Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 20:56 UTC
Mac OS X Getting Mac OS X up and running on a computer without an Apple label has always been a bit of a hassle. You needed customised Mac OS X disks, updates would ruin all your hard work, and there was lots of fiddling with EFI and the likes. Ever since the release of boot-132, this is no longer the case. Read on for how setting up a "Hack"intosh really is as easy as 1, 3, 2.
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RE: I am cheating...
by transputer_guy on Fri 29th May 2009 20:54 UTC in reply to "I am cheating..."
transputer_guy
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Hi Tuishimi

That should be a great system when you build it, I got mine almost the same spec a few months ago.

GA-EP45-UD3P + Core 2 Quad 9400 (2.66) and 8GB of DDR2 all for $400 after rebates. Added a cheap GeForce 9400 and borrowed the rest from an older system. I never got onboard sound to work so I substituted a SIIG USB sound device.

Next job is to replace the noisy Intel stock fan/sink with a fanless heap pipe tower plus a slower 120mm fan. The Quad core and board both run very cool but I haven't really loaded it yet.

I used the older Darwin/Linux loader CD with a hacked January iso image off RapidShare, but I have an older MiniMac and OSX DVD so was not too worried. If I do a reinstall, I will definitely try the 123 + real DVD both to be more legal, save fuss and to avoid the day long download. I also installed the same OSX image onto an 8GB SD card but have to boot it through the Darwin CD. The OSX/SD card is very slow. Contemplating getting a real SSD drive or one of those new 16GB USB+SATA hybrid eFlash sticks, acts like a real SATA SSD but looks like a chunky USB stick.

After a few months of working with this OSX system, I have slid back to Vista and even Windows 2K on other drives. Would be nice to figure out how to do safe multiple OS installs with OSX. Will be adding Windows 7 RC on it soon. Would really like to see Haiku on it one day. The Ubuntu HH install mostly worked but no network connect.

And for Thom thanks for this article. When I bought this Gigabyte, I was sorely tempted to also buy the much cheaper Intel miniITX Atom board to build a small Mac or at least test the install out. Now I know it will work. Would be nice to replace some full size clunkers with something small, cheap and low power for the kids, but then I would be using OSX several times over, probably not so cool.

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