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Aargh-a-Knot
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update, someone had figured out how to get the headphones working (in OS X) on the asus eeeeepc, and wrote a nice little app with which you could just click on a little icon in your menubar, and select whether you wanted sound through the speakers, through the headphones, or off. Well, it was only a matter of minutes before it was re-worked for the Wind! So, everything is working now except for the mic, which easily works with a USB dongle.

Another cool thing I did, was to install Plex on the Wind, and mount my movies folder from the external firewire drive hooked up to my mini, via a SMB share. I can now flawlessly stream full rip video_ts files to my Wind. Sweet! Next step is to get it working over the internet with my mini set up as a server so I can watch movies anywhere in the world, without lugging the hard drive around.

I'll tell you what, I don't think I'd be having nearly as much fun with the MBP, had I gone and bought that! My wife is enjoying hers, tho.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added a few more touches to the MacBook Nano.



I did a whole write up on my blog, with more photos. Check it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice touches; I really like your OSX and MacBook Nano stickers!

How did you get all those awful stickers off the area around the trackpad? I removed the Windows sticker, but the area under it is now shiny and even alcohol doesn't remove that.

By the way, I also upgraded my RAM and changed my wireless to the Gigabyte GN-WI01GT Atheros wireless. It didn't need any modification to install, gives me stronger reception, and it reportedly is OSX compatible should I ever decide to put OSX on my Wind. (I'm quite happy with Ubuntu, and I've modified its look to include the elements I like from OSX.) My next move will be to upgrade the battery to 6 cell once I've identified a supplier I feel comfortable dealing with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a 9 cell battery with my boot 132 osx msi wind that i bought on ebay. the seller was from China so it took about 2 weeks to get to the states but it was a great price has so far has had no problems
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to stick with the 6 cell as I don't want the battery sticking out so far on the bottom.

What's a boot 132 osx? Is that a new way to install it on a PC?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, every time I see one of those 9 cells, I get this song stuck in my head.

Laughing

Boot-132 is the newest method for installing OS X on PC hardware. You use a Linux based boot disk that allows you to boot up into a retail Leopard disk. You install like normal. Then, all you have to do is basically load up Chameleon boot-loader and a couple of hardware specific kexts, and you have an original Vanilla kernel OS X install, able to be updated and everything.

There are a couple of great Utilities out there that make the kexts and other OSX86 stuff very easy, created by a guy named PCWiz. Check out his website HERE.

As far as the sticker removal, I believe I just used rubbing alcohol to remove the gunk. I may have used goo-be-gone, or some other similar solvent, I can't really remember. The printed stickers didn't really print as well as I would have liked. I am going to try printing them off on a better printer, and see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am mighty impressed by your work...

Well done mate...

Maybe you should consider going into business...

(Strickly underground of course)... Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments Aqua,

While such a business endeavor would be fun for a couple minutes, I don't think it would be lucrative enough for me to give it my energy. I have much bigger schemes that I am focusing on. At the moment, I'll be eternally grateful if my re-install goes OK on my mini. I added a 320GB hdd and 4GB of memory, and I'm trying to do a clean install. However, its giving me all sorts of fits. I believe a scratched DVD to be the culprit. Luckily, I have a backup, and it seems to be going better with that... We'll see...keeping my fingers crossed. OOh! There's the sexy Leopard intro video. Gotta go!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job! I think you should start pumping them out like Psystar. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean selling Aargh-a-knot branded MSI Winds with MacOSX installed! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
You mean selling Aargh-a-knot branded MSI Winds with MacOSX installed! Smile


uhhh...no thanks! I have better things to do than fight a giant legal battle with no hope of winning.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aargh-a-Knot wrote:
Fox wrote:
You mean selling Aargh-a-knot branded MSI Winds with MacOSX installed! Smile


uhhh...no thanks! I have better things to do than fight a giant legal battle with no hope of winning.

Well, now that we opened that can of worms. You may also be hearing from Intel with the "inside" logo. Wink

It's really a shame that Apple isn't selling something like your MacBook Nano. Oh, how they are missing the boat with so much these days. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!

Aargh-a-Knot wrote:

The build: MSIWindOSX86, tailored specifically for the Wind.


Dont suppose you are aware if this build also works the Asus EEE PC 1000H? Arn't the Wind and EEE PC basically the same but just have different cases???

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

khgamez wrote:
Dont suppose you are aware if this build also works the Asus EEE PC 1000H? Arn't the Wind and EEE PC basically the same but just have different cases???

I could be wrong, but from what I've read the Wind is more compatible with OS X. I think the 1000H owners are still having trouble with a couple things. Sound being one of them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is interested, my MacBook Nano is for sale. See the classified section for more info.
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