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Mac OS X x86 Reloaded
Saturday, June 02, 2007

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I've finally done it. I finally installed Mac OS X on an Intel hardware... two years after I started an iBook donation drive and attempted to install a developer DVD of a Mac OS X Intel installer. Blame Karlo for reviving this idea. Flooding my YM with links to cheap iBook offers. _|_

I downloaded uphuck's 10.4.9 v1.2 install DVD and followed the instructions at OSX86 Project Wiki. First problem I encountered was the issue regarding the chipset of my laptop. I needed an external monitor just to make this thing work. Fortunately, there's a VGA 2-wire jumper hack that would allow me to use my laptop's LCD.


Now after testing the installer, I reinstalled XP and created 20GB partition for Mac and 40GB partition for XP. You can follow the instructions here for the dual boot.

Installation was smooth (and fast). I had to edit some kext files on the Terminal window just to make my Broadcom wireless to be detected by OSX. The only problem I have now is how my built-in Realtek 8139 ethernet to work. OSX's system profiler already detects it but it cannot acquire any IP address from myDestiny Cable.

So far, this installation DVD is a far cry from the original leaked release 2 years ago where you have to copy the image to an empty HDD. Karlo and I have to travel from QC to Destiny's office just to copy an HDD image of the installer from Kuya Noli and we still failed to install the OS on our PCs. This time, it's like installing Windows. But still, you need to have basic knowledge on programming in order to edit some files for your devices to work.



Don't ask me where to get installation DVDs because it is simply not allowed. Google is your friend :) Tutorials can be found at the OSX86 Project Wiki. Here's my del.icio.us bookmarks for everything OSX86.


*Computer end log*


Posted by Jepoy @ 6/02/2007 04:39:00 PM
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Posted by Blogger Karlo on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 4:51:00 PM GMT+8:  
I want one......

Posted by Blogger Mike Abundo on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM GMT+8:  
Congratulations, Jepoy. :)

Posted by Anonymous Edge on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 1:08:00 AM GMT+8:  
me too.. I WANT! XD

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I. So. Want. One.

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