Snow Leopard Guide for Mini 1000

September 30, 2009

I have to share that over at there is a wonderfully written and organized guide on how to install Snow Leopard to your Mini (100% vanilla to boot.) If you have a 1000, you gotta check this out!


Coming Soon: The Snow Leopard Guide.

September 25, 2009

Yep, you’ve read right! A user by the name of SharkOne has been the adventurous one in terms of venturing into installing Snow Leopard onto our Mini 110’s. He has had great success and is now working on making the peripherals work such as sleep and WiFi. I am trying to help with this project as much as possible, and soon we will have an installation guide for Snow Leopard, EXCLUSIVE to!

We are hoping that the installation can work both ways — to upgrade from a current installation (aka, the installation that you have from following the current guide) as well as installing from a clean slate.

Keep checking back for updates! Also, what do you think the best name for this site is? Vote below:

New Software Updates Available

September 24, 2009

Hello all! 😀

I just checked Software Update and the following updates are available for installation, granted you installed all the other updates previously available (see Compatible Updates guide, link on the right side of this site)

9-24-2009 Updates

9-24-2009 Updates

These updates are all compatible for HP Mini 110, so go ahead and feel free to install them. I have also updated the Compatible Updates guide with the list of these updates.

I am also pleased to share that we have broken the 500-visit-per-day mark on! So spread the word to your Mini 110 friends!

Also, if you feel like contributing anything to the website, drop a comment and I’ll respond to you immediately. Be sure to use a legitimate e-mail when you create an account so I can respond to you via e-mail. Anything you contribute will have 100% accreditation as always.

A few new guides…

September 22, 2009

I have added a few new guides to the site, such as how to update Chameleon bootloader, fixing the sleep issue with the 10.5.8 upgrade, and I have also written my own rendition of how to dual boot OS X and Windows 7 which is on the Multi-Booting Guide page. All the links to the fixes and how-to’s are on the right side, under “IMPORTANT LINKS!”, and the Multi Boot guide link is of course on the top nav bar.

With the news of the new HP Mini 311 coming out, I am curious to see if it will take all the attention off of the 110, and if HP will continue to sell the 110 afterwords. What is your opinion?  Feel free to leave a comment.

I’ll leave you guys with a user-submitted wallpaper from Pete Mayhem: It’s the same swirl design that is on the lid of our Minis. Here’s the link: to see a preview, just hover your cursor over the link and it will show a preview of the image.
Until next time…

How-To Upgrade Your Chameleon Bootloader

September 22, 2009

The version of the Chameleon bootloader that comes with the iDeneb 1.3 (well, UInstaller) is ancient. The new Chameleon bootloader version 2.0 is amazing, with a GUI, expanded features, and theme support, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t upgrade!

The first thing you need to do is go ahead and grab the Chameleon v2 RC2 bootloader package here:

The next thing you need to do is go ahead and open Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal.aap) and enter the following, hitting enter after every line:

sudo su

(enter password)

rm -rf /.Chameleon

All done with Terminal, so you can go ahead and close it.

Now, open the Chameleon v2 Installer package and click through the installer until you reach the Customize button, and uncheck the “Extras (kexts)” box. Finish the install.

That’s all! You’ve just upgraded your bootloader!

Can’t Sleep in 10.5.8? We can fix it!

September 21, 2009

Some users (including myself) have experienced the sleep function not working after upgrading to 10.5.8. In my case, the screen, keyboard, and trackpad would all turn off, but the fans and lights would all stay on and running. If you tried to turn it back on, the system would be unresponsive.

The only way to repair this is to revert back to the 10.5.7 kernel. You still get the updates that are applied in 10.5.8, we just need 10.5.7’s kernel back to enable sleep again.You can make sleep/resume work on 10.5.8 by replacing your kernel with 10.5.7’s kernel.

There’s something with Kernel 9.8.0 (10.5.8’s kernel) that breaks sleep. If you’re already on 10.5.8 and using kernel 9.8.0, setting Mac OS X to hibernatemode 0 will brick your install. I did that and the result was that I couldn’t even boot in superuser mode, got stuck at the infamous “MAC framework successfully initialized using 5242 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers“. Once you’ve replaced kernel 9.7.0, you can set hibernatemode to 0 to get rid of that “sleepimage has garbage” error message at boot up and recover the 2GB of hdd space occupied by the sleepimage in your /Private/var/vm folder.

Let’s get started. First of all, download the folowing zip file: and if you do not have these already (you should) the HP Mini Essential Files.

  1. After downloading the .zip, extract the contents to your desktop.
  2. Open the 10.5.7Kernel_system_seatbelt folder.
  3. Open the ShowAllFiles app.
  4. Choose to SHOW all hidden files. Finder will automatically restart.
  5. Back in the 10.5.7Kernel_system_seatbelt folder, you will now see a file called mach_kernel. Move that file directly to your Desktop.
  6. Now we need Termnial. Go to Applications > Utilities >

Type the following into terminal:

     sudo mv /mach_kernel /mach_kernel.patched

That will back up the current kernel as mach_kernel.patched.

Now type:

     sudo cp /Users/YOURUSERNAMEHERE/Desktop/mach_kernel /

to install the new kernel.

Exit Terminal.

Now, we need to go into our HP Mini Essential files (if you haven’t already, go ahead an extract the .zip file to the desktop.)

  1. Open the HP Mini Essential Files folder.
  2. Open the OSX86Tools_.1.0.150 folder.
  3. Open OSX86Tools.
  4. Click “Install Kexts“.
  5. Navigate to your 10.5.7Kernel_system_seatbelt folder from earlier.
  6. Choose the two kexts, “seatbelt.kext” and “System.kext“.
  7. Click “OK” at all the prompts and choose to restart when it asks you to.
  8. After you reboot, open OSX86Tools again, and check off Repair Permissions. Run the selected tasks.
  9. Reboot.

After reboot, your sleep should now be working. It might take a minute for it to sleep, but it should fully go into sleep mode with the blinking power light. I hope this fix works for you, as it did for me.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to comment below. Don’t forget about’s forums. There are plenty of knowledgable people over there willing to help!

A big thanks to LeMaurien19 over at forums for letting me use and his kernel, kexts, and info so that I could create a guide for you guys to use here at He frequently posts at

Got WiFi Woes? Worry no more.

September 21, 2009

It can happen. You turn on your netbook and boot into OS X, and boom. No internet connection?!?! What’s a fellow hackintosher to do? Hop on another computer and look at, of course… Unless you’re looking at this for future reference 😉
I have decided to post this because it has already happened to me for some odd reason, and after playing around for a few times and after numerous reboots, I have found the solution that worked. The kexts need to be reinstalled that make the WiFi adapter become recognized and fuction with Airport.

The following kexts are necessary in making WiFi work:

  • IO80211Family.kext
  • IOUSBFamily.kext
  • LAN9500.kext

It’s either all three or none, trust me. After many reboots and kext installs later, I found that if one is missing, WiFi will not work.

So, these kexts can be found in the HP Mini Essentials .zip file, which can be downloaded here: HP Mini Essential. zip

  1. Extract the contents to your desktop, and open up the HP Mini Essential Files folder.
  2. Open up OSX86Tools, (HP Mini Essential Files > OSX86Tools_1.0.150)
  3. Select “Install Kexts
  4. Navigate to the “Kexts” folder within the HP Mini Essential files folder.
  5. Choose the three kexts listed above to install.
  6. At all the prompts, just hit OK to all except the last prompt when you are asked to reboot. Choose cancel.
  7. After the kexts are installed and you chose to cancel stay in OSX86Tools and check off “Repair Permissions” and click “Run Selected Tasks“.
  8. After it is finished (it will be a litle while) go ahead and reboot.

Install kexts. Your best friend.

This should solve your WiFi troubles. Oh, and before you ask, YES, it is normal for the WiFi light to be “pink”. It’s purely aesthetic. If it really bothers you, all you have to do is put the computer to sleep, and when you wake it again the WiFi light should be blue again.