Creating a Hackintosh: Installing Mac OS X on Netbooks from the Dell Mini 9, MSI Wind, Lenovo S10, and more

Apr 26, 2009 - 25 Comments

Dell Mini 9 Mac OS X Creating your own cheap Mac Hackintosh out of a PC Netbook is pretty popular right now, so I compiled a list of various how-to guides mostly for myself but figured I would share it with our readers as well. The guides rank from reasonably easy (Dell Mini 9) to an arduous hack, and it’s technically against Apple’s OS X EULA agreement, so whether or not it’s worth proceeding with making one of these frankenstein Macs is entirely up to you.

Gizmodo: How to Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9

MyDellMini: Fool proof no hassle Dell Mini 10v Hackintosh guide

MSiWind Forums: How to Install Mac OS X on an MSI Wind

InsanelyMac: Install OS X on an Acer Aspire One

Stuart Shelton: How to install Mac OS X on a Samsung NC10

S10Lenovo: Install Mac OS X on a Lenovo S10

MyHPMini: Install Mac OS X on an HP Mini 1000

Enik: Install Mac OS X 10.5.6 on an EEE 1000h

It’s worth mentioning that BoingBoing has a pretty good OSX/Netbook compatibility chart but much of the info looks out of date (from December of 2008) so it’s worth doing some of your own due diligence before relying 100% on the chart.

Update: A reader has sent this in, saying that these files work for installing Snow Leopard on a Dell Mini 10v but we have not been able to test it… this link was pulled from the MyDellMini Forums. Not for novice users, proceed with caution!

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in 10.5, 10.6, Customize, Hackintosh, Leopard, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard

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  1. Melinda says:

    I had OSX installed on my Dell Mini 9 with everything working, although I did use an image made for the Wind to install it. I think writing mydellmini phrase in google should fix that problem :)

  2. OsX says:

    What about installing Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) on the Sony Vaio P Series?

  3. Jayson says:

    What converting a Toshiba Satellite? Has anybody done this? I would be very happy to know the results. Thanks

  4. mike says:

    Cloned a working OSX from my bootable HDD onto a partition on my Samsung NC10 this weekend (using ‘restore’ via 10.5.4 Upgrade DVD and the Generic.iso to boot into that). Did some fixes with a Wind Driver pack and it works like a dream. Upgraded to 10.5.7 and its even better (ethernet now works).

    Beauty is I retained the original Samsung restore and Windows XP partitions so can dual boot. Using an additional FAT32 partition for file sharing between Mac and XP.

    Smashing!

    • khalief says:

      How did you do that exactly? I’ve been trying and am ready to bang my head against the wall. I have a stock lenovo s10 with a new ssd that I would like to clone my existing hackintosh onto. Please help….

  5. mike says:

    Cloned a working OSX from my bootable HDD onto a partition on my Samsung NC10 this weekend (using ‘restore’ via 10.5.4 Upgrade DVD and the Generic.iso to boot into that). Did some fixes with a Wind Driver pack and it works like a dream. Upgraded to 10.5.7 and its even better (ethernet now works).

    Beauty is I retained the original Samsung restore and Windows XP partitions so can dual boot. Using an additional FAT32 partition for file sharing between Mac and XP.

    Smashing!

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  7. mark Mirsky says:

    Mike–can you detail the procedure, i.e., what kind of bootable hdd, how you partitioned the Samsung NC 10, just what a generic.iso is (forgive my ignorance) and what fixes you applied with the Wind Driver pack, where to get it, etc.

    Mark

  8. Porno says:

    Mac Hackintosh ? Good program !

  9. Miguk says:

    Got OSX installed on my Dell Mini 10v yesterday. Very nice… No more Windows…

  10. Joel says:

    Was running 10.5 fine on my S10 for the last 6 months. Apple send the 10.5.7 upgrade this morning, and it deleted all of the extensions. I reloaded the wifi driver OK, but nothing else is taking. Then I tried updating the monitor driver (it had reverted to 800×600), and it’s BAD, now my S10 is useless! All I get is grey with a few black lines (I guesses and clicked thru to login, which it did, but now NOTHING is visible). Obviously there is a problem with the driver scambling the card – how can I fix this? Thanks

  11. Joel says:

    Monitor display issue resolved, worked great for a while, but now the wifi card can not be turned on, and the fan runs continuously. Seen something about these issues, but any straight forward suggestions on the correct kext to either install or remove from System/Libary/Extensions?

  12. James says:

    How did you resolve the monitor issue after installing 10.5.7?

  13. […] real estate and want to fit more of a windows display on screen. A perfect example of this are the Hackintosh owners out there that are working with small netbook screen resolutions and some windows just […]

  14. Stephen Alairette says:

    If you want to skip the netbook route and get a really powerful cheap mac this is the way to do it:

    http://www.teknojunkie.com/2009/08/guide-snow-leopard-on-pc-10a421a-10a432-coming-soon/

  15. cris says:

    wind osx 10.5.8 rocks….windows lost forever….and not missing it !

  16. Michael says:

    Anyone get OS X Snow Leopard working on a samsung NP-N130-JA01US? I’ve heard that the networking and audio are a problem. If anyone out there knows how to get this working, I’d appreciate your help.

  17. tom says:

    how can i boot mac os x on a toshiba nb200 ?

  18. Ed Gain says:

    There is now a new and updated Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart with links to guides over here at myMacNetbook.com: http://myMacNetbook.com/compatibility-chart/

  19. Soxy says:

    how about a gateway netbook i really want this plz reply!

  20. Aaron Davis says:

    Okay, I got a problem. My computer doesn’t boot any further than the screen with the underscore and rotating slashes. I tried to restore, but it didn’t work. HELP!!!

  21. elvis aprilia says:

    I can’t install hackintosh leopard on my acer ferrari aspire one fo200, how to install it? Thanks

  22. Jignesh says:

    I want to purchase Lenovo G580. Is it possible to install Hackintosh 10.8.2 in this model?

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