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Another Use for the Hackintosh

I just bought bigger hard drives, as I was running out of space with my DNS-320 network storage. Unfortunately, the DNS-320 does not support RAID scaling. So I needed to remove the old drives, set up a fresh new RAID array with the new drives, and manually copy the data over from the old drives to the new drives.

The zinger here is that the DNS-320 formats the hard drives in the Linux EXT3 format, which is not supported in Windows. I tried a bunch of different free Windows utilities to read the EXT3 partition, but none of them behaved well with my Windows 7 machine. Continue reading

Asus Eee PC 1000HE – Mac Snow Leopard and Windows XP Dual Boot!

Previously I was able to run my Asus Eee PC 1000HE as a “hackintosh” on Snow Leopard 10.6.0, 10.6.4, and 10.6.7. But I’ve always kept the hackintosh install on a bootable USB drive, as I didn’t want to mess with the original Windows XP install on the 160GB hard drive.

I recently purchased a 180GB solid state drive (SSD), and so I figured this would be the perfect chance to try my hand at an XP/Snow Leopard dual boot system. I was warned by a friend that this was more trouble than it’s worth, especially since I had a working hackintosh, even if it was by USB stick. But I had figured I’d have an easier time than he did, since there’s lots of guides specifically written for the 1000HE, while my friend had installed to different hardware. I had some troubles on the way, but I finally got it to work!

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Asus Eee PC 1000HE Dual Boot XP and Snow Leopard – Stalled!

Previously I was able to run my Asus Eee PC 1000HE as a “hackintosh” on Snow Leopard 10.6.0, 10.6.4, and 10.6.7. But I’ve always kept the hackintosh install on a bootable USB drive, as I didn’t want to mess with the original Windows XP install on the 160GB hard drive.

I recently purchased a 180GB solid state drive, and so I figured this would be the perfect chance to try my hand at an XP/Snow Leopard dual boot system. I was warned by a friend that this was more trouble than it’s worth, especially since I had a working hackintosh, even if it was by USB stick. But I had figured I’d have an easier time than he did, since there’s lots of guides specifically written for the 1000HE, while my friend had installed to different hardware. Continue reading

Installing Mac OS 10.6.4 on a Asus EeePC 1000HE

In an earlier blog post, I briefly described how I installed Snow Leopard 10.6.0 on an Asus Eee PC 1000HE netbook. I have since upgraded this to 10.6.4 and have documented my complete install process from start to finish below.

Borrowing a working Mac, the first step was to install 10.6.0 onto the stick per this guide. An 8GB will work for 10.6.0, but was too small for an upgrade to 10.6.4. Therefore, I recommend at least a 16GB stick. The steps I took were as follows: Continue reading

Installing Mac OS 10.6.0 on a Asus EeePC 1000HE

I have the very occasional need to run utilities which are only available for the Mac. This isn’t enough use to buy a dedicated Mac for this purpose, but on the other hand borrowing a Mac gets quite old. Lately I had heard of people setting up Hackintosh systems with a Mac OS running on PC hardware. Since there is lots of documentation on the web about installing the Mac OS on PC netbooks, I decided to try it on my Asus EeePC 1000HE – in particular because I had heard that this particular netbook is one of the better hackintosh candidates. Continue reading