[HowTo] Install Snow Leopard on a eeePC 1008HA
First, what works and doesn't work:
Sleep, Restart, Shutdown
Keyboard with basic function keys
Trackpad with tap and two finger scroll
Sound (no mic, it seems)
Video with full native Resolution
Webcam in photobooth and skype (doesn't seem to work in iChat)
Not working yet:
WLAN (Think this is certainly possible, with everything currently supported by the atheros drivers in snow, but you can always swap for a fully supported card)
Ethernet (Doubt this will work, haven't really looked at it)
Now that that's out of the way, here are the steps. Please only try this if you know what you're doing. I take no responsibility for destroying your eeePC.
eeePC 1008HA (the 1005 model will probably work as well)
my snow extra pack (download)
Snow Leopard Installer
An 8gb Flash Drive, or other free partition beyond where you wish to install
A working Leopard Install (Doesn't need to be on the 1008HA if you wish to install to an external HDD)
On your working Leopard Install, use Disk Utility to format your 8gb flash drive as MBR with 1 Partition, name it SL Installer. Then restore your Snow Leopard DVD or DMG to the Flash Drive. If you wish to install on an MBR partition, you'll want to navigate to System/Installation/Packages and replace your OSInstall.mpkg with this one.
Execute the OSInstall.mpkg previously mentioned, and begin the install. Make sure to select your proper target drive, and in Customize to deselect Languages and Printers, or your install will fail.
Alright, you've got Snow installed on your 1008 now, but you're not ready to boot quite yet. Just a few more steps to complete. First, start up the NetbookInstaller app you should've downloaded, and run it on your new Snow Leopard install. It may take several minutes. It will tell you that you're running an unsupported device, just hit continue. Select your drive, and check only the following:
Install PC EFI v9
Install General Extensions
Then let it do its magic.
You're almost ready! At this point, your SL install should be fully bootable and ready to go, but I assume you'd like sound, sleep, and a working battery meter. So, copy my provided Extra folder to your new Snow partition, overwriting any files when prompted, and repair permissions on the files in terminal.
Now, if you've done everything correctly, you should be ready to reboot into snow and be greeted with the welcome video :) Enjoy!
Step 6 (Optional, if you want sleep to work fully):
Once you've booted into your new snow install, you'll want to install CHUD tools, and download this. Then, mount the ISO and the EEE-Utilities.dmg it contains. In EEE-Utilities browse to Fixes/Dimming Control Wake and Install SleepWatcher and then Sleepwatcher Startupitem. Once that's complete, run "Set Up Wake" only once, authenticate and some stuff will run through terminal. Once it's complete, sleep should be working fully. Your display will now come on when you wake your computer up :) Thanks to here for that info.
Big thanks to the people here for providing me with all the information needed to get this running on our eeePCs and writing the needed apps. If it works for you, you should support them ;)
Also should note, wrote and posted this guide entirely from my eeePC in Snow, so it's very stable ;)
Problems installing - NetbookInstaller
what version of netbook installer are you using? when I try to use 0.8.2, there is no PC_EFI option, just Chameleon 2.0 RC3. <- can I use this?
Originally Posted by Imperiopolis
NetbookInstaller 0.81 has the PCI_EFI option, but I can't open the drive selection menu :(.
what do you mean? how do you repair permissions to the /Extras folder?
Originally Posted by Imperiopolis
thanks for all the help, I R (relative) N00b to the Hackintosh scene.