How to Run OS X on an Eee PC

Written by j.s. copper
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The ASUS EEE PC was one of the first small, lightweight, affordable laptops to be released with a focus on Internet browsing. Due to the sucess of the EEE PC, other manufacturers took note, and the "netbook" form factor was born. The EEE PC was also one of the first netbooks to successfully run the Mac OS X operating system. The installation process has been continually refined, and it is now easier than ever to run the much-lauded OS on your tiny laptop.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Apple Mac computer
  • Mac OS X Install DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • NetBook BootMaker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Power on the Apple computer. Connect the USB flash drive and insert the OS X DVD.

  2. 2

    Open "Disk Utility." Select the "Go" menu (from the Finder's menu bar) and select "Utilities." Disk Utility is located in the Utilities folder.

  3. 3

    Select the flash drive within Disk Utility and click "Partition."

  4. 4

    Select "1 Partition." Click "Options" and select "Master Boot Record." Click "Apply."

  5. 5

    Click "Restore." In the "Source" field, drag the OS X DVD. In the "Destination" field, drag the USB flash drive. Click "Apply" to copy the DVD to the flash drive.

  6. 6

    Open NetBook BootMaker. Select "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the drop-down menu and click "Apply."

  7. 7

    Change the EEE PC's boot order by holding down "F2" as the computer boots up. Select the "Boot" tab and move "USB storage" to the top of the list. Press "F10" to save and exit.

  8. 8

    Connect the USB flash drive to the EEE PC after it finishes formatting on the Apple computer. Restart the computer to boot into the drive--the Mac OS X Install screen will appear.

  9. 9

    Select "Utilities > Disk Utility" from the menu bar, before clicking "Install Now."

  10. 10

    Click on the EEE PC's hard drive and click "Partition." Select "1 Partition." Click "Options" and select "GUID Partition Table." Select "Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)" and click "Apply." Exit Disk Utility.

  11. 11

    Click "Install Now" to begin installing Mac OS X on the EEE PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete and reboot into OS X.

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