I recently purchased a Disney Netpal and would like to install OS X on it. I know it's an Intel 1.6 Ghz N270 processor and Intel GMA945 graphics processor. The WiFi and network card are from Atheros (AR9285 and AR8132 PCI-E respectively). Intel 82801G USB controller. Realtek audio. Has anyone converted one of these or knows a good starting point? I believe based on the specs it's close to a 900HA. Thank you
Hey, machman. Your post is pretty much the only one I've found on the entire Web that mentions wanting to hackintosh a MK90H, and I've been looking for a couple of months.
I was wondering if you could clear some things up for me (and the tens of others reading along at home):
(a) what's the form factor of the "160 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive" is in the MK90H Netpal? 2.5" or 1.8"?
(b) do you happen to know if the 16 GB SSD in the (Toys-R-Us only) MK90 is the same form factor?
(c) is the Netpal a pain to take apart (and put back together again)?
(d) does the BIOS allow booting from an external drive?
If the answer to (d) is "no", then I'm guessing one will need to remove the Mass Storage Device in order to install OS X, which leads to (c)…
Well, I pulled the trigger on the $299 NetPal (SSD-based, since it was a TRU deal).
I looked some more online, and saw that:
(a) the default OS does read USB thumb drives and DVDs.
(b) there's a RAM slot under the bottom door, which apparently just takes two screws
For (a), the important question is whether the Netpal will *boot* off either of those. If it does, there's a lot of possibilities I can try… but it's probably still a good idea to take the drive out, since it'd be nice to have a backup of the original install.
Wish me luck!
So I tried using NetBook Installer 0.83 to install MacOS X on the MK90 (16 GB SSD). It booted the OS X 10.6.0 Snow Leopard Installer off my USB thumb drive, I was able to repartition the SSD… but the installer got to a certain point and hung trying to install some necessary software. It's very close, but I don't have the time to mess with it right now.
I'm 100% sure it can be made to work, though.
With NBI 0.84RC1, it has generally been the same problem. After the install process gets to the same error over and over again, I power down, and then I can boot Chameleon2 off the USB stick, then successfully boot into Snow Leopard from there. The MK90 won't boot into Chameleon2 off the SSD yet.
The keyboard isn't supported (but a USB keyboard works fine). I think I snapped the plastic holder piece on the trackpad ribbon connector, too, so I'm using an external (wired) mouse.
Not overly successful yet. We'll see if I can get some more time to try this in the next few weeks (or if Meklort or someone similar comes up with some drivers)…