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Post Fail Documentation on Lenovo S10-3t w/Snow Leopard

A few people have asked me how I managed to get snow leopard installed on the lenovo. I did in fact get the OS running, and if you were happy with no video acceleration, no sound, and no wifi/ethernet and no touchscreen support, then this is a viable solution for you (ha). If I could get the wifi to work, that would at least be something useful, but as my previous post outlined, I was unable to get any of the above hardware to work. This doesn't mean that it can't be done -- it just means that I lost interest.

Ok, so to get Snow Leo running on your lenovo S10-3, heres how it goes:

1. Make sure you have a backup of your factory config, or a proper win7 dvd to install from when you get sick of non-working devices. Even better is to swap in a difference 2.5" sata drive to experiment on.

2. Get a retail version of snow leopard from Apple. Its cheap, so don't pir8 it.

3. Go get "GA-EP45-DS3L BootCD" from here:
Yes it is for a desktop computer, no I'm not sure why it works, but it does. Burn it to a cd of course.

4. Hook up a USB keyboard and mouse. The keyboard and mouse on the lenovo are PS2, and by default snow leo does not load ps2 drivers. An external keyboard and mouse worked great.

5. Boot from GA-EP45-DS3L BootCD. Follow the prompts and insert the snow leo install disc. Do the install on a GUID partition, just like any other osx install.

6. reboot, and use the same boot cd to boot your newly installed snow leo. Install chameleon boot loader. Here are instructions:

7. Install Voodoo ps2 kext to get your keyboard and mouse working.

Now after you reboot, you should have a functional snow leopard, just with no accel video, sound, ethernet or wifi, and no touchscreen.

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