Last year some time I first got my Dell Mini 9, and proceeded to hack it with Mac OSX. Not because I like OSX per se, but because I heard I could do it, and wanted to try it out.
When I first installed it I followed the instructions from Gizmodo on installing OSX on my Dell mini. The instructions were fairly straight forward, but still kind of a pain in the butt.
The other day a friend of mine showed me a utility that will take all of the real work out of turning your netbook into an ultimate Hackintosh bad boy toy!
There is a Google code tool called Netbook Bootmaker. You use it to make a bootable OSX install USB Thumb Drive! It currently works with both OSX Leopard (10.5.6 - 10.5.8) and OSX Snow Leopard (10.5.6 -10.6.x)! Currently, here are the supported netbooks:
- Acer Aspire One D150
- Dell Mini 9 / Vostro A90
- Dell Mini 10v
- Lenovo S10 2
- HP Mini 110
- Samsung NC-10
What you will need:
- Retail DVD of OSX
- A USB Thumb drive with at least 8GB of storage
- A Mac/Hackintosh already running OSX
- Download the Netbook Bootmaker
- Insert your retail OSX DVD
- Insert your USB Thumb Drive
- In Finder, click on Go > Utilities > Disk Utility
- Click on your Thumb Drive and select Restore
- Drag and drop your DVD to the source
- Drag and drop your USB to the destination
- Check the box to erase, then click restore
- Go make some coffee, because this will take a while
- Once complete, open up Netbook Bookmaker
- Select your Thumb drive from the drop down
- Click Prepare Boot Drive
Do you know if a similar utility to create an easy bootable USB for Hackintosh that will run on Windows? Let us know in the comments!