Acer Aspire One d250 Hackintosh – OSx86 Install Guide

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Guides Used:

USB Key/Hard Drive Prep:

1.  Launch Disk Utility

2.  Create a partition with Mac OS Extender (Journaled)

This is a compiliation of multiple guides, tutorials, and assorted forum posts that I have found to get iAtkos 1.7 up and running on an Acer D250 netbook.  At the end of this guide you will be left with a fully functional OS X installation.  Be warned however before you continue the following functionality will be missing : Webcam, Mic, and Sleep.

Before installing, do the following-
Get iAtkos v7 from the usual places and burn it (it’s a single-layer DVD)
Download the 10.5.8 Combo update from Apple – Downloads
Download the newly revised file I’ve prepared. It comes with
-The latest Kismac
-Atheros 5007EG drivers
-System.kext, Seatbelt.kext and dsmos.kext files for use in 10.5.8
-Voodoo Kernel 1.0 (based on XNU 9.5)
-Kextloader B7
-OSx86 Tools
-New intel GMA950 drivers (to fix the -F flag bug)

1.Once you’ve done the above, insert your iAtkos v7 disc in to your USB DVD drive and boot from it. It may take a few reboots to actually boot (this seems to be a BIOS glitch, unfortunately) and wait a bit for it to load.

2.Go to Utilities -> Disk Utility and format your HDD. Mac OS X runs best when it’s the only OS on your netbook (I will not be covering dual-booting in this tutorial). Be sure to use MBR (Master Boot Record) and NOT GUID.

3.Mark the following under “Customize”-

Main System -> Bootloader -> Chameleon 2
X86 patches -> Decrypters -> dsmos (uncheck ‘AppleDecrypt’)
Kernel -> 9.5.0 voodoo
ACPI -> x86 ACPI
GFX -> Intel GMA 950
Sound-> Voodoo HDA
System -> Apple PS2 controller (voodoo PS2 w/ trackpad is optional, but has a tendency to stop working and cause kernel panics)
System -> Laptop battery (NTFS-3G and ExtFS work as well if you want them)
you may also install an alternative language to English

Also, be sure to uncheck “Disabler”.
Make sure ONLY the above is selected. NOTHING. ELSE.

4.Grab some coffee and wait for it to install (~20 minutes)

5.After it’s done installing, click ‘reboot’. When you get to the bootloader screen, press a key and use the following flags-

-f -v cpus=1

6.Go through the video, cheesy music (if the sound is cutting out, don’t worry about it), username, etc.

7.Unzip the on to your desktop. A folder called ‘D250’ will be created. Open it.

8.Go to the Apps folder and copy all of the apps to /Applications

9.Open Kextloader B7 and drag&drop D250/kexts/Seatbelt.kext and System.kext in to it. Type in your password. Install. DO NOT REBOOT.

10.Go to D250/kernel, open the .dmg and install the Voodoo Kernel. NOW reboot.

11.You don’t have to put any flags in. Once you get back to the desktop, back everything up by opening a terminal and typing these commands-

sudo cp -rf /System/Library/Extensions /System/Library/Extensions.backup
sudo cp -rf /mach_kernel.voodoo /mach_kernel.backup
sudo rm -rf /mach_kernel.original (deletes original kernel)

These commands back everything up, just in case your 10.5.8 install goes bad.

12.Now install the 10.5.8 COMBO update that you downloaded earlier. It’ll take a while.

13.If you got a kernel panic in the middle of the install, scroll down to “GOD DAMMIT I GOT A KERNEL PANIC WHILE I INSTALLED 10.5.8!!11”. If it’s asking you to reboot DONT DO IT YET.

14.Open kextloaderB7 and install D250/kexts/dsmos.kext. DO NOT REBOOT.

15.Open up OSx86 tool and select “Repair permissions”, “Set Extensions permissions” and “Clear Extensions Cache”. wait for it to finish

16.NOW reboot. It will reboot once or twice on it’s own- don’t fret! Once it’s done, you should be back to your desktop with an ugly 800×600 resolution or a blue screen.

17.[if you have the file] Insert your iAtkos v7 disc again, and boot from it. Under ‘customize’ select NOTHING EXCEPT system -> drivers -> intel -> GMA950. Click install. Reboot.

[if you have the file] go to D250/graphics and open the .pkg file. Reboot. *note- this also fixes the -F flag bug

18.You should have a nice 1024×600 resolution again. Open up D250/wifi/AR5007EG.pkg file. Reboot.

19.Open Kismac, go to preferences and add “Airport Extreme passive”. Now scan- you should see some networks.

And that’s about it. You now have a D250 with 10.5.8. STAY AWAY FROM AIRPORT UPDATES. All other updates are fine to install.

Mountain Lion + Kakewalk + GA-UD3P-EP45 + ATI Radeon HD4870x2

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I am succesfully running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 on a GA-UD3p-EP45 with a Radeon HD4870x2 with full QE/CI support.  I have attempted to summarize all the information needed to make a successful install with complete graphics and driver support.  Here is my brief guide, please leave any questions in the comments:

1.  Reset BIOS to Optimized Defaults (Sorry, it has to be!)
2.  Download Kakewalk 4.5
3.  Follow these instructions to setup Kakewalk and boot Mountain Lion
4.  Download the ep45-UD3p Post  >> Make sure this ends up on your USB Key!

You will not have Sound, Ethernet, or PS/2 support out of the box.  Also – if the system won’t boot on the first try – restart and let it try again.  (AppleRTC patch is not yet patched).

Once you get to your desktop >>

1.  Open Kext Utility, it will Repair permission automatically at first, let it run —

2.  Open the QE_CI Exotic Patch folder.

3.  When Kext Utility is finished repairing permissions drag and drop (one at a time) ATIRadeonX2000.kext and ATI4800Controller.kext into the Kext utility.  It will repair permissions each time it processes a Kext file!

4.  Reboot

You should now have full graphics.

1.  Run MultiBeast


  • EasyBeast
  • Audio>RalktekALC8xx>WithoutDSDT>>ALC885/889a
  • Disk >> Jmicron36x and TRIM if you have SSD
  • Misc >> PS/2 to enable oldschool mouse/keyboard
  • Network >> Realtek Gigabit Ethernet 2.0.6
  • System>>AppleRTC Patch
  • Bootloader >> Chimera — if you need it
  • Boot Options >> PCI Root ID Fix

2.  Reboot!

For MobileMe access and Facetime Support

1.  Use Chameleon Wizard

2.  Click SMBios tab

3.  Click Edit

4.  Under week of Manufacture click Random and under Unique Number click Random again

5.  Hit Save

6.  Reboot



Kakewalk on UD3P Mountain Lion

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Installation guide

Make sure to read through the guide before installation.

Here are the Kakewalk instructions, with my comments!

– USB Stick, at least 5GB
– A working Mac/Hackintosh
– Compatible hardware, like a Gigabyte GA-UD3P-EP45

Step 1 – Creating a Mac OS X USB stick

1. Download Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.

2. Start the Kakewalk application supplied with the zip archive you downloaded from here.

–Be sure that you do not have your DMG mounted!  This will block the install.

3. Next, click Install to USB

4. Select your motherboard

5. Click Browse and locate the Lion application (this can also be a DMG image file)

6. Make sure you select the correct disk for installation.

7. Click the Install button when you’re done.
This will install Lion onto your USB stick. It’s a lengthy install process and will take about 20-30 minutes.

Click here to Download the : ep45-UD3p Post package.
Click here to goto the UD3P Guide.


Be sure to place this on your USB drive after Kakewalk finishes installing.

Step 2 – Setting up BIOS

1. Insert the USB stick in the PC you wish to install to.

2. Enter BIOS and go to Advanced Features

–You should probably reset your BIOS to Optimized Defaults.

Overlocking will not work with the installer.

3. Change the Hard Disk Boot Priority to your USB stick as primary (Number 1)

and set the harddrive you’re going to install to as secondary (Number 2)
eg. 1. USB-HDD0: SanDisk 16GB
2. SCSI-0: WD 500GB

4. Go back (ESC), go to Integrated peripherals


6. Go back (ESC), go to Power Management

7. Set the ACPI Suspend Type to S3(STR)

8. Set HPET Mode to 64-bit mode

9. Save and Exit, by pressing F10

Step 3 – Installing Mac OS X

Your system should now be booting from your thumb stick. The bootloader will greet you, and after 5 seconds it will start the Mac OS X installer.

–If your USB device isn’t booting, just hit F12 when booting to select your boot device.

1. Once the Mac OS X installer is up and running click Utilities and then Disk Utility

2. In the left hand pane select the harddrive you wish to install to

3. Click Partition then select 1 Partition then click Options and check GUID PartitionTable hit OK

4. Finally enter a name for your partition (eg. Mac) and Apply (Leave the formatdrop-down to its default value)

5. When partitioning and formatting is done, quit Disk Utility.

6. Now go on with the installation and select your partition (eg. Mac) and install.

7. When the installer has finished restart your computer.

Step 4 – Running Kakewalk

Boot from your thumb stick. Make sure to select the harddrive you just installed Mac OS X to and hit enter.

1. Once your installation is up and running open Finder.

2. Navigate to your thumb stick.

3. Start Kakewalk.

4. Select Install Kakewalk

5. Select your motherboard

6. Select the harddrive you just installed Mac OS X to.

7. When the installer has finished restart your computer.

8. Remove your USB stick and boot from your Mac OS X harddrive!


Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 and Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P – Black screen

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After any install of Karmic, 9.10 the new GRUB 2 bootloader will not start the generic kernel. On first reboot after a fresh install, when you select the standard boot image you are left with a black screen, and possibly a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner.  To boot anything functional I was forced to start in rescue mode, resume normal boot, login as my user, then run [cci]startx[/cci] to start GNOME. What a disaster! Simple fix? You got it!

It’s time to edit Grub2, a daunty little beast that is not to be mistaken for Grub.

1. Open the grub config

[raw]sudo gedit /etc/default/grub[/raw]

2. A note : grub.cfg cannot be modified without changing the file permissions first. Do not modify [cci]/boot/grub/grub.cfg[/cci] Simply put, every time you run update-grub this file is re-generated. Changes here can be dangerous.

3. Find the following, or similar depending on your kernel

[raw]linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=94db3b6d-1959-49d3-8565-6e3e28acdc64 ro quiet splash[/raw]

4. Remove “quiet splash”

[raw]linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=94db3b6d-1959-49d3-8565-6e3e28acdc64 ro[/raw]

5. Run

[raw]sudo update-grub[/raw]

6. Reboot