I wanted to save factory installed and configured Windows XP SP3 on my Compaq Mini 311 and try Snow Leopard on it. Here is guide how to do it.
- USB DVD drive
- SnowOSX Universal 3.6 (hackintosh install distribution, because Retail don't support install on MBR partition and Windows XP SP3 doesnt support GUID)
- Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition (from http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/)
- TransMac (to easyly fix or recover Leopard from Windows XP)
- Extra folder containing also fixed kernel (http://rapidshare.com/files/338383593/Extra.zip)
1. Install Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition on Windows
2. Resize Windows XP partition hard drive using Partition Manager. (do not turn off power when resizing partition even process looks frozen (its not actually), just let it finish, its just take time)
3. Create HFS+ partition using Partition Manager.
4. Reboot and check that everything went fine. (if not - Active@ UNDELETE 7 is a good tool to fix lost or broken partitions, it helped me when i mess up partition table with gParted)
5. Install Snow Leopard using SnowOSX Universal on HFS+ partition. (all defaults)
6. If you used version 3.6, then you end up with 10.6.2 kernel that doesn't support Atom), so here you need to add fixed mach_kernel to Snow Leopard. Get fixed kernel and copy it on Snow Leopard partition using TransMac.
7. Boot Leopard with fixed kernel.
8. Copy MowgliBook Extra folder files to yours /Extra folder
9. Fix possible errors with Kext Utility and disk permissions with Disk Utility.
10. Reboot to all working Snow Leopard (except wifi, Broadcom 4312 is not supported, card rebranding is unsuccessful - system freezes on extracting card firmware)
- dual boot system with Windows XP SP3 and Snow Leopard, Chameleon bootloader
So here is one way to get wi-fi working:
1. Update 311 firmware using F.04 F FIRMWARE (Recovery firmware image to circumvent the half-height MiniPCIe/USB whitelists) (icelord created) (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... pic=195381) (it is must do if you will add non-HP wifi card, otherwise netbook will not boot)
2. Get Snow Leopard supported wifi card (i found that for example Atheros AR5006EG (rev 01) work out of the box in 10.6.2)
3. Add wifi card to free WWAN port (wifi antenna wires are short, so additional wifi antenna or extenders will be needed)
4. Boot .
Thanks to hackintosh community for great tools and all work to make possible run Mac OS X on PC.