Snow Leopard on Acer Aspire One: Part 4: Second Phase of Installation

Friday, July 29, 2011

IMG_0038If all went well, you should now be able to boot into the Mac OS X hard drive. If not, then you need to redo the steps in Part 3 until it is bootable. But, now that you have come this far, it is time to get yourself set up. The steps are easy from here, although it may feel painful.

If your keyboard and track pad feel like they don’t work, there is no need to panic, it will work, just give it some time. If you get a buggy performance during this section, don’t despair, after this section it won’t be buggy anymore.

So to start, make sure the NBI boot loader is plugged in and boot. You will see a different screen – provided that you unplugged the iAtkos USB.


At this point, you can boot directly without switching back and forth for a while first.


First, you will be asked where you live.


Then, which keyboard you want to use.


Choose Do Not Transfer my Information Now and hit Continue.


Here comes the painful part, the network doesn’t work. Don’t worry, it will later and won’t require you to buy a new network card – like many Acer forums are suggesting.

To get around this, choose Different Network Setup and say that your computer doesn’t have internet. Plugging in an Ethernet cable won’t work either – I tried.


You can skip the Registration.



Now you make your account. By default, mac will auto-login. You can change that. I will show you how in a future post.


You will then be asked to take a picture of yourself or choose a picture from the gallery. The built in webcam works, it just took a minute to load.


If you don’t want a picture of yourself, you can choose the next option which is one from its gallery.


After this, it will ask for your time zone and time.


And then it will remind you to register and let you off the hook.


The screen will then turn blue and the menu bar and dock will open.



And now, you have Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 working on your Acer Aspire One – or other model with different settings.


In the next tutorial, we will fix the network problem.

Up to now you may have noted what works and what doesn’t. Here is what I got.

What works:
  • Webcam
  • Audio
  • VGA
  • Track pad
  • Keyboard
  • USB devices
  • SD Card Reader
  • Battery
  • Built in microphone (Must use microphone CD)
  • Ethernet
What Doesn’t Work:
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sleep

That is a handy check list for now and we will target these 4 problem areas and prepare for the 10.6.8 update in the near future.

Quick Links

Fix your Wi-Fi

Update to 10.6.4

Continue with the series

Snow Leopard on Acer Aspire One Series

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