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iPortable via USB Flash Drive on Acer Aspire 3613WLMi
forgive me if there already is a thread on the aspire... I didn't find one.
The specs of my machine afaik are:
1.5GHz Intel Celeron M processor
512MB Ram (which I can upgrade if this is worth it)
GMA 915 Video Shared (no driver)
AC 97 Audio (got this working fine)
Atheros wireless (not working)
I installed iPortable OS X which is a Snow Leopard 10.6.2 installation on an 8GB Lexar USB Key to test this out.
The installation works fine, I have video, sound and my ethernet works. However, it runs slow and programs freeze. If I use Safari, I can get to 2 webpages before mister spinning wheel shows up to laugh at me.
I don't care if I can't get wireless to work, but is it simply my ram that is causing the horrible slowdown, or is my little Celeron workhorse and other hardware just too old. I'm not going to shell out $40 for more ram for this machine as it's not used much for anything else anyway... unless it will greatly improve my Snow Leopard installation.
Also, what in the world do I do to get the video working. I'm stuck at 1024x768 when I should have 1280x800. Every driver I have tried and also after following the guide that comes with iPortable, I end up with the grey screen of death.
If anyone has had any experience with this machine, please let me know.
I'm a noob so far at hackintoshes. I've only done 2 successful installs - one AMD one and this latest one. The AMD one however died from hardware failure from older issues.
I appreciate any help and will contribute back to the hackintosh community anyway I can. Thanks much.
Solved. The video drivers were surprisingly easy. I simply installed the AppleIntel950GMA kext, plus 2 kexts I found on insanelymac.com which was an old version of AppleIntegratedFrameBuffer and a kext called ElliotAppleIntelGMA950Legacy.
Obviously I'm also a dummy with the ram. Snow Leopard needs a minimum of 1GB, so I'll be upgrading today.
Thought I would just post this. It seems that the Acer Aspire 3613WLMi can be a perfect candidate for a 100% working Hackintosh. After I've updated the ram today, I'll post my results and after that this thread can be locked.
I'm sure I can solve the Aetheros wireless as well, however as I said, I don't care about having wireless at the moment, so I'll be ignoring that. Perhaps later maybe. However, I found with iPortable, you need to be careful what you install for kexts and how you install them. After 5 installations - after 5 kernel panics, I think I finally have a stable install.
Got everything working today, including wireless.. so it's a fully working hackintosh, however it's still slow. It's currently sporting 1.28GB Ram.
The processor however is an older SSE2 and I believe the default kernel is Vanilla. The system profiler shows incorrect processor type, cpu speed and fsb speed.
Other than that, it works so far. Now I just have to try and improve performance.
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