drive to the Mac too.
  2. If your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.6 or later then launch the ‘Disk Utility’ application located in your ‘Utilities’ folder, and skip to step 7. Else, proceed to the next step.
  3. Double-click on ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then double click the ‘Install Mac OS X’ icon.
  4. Click the ‘Utilities’ button.
  5. Click the ‘Restart’ button. The Mac will now boot from the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc.
  6. Once you’ve selected your language, click on the ‘Utilities’ menu and select ‘Disk Utilitiy…’.
  7. Select the external USB drive in the left-hand column, ensure that you click on the parent icon which states the drive capacity, e.g. “931.5 GB”.
  8. Select the ‘Partition’ tab and then under “Volume Scheme:” click on ‘Current’ and change it to ’1 Partition’.
  9. Change ‘Name:’ to “OSXDVD” and ensure that ‘Format:’ is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
  10. Click ‘Options…’, select “Master Boot Record” and then click ‘OK’.
  11. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the Mac a moment to format your USB drive and create the new partition.
  12. Next we need to copy Snow Leopard to the USB drive: select the ‘Restore’ tab.
  13. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ icon to the ‘Source:’ field and release.
  14. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘OSXDVD’ icon to the ‘Destination:’ field and release.
  15. Tick the ‘Erase destination’ box, then click the ‘Restore’ button and then click ‘Erase’. Allow between half an hour to 2 hours for the copy to complete.
  16. Once complete, if you skipped to step 7 at step 2 in this guide, you can now skip to step 19. Else, proceed to the next step.
  17. Quit ‘Disk Utiltiy’ and from the ‘Utilities’ menu, select ‘Startup Disk…’.
  18. Select the Mac’s normal startup disk, click ‘Restart…’ and then click the ‘Restart’ button. The Mac will now reboot from its hard disk.
  19. Eject the ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ disc.
  20. Launch the ‘NetbookBootMaker’ application and from the select menu labelled ‘Select USB Partition:’ select the USB drive which is now titled ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then click ‘Prepare Boot Drive’ (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
  21. Open your newly formatted USB drive which will be titled ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ but will have the orange external hard drive icon.
  22. In the window that appears, on your keyboard, hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘Shift’ keys and press ‘G’. This will bring up a dialog box titled ‘Go to the folder:’. In the text box that appears, type the following path: “/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/” then click the ‘Go’ button.
  23. In the window that appears, scroll down to find the file ‘OSInstall.pkg’ and delete it. You’ll be prompted to authenticate with your system username and password.
  24. Next, find the file titled ‘OSInstall.pkg.orig’ and copy it to your desktop. Now rename it ‘OSInstall.pkg’ – you’ll be prompted to confirm that you do want to change the filename extension from ‘.orig’ to ‘.pkg’ – click the ‘Use .pkg’ button.
  25. Copy the new ‘OSInstall.pkg’ file from your desktop back to the ‘/Packages’ directory that you copied it from. You’ll be prompted to authenticate with your system username and password.
  26. Delete ‘OSInstall.pkg.orig’. Your ‘/Packages’ directory should now look like this:
  27. You can now eject the USB drive and disconnect it from the Mac.

On your HP Mini 1000:

  1. Attach your USB drive to your HP Mini 1000.
  2. Boot your HP Mini 1000, and as soon as the HP/Compaq logo comes up press and hold the ‘F9′ key for boot options.
    (Note: if you’ve gone through this guide and by the end of it your wireless is not working, come back to this step and reset the BIOS settings to default.)
  3. Press the down arrow key to select ‘USB’ and hit ‘enter’. The HP Mini 1000 will now boot into Mac OS X Snow Leopard from the USB drive!
  4. Once you’ve selected your language, click on the ‘Utilities’ menu and select ‘Disk Utilitiy…’.
  5. Select the HP Mini 1000′s internal drive in the left-hand column, ensure that you click on the parent icon which states the drive capacity, e.g. “64.11 GB”.
  6. Select the ‘Partition’ tab and then under “Volume Scheme:” click on ‘Current’ and change it to ’1 Partition’.
  7. Ensure that ‘Format:’ is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
  8. Click ‘Options…’, select “GUID Partition Table” and then click ‘OK’.
  9. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the HP Mini 1000 a moment to format your hard disk and create the new partition.
  10. Once complete, quit ‘Disk Utiltiy’.
  11. Configure your installation as you would on your normal Mac and let the installation run.
  12. Once installation’s complete and the HP Mini 1000 restarts, repeat steps 2 & 3 from above and boot from the USB drive again.
  13. At the point where you see the Mac OS X bootloader screen, press any key (such as the space bar) to interrupt the process.
  14. Press the right arrow key to select the internal hard drive and then hit ‘Return’.
  15. You’ll then be taken through the standard Apple set up process – complete this as normal.
  16. Launch the ‘NetbookBootMaker’ application and from the select menu labelled ‘Select USB Partition:’ select your internal hard drive, likely called ‘Untitled’, and then click ‘Prepare Boot Drive’ (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
  17. Once complete, your HP Mini 1000 is now ready to boot Mac OS X from it’s internal hard drive. You can safely eject and disconnect the USB drive.

Fix sound and trackpad, update to 10.6.2:

  1. Open a new window in the ‘Finder’ and on your keyboard, hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘Shift’ keys and press ‘G’. Type the following path: “/Extra/” then click the ‘Go’ button.
  2. You’ll now have access to the hidden ‘Extra’ folder:
  3. Download the New GeneralExtensions bundle and copy the whole ‘GeneralExtensions’ folder into the ‘Extra’ folder to overwrite the existing one (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
  4. Download Tea’s Mach Kernel and move the ‘mach_kernel_atom2′ file to the root of your internal hard disk (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
  5. Repeat step 1 above to get back to the ‘Extra’ folder.
  6. Copy the file titled ‘’ to your desktop, then open the copy (TextEdit should be the default application it’s opened in) and edit the 12th line which currently reads:


    Change it to read:


    And then save the file.
  7. Copy the file from your desktop to the ‘Extra’ folder to overwrite the old ‘’ file (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
  8. Download SleepEnabler for Kernel 10.2.0 and copy the ‘SleepEnabler.kext’ file to the ‘GeneralExtensions’ folder in the ‘Extra’ folder.
  9. Now launch the ‘UpdateExtra’ application which is in the ‘Extra’ folder (and has the shoe as its icon) and then click the ‘Update Extensions’ button – be patient as this can take a while and you’ll be asked to enter your username and password during the process.
  10. You’re now ready to update to 10.6.2 via Software Update.

Fix sleep:

  1. Download the DSDT Patcher 1.0.1e and from the ‘DSDT_Patcher1′ folder, open the ‘DSDT Patcher’ file which will launch the Terminal application.
  2. Press the ‘Return’ key to continue and wait.
  3. Enter ’0′ and then hit the ‘Return’ key and wait.
  4. Once complete the last command line will say “[Process completed]“, at which point you can safely quit the Terminal application.
  5. Open a new window in the ‘Finder’ and on your keyboard, hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘Shift’ keys and press ‘G’. Type the following path: “/usr/bin/” then click the ‘Go’ button.
  6. In a separate finder window, from the ‘DSDT_Patcher1′ folder, open the ‘Tools’ folder and move the ‘iasl’ file to the ‘bin’ folder.
  7. Go to the ‘DSDT_Patcher1′ folder and open the ‘Debug’ folder and then open the ‘dsdt.dsl’ file – you’ll be prompted to choose an application to open this file with, so choose the ‘TextEdit’ application.
  8. Do a ‘Find’ (‘Command’ + ‘F’ on your keyboard) for “Device (EUSB)” and locate the following code:

    Device (EUSB)
    Name (_ADR, 0x001D0007)
    Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized)
    Return (GPRW (0x0D, 0x04))

    And then change it so that the whole paragraph is commented out with /* and */ like this:

    /*  Device (EUSB)
    Name (_ADR, 0x001D0007)
    Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized)
    Return (GPRW (0x0D, 0x04))
  9. Do a ‘Find’ for “Method (_L0D, 0, NotSerialized)” and locate the following code:

    Method (_L0D, 0, NotSerialized)
    Notify (\_SB.PCI0.EUSB, 0x02)
    Notify (\_SB.PWRB, 0x02)

    And then change it so that the line “Notify (\_SB.PCI0.EUSB, 0×02)” is commented out like this:

    Method (_L0D, 0, NotSerialized)
    /* Notify (\_SB.PCI0.EUSB, 0x02) */
    Notify (\_SB.PWRB, 0x02)
  10. Do a ‘Find’ for “Device (PWRB)” and locate the following code:

    Device (PWRB)
    Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0C0C"))
    Name (_UID, 0xAA)
    Name (_STA, 0x0B)

    And then change it so that “_HID” reads “_CID” like this:

    Device (PWRB)
    Name (_CID, EisaId ("PNP0C0C"))
    Name (_UID, 0xAA)
    Name (_STA, 0x0B)
  11. Save the changes and then launch the Terminal application (located in the ‘Utilities’ folder in your ‘Applications’ folder).
  12. In Terminal type:

    sudo -s

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  13. Enter your system password (same password you use for authenticating for your Mac) and then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  14. Now type:

    cd /Users/HOMENAME/Downloads/DSDT_Patcher1/Debug/

    Replace the text “HOMENAME” with the actual name of your Home directory (or short username) in Finder – in the example screenshot below, my Home Directory is “Ed”:

    Hit the ‘Return’ key.
  15. Now type:

    iasl  -ta dsdt.dsl

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key – once it reads “Compilation complete.” you can safely quit Terminal.
  16. Go to the ‘Debug’ folder and copy the file ‘dsdt.aml’ to your ‘Extra’ folder (repeat step 1 from “Fix sound and trackpad, update to 10.6.2″ above to get to the ‘Extra’ folder).
  17. Reboot your HP Mini 1000 and sleep should now work, either from the Apple menu or by closing the lid!

Fix hard disk icon:

  1. Launch the ‘Terminal’ application.
  2. Type:

    sudo -s

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  3. Enter your system password (same password you use for authenticating for your Mac) and then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  4. Type (all in one go without using the ‘Return’ key, use spaces instead of line breaks):

    mv /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns.back

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  5. Type (again, all in one go without using the ‘Return’ key, use spaces instead of line breaks):

    cp /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/Internal.icns /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  6. Type:

    chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  7. Type:

    chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext

    Then hit the ‘Return’ key.
  8. Restart your HP Mini 1000.
17th March, 2010 @ 11:18 am by muddigger

Great instructions!

Does this work on HP Mini-Note 2133 as well?

17th March, 2010 @ 7:45 pm by Ed

The HP Mini-Note 2133 has quite a different architecture to the HP Mini 1000 – it doesn’t even have an Intel processor! There have been reports on the web of it working but no hard proof or guides, so one would assume it does not work I’m afraid.

20th March, 2010 @ 9:58 pm by Seb

very good & detailed tutorial!

I tried to follow the instuctions on fixing sleep on my compaq mini 732EG with the DSDT patcher, but I’m stuck at step 8 because my dsdt.dsl in the debug folder does not contain either of these entries:

Device (EUSB)
Method (_L0D, 0, NotSerialized)

all I can find is:

Device (USB0)
Device (USB1)
Device (USB2)
Device (USB3)

is there still a way to get sleep to work on my mini?

any kind of help is appreciated!
thanks a bunch

23rd March, 2010 @ 1:58 pm by Ed

Hey Seb! Sorry to hear your DSDT file is so different – that’s a bugger! I had a quick Google for you but couldn’t find anything – what I’d suggest is using the forum link and signing up and submitting your post in there and see if someone in the community might be able to help shed some light on this.

25th March, 2010 @ 12:43 am by Seb

thanks for the reply!
I found out that the architecture of the DSDT file has somewhat changed in snow leopard.. I’ll try posting this in the forum when I can find the time.

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25th March, 2010 @ 12:28 pm by Archalbe

is ok for this?
A)HP – MINI 210-1010SL ATOM / N450-1.66G 250GB 1GB 10.1IN

B)HP – Mini 110-1100sl Intel N270 Monitor 10,1″


25th March, 2010 @ 1:42 pm by Mark

Is this working if i want to install Mac OS X 10.5? Since i don’t have Snow Leopard :(


25th March, 2010 @ 2:13 pm by Ed

@Archalbe check our Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart for links to topics in our forum for the HP Mini 110 and 210.

@Mark don’t hold me to it but I’m pretty sure this guide will work for Mac OS X 10.5, although I strongly recommend Snow Leopard for the little extra $$$.

25th March, 2010 @ 5:44 pm by TopKat

Does the Video camera work with Leo for Photo Booth and iChat?

25th March, 2010 @ 5:58 pm by Ed

@TopKay I literally just turned on my HP Compaq Mini 700 and tested this for you, can confirm that the webcam works with both Photo Booth and iChat – microphone doesn’t work tho =(

25th March, 2010 @ 6:44 pm by Renato dos Santos Neto

Works with HP Model: 311-1000NR?

26th March, 2010 @ 12:12 am by Onil

Hi. Is there any possibility for you (insanelymac) to make a guide like this to eeePC 1000H ?! I tried other tutorials but they didn’t work.this one seems to be pretty easy.


26th March, 2010 @ 12:21 am by Ed

@Onil – noted, I’ll get hold of one and write it.

@Renato – the 311 is a bit of a different beast – if you check our Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart and scroll down to the 311 there’s a link to a guide there on another site, let me know how you get on with that. Failing that, I’ll get hold of a 311 myself and hack it, then post a nice guide on here for you.

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26th March, 2010 @ 3:58 pm by Renato dos Santos Neto

Tks Ed I’ll wait for your guide.

27th March, 2010 @ 12:39 pm by creater

Hi Ed, completed 10.6 installation, but bluetooth is not work out, any solution to turn bt on?

27th March, 2010 @ 9:44 pm by blork

Hi. Two questions:

(1) Step 10 says “Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the Mac a moment to format your hard disk and create the new partition.” Surely you mean “format your USB drive.” If so, please make the correction, because otherwise it sounds like you are formatting your Mac’s hard drive!!!

(2) When installing on the HP 1000, these instructions imply you have to format the HP’s hard drive. I would prefer to split the drive into two partitions and keep the existing setup on one and OS X on the other (and be able to choose at boot time). Is that much more complicated? If not, any chance of getting instructions?


28th March, 2010 @ 8:08 pm by Nikos

I’m looking forward to install sl on last Linux machine i have, the hp 2140.

Can i follow this tutorial ???

29th March, 2010 @ 10:08 am by RMR

It seems a very well detailed guide, and for my Compaq Mini 700 :)
What do you use NetbookInstaller for?

29th March, 2010 @ 10:10 am by RMR

It seems a very well detailed guide, and for my Compaq Mini 700 :)
In step 16, the second time you have to launch NetbookBootMaker i cannot select my internal hard drive.
What do you use NetbookInstaller for?


29th March, 2010 @ 12:36 pm by ahklefe

hi I am the administrator and I create a tutorial for the HP dv9649ef Leptop, I want you to publish your blog and you trade in your section “Compatibility Chart”

29th March, 2010 @ 1:59 pm by seckin bostancı

I have Hp Compaq Mini 110.

Setup Macosx Leopard my pc ???

30th March, 2010 @ 12:10 pm by Ed

@creater Strange! have u checked in the BIOS that Bluetooth is set to ‘Enabled’? I have found Bluetooth to be a bit buggy sometimes, albeit only on wake from sleep, and only the minority of times.

@blork (1) yes you’re correct, I mean the USB hard drive, I will amend, thanks! (2) I’ve not tried that personally, but I believe it is possible – check our forums for further info on this, and I will endeavour to update the guide to cater for this.

@Nikos We have a link to a HP Mini 2140 guide on another netbook hackintosh site from our Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart.

@ahklefe I don’t believe that’s a netbook! But we’re going to have a notebook/laptop version on our sister site, InsanelyMac, so we may well link to your guide, thanks!

@seckin We have a link to a HP Mini 110 guide on another netbook hackintosh site from our Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart.

30th March, 2010 @ 1:31 pm by creater

Hi Ed, I found the way to solve the issue after turn on and off, reboot many times, it’s work right now.

30th March, 2010 @ 3:20 pm by Ed

@creater That’s good to know, I’ve had the very occasional hiccup myself and a quick reboot seems to set things straight.

31st March, 2010 @ 9:50 pm by Maq_Mini

Alao the new NetbookBootMaker version doesn’t let me select my internal HD just the USB drive, had to use the older one. Another issue is display resolution i have 1024×600 but some windows are not properly shown. For example: go to settings, Exposé & Spaces and you will see that it is bigger than the screen.

1st April, 2010 @ 4:40 pm by matti

is it possible to install Snow Leopard on the mini 1000 with retail snow leopard disk but without a mac?

2nd April, 2010 @ 1:41 pm by jimkart

will this work with hp pavilion dm1 1010ev?

4th April, 2010 @ 6:54 am by Gany

I can’t deactivate audio (always on) at my HP Mini 1000. Any suggestions?

5th April, 2010 @ 12:53 am by grumpler


can´t find OSInstall.pkg.orig, not on my usb drive and not on my snow leopard dvd. iam doing something worng or why isnt´t there this file. I tried without step 24-26, but installation stopped at 90%. :(


5th April, 2010 @ 12:03 pm by fred

@grumpler: you should use NetBookMaker v.082, that version will create the .orig file, etc. so that you will be able to follow the tutorial precisely

5th April, 2010 @ 12:05 pm by fred

hi, so I built my hackintosh following the tutorial step by step… I updated to 10.6.3 after… and the hpmini would not restart…

could somebody please indicate in a somewhat detailed fashion the precise steps to follow to upgrade to 10.6.3 ?

5th April, 2010 @ 12:07 pm by gasgrill

I can’t control the audio . it always on max on my hp mini 700 ?

6th April, 2010 @ 12:31 am by grumpler

Thank you very much!

6th April, 2010 @ 10:01 am by Henrique Facioli

GREAT, now a days i’m very happy with this site

6th April, 2010 @ 1:25 pm by Reggie

I have a working mini @ 10.1 is there a detail walk through to upgrade to 10.6.3? Or do you have to go step by step, 10.6.1 – 10.6.2 – 10.6.3?

6th April, 2010 @ 3:20 pm by naddan

does anyone have volume control working

6th April, 2010 @ 11:13 pm by john

hi there, it seems pretty evident that people do not know how to upgrade to 10.6.3… any instructions on how to do it would be greatly appreciated

7th April, 2010 @ 6:39 am by Shawn Evans

A few people on here have asked the question, but I haven’t seen any response. Is there a Kext anywhere that provides working audio controls and/or a functional external/internal microphone port?

7th April, 2010 @ 9:13 am by george

Ed I have one question. when do we use the NetbookInstaller?
I only found that we should use the NetbookBootMaker.
Where do we use NetbookInstaller?

7th April, 2010 @ 11:18 pm by baRRy boRRis

@ Ed: Nice tutorial, if I ever get a netbook, I will be following this guide :D

One question though, how well does the HP perform when using pretty intense apps such as Photoshop etc? As if I have one, Photoshop will NEED to be on it (graphics degree ;) )

8th April, 2010 @ 2:45 am by Shawn Evans

@ Barry Borris – I read a post in another forum (no clue what URL) but the author stated that he was unable to install newer version of PhotoShop due to the weak graphics card. I guess the GMA950 doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. That is at least what I’ve heard.

8th April, 2010 @ 7:38 am by george

I used the guide twice using netbookbootmaker 0.8.2 & 0.8.3 and when the installer started at step 4 after I sellected the language it stopped and said that I could install on this device and either to restart or restore.
I hope I’ll find a solution.
I wanted also to mention that netbookbootmaker 0.8.4 doesn’t provide the .orig file. I don’t know why.

10th April, 2010 @ 11:32 pm by TheNeutrino

I’ve installed OS X Snow Leo on my HP Mini 210. Most things run fine, but I’ve a problem with the If I open an image, I only see a white picture. The same thing happens if I try to take a screenshot.

Any ideas?

11th April, 2010 @ 2:59 pm by Julius Francisco

This guide rocks! It’s working great with my hp mininote 1000. When you got stuck with the 7% you can just reboot the system and them boot with the USB then when the selector appears you can just easily select your internal harddrive and follow the other steps.

11th April, 2010 @ 11:59 pm by Berilo

Precious tutorial! Do you think it could work with a 14″ Compac Presario Notebook CQ40-714BR? I suppose it won’t, but any ideas you can provide are welcome.Thanks a lot!

12th April, 2010 @ 1:17 pm by Ed

@baRRY I haven’t tried Photoshop on my HP yet, but I did run it on a Dell Mini 9 which was similarly spec’d and large files are pretty painful to work on – small, minor graphic edits are OK though. I couldn’t recommend a netbook for professional Photoshop use if I’m honest.

12th April, 2010 @ 1:21 pm by Ed

@george Well spotted, you don’t actually need NetbookInstaller for the HP, apologies for the confusion, I have amended the guide!

12th April, 2010 @ 1:22 pm by Ed

@Shawn Unfortunately I don’t know of and haven’t found any fixes for sounds control and the internal mic =( I would love it if someone could point me in the direction though!

12th April, 2010 @ 1:30 pm by Ed

@gasgrill Yep, I’m afraid audio is stuck on max, but at least there is audio!

14th April, 2010 @ 9:58 pm by matti

hello! I successfully installed snow leo on my hp mini 1000.Sleep is working but I have a few problems:
-internal mic is not working
-mute and volume control are not working
-airport works rarely

I tried different voodoohda.kext to solve audio and mic problems but the problem remains.
how to solve it?

14th April, 2010 @ 10:50 pm by Tekmo

If you can’t detect the internal drive on step 16 on the second part, make sure the NetbookBootMaker is the same version as the NetbookInstaller.. great guide but should explain more detail! thx

15th April, 2010 @ 5:49 am by matt little

Wow, this is fantastic, very excited to try this out on my mini. I am slightly concerned about the audio issue as I rely heavily on skype and other voip software. Ed, do you know if I could use of usb headset or something else to get around the volume control issue and mic issue? Thanks muchly

16th April, 2010 @ 3:59 am by matt little

Ugh, well, I did it, and everything seemed to be going great. I had just finished updating the os after updating the extensions. All looked good, but during start up when the little dial is circling in ticks, it gives up and I get a black box with the power symbol behind it and this message in five languages:

“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the power button again.”

Sure hope someone has a suggestion how to fix this, I followed the directions exactly. The only other issue I noticed along the way was that my ‘’ file, which I got from the right place and modified correctly’ looked different from the one shown in the directions, and the line to be changed was at the 8th line rather than the 12th.

Any ideas? Help!!!

16th April, 2010 @ 4:32 am by anonymous

has anyone tried this guide on a HP 2133?

16th April, 2010 @ 5:56 am by matt little

Okay, am retrying now and decided to restart at each step along the way found that and all goes well until I swap out that ‘’ file. The restart then hangs with that same message but the background has a bunch of code behind it.

21st April, 2010 @ 12:31 pm by Navin

Will this work on my msi wind u130: N450, 250Gb, 2GB Ram, 802.11 b/g/n?
And will the built in mic and webcam work? Thanks.

24th April, 2010 @ 9:49 pm by Bert

My adventure with the HP Mini 700 I got for free from xs4all last year. Exact model: 735ED.

Used netbookbootmaker 0.8.2. According to description the usb partition would be relabeled. It’s not. No problem. Cmd-Alt-G should be Cmd-Shift-G. OSInstall.pkg rename (step 24): Use Terminal: sudo -s; cd /Volumes/OSXDVD/; mv OSInstall.pkg.orig OSInstall.pkg

Set bios to default just before connecting USB drive to mini. Install went smoothly. At reboot too late to hit the F9 – got a blinking cursor. Powertoggle, chose USB drive. Got some error at boot but boot does succeed. Had to download netbookbootmaker using the mini. Running netbookbootmanager triggered error: AppleTyMCEdriver.kext couldn’t be found / was installed improperly. NetbookBootMaker did continue however.

Fix sound and trackpad, update to 10.6.2: Software update doesn’t offer 10.6.2 anymore. Had to run the combo update for 10.6.1 and then the combo update for 10.6.2 ( Didn’t dare to continue with 10.6.3 yet.

There’s a Netbook installer in the Applications. Is it required?

Results: Bluetooth seems to be working. Photobooth works. Volumecontrol in OSX doesn’t work. However volumecontrol in youtube video does work. Preview works. Airport seems stable. Don’t know about the mic. Two-finger gestures don’t work nicely but two-finger click (for right-click) does. HP seems to run rocksolid. Good work this guide! Thanks.

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26th April, 2010 @ 5:03 pm by Ed

@Bert – nice job, and thanks for spotting the error with the Alt/Shift key, I’ve just addressed that! I’m about to update the guide for 10.6.3 so stay tuned =)

26th April, 2010 @ 6:14 pm by Ed

@matt little – yes a USB headset should work fine, although I’ve not tried it personally!

29th April, 2010 @ 6:32 am by john

This worked great! However, when I do the 2GB upgrade, the netbook won’t go to sleep or shut down properly. I have to pull the battery to get it to restart. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

1st May, 2010 @ 10:45 pm by jumesan

Thanks for the guide. Was able to install on my HP 1033, and I was able to install from a new retail version of 10.6.3 (so no need to do software update), but everything ran just a little different than the guide. I ended up using NBM 0.8.3 since for some reason 0.8.4 wouldn’t write the .orig file and it wouldn’t recognize the HD after installation. I also had a kernel panic error like @matt little on both the USB and HD at each step of the install so I had to replace the mach_kernel file at the root level to get past (had to break into terminal and remember how to copy from dir to dir!). I just googled “mach_kernel 10.6.3 atom” and found a source. Still not done as I haven’t made all the extensions tweaks, but it boots reliably and connect to the internet so I’m happy!

13th May, 2010 @ 4:31 pm by Luke

Hi. Thanks for this tut. I’ve a problem with the installation on my Compaq Mini 700. After booting from my hdd I can choose my language and then snow leo says that it can’t install mac os x on my computer. Then I have the choise of restart or restore from a time machine backup. What can I do?
Thanks for your help!

16th May, 2010 @ 12:44 pm by Luke

I’ve solved the problem. I tried another retail dvd from my friend and it worked!

Compaq Mini 730 EZ (from Switzerland)
Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
USB: Yes
Sound: Yes, but no volume control
Mic: No
Trackpad: Yes
Sleep: Yes
Pwr Management: Yes
Card Reader: Yes

27th May, 2010 @ 5:30 am by OS X on HP mini « Macdoki's Blog

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28th May, 2010 @ 10:30 am by Andris

If I use the sleep fix, my trackpad and keyboard dies. why?

30th May, 2010 @ 7:15 pm by Jon

I can’t get the ethernet to work, and the system doesn’t even see the wifi (hp mini 1000). I can work with no sound, but really would like to be able to get on the net somehow, preferably wifi. Reset bios to defaults. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

30th May, 2010 @ 7:44 pm by oskar

Hello that such! excellent tutorial but I have some problems I can not do step 22 to go to the folder where you put the steering, and when I put the usb and install in my compaq cq10 mini I can not, load and when it leaves the block I get a message to reboot my netbook and back says something about my kernel. I can do? I hope your answer!

5th June, 2010 @ 8:21 pm by manace

I successfully installed illustrator and photoshop on my compaq mini. The only requirement was to set the graphic resolution temporarly to 1024×768. After the installation reset it to 1024×600. That’s it. It runs on 10.5.7 (I used iDeneb) but I will use this guide to upgrade my macbook mini to snow leopard.

9th June, 2010 @ 4:33 am by ko2

great tutorial. is it possible running together with windows XP, i mean dual boot??

11th June, 2010 @ 2:19 am by shotwithanslr

I am not sure what I did different other than a direct 10.6.3 install (I did not upgrade from a previous version), but my volume controls work perfect. The only thing I don’t have running is the internal mic.

12th June, 2010 @ 5:33 pm by jake

I cannot get setp 22 to come up, it will come up when the disk shows, but after i made the partition it will not want to come up at all! i have done this several times… please help….

12th June, 2010 @ 5:34 pm by jake

i am just wondering if there is any way around step 22…

19th June, 2010 @ 12:04 pm by Tony


I was wondering if you have any tutorials for MSI Netbooks U135. I have one but not really using it since I have a Mac… Hope you can create one for MSI.


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10th July, 2010 @ 10:05 pm by theodosis

Hi.I have pre-intalled Win7 and an additional empty partition on my Hp mini 311c netbook. After I prepared the USB and started the installation, “Disk utility” doesn’t has an option such as to recognize the empty partition but the only option is to format the entire disk, or to create partitions from the beginning. Am I missed something? In “Disk utility” appears also the USB I previously prepared. Does it meaan that I can install it on another USB and start Mac OS from there? Thanks.

11th July, 2010 @ 5:42 pm by theodosis

ok, forget the previous. I have decided to follow all steps in “On your HP Mini 1000″ section no matter what will happened with the already installed Win7.

At step 7 I select the entire internal disk, and indeed in the tab “partition” the format is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” but the button “Options” is disabled and both textboxes ‘name’ and ‘size’ are empty.

So, it doesn’t let me do the selection “GUID partition table” which is a ‘must’ according to the installer.

Any ideas? Thanks

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20th July, 2010 @ 7:20 am by ciaran

Can I do this with a ppc mac,too?

20th July, 2010 @ 7:24 am by ciaran

And can i do this with leopard?

20th July, 2010 @ 2:09 pm by Rudy

Nice guide. I was wondering if its posible to install snow leopard on mi hp mini with a retail 10.6.3 disc? I’ve downloaded everything in the list, is just that my disc is 10.6.3
Do i have to do something different to install? Any help is apreciated. Thanx in Advance.

20th July, 2010 @ 4:44 pm by Ed

@Rudy you’ll probably need to use the newer version of NetbookInstaller, version 0.8.4.

20th July, 2010 @ 6:40 pm by devlim

does this work with hp mini 110-3004?

20th July, 2010 @ 10:15 pm by Andreas

is there any way to make the integrated wwan/3g work?

20th July, 2010 @ 10:18 pm by Andreas

oh and btw: how long does the battery last on OSX? (WLAN on + Safari)

21st July, 2010 @ 5:44 am by devlim

i been follow the guide that found on Compatibility Chart but i stuck on where mac tell me i cant install in “install” partition….

can u help me?

26th July, 2010 @ 5:40 pm by xthaname

I am trying to do a dual boot I have 3 partitions on my drive partition one has windows vista installed in it, partition two is were I intend to install mac osX, while partition three is my back up partition. Booting with an efi boot CD works just fine with my internal DVD rom drive but when I change the CDs and insert my osx CD to continue installation I get an error message (still waiting for root folder), so I got an external DVD rom drive with which everything runs smoothly, and the error stopped. The installation started but when it gets to the disk utility it does not see My IDE controller or hard drive. Please what could be the reason for this and is there a solution u could help me with. my system config is
HP compaq presario CA60
AMD sempron SI-42
Nevidia graphics G force 8200M G
MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE(1,2,3), x86-64
Wistron mother board 303c
DDR2 ram 2GB
Thanks I’ll be waiting for a reply.

2nd August, 2010 @ 11:21 pm by Cedric

OMG!!!!!!! thx a lot for the post !!!
FIRST congratulations on the guide lines n the pics, they are really genuine and it may be a big deal still with the sleep mode and stuff but the best is that it is the more stable installation of snow leopard i have made so far.
and Guess what ????? im using an Acer Aspire One 110 and after following all your instructions and update to 10.6.2 with the patched kernel 10.2.0 i’ve just update to the 10.6.4 on an other partition that i backed up my disk with and it just went through easy without editing anything….so im waiting n following your stuff in case you make it happen for acer too ;-)
/Users/Home/Desktop/the proof.png

13th August, 2010 @ 1:42 am by Jairo

Help! I’m following this tutorial to a tee… however, every time I format the drive, run netbookmaker, set up the pkg and then try and boot on my netbook I get a kernel panic. right as the gray apple logo appears. Help?

13th August, 2010 @ 2:08 am by Jairo

^^ I’m on an HP mini 1000

14th August, 2010 @ 5:39 pm by Ryan

Guys, help!! After I boot the drive from F9, I choose my language, and then I get the message
“Mac OS X can’t be installed on this computer.

If you want to restore your system from a Time Machine backup, click “restore from Backup” ”
[ Restore from Backup ] [ Restart ]

I have no choice but to click restore from backup? I can’t install it! :(

15th August, 2010 @ 2:12 am by Anthony

Will this guide work on my HP Mini 110-3030NR?

17th August, 2010 @ 4:41 pm by Shane Gibbs

I just followed this guide and it went without a flaw. I am up an running on an HP mini 1000.
Everything is working and even got an Apple Mighty mouse working on it.

My question is can i update to 10.6.4 without going to the 10.6.2 first? And if so, Is there a patched 10.6.4 out yet for this to happen?

24th August, 2010 @ 10:25 am by Sajid

I just want to know is it necessary to use an Intel based machine to make the bootable flash drive. I have Mac OS X on my HP laptop which has an AMD processor. Is it OK if the create the the flash drive from this machine or do I have to find someone with a Mac on Intel Processor

28th August, 2010 @ 6:12 pm by Beninho

Hi Ryan,

You’ll need a retail version of snow leopard to install the os.

7th September, 2010 @ 2:26 am by Jonathan

Great guide, got my HP Mini up and running in a night! Thanks so much, this is great! One question, I don’t see bluetooth as showing up is there a step I missed for that? I didn’t see anything about it in the bios when i looked to see if it was disabled or enabled so i assume it is always enabled. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

8th September, 2010 @ 6:55 am by Alfred P.

Ed great guide..I only had a problem when I updated to 10.6.2…I used the combo update and the NBM 0.8.3 RC1 after that I restarted/shut down and reboot and then I’m stuck at the Apple Boot logo….what’s wrong with my installs?? I am using HP Mini 110-1100.

17th September, 2010 @ 4:14 pm by insaineyesay

hey, thanks for this awesome tutorial, but can anyone tell me why i’m getting a panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a96f6) “version mis-match between kernal and CPU PM… etc error, its saying i have to reboot the computer and I have several times but it won’t let me get past this part!
Help! Please!

30th September, 2010 @ 11:52 am by Alfred

Thanks for this excellent guide! Great instructions! I’ve been messing around with my Compaq 735ed for 4-5 days, maybe reinstalling OSX about 20 times from scratch, using other guides. Always something went wrong in the end, messing up everything.

But following this guide, I had success on the first try! Everything is working fine!

Now I’m considering updating to 10.6.4, but I still don’t have the guts to do that. Maybe I’ll just stick to this perfectly working 10.6.2

30th September, 2010 @ 11:54 am by Alfred

Btw. the most annoying part that I ran into using other guides, is that at shutdown time something is changed in the CMOS and at the next reboot, I’m just having a black screen. I need to disconnect the CMOS battery for some seconds before I can get life again in my Mini.

But this guide doesn’t produce this problems! Cheers!

30th September, 2010 @ 11:55 am by Alfred

One minor problem, hope someone has a solution: At shutdown time, the Mini doesn’t power off. I have to push the power button for several seconds to fully power down.

13th October, 2010 @ 9:13 pm by Nihiriju

Hi, I had a HP Mini 110-1030CA before that I did a ideneb install on of OS X 10.5.2 It worked great for over a year until my gf dropped it on the floor today. I also did a vanilla install of 10.6.1 but could not get wifi working.

Now i need to buy a new netbook, I am in Canada and I can’t seem to find a HP mini 1000, what is the full product number? hp110-1000? hp110-1100? hp 210-3000? Which of these will work? Does the 1000 in this guide refer to the 110-1000? or does that count as an hp110? Otherwise the hpwebsite does not appear to sell a hp 1000 model.

1st November, 2010 @ 11:43 pm by carlos


30th November, 2010 @ 5:11 pm by Bill

I got a Compaq Mini CQ10-525DX from best buy.will it work on this model?


6th December, 2010 @ 9:31 pm by Rafael

I have one HP mini 220 and try to install the snow leopard but the Os install don`t show the language selection and stop. anyone can help me?

6th December, 2010 @ 9:32 pm by Rafael

Sorry, my hp mini is 210.

8th December, 2010 @ 11:12 pm by Will

i did this and every thing worked great until i ran it on my hp mini and it said “Mac OS X can’t be installed on this computer”. I was stupid and already portioned my hard drive so I cant get it back. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

10th December, 2010 @ 2:33 am by Boltex55

Hello will this work on my HP mini 110-3030NR?

16th December, 2010 @ 8:30 am by danardi

WOW! 10.6.0 fully work at first try!!!
The only issue is the volume control.. ever to max.
Now, can I update to 10.6.5? What else?

20th December, 2010 @ 8:26 am by Daniel

using this method, updating to 10.6.4 works like a dream, when I update to 10.6.5 the audio breaks completely, but the computer still works.

20th December, 2010 @ 8:28 am by Daniel

oh, and I am using an 110-1116NR

21st December, 2010 @ 10:19 am by danardi

thank Daniel, where I can find step-by-step for update to 10.6.4?

21st December, 2010 @ 9:21 pm by Daniel Romney

Follow the steps here, and after you finish this tutorial, download the OX S 10.6.4 combo installer from apple, and update it using that package. Nothing special.

21st December, 2010 @ 9:26 pm by Daniel Romney

One other tip, if you do ever use a different version of netbook install, IE upgrading from 0.8.3 to 0.8.4, make sure you correct the so it references tea’s kernel. I didn’t do this before i restarte and had to start up from my install drive, and make copy an edited version of the from a USB drive back into the extra folder, cause I couldn’t get past the initial kernel panic

26th December, 2010 @ 2:02 am by Kamil

Does Video Out work?
Please check and confirm.

28th December, 2010 @ 11:03 am by danardi

@ john: I have the same issue.. must I reinstall SL with 2GB installed? :(

28th December, 2010 @ 1:39 pm by danardi

@ Daniel Romney: bad idea… after update to 10.6.4 with combo package SL don’t start.. :(
Startap is stop on “You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until is turns off, then press the Power button again.”
..again… ..again.. ..again.. :(

28th December, 2010 @ 3:25 pm by Lisa-Marie Lane

I just purchased a HP Compaq Mini CQ10-500 for my daughter. Is it possible to uninstall all thing Microsoft & go MAC—install Snow Leopard? I am even having trouble installing itunes on it!

28th December, 2010 @ 3:34 pm by danardi

FIX startup error after update to 10.6.4:
1 – disable wifi/bt by press right switch before osx start
2 – SL start regular, enable wifi/bt by press right switch
3 – repeat all steps of “Fix sound and trackpad, update to 10.6.2″
4 – reboot regulary

I have not solved sleep/shoutdown bug with 2GB of RAM :(

29th December, 2010 @ 4:38 am by Chris

Great guide – when I get to the step of running iasl -ta …., the terminal cannot find the iasl program. Any suggestions?

29th December, 2010 @ 8:33 am by danardi

FIX sleep/shoutdown bug with 2GB of RAM: reinstall SL.. terrible, but after installation with 2GB ram installed all work fine :(

@Chris: prev step (cd /Users/HOMENAME/Downloads/DSDT_Patcher1/Debug/) report any error message?
step 6 is ok?

29th December, 2010 @ 6:16 pm by chris

I am dumb. The iasl file didn’t copy over to the usr/bin directory. Great tutorial – any suggestions on how to get the web cam to work? Thanks for the quick response

8th January, 2011 @ 8:07 pm by john

Installation went ok, was able to update to 10.6.6. after update usb ports stop working, any ideas to fix this.

13th January, 2011 @ 9:29 pm by jym

10.6.6 update success on mini 700
Battery life duration error.
Sleep, hibernation problem

19th January, 2011 @ 10:05 am by m4gikal

I’m using os x install disc I got with my imac, followed the steps to the T. However I get this error ‘Mac OS X can’t be installed on this computer’ After the language option is chosen. Can anyone shed any light as to why this is happening?

22nd January, 2011 @ 5:21 pm by Robert Parkinson

ok… i can get as far as creating the boot partition on my USB drive but i just cant get the darn netbook to see it. iv been back and fourth carefully following the steps 3 or 4 times and still no dice. im using a Compaq mini 700 (the 702EA), and a genuine retail version of snow leopard. iv tried everything now and i just cant work it out??? any help would be greatly appreciated.

22nd January, 2011 @ 6:18 pm by Robert Parkinson

with reference to the above post. the netbook is brand new out of the box and has windows 7 ultimate pre installed (dont know if that makes a difference)

27th January, 2011 @ 12:39 pm by khalid

i was wandering if i can do this in my HP compaq 6720s??


5th February, 2011 @ 3:38 am by jaygabs

@Robert Parkinson I had this same problem. I went into the bios (f10) menu and increased the time that you get on boot to hit f9 or f10, that way the computer gets some time for external drive to power up and recognize. I put it up to 10 seconds and that was enough

6th February, 2011 @ 8:36 pm by Robert D

HP Mini 1000 1030nr, OS X installed and is running just fine! Great instructions!

I do not have bluetooth capability nor do I have sound. When I open the settings for either one the computer states that there is no hardware detected for either.

Is this a problem that would not have existed if I had done the individual updates instead of the bundled updates?

Also, the computer is not recognizing that it is running on battery power. It only shows that it is plugged in to the AC adapter. Is there a fix for this that anyone would like to share?

Robert D

9th February, 2011 @ 6:39 am by D

Everything was running smoothly for me until i opened up netbook bootmaker and nothing came up after selecting usb partition…any help would be greatly appreciated

11th February, 2011 @ 4:13 pm by Oudai

I tried to follow this method and I think I made a mistake where it said to tick the check box on step 15. I’m not sure if that would be substantial enough to cause a kernel panic like this process did though. What do I do when I get a kernel panic? I used the netbookbootmaker 0.8.3 and followed everything you said. Do I have to start over? (ugh 2 more hours of waiting)

14th February, 2011 @ 5:22 pm by atrus

Great guide!!! I followed all the steps but All looked good, but during start up when the little dial is circling in ticks, it gives up and I get a black box with the power symbol behind it and this message in five languages:

“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the power button again.”
Computer HP MINI 110-3010ss
Soft: Mac Os X Leopard.
Thanks in advance for your help.

14th February, 2011 @ 11:22 pm by Peter

I’m getting the error
“Unable to convert memory map into proper format” when im booting from my usb disk?

Who could i fix this?


14th February, 2011 @ 11:22 pm by Peter


15th February, 2011 @ 12:13 am by Brian

I have the HP mini 1000. Everything is working fine. When I installed os x 10.6.6 update the webcam is no longer working.

I would appreciate help in getting the webcam working again.


21st February, 2011 @ 2:43 am by victor

wow!! this so cool !! i got everything working on hp mini1000 exept volume controls, but who cares about those .Now i would like to follow a guide as detailed as this on upgrade to 10.6.6 ..anyone???

28th February, 2011 @ 3:38 pm by Manny

I have done everything on the list. I have upgraded to 10.6.6 running on an HP mini 1000. My USB and Camera are not working. ANy help on how to fix this.

Thank you

28th February, 2011 @ 5:30 pm by Keith Mullins

Everything worked great, except I had wifi off when I installed the Mac OS and can’t turn it back on. Is there a fix for this, or do I have to reinstall the original OS, flip the switch, and reinstall?
Thanks, Keith

3rd March, 2011 @ 8:08 am by Johann

It’s wery interesting instruction. Sadly, I have got no Mac :^( If respectable author can made backup of bootable usb-disk storage make use of Acronis True Image or paragom drive backup, and lee in on schare. Because I’m novice Mac user, wants ask: where are Command-key in Compaq keyboard ?

5th March, 2011 @ 3:53 pm by Nazir Faliq

Does this method works on HP Mini 110-3004 ?

16th March, 2011 @ 5:32 pm by zepikenu

Hello guys, congrats for the site! Really helpful!

I would like to know why my HD icon still looks like a folder after i follow all steps of the tutorial? And it’s not on my desktop top right corner. Anybody has got the same issue?
My machine is the HP Mini 1000 (1199ep) Vivienne Tam Edition, with the 10.6.2 as the tutorial, and all of hardware works perfectly at 100% (Bluetooth, Wireless, SoundCard, etc.), my only issue is the HD icon that not appear on my desktop and looks like a folder.
Every time i click Go => Computer, the window pops up and at the right bar in Devices section i have Macintosh HD with a blue and white icon, and the iDisk with blue icon with a white cloud. At the right side of the window, i got the Network icon, and the Macintosh HD looking like a folder.

Any ideas to fix this?

By the way, i would like to know if anybody already have installed the 10.6.6 combo update directly from the 10.6.2, and if all hardware still works fine.
I made the update 3 times, and all os those times i had got the same kernel panic.

Big ups

24th March, 2011 @ 5:46 am by Mike

I have a HP Mini 1000-1137NR and i get a Kernel Panic after trying to boot to the usb pen drive to install 10.6.3… my install disc is 10.6.3

I made a thread on insanelymac can anyone on here help?

Thread is:

30th March, 2011 @ 12:43 am by David Berlowitz

Thank you for posting these instructions.

I have a problem. I was installing on a 1030nr and got to the reboot part. I thought I had booted from the USB device and ran the netbootmaker app. I don’t remember what happened, but the process got interupted and now I cannot boot from the hard drive nor the USB ports. I’ve tried the USB drive and two optical drives.. one bus powered and the second a/c powered. I’ve tried to boot from an OS install disk and a stand-alone disc imager.

Do you (or anyone else reading this) know what might have happened and/or what I can do now? The netbook is ‘bricked’. (BTW, is has a solid state hard drive.)

Thanks in advance for any help.

30th March, 2011 @ 1:11 am by David G. Berkowitz

Thanks to jaygabs’s post, I went into the bios and increased the boot time and I am now able to boot from an external device.

Still working on making a Mac netbook.

30th March, 2011 @ 7:54 pm by David G. Berkowitz

Thank you again. My HP Mini 1030nr is now a MacNetbook. Everything works except: webcam with Skype. The camera works with Photobooth, but is not working with Skype.

1st April, 2011 @ 4:06 am by jdiasj

Hey does anyone know how to fix this reboot problem on the few steps right after you’re done with the mac?

“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the power button again.”

1st April, 2011 @ 6:15 am by Rick

Thanks a lot for this posting and instructions.
I have a question, I followed the instructions for my HP 110 and after installing 10.6.2 my comp. won’t boot up. The Apple logo will come up and the wheel will turn but then the wheel gets slow and jerky and won’t get past that to boot up. Any ideas??

3rd April, 2011 @ 5:08 pm by Connor

Awesome tutorial, I’m buying a mini 1000 today. Does 2 finger scrolling work?

4th April, 2011 @ 8:44 am by Ed

@Connor yep, 2-finger scroll works perfect =)

17th April, 2011 @ 1:59 am by xxdamm

i cant get to the select Lang. Screen only to the apple logo any help would be great

19th April, 2011 @ 10:10 pm by armyaircorp

HP Mini 1000 100% Functional with Iatkos s3 v2

Only thing is it reads as macbook 4.1

how can I get it to read as mac mini?

21st April, 2011 @ 2:58 am by Nazir Faliq

Does this method works on HP Mini 110-3004 TU?

21st April, 2011 @ 7:04 am by Rob 00

Great, detailed, and straight forward instructions. I got my HP Mini 1000 working on my first try.

The only thing is that after the last instruction re: the HD icon, the restart does not work anymore. It was working before those last adjustments, but now it won’t restart, it just tries to shut down, the screen goes black, but the power lights stay on. The sleep and the shut down works great, it’s just the restart not working.

anyone else having this problem?

21st April, 2011 @ 7:23 am by Rob 00

Also, in “About This Mac” the Processor is identified as 1.6 GHz Intel Core Solo instead of the Atom Dual Core. Does the Core Solo mean that my HP Mini 1000 hackintish is only using one of the 2 cores of the Atom Dual?

21st April, 2011 @ 9:05 am by Rob 00

Never mind about the restart issue. somehow it resolved itself.

The only remaining thing is the single core issue. IStat Pro says that I only have a single core CPU. Does it mean that my HP Mini Hacintosh is limited to the use of only one of the two cores on the Atom Dual CPU? Is there a fix for this? The HP Mini is slow as it is with the Atom processor, it would be a waste to run it with only one core. Help!

1st May, 2011 @ 11:47 pm by AAC

Just a note to all…
HP Mini 1000 1151nr

I have installed vanilla using this method and Iatkos S3 V2.

Here are my findings:
1- faster startup (27 sec)
2- Audio more responsive
3- still no fn+mute or internal mic
4- Unstable 7 times out of 10 get KP.
5- faster internet because (iatkos s3 v2 has to sound map with voodooHDA so there is a delay in sound…. which delays flash animation

Iatkos S3 V2:
-1 slower startup (37-43 sec)
-2 MORE STABLE = NO KP at all
-3 updated to 10.6.7 but had to do a lot of adjustments so returned back to 10.6.3 it’s more stable
-4 better fan fuction
-no need for dsdt patch if you select right things to install.
-5 all icons working
-6 time machine working
-7 if you pinconfig voodoohda you get internal mic (took me 5 days to learn)
-8 did I mention more stable!

13th May, 2011 @ 5:00 pm by me

could someone post the settings they used with Iatkos S3 V2 & the hp mini 1000. I have everything working except sleep. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

15th May, 2011 @ 9:39 am by fernando

what about a compaq?

22nd May, 2011 @ 1:45 pm by James

I nearly got this going on my compaq mini 700, but I had 10.6.3 so I used netbookinstaller 0.8.5 as the other bootmaker wouldn’t work.

My problems are this:

First off when I install it never completes, always gets to time remaining 10 or 11 minutes and stays there, I left it for about 7 hours yesterday to complete, so its not impatience.

If I then restart, it boots with the two drives, but its unable to boot without the usb drive (I can then eject the usb or I could recent attempts and the restart screen comes up or it doesn’t load at all)

I’m a bit lost what to try next….

Where have I gone wrong… anyone got any ideas?

30th May, 2011 @ 8:16 pm by Ryan

HP Mini 1033cl, followed this guide, but when I did a software update, it brought me to 10.6.7. This made the airport say “No airport card installed”. At this point, all you have to do is reset your bios to defaults.

14th June, 2011 @ 9:13 pm by Paolo

Any way to make the microphone working on a compaq 700?

18th June, 2011 @ 3:31 pm by Jorge

Ok, first let me say thanks a lot buddy… this is great stuff and it really works!!! I followed patiently your instructions and everything but the microphone works like a charm in my Compaq Mini 701. However -and this is very important-, if you want to get nice results you have to upgrade just to 10.6.2 and not above. The first time I didn’t upgrade by using the 10.6.2 update combo, instead I upgraded via Software Update and as today -June 18, 2011-, last version is 10.6.7. Then when I restarted the computer I realized I had lost USB and camera (maybe more things were lost too, didn’t check anything else because without USB the whole thing is useless to me). Ok, I was unable to fix it (even loading BIOS setup default as pointed by another user). So I repeated the whole installation again (yeah, very sad but you know how these things works buddy :) then upgraded just to 10.6.2 using the update combo and not just via Software Update. In my opinion and in order to avoid problems, the best thing to do after upgrading to 10.6.2 is to stick to that version so I think disabling Software Update is a good idea. In order to do that, open Terminal and type “softwareupdate –schedule off” (without quotes, of course) and you are done. Remember, stick to 10.6.2 and you should be fine. Thanks a lot for this great tutorial, this little computer working with OSX looks beautiful and is much better and user friendly than XP or Ubuntu. Keep Shining Man! You really made my day :)

28th June, 2011 @ 2:14 pm by Paolo

Everything ok but the microphone, still looking for a solution…

29th June, 2011 @ 11:58 am by Matty

Got my Compaq mini 702 running on 10.6.2 vanilla without any hiccups using your guide, but not managed to get the volume controls or mute to work (volume stays at constant loud). Any ideas if there is an different voodooHDA.kext I can use to resolve this to replace the one in the general extensions? Is there a revised mod of this that now fixes this issue??

12th August, 2011 @ 7:05 am by Russell

Everything works perfect for me except I cant disable bluetooth. Any suggestions?

31st August, 2011 @ 11:40 pm by Patrick

My mini won’t boot from the external drive… I keep getting a message to turn off the computer and a bunch of interesting text in the background.. Any suggestions?

31st August, 2011 @ 11:44 pm by Patrick

Says unsupported CPU???

22nd September, 2011 @ 5:29 am by Damara

I have HP mini 5102. Can I follow the above steps for HP Mini 5102?

25th September, 2011 @ 11:00 am by George

@Patrick: are you using Lion to create the boot disk?
I installed SL already successful some months ago (had to replace it by Windows for some reasons, now I want to install SL again), but now I have the same problem here – my mini doesn’t boot SL.
I even started my real Mac from SL boot disk to create the boot disk, but I had to use Lion to run NetbookMaker and to replace the OSInstall.pkg.
When I’m able to find a SL installation at my friends to finish the boot disk creation, then we can be sure it’s a Lion issue.

21st October, 2011 @ 2:37 am by Ronaldo

Greattt!!! You save my life!!! Thank You!

11th November, 2011 @ 8:06 am by Michael

I have been trying all day to get Mac OS X on my HP Mini 1151NR. I followed all the instructions to a T, but I am unable to get this thing going. I have Macbook Pro running 10.6.7 with the 10.6.7 disc that came with it. I also have a 10.6.3 disc. I have tried with both. I connect my USB Hard Drive and ask my HP to boot from it. I get an apple Hard drive icon and then a gray screen with an Apple on it, then it Gives me a message that I need to restart my computer with a bunch of code in the background. Panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a96f6): version mis-match between kernal and CPU PM”@/sourcecache/xnu/xnu-1504.3.12/osfmk/1386/pmCPU.c:720 Then a whole bunch more code. I have been trying FOREVER to make my own Hackintosh using various computers I get my hands on to no avail..From what I understand this is a Kernel error, but I dunno how to fix that. Help anyone? Thanks.

18th December, 2011 @ 7:20 pm by Katanin

Hey, everyone.

I finally got this thing working (99.95%), and am posting from my HP Mini 1000 (1151NR). Thank you, Ed, and of course everyone in the hackintosh community for figuring these things out :) .

I even have volume control working on this Vanilla install of SL on my mini thanks to a fix detailed by a thread on tonymacx86. Only thing left is internal mic to get working…

To get volume control working and to get sleep/resume working, these are the exact steps I took (they are compatible with this guide):

In the section “Fix sound and trackpad” in the above, BEFORE you use the UpdateExtra application, there are some extra things you must do. This is assuming you’ve already copied over the General Extensions bundle folder to /Extra/

- Download VoodooHDA 2.7.2 kext at (at the time of this writing, it’s the first one listed and also the one with “Featured” next to it)
- Unzip the kext. Navigate to /Extra/, then paste the VoodooHDA kext into GeneralExtensions. This will overwrite the existing one.
- Navigate to the GeneralExtensions folder. Right-click on VoodooHDA.kext, and select “Show package contents.”
- Go into the Contents folder and find Info.plist
- Open Info.plist with TextEdit
- Find (ALT+F or Command + F) the string “VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix” without the quotes.
- Change the value from to
- Save the file and close.

- For whatever reason, the Sleep kext at the beginning of this guide does not work, but the one linked to in the “Fix sound and trackpad” section does (ie the one from
- Just paste this into GeneralExtensions (ie same as directions in the guide above).

Then you can run UpdateExtra. After installing the 10.6.2 update and rebooting as needed be, you should be able to control the sound via the Mini’s volume keys.

(Don’t forget to follow the rest of the guide to get sleep/resume enabled! The DSDT patch is very important).

Some general notes:
- When using any custom kext, place them in the GeneralExtensions folder in /Extra/, and always run the UpdateExtra after doing so.
- Don’t be afraid to look at the Info.plist file of the kext to see if there are any configurations you can make to enable some feature.
- If you get a Kernel Panic after restarting, just follow the instructions to power off and power on again. It happened to me twice.
- You can, of course, do the sound volume slider fix above after you’ve already done everything in Ed’s guide, just remember to use UpdateExtra.

18th December, 2011 @ 7:31 pm by Katanin

@Michael (Nov 11, 2011 post), I’ve found the most success with this guide using a 10.6 Retail DVD (the very first version, ie not 10.6.3) disc image.

I forgot to add, you do not need a real mac with SL to do this. I was able to make a bootable USB using a Hackintosh. In fact, I made it using this mini, on which I’d installed 10.5.8 using

25th December, 2011 @ 1:10 am by macewan


I’ve run into the exact same problem as @Michael. Trying your suggestion now.

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6th January, 2012 @ 7:26 pm by Grayminded

@Michael & @Katanin, I’ve had the same problem with you guys, but I used this (Netbook Maker 0.8.4) and It went out smoothly :)

16th January, 2012 @ 11:35 am by Dario

Yeah! It’s all ok… NOW I tryed to update but after restart, I receive a nice kernel panic. And now?

16th January, 2012 @ 8:47 pm by RichardMaretti

This is Babulerman.

3rd February, 2012 @ 7:18 am by Peter

Great instructions!
Does this work on HP Mini 210-1035TU as well?

many thanks:))

HP Mini 210-1035TU Sepc. as follows:

Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz
Intel NM10
Intel® GMA 3150

1st March, 2012 @ 11:51 pm by mike.patty

Has anyone tried to do this with Lion on the mini 700

2nd March, 2012 @ 2:27 am by Jorge V. Castellanos

I followed the tutorial completely and everything goes well until… I install netbookinstaller onto the MacOS partiton. I don´t receive any error on this. But when I restart the netbook without the USB I always receive a boot: 0 error.
If I boot from the usb to the menu (I think the USB has Chameleon) and then choose the HArddisk the netbook loads perfectly.
I tried to activate the second partition from a terminal window
fdisk /dev/disk0
f 2
etc, etc,
and I always get an MBR error and fdisk refuses to make changes to the partition.
So I can’t boot form the hard disk.
I have a Compaq Mini CQ10 which is the clone of the Hp mini.
What is more frustrating is that when I boot form the USB and choose to start from the hard disk the machine works very well. Please advice how to correct this. I installed Chameleon 2 RC 5 to my hard disk with exactley the same result. Boot 0: error
Please help!!!

23rd March, 2012 @ 2:22 am by brandon

i have a compaq mini cq510 and i have been trying to get os x and ideneb to work on this. nothing will work. i tried partitioning the hard drive to update to windows 7 home premuim then dual booting and nothing worked. PLEASE PLEAS HELP

27th March, 2012 @ 3:26 am by Alan Harake

Will this also work on the HP Envy?

30th March, 2012 @ 10:51 pm by amir

Excellent guide

NetbookBootMaker no working good on vmware mac .but work on 10.5.8

12th May, 2012 @ 12:29 am by John

The HP mini 1000 won’t allow me to install the mac, please help!!! No OS in the HP

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a friend of mine asked me to install Linux on his Compaq Mini, i first tried ubuntu, and now i have a tiny mac…. great
she will love it!

only one question:
Software Update to 10.6.8 yes or no?

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