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This is very impressive Paul. I think you have a few of us thinking of selling our eeepcs. One question though.

Will boot camp work? I don’t think I could work with OSX alone.

Thanks Dave.

You CAN dual boot.

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Hello Paul,
very good and nice Work!!! You have a lot of Fans here in Germany!

I have a Question:

Is it possible to install MacOSX, like you, on a "Acer Aspire One" ?

It has the Intel 945GSE Express Chipset.

I have found a 120 GB Version with Limpus Linux for 300,- EUR.

http://www.tomshardw...ews-241071.html
http://www.golem.de/0807/60947.html

this are german Links,

http://www.acer.com/aspireone/

If I can get my hands on one, i'll try :D

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Is clicking via the touch pad possible ?, bceause its not working for me :D

Because using the buttons is really annoying.

Cheers!

Edited by s1mm0nz, 17 July 2008 - 02:46 PM.

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Yeah, you have to turn it on in the Trackpad applet of System Preferences tho!

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Right, .....I'm nearly there!

I've re'run everything, apart from the 10.5.4 update. As last time my machine froze at the grey apple screen after applying this update. So I'm at 10.5.3 with everything looking like a proper working Mac.

I've just cloned my disc to an external USB drive, with the intention of now adding 10.5.4 with the safety net of the cloned drive if it goes wrong again.

Can somebody please confirm the 10.5.4 update is working properly? .....am I doing something really obviously wrong?

I've just noticed, in the "startup disk" system pref's pane, I'm not being shown any start up discs. All I've got is "Network start up" (No Macintosh HD or my USB clone). Is this normal on these systems? & if so, how do I boot from my cloned disc? (apart from physically putting it back in the computer).

Edited by Ian Williams, 17 July 2008 - 04:17 PM.

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10.5.4, make sure you are NOT using the Combo update!

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10.5.4, make sure you are NOT using the Combo update!

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it's the one off your original link on page 1, but i'll double check

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I've just reinstalled the 10.5.4 updater, & this time it's worked!!! :D :D

PAUL - do you have a "virtual beer" paypal account set up? I think I owe you a pint or two!

Edited by Ian Williams, 17 July 2008 - 05:05 PM.

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First - a great thank you for all the hard work put into this. I came across it on El Reg.

I have decided to pull the trigger on one of these - especially as Skype is going to work with a USB headset, however.... PC WORLD appear to be out of stock in London! :-X

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for french people : i have translated the paul's tutorial (Paul, if you're not agree with this, please let me know !)

here : http://carmelo42.blo...x5-sur-msi.html

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Received my Advent 4211 today, just waiting for my new wireless card and RAM to arrive and I'll be installing OS X. Being able to intall OS X on the Advent was the main buying point for me as I've been an Apple user since 1989. I miss my 12" Powerbook, should never have sold it. Lost my patience with Apple waiting for them to bring out a Sub notebook.

My initial impressions of the Advent 4211 are great, even with XP LOL, just need a 6 cell battery now and I'll have the perfect machine. Oh, and maybe an Apple sticker to cover up that Advent logo on the lid :-)

Thanks for your efforts with this Paul, it's greatly appreciated! An OSX sub notebook for £300 (incl. ram etc.) Bargin!

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Received my Advent 4211 today


Where did you find one?

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Where did you find one?


Ebay, had to pay a little extra but it was worth it. Next day delivery too.

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Hi
Thank for the tutorial
I already had a system up and running with an external drive using leo4all

Now got a 250GB internal drive and duel booting Advents XP OS and Mac OS
Used your method
Still need to get a wifi card but other than that all ok

Thanks

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I've noticed something : when the battery comes empty, the Wind suddenly stops working.

There's no "information box" to say "plug your computer"

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Hey, I'm getting an msi wind next month (when i get paid/when it's uk released!) and can't not mod a new laptop that only costs 350 quid! well plus extra ram and hdd. just wanna ask a couple of things?

1) When taking it apart how easy is it to take everything off? is there anything i can't take off? like the screen keyboard etc ( I plan to get the black one and sand all the plastic down and spray it green with a black keyboard!) this is what i did to my last one
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2) I am a mac person and want to install osx but does it run well? it's not gonna die on me in a few months or anything? I can use it and not have to worry about data loss?

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Heh, not taken it apart to THAT extent :D

OSX runs GREAT!

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I'm sure a number of people viewing this topic followed Pauls link from the forums at msiwind.net. I've noticed that that site appears to be down now.

....anybody know what's happening over there?

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PC World appear to be out of stock all over the SE of the UK. :D
Any spots of units out there?

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