Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Mar 2006 12:44 UTC, submitted by dhaneshr
Apple A very detailed how to for installing and running Windows XP on an Intel iMac have been posted on the contest website. And on a related note, someone who almost won the contest posted his findings too: "While I'm disappointed not to have won, I'm encouraged to see that our approaches were remarkably similar. We both wrote custom EFI CSM drivers to emulate the BIOS functions Windows requires to boot. I'm very curious how they managed to get VGA working, and I won't be surprised if it doesn't work in either the Mini or the Macbook Pro, as it looks like they did all their development on an iMac."
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Installing Windows XP on Intel iMac
by lost on Fri 17th Mar 2006 14:51 UTC
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Great job, but now i'd like to see "Installing Mac OS X on a non-apple pc"

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cwdrake Member since:

There is already a ton of stuff out there for this if you know where to look.

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Yes there is, but it's by far not as easy as installing XP on a Macintel. The current steps are very involved and IIRC even require an existing OS X installation that PC from the restore CD image that was leaked on the internet. Even if you manage to install OS X on generic x86 hardware you will still have problems with software not working properly.

I'd love to see someone put out a CD where all I need to do is boot from it and follow prompts to install OS X. Using a Linux live CD's and the tools available for that OS I figure it should be possible to make such a CD; however, it hasn't been done yet as far as I know.

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nicholas Member since:
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there are no instructions on that site.

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