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joeysefika's avatar

Has anyone had any sucess with the x86 project?

Asked by joeysefika (3093points) May 19th, 2008

So i’ve got a copy of os x and am considering installing it on my laptop. Its a piece of s**t and almost 5 years old and i was wondering if anyone out there has had any success.

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richardhenry's avatar

What laptop do you have?

iwamoto's avatar

do you think that “piece of shit” will support the OS ? do you have even the least bit of confidence in this?

klaas4's avatar

I got mine to run, but it crashed every few minutes and it’s unstable. I don’t get why people are even trying this. Get a real Mac!

iamatypeofwalrus's avatar

Cnet.com had a video detailing the process. Also, you can search google for the term “Hackintosh”. If you’re not going to use the laptop for anything else, I say go for it.

benseven's avatar

Quite a lot of people have success from this project, because they follow a tutorial or recipe that details a known well-working set of components to build a hackintosh from.

As for the question as to why people are trying this, it should be fairly obvious given the general price of buying a real mac. If you have some computer nouse, it’s got to the point with the OSX86 project that it’s actually pretty easy going.

b's avatar

I was able to run OS X on some older POS laptop, but it was not very stable and I only ran it a couple of times. Here is a list of incompatable hardware for reference. Most importantly your processor needs to be SSE-II or later to install OS X.4.

joeysefika's avatar

@Klass4 i have a real mac
@richard its 1.4ghz 256ram intel chip
@iwamoto i have a little bit of confidence and since i can just take the harddrive out and reformat it with disk utility i have no worries if it stuffs up

joeysefika's avatar

Haha i did it; mum got a new laptop so i got her old one (one year older than mine 760mb ram 1.6Ghz) and tiger installed brilliantly!!!

iwamoto's avatar

good, next up…a real mac :) and im not joking, friend of mine, first threw it on his vaio, now has a macbook

benseven's avatar

Good work dude.

(@iwamoto – he says above he has a mac already).

iwamoto's avatar

ah, my bad and humble apologies :)

benseven's avatar

* sings * It’s tooo late to apologiiiise… It’s toooo laaaaattteeee

shadling21's avatar

Well you’ve already experimented with OSx86, but I’m gonna answer the question anyway… Yes, I have a Hackintosh, and yes, it works awesomely. Required some patience.

tonedef's avatar

I just got my MSI Wind up and triple booting, and OSX looks beautiful. I had to swap the wifi card, but I had to anyway, since the card was screwing with my Airport Extreme router.

joeysefika's avatar

@Tonedef, did you hear that MSI have just released unofficial drivers for there wireless card in OS X. Therefore the stock card would now work. Link

tonedef's avatar

Yes! But the included Realtek card crashes my Apple Airport Extreme base station router, so I had to swap it anyway. This dell 1490 works like a charm.

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