Yep, it happened; and I got the picture to prove it:
I’m also not going to be one of those guys who holds it over your head. I will give you pretty much the exact list of things I had to do with a zipped up bundle at the end of the post (coming soon). A list of things that work include:
The one thing that doesn’t work is sleep. If you attempt to recover from sleep, do it in a bright room; as the system does fully recover, but the backlight on the LCD does not turn on. Restarting or disabling sleep will fix this issue. Sleep is disabled by going into System Preferences, clicking on “Energy Saver”, then dragging both “computer sleep” and “display sleep” to the right-most position on the slider. Do this for both the battery and power adapter settings.
Now, for some disclaimers. Of course, I’m not responsible for screwing up your personal machine. Nor do I endorse doing this without supporting Apple in some fashion. Buying the OS is not a bad way to start (though this does break your license agreement…). Also, this is not for new computer users. A basic knowledge on how the operating system works is required, along with how the BIOS works. I will explain later on. If you feel the slightest bit uncomfortable with this procedure, do not attempt this. One more thing… this install guide assumes that you only want OS X on your hard drive. If you want a dual boot (like I have with Windows 7), things get a bit more complicated.
To get started, you need to get the OS on an external hard drive (luckily I had one gathering dust, but be sure to plan ahead for this if you don’t). Follow instructions on this guide to get it on there. Note that you can replace the “working Mac with Snow Leopard installed” portion of that guide with another Hackintosh (even one that runs regular Leopard). The only difference is when you go to install; you can’t do it the easy way. You can’t use a physical optical disk (you can make a disk image through Disk Utility). You can’t double-click the disk icon and click through the wizard. Instead you navigate to:
using the Go>Go to Folder… command in the taskbar. Then double-click the “OSInstall.mpkg” file. The wizard will pop up with hardly any restrictions. Also, the guide I linked to recommends you use a program called “NetbookInstaller”. I have yet to have a good experience with that program, so I recommend you just install the Chameleon Bootloaderafter installing OS X. Since NetbookInstaller also automatically installs kernel extensions, I will tell you how to manually install kernel extensions. After installing Chameleon, uncompress the zip I have uploaded (again, coming soon), and put all the files labelled .kext (which are kernel extensions) files inside the Extra/Extensions folder. Copy the Extensions folder to your desktop, then download Kext Utility. Drag the Extensions folder onto the Kext Utility icon. A new file, “Extensions.mkext”, will be created. Then, put that file in the “Extras” folder, and delete the Extensions folder from your desktop (you won’t need it anymore). Also, make sure to copy the “mach_kernel_atom” file to the root of the hard drive you installed Snow Leopard on; otherwise, the computer can’t find the right kernel. You can then boot up OS X on your EEE.
Alright, the hard part’s over! Updating to 10.6.2 is pretty easy. Just download it and execute it. The same with 10.6.3. You should now have a working Hackintosh with 10.6.3! Any errors? Post them in the comments.