Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Jun 2009 10:10 UTC
Apple And we have another Ask OSNews item! This one has to do with the recent article we ran on how I built my own Macintosh and installed a vanilla, unaltered copy of Mac OS X on it using the boot-132 method. One of our readers asked us: what is the best hardware to build a Mac out of?
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I just bought a used retail copy of Leopard off of ebay and I'm interested in trying it with the boot-132 method for installation

proposed config for my "hackintosh"
onboard sound
onboard network
Intel Celeron-D 3.06 GHz CPU
2.5 GB DDR2 Ram
PNY Nvidia Quadro NVS 280 Dual head pci-e video

IDE LITEON DVD-ROM setup as master
IDE Maxtor 160 GB Hard drive setup as slave.
(system only has one ide port, rest of ports are sata)

the video card I have probably won't work, but I can work on getting a better one later. Right now my main concern is if I can get the system up and running first

tried going over to the insanelymac forum to ask this but it's down at the moment with too many database connections error.

Edited 2009-06-06 22:34 UTC

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camouflageX Member since:

Dude, don't ask in the forum. Look your hardware up in the Hardware Compatibility List:

You might have to try other HCL versions, too.

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DREVILl30564 Member since:

hey thanks for the reply

the wiki was down at the same time for some weird reason when I posted to osnews. looks like my board will work ok so long as I don't use the sata ports. now I just have to wait until My legal copy of Leopard shows up and resist the temptation to go download it off of one of the torrent sites. I own an older Imac G4 700 so even if I'm not successful with getting leopard to run on my hackintosh, I can always use one of the open firmware hacks to fool the leopard installer into letting me install it on my imac

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