Monday, January 14, 2008

OSX Leopard on Intel x86

Have you ever wanted to run OSX on you PC? Hehehe! Now you can!

Here are the things you need to do:
  1. Get a copy of OSX from you favorite torrent site.
    e.g. osx86 Leopard flat image (install mac os x 10 5 from windows)
  2. Extract leopard-x86-flat-img.
  3. Free up a harddisk. You will need an empty disk, not just a partition. Using Windows Disk Manager, remove any partitions from the disk.
  4. From a terminal, use "dd --list" to list up drives in your system.
  5. Now, invoke one of the scripts for the appropriate harddisk you want to write the OSX image to. Warning! If you make a mistake, you will mess up your system and data files. So, be careful.
  6. Reboot and change BIOS settings to boot from the harddisk with OSX.
  7. Now boot into your Hackintosh! =)
  8. If you have an ASUS P5K-E WIFI board, you will need the patch to get the LAN and audio working. To get the wireless to work, get the RTL8187L drivers.
That's all there is to it. For info, I am using the following:
  • ASUS P5K-E Wifi
  • AData 2GB DDR2
  • Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad Core
  • 250 GB Samsung IDE (for OSX boot)
  • Gigabyte 640MB 8800GTS
And yes, I am writing this from my new Leopard. =)


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