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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my system
by GCrain on Sun 7th Jun 2009 13:38 UTC
GCrain
Member since:
2005-07-11

I built a hackintosh:
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard
E7400 processor
GeForce 8400 GS/ 512 (fanless).
(tried a GeForce 8800 GT / 256 too)
4 gig memory
Samsung IDE-DVD burner

I'm still trying to get the video work correctly. It won't play DVD's yet, nor iDVD. The I couldn't get the onboard audio to work, so I installed a SBLive and the kX driver and the audio works.

For all the time and hassle, I'm not sure if I would do it again. I doubt that it would be wise to upgrade the OS. When Snow Leopard comes out, forget about it until someone hacks something. Part of the experience of MacOS is that things typically 'just work'. IN the end, I'd probably go get a Mac mini. All this searching forums, looking for different kext's, and EFI strings for the video card, trial and error, not knowing if some update will hose the system, etc. My dual G4 with Leopard still works more smoothly at this point.

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RE: my system
by camouflageX on Mon 8th Jun 2009 10:10 in reply to "my system"
camouflageX Member since:
2008-03-07

Did you try adding your EFI graphics card string into your com.apple.Boot.plist? http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,64.msg1961.html#msg1961

Or did you install a driver like NVdarwin? http://www.filestube.com/n/nvdarwin

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RE[2]: my system
by GCrain on Mon 8th Jun 2009 20:56 in reply to "RE: my system"
GCrain Member since:
2005-07-11

Did you try adding your EFI graphics card string into your com.apple.Boot.plist? http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,64.msg1961.html#msg1961 Or did you install a driver like NVdarwin? http://www.filestube.com/n/nvdarwin


Yes, I tried adding it - both cards, but I still have NVinject installed, so maybe there is a conflict. I am going to remove NVinject and see if it is identified correctly with the proper EFI string written.
If I still have trouble, I'll flash the 8800GT with a Apple bios and be done with it.

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