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Paul's complete guide to installing OSX Leopard on your MSI Wind / Advent 4211

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It's a different WiFi card and no Bluetooth.

A lot of PCWorlds have new collect @ store stock today...

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Thanks Paul.

Im thinking I might hang on then and wait for an Advent to come into stock at a local PC World.

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Hi Paul, any idea which stores have it in stock?

Thanks.

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Er, croydon, orpington, bury st edmunds did when I checked earlier...

Use the postcode based checker on the site!

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I ordered a Wind from Play.com, they reckon they'll have them on the 30th July, tempted to go find an Advent or Medion but like the look of the MSI better (well the wife likes the look more lol)

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Apparently Sainsburys have the Medion at £299...

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SOME! My local one has the boxes out. So I bought one, and the assistant went to "the cage" to retrieve it. They then returned saying .... "Erm we don't have stock until August for that laptop!". Plonkers!

So the next nearest one is 30 mins drive away.

Only thing keeping the Advent in mind is that if I get really stuck, I can ask here for advice!

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Hi Paul, excellent guide and one I intend to follow once I can get hold of one of the compatible machines! No luck with the Advent anywhere near me and the MSI Wind isn't available yet. Regarding the Medion... is it identical to the MSI Wind and if so, what is the name and model number of it, so I know what to look out for.. thinking of a trip to Sainsbury's :D Thanks in advance.


Medion Akoya E1210

Pretty much identical.

10" screen
Same processor
1GB Ram
80GB HDD
Different WIFI Card, but looking on the OSX Wiki, it seems it is supported.

Doesnt have bluetooth though!

Edit: Just seen Paul has replied.

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And here's an item you really SHOULD have to install OSX on your Wind...

- A proper licenced copy of Leopard

Now, of course you could install without the above item, but i'm in favour of being fair to Apple. Regardless of the intricacies and enforcability (or otherwise) of the EULA, it's playing fair to buy a licence for Leopard if you plan to use it on a machine. IMHO anyway. It's up to you of course, but it makes me feel better! I look at it as 'Apple won't build me a 10" notebook so I have to do it myself' :D


I totally agree, I know the Apple restrictive licensing prohibits it from being installed on anything other than apple hardware, but at least you are giving them a nod that you are intending to play fair.

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Somebody have an idea

I made Install, no problem I had after update -v the right resolution.
But after a Reboot I don't have the good resolution. I have 800*600 or 1024 * 768 but not 1204 * 600.
Thanks by advance for help

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My perseverance paid off. I just collected my ADVENT 4211 @ PC World on Tottenham Ct Road.
I have the wireless card, new HD, RAM and external DVD on order......

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goup - Reinstall your graphics kexts.

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If you have the 'no DHCP ethernet on wake from sleep' issue, here's how I fixed it:

Here's how I fixed it:

- Download and install sleepwatcher from here (install the main package and the startup item)
- Drop to a terminal
- type 'cd ~'
- type 'nano .wakeup'
- Paste in the following (putting your password in of course):

#!/bin/bash
  echo "yourpasswordhere" | sudo -S ipconfig set en0 BOOTP
  sudo ipconfig set en0 DHCP
- Press Ctrl-X then Y to save
- type 'chmod +x .wakeup'

Reboot.

Hey presto, problem solved :D

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I Did Reinstall the graphics kexts, but I don't have 1024*600 resolution.
I had already this with an other install
Any suggestion ?

Thank's

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As I dont have Leopard, but Tiger and the update to Leopard, is that also possible? Or do I have to use the "normal" Leopard DvD?

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Is this the correct wifi card to purchase?

Dell Wifi Card on eBay

Edited by rameses, 22 July 2008 - 12:11 PM.

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Goodbye WinMo! Hello Android :o - It's about time I updated this!


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Is this the correct wifi card to purchase?

Dell Wifi Card on eBay


That's the one, I ordered from this chap in the UK on Sunday night, arrived this morning:

http://shop.ebay.co....ant/jackobyteuk

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Just cancelled my Play.com order, getting the Advent from PC World Wrexham, 60 mile round trip but they've reserved the one in stock for me. The woman on the phone said she'd just reserved one for a guy in Bristol too lol. Problem is CityLink are delivering my HD, DVD and RAM today so I'm stuck waiting for that to arrive before I can go :D

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Hehe, typical :D

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Hehe, typical :D

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Just spoke to CityLink, the driver is 5 minutes away :D

Hackintosh here I come!

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Just cancelled my Play.com order, getting the Advent from PC World Wrexham, 60 mile round trip but they've reserved the one in stock for me. The woman on the phone said she'd just reserved one for a guy in Bristol too lol. Problem is CityLink are delivering my HD, DVD and RAM today so I'm stuck waiting for that to arrive before I can go :D


Aye .... Wrexham or Stafford are the two nearest one's stocking them to me. I might reserve one and give them a call. I really don't want another wasted 2 hour trip!

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