Hackintosh

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dna598
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Hackintosh

Post by dna598 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:55 pm

Attempting to install retail osx SL on my i7 920.and gigabyte ga x58a ud3r mobo.

Obviously it is not going smoothly but thats the nature of the beast.

I wont go into the issues im having, but

I Just would like to know what methods have successfully worked for some of you here, on i7 and gigabyte boards.using iboot, empire, kakewalk etc etc....

thanks in advance
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dna598
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Re: Hackintosh

Post by dna598 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:56 am

looks like the Hackmac guys are off somewhere else. DAmn!

This shit is a nightmare haha (as expected)!!!!!! Managed to get to an osx desktop, but nothing was working. This via iboot.

As stipulated, this is not reccomended for the faint hearted. All that booting makes me feel sorry for my computer.
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dna598
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Re: Hackintosh

Post by dna598 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:03 pm

:lol: :twisted: :wink:


It just works.
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Re: Hackintosh

Post by Piplodocus » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:57 pm

Mine's Leopard, didn't have much luck going to SL. :(

I'm buying an i7 Macbook Pro next week though. That'll save some trouble and will probably fix my 8.1.4 & 8.1.5 problem. 8.1.5 never worked, 8.1.4 used to work, and 8.1.3 still does! :lol:

Then when I've got a new main computer (the MBP) and don't need my current one on a daily basis I might Hack my desktop harder and make it do SL, else just Win7 it. It'll be more of a spare/big storage machine then anyway I can stuff old/seldom used/backup files on it, so if it's out of action for a while I won't care.
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Re: Hackintosh

Post by evileye » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:10 pm

I did think about going down this route. But saw sense i couldn't be bothered with the hassle
i wanna make music not fiddle about with computers

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Re: Hackintosh

Post by v0ins315 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:40 pm

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Re: Hackintosh

Post by tw1nstates » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:07 pm

are you running a proper version of the OS?

I thought wiht the right bootloader thing it all just runs smoothly...
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Re: Hackintosh

Post by agent314 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:13 pm

What's the appeal of a hackintosh? Is it just for people who prefer using OSX, or are there other benefits as well?

I thought a big part of the appeal of using Macs (besides the perceived-coolness factor) was the stability that came from the tight integration of hardware+software.

Seems to me like if you're using an OS that was built to work with a certain set of hardware, you'd be compromising the stability if you put it on other equipment.

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Re: Hackintosh

Post by dna598 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:08 pm

Seems to work pretty well...I am totally fried from doing it. It really is the opposite of buying a mac. And yes, the music has totally taken a back seat for a week. I wouldnt recommend it if you want to remain sane.
Hopefully i ll be able to relax soon. The machine seems to work well, getting the same performance as windows. fast 8)

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ctrl + space = play selection

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