September 19, 2014

MacOSX on Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1011)

It is the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1011) which had the most compatibility with MacOSX. All its hardwares are supported in MacOSX.

I did it twice before getting it right. It's running MacOSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Yet updated to the latest update. Installation was made through a 8GB USB flash disk. Steps:

  1. Partition USB disk to GUID partition format and format it to HFS+ using Disk Utility
  2. Restore Snow Leopard CD to the USB flash disk using Disk Utility
  3. Download NetbookMaker 0.8.4 RC1 and install it to the USB disk
  4. Install Snow Leopard to your Dell Inspiron Mini 10v
  5. Once installed, the machine will automatically rebooted. Download NetbookInstaller 20100616212351, install and reboot
  6. Install MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg and legacy_kernel-10.6.8.pkg. Install Mac update but do not click restart when asked. Instead, install the legacy kernel package and restart.
  7. System will be rebooted, running for 10-15 minutes and restarted again
  8. Run the NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 again, and install SleepEnabler.kext to enable sleep.
  9. Done!
Everything should work. WiFi, Ethernet, TouchPad. The best is you can configure the touchpad to be used just like Apple's touch pad, with the use of 2 or 3 fingers touch. Kewl isn't it?

It's now officially a toy to my son to watch youtube. It's a lot more stable and better responding.

Thanks MacOSX.

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