HP Mini 1000 install OSX

I got brave last week and decided to install OSX on the 1000. Watched a couple of youtube videos and looks like it runs pretty well, so figured what the heck. I'll try to lay out the steps I took and want to be clear that I followed other people's directions and I'm not responsible for figuring any of this out on my own.
The install guide I used with a little deviation, http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1445

What you need:
- A USB mouse
- A copy of iDeneb v1.3 (NOT v1.4)
- The HP Mini OS X Essential Files attached to this guide in the link above


1. downloaded ideneb 1.3 (only 1.3 will work)
2. burned to DVD, I have an external dvd drive
3. Boot the DVD on the Mini 1000 and the installer will now begin. Wait at the apple logo until a language selection screen is shown. Select your language and hit next.
4. Go to the top of the screen where it says utilities. From this menu select “Disk Utility”
5. Click on the Mini’s Hard drive in the left pane.
6. Click on the “erase” tab
7. Under Volume format, select Mac OS Extended
8. Click Erase
8. After erasing is complete, exit the disk utility
9. Now click next and select your newly erased hard drive as the destination.
10. On the next screen you will see an option at the bottom that says “customize”. Click on it and apply the following patches:
a. Expand “fixes” and select: acpi, cpu, and remove firewire
b. Under “patches” expand chipset and select ichx fix
You can now continue with the installation.

After sitting at the install screen for a while your computer will reboot. There will be a countdown from 5 in which the migration assistant should appear. If you’re lucky, you can go through the assistant without a hiccup. (If you run into a loop problem, refer to the install guide link above. I was lucky enough not to.)

Installing Kernel Extensions

You should now be in OSX again. Now open up UInstaller.
1. Select your Hard Drive under Drives
2. Choose OSx86_Essentials as the package to install
3. Click “Apply kext package”
4. Click “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12”
5. Hit Install

Now lets go ahead and apply the DST Patcher to get ready to update to 10.5.7. Open up the DST Patcher GUI.
1. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
2. Select “New HPET Option”
3. Select” Apply DSDT Patch to:”
4. Select your Hard drive.

Now let’s get wifi and all the fun stuff working. Open up OSX86Tools.
1. In OSX86Tools, click on “Repair Permissions”
2. Click on “Install kexts” towards the bottom right
3. Find the kexts folder on your flash drive. Select the THIRD(excluding AppleGMA950.kext and AppleIntegratedFramebuffer.kext)one.
4. Shift+Click the last one to select all (excluding the two mentioned).
5. After the installer completes it will ask you reboot. Just click on OK and Cancel on any dialog boxes that appear.

Update to 10.5.7
You should now be OSX again after reboot. Here’s where things could go horribly wrong, or awesomely easy. There are two methods that can be done. Update to 10.5.7 via Software Update or downloaded updater (DMG).

Software Update Method:
1. Connect to your wifi network. If you don’t know how, its should be the symbol farthest left at the top right of the screen. Looks like a wireless bar signal
2. Go to “System preferences” again.
3. Select “Software Update”
4. Click “Check Now”
5. After they all load, uncheck all of them EXCEPT for “Mac OSX Update”
6. Click “Install”
7. Go through all the prompts. It will start to download then reboot. The download may take a while depending on your Internet connection.

Mouse and Keyboard Fix
Plug in that usb mouse you have. Be thankful you did not set a password if you are not foruntuneaute enough to have a usb keyboard.
First, run the VooDooPS2 Controller package. When prompted, make sure to check that box that says trackpad. Go through all the prompts until it’s installed. Reboot.

Now with working trackpad and keyboard, Open up OSX86 Tools again. Go ahead and reinstall all the kexts in the kext folder.
1. Click on “Install kexts” towards the bottom right
2. Find the kexts folder on your flash drive. Select the first one.(this time select ALL BUT ONE kext -- Do not install the Intel GMA kext, it will disable your screen)
3. Shift+Click the last one to select all.
4. After the installer completes it will ask you reboot. Do it.
*Hint: To get sound working, you need to delete the AppleHDA.kext in the /System/Library/Extensions folder. (2009.06.05-This may not be needed as there was no difference after removing it - sound works with and without it).
*Hint: If you install the INTEL GMA kext, you should be able to go into safe mode by booting with -x in the command line)


Enable Quartz
To enable Quartz open OSX86 Tools and click the Enable/Disable Quartz GL button. It will tell you the current status. If its disabled, feel free to enable it by clicking the button that says "Enable Quartz GL".



Fix CPU (Allow dual-core)
If you start ActivityMonitor before doing this you will see that OSX only sees 1 processor (press the CPU tab below te process list). To allow it to use the second core do the following:
1) Open Terminal when logged in as an Admin user.
2) Gain root access ("sudo su -" and enter your user password).
3) cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration
4) Recommend backing up "com.apple.Boot.plist". Copy it to your home directory or somewhere else.
5) Edit "com.apple.Boot.plist". Use vi (ie: vi com.apple.Boot.plist). Move the cursor to the line that has "cpus=1 -f", then press lowercase d twice to remove it.If there are no other lines between the line with "Kernel Flags" and the next line, then delete the Kernel Flags line as well. Save the file by pressing uppercase Z twice.
6) Reboot
7) Launch ActivityMonitor and confirm OSX now sees both cores.

Enable Quartz Extreme (10.5.7 only)
1) Download these kexts (http://myhpmini.com/forum/download/file.php?id=248)
2) Go into OSX86 Tools, and select Install Kexts.
3) Browse to your download location, and install ALL of the kexts.
4) Once it is done installing, it will ask you to reboot. To avoid problems, click cancel, and, still in OSX86 Tools, go ahead and repair permissions. Be prepared for this to take a while, so don't get worried if it does. It is normal.
5) Reboot when Repair Permissions is complete.

*I take no credit for the above instructions. I just detailed the parts I used from the install guide here, http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1445

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