Snow Leopard on Acer Aspire One: Part 2: Preparing your Installers

Friday, July 29, 2011

UPDATE: For an updated version of installer preparation that is more general and detailed, click here.

So now that your partitions are ready for the allocation of Mac OS X, you now need Mac OS X and some other things.
I used iAtkos s3 v2 to install Mac on my netbook. You can find a download for it, or you can use the one that I used. The download links will follow.
If you will be using USBs to install your system, you will also need the NBI boot loader, along with Transmac. Download links will follow shortly.

Required Downloads

Downloading iAtkos s3 v2

I used a torrent to download iAtkos as it was the easiest way to find and get it easily. If you use my download link for it, you will need a program called uTorrent which can download torrent files.
Torrent files are files used in peer-to-peer file sharing which can be used to share information and software.
To get the best out of uTorrent, you want to right click on the torrent and allocate maximum bandwidth. If you are low on bandwidth because of your ISP, then you can cap the upload speed and then stop the download once its finished.

Download uTorrent

uTorrent 3.0

Download the iAtkos s3 v2 via Magnetic URI in uTorrent

iAtkos s3 v2

Download NBI Boot Loader

NBI 0.8.4 RC1

Using a DVDs to Install iAtkos

If you have an external DVD drive, or will be using this guide on another computer (as the steps are very similar), then this is how you do it. If you don’t have an external DVD drive, or want to use USBs to set everything up, go to the Using a USB to install iAtkos section.
The steps are very simple.You will need a DVD and a CD – or 2 DVDs. On the DVD, you will burn the iAtkos ISO with your favorite disk burner. In Windows 7, you can use the one that is built in. Do the same with the NBI boot loader on a CD or other DVD. It uses an IMG file type.
Once this is complete, you are ready to go to the next article.

Using a USB to install iAtkos

If you want to use USBs to install Mac, you will need 2. One that is at least 8Gb and one that is about 1Gb.
You will also need a program called Transmac. You won’t need it everyday so a 15 day trial will suffice to mount the files to their respective USBs.

Download Transmac

Transmac 10.0
What you will do is right click on the USB drives in Transmac and choose Format Disk and choose Format with Disk Image. It will then prompt you for the files. With the 8Gb USB, you will mount iAtkos (4.37Gb) and with the 1Gb USB you will mount the NBI image.
Once this is done, you can proceed to the next step.

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