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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    Quote Originally Posted by harry325 View Post
    Here is the guide on how to install Mountain Lion on Asus S200E.
    First of all, I have installed OS X on many laptops and PCs, and I found this laptop is extremely difficult to install OS X compared to others that I have used in the past.
    It took me a good 2 weekends to get both Win8 and OS X 10.8.2 running on a Samsung 830 SSD.

    +++ Please read everything before you start doing anything+++
    All credits go to Clover creator and threads on osx86.net.

    What you need:
    + Mountain Lion 10.8.0 app download from Apple app store
    I am sure 10.8.2 also works, but I haven't try installing directly from 10.8.2
    + USB Flash Drive - 30mb is enough - Format as FAT32
    Download this: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...573BF56DA2!157
    Extract "CloverFlashUSB.zip" and copy everything into this USB Drive root.
    I will call this Clover USB
    + Windows 8 DVD - You don't need this if you are not going to replace the hard drive.
    You don't need key - I found that Windows 8 will activate by itself with our asus laptop
    + Another USB Flash Drive - at least 8GB for UniBeast
    Make an UniBeast with mountain lion and with Laptop support
    I assume you all know this, so I won't go into detail for this.
    + External DVD - you don't need this if you don't replace the hard drive
    + Backup software - I use ghost - You don't need this if you don't replace the hard drive
    + ATHEROS AR5B195 half mini card for wireless - I got it for $10 on ebay

    ++Note: don't use USB 3.0 slot
    ++Note: Everytime you boot into Windows 8, make sure you shut down the laptop before booting using Clover, otherwise mouse (touch pad) is not usable
    on OS X or OS X installation screen

    1. Update your BIOS to Version 206 - 2012.12.12 update
    You can find it on Asus Global English site - Search for X202E
    Or just go here: http://support.asus.com/download.asp...n&m=X202E&os=8
    You can use older bios if you want, but I had a hard time getting the FLash Drive to boot, and sometimes one of the USB slot doesn't work.
    I think 206 version is the most stable one - so use it.
    Note: if you can't boot from USB drive
    - Go to BIOS
    - Go to Boot
    - Disable Fast Boot
    - Enable Launch CSM
    Go to Graphic setting in BIOS and change it to 64MB if you haven't done so. This will allow the HD4000 to work under OS X with the string in Clover config.plist
    2. Skip to step 6 if you don't replace the hard drive
    I used Ghost to backup the factory Win8 partition
    3. Replace the original hard drive with SSD
    4. Turn off security boot in BIOS in order to boot from new SSD
    5. Install Windows 8
    - Enable Fast Boot in BIOS if it's not - not sure if we need this, but I think it will help installing Windows 8 correctly with EFI bootloader.
    - Create two partitions - one for Win8 and one for OS X (it also creates 3 other small partitions by itself, if you don't see this, something is wrong)
    - Now install Win8 to the first partition
    6. If you don't replace the hard drive, you can use the extra partition to install OS X there.
    Plug in Clover USB and UniBeast
    7. Boot from Clover USB (change setting BIOS to boot from Clover Flash Drive)
    - Check config.plist in Clover USB:/EFI/
    - boot parameter is -v slide=0 darkwake=0 WithKexts
    - You can remove "-v" and "WithKexts" after you got OS X working.
    - You can also change the options on Clover boot screen - "Options"
    - You can also hit Space button on keyboard to open boot options on Clover boot screen.
    - Look for this in config.plist
    <key>SerialNumber</key>
    <string>xxxxxxxxxxxx</string>
    If you have a serial for 11" macbook air mid 2012, put it here.
    - Now boot using Clover USB
    - Choose Unibeast (Lion icon) and hit enter to boot into OS X installation.
    - everything I included in the Clover USB should allow you to boot into OS X installation with mouse, keyboard, and working HD4000 for this laptop
    If somehow you still get kernel panic, post a screenshot here or some detail, I might be able to help.
    8. When you get into installation screen
    - Don't install anything
    - Open Terminal app.
    - Type diskutil list and hit enter
    - Scroll up and look for Microsoft EFI partition - in my case it's under disk 0 partition 2 -> disk0s2
    - type mkdir /Volumes/EFI and hit enter
    - type mount_msdos /dev/disk0s2 /Volumes/EFI and hit enter (change "disk0s2" if it's different on your case)
    - type cd /Volumes/EFI and hit enter
    - mkdir /Volumes/YourCloverUSB/EFI/Microsoft (cd /Volumes and type ls to list all volumes if you need)
    - type cp -rf /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Microsoft /Volumes/YourCloverUSB/EFI/Microsoft
    This will copy Microsoft EFI boot to Clover USB.
    You should have "Boot" in /Volumes/YourCloverUSB/EFI/Microsoft
    - type umount -f /Volumes/EFI and hit enter (remember it's "umount" not "unmount")
    - type rm -rf /Volumes/EFI and hit enter
    You should backup this Microsoft folder somewhere.
    9. Now reboot the laptop and see if you can boot into Windows 8 from clover USB
    - boot using Clover USB
    - Choose Windows 8 icon (the one with Windows 8 icon and a small white/silver stick at the right bottom)
    It should say "Boot Microsoft EFI boot menu from"
    - if you can boot into Windows 8 - go to step 10
    10. Skip to 11 if you don't replace the hard drive.
    Use backup software to restore Win8 partition from backup image of factory Windows 8
    11. Boot into Windows 8
    - Make an EFI folder under C:/ (Windows 8 partition)
    - copy Microsoft folder from CloverUSB/EFI/
    12. Now delete Microsoft folder from CloverUSB/EFI/, then check to see if you can boot into Win8 from Clover boot screen
    Windows 8 icon now shouldn't have the small white/silver stick, but it should have a small hard disk image at the right bottom.
    13. Installing OS X
    - If you were on Win8, don't restart but you have to shutdown, then boot to OS X from Clover boot screen.
    - Use Disk Utility to format the Partition that you want to install OS X on as "Mac OS Extended (journaled)" - first option
    DON'T format the wrong partition
    - Now start installing OS X - screen might go off during the installation - so stay with it and press a button or something to wake it up.
    - When it's done - reboot
    - Unplug Unibeast and boot into OS X
    14. Create clover boot using Mac EFI partition
    - Copy all apps from App_Kext\App to desktop
    - Open EFI Tools Clover EN.app from desktop
    - Type g and hit enter
    - Follow the instruction to mount EFI partition
    - To display EFI and other partition on Desktop
    Click Finder-> Preferences -> Check "Hard disks"
    - Open EFI partition from Desktop
    - Open ShowHiddenFiles.app from desktop and show hidden files
    - Copy EFI, en.lproj, etc, boot, boot1, boot3, and boot6 from Clover USB to EFI partition
    - Delete kexts from EFI\kexts\10.8 (don't delete on Clover USB)
    - Go back to EFI Tools Clover EN app type x to umount EFI partition.
    - Open System Preferences/Software update and turn it off, you don't want to get update since this is Hackintosh.
    - Copy all kexts in Clover USB \EFI\kexts\10.8 to desktop
    You can also install ALXEthernet.kext from Clover USB App_Kext\Extrakext to get Ethernet working.
    For Wireless you need to buy ATHEROS AR5B195 and install AirPortAtheros40.kext
    - You need to reinstall this after installing update, otherwise it doesn't work correctly
    - Open KextBeast to install
    - Open Kext Utility and run it
    15. Now restart and boot into OS X from Clover see if it works
    16. Download 10.8.2 combo update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581
    Install and reboot
    17. Download update for HD4000 to get 512mb: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1609
    Install and reboot
    18. Use kextbeast and kext Utility and install kexts in App_Kext\Extrakext (move them to desktop first)
    19. Delete NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/
    Copy VoodooHDA.prefPane to /System/Library/PreferencePanes
    Copy VoodooHdaSettingsLoader.app to /Applications
    Open Users & Groups under System Preferences
    Click Login Items - Add VoodooHdaSettingsLoader.app there - this is used to save audio settings.
    20. Reboot
    21. Now you can open EFI partition and remove "-v" and "WithKexts"
    22. Open System Preferences -> VoodooHDA at the bottom (Under Other)
    Adjust Volumes for speakers and microphone there. Play something to test.
    23. To prevent the time to be reset in bios.
    Set BIOS time to UTC time.
    - Set OS X and Win8 to your local time
    - Add this to Win8 registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Ti meZoneInformation
    Add "TimeZoneKeyName" ad DWORD 32bit and set to 1 in hexadecimal

    Not sure if I missed anything, but that's all. Good luck!
    If anyone finds a kext for USB 3.0 or touch screen, please share. Thanks.
    VERY GOOD!!!
    I haven't tried... but i will do that...

    Also i want to tell that mine is S200E-CT178H

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    #52

    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    Loving the detail in your tutorial.

    One question though. Any way of knowing if this will work on the Intel® Pentium B987 processor version? Or just the i3?
    Appreciate there's better compatibility with the i3.

    I haven't bought one yet, but my budget is crying to the slightly lower spec.

    Thanks

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    @wildgeeza

    I had a similar dilemma, and ended up going for the i3. To be honest, I am VERY glad I did. Even with the i3, it feels a little underpowered, but still usable.
    (Note this is a 8 reference, I haven't done OSX yet, too busy).

    It is still a VERY nice machine though, so very usable, and give it six months and I'll pop a SSD in there to give it a helping hand, but obviously, after that, you are out of upgrade space (fixed RAM), so just consider pushing that budget another 10-20% and getting the i3....

    I have a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite machines for quite a few years..

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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    I've tried to install mountain lion, by booting from clover usb, but, even though i plugged in the unibeast usb drive, the "lion icon" doesn't appear.

    Why?

    My laptop model is the one with i3 cpu, i've installed windows 8 on a new ssd... and secure boot is disabled from the bios.

    Where's the problem?

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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    Hi guys, I've got the s400 and managed to install OSX 10.8.2 only using safe boot
    I still get kernal panics when trying to boot into it.

    If you guys got any ideas please let me know

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    Hi!
    Some days ago i notice of Asus Vivobook S200 (or X202 in USA, it's the same)
    i3, touchscreen 11,6", $499 or €499, unibody alluminium, good price,
    hi guys & mccoy88f

    i searched the ASUS site and cannot find confirmation that S200E or X202E are actually the same.
    do we have link for this? we have the X202E in the philippines and retails PHP24500 cash basis on the stores.
    very interested to buy it, choices i have are the Lenovo G470 and HP probooks 4230s.

    i think X202E will be a better choice but need to know if the both models are actually the same.

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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    Quote Originally Posted by harry325
    ++Note: Everytime you boot into Windows 8, make sure you shut down the laptop before booting using Clover, otherwise mouse (touch pad) is not usable
    do you mean to say trackpad works on OSX as well?
    you also mentioned trackpad acts as a mouse only, so i cannot expect multi-touch right? only as a pointer it will work.

    please advise. thanks in advance.

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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)


    Quote Originally Posted by harry325 View Post
    I believe you need the i3 version.
    As I know currently hackintosh only works with HD3000/HD4000.
    I think the B987 comes with HD2000 or something like that. So it won't work.
    Thanks for all the feedback and previous suggestions. The i3 would be nice to have, but I think I might risk it, as the price factor is a bigger point for me at the mo. I'd be happy with Windows 8, and "trying" this as an added nicety.

    It's looking like the B987 comes with HD3000. http://vk-tech.blogspot.co.uk/2012/1...06h-touch.html

    If / when I manage to get one and give this all a whirl, I'll post my results up here. I'll also keep an eye out, in case anyone else tries it before me.

    Is there likely to be a "sticky" with the full instructions technique anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildgeeza View Post
    Thanks for all the feedback and previous suggestions. The i3 would be nice to have, but I think I might risk it, as the price factor is a bigger point for me at the mo. I'd be happy with Windows 8, and "trying" this as an added nicety.

    It's looking like the B987 comes with HD3000. http://vk-tech.blogspot.co.uk/2012/1...06h-touch.html

    If / when I manage to get one and give this all a whirl, I'll post my results up here. I'll also keep an eye out, in case anyone else tries it before me.

    Is there likely to be a "sticky" with the full instructions technique anywhere?
    It is probably a mistake on the spec. sheet. Most (if not all) Pentiums are "HD Graphics". Spec sheet for Pentium 987 (non-B) shows "Intel HD Graphics" I didn't see a spec sheet for B987 at ark.intel yet, but all the other 900 series are "Intel HD Graphics"
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    hi guys:

    anyone else able to duplicate harry's work?
    i am still betting on two other mobile devices - the hp 4230s and the lenovo G470.
    and another issue/problem for me with X202E is that i have to change the wifi device inside which will be tedious for me for sure, being my first time to open a laptop.
    i have considered X202E/S200 largely. i would be happy to have someone post harry's work live via tutorial.

    anyone here also can point me to a possibly similar method of installing a wifi card, whose construction will be similar to X202 or S200?

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