First, thanks Paul for the guide and video - I referred to both while doing the install on a U100 and it worked great with only a couple of minor hiccups.
Second, I read all 39 pages. Yes, every single page. I glossed over posts where people where whining about something not working because they didn't read or used a different ISO, which leads me to my third point...
If you're not technically adept enough to figure out the problems yourself, READ THE ENTIRE FVCKING THREAD
. I deal with forums on a daily basis, I'm a moderator for two heavily trafficked websites and I can't tell you how frustrating it is dealing with idiots who simply can't read or don't search. After the couple of hours I spent on this thread reading from start to finish while doing my install, I learned enough to answer nearly ALL of the questions asked. And for those I couldn't answer, a quick search and/or Google DID solve my problems.
I would love to add -- for those who are doing an install on a newer machine, you should check out the 2nd post on this page by cbtee
; many of the newer units have a b/g/n wireless card by Ralink rather than the Realtek one. Get his drivers, they will work.
Oh, and if you have the gray screen problem after the 10.5.5 update, just boot into safe mode (hit a key when prompted at boot and type "-x" without quotes) then reload ALL the kext files with the utility.
Working: most stuff, including sound and WIFI
Not working: the battery meter (got an "X" after a reboot for some reason, but I'm not concerned), LAN (again, not concerned as WIFI is working)
Not tested but presumed working: webcam
Not tested but presumed not working until I apply a fix: headphone, mic, two-finger-scrolling
Again, thanks Paul and everyone who has contributed usefull information to this thread.