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It’s no secret that all new Macintosh operating components on the rocks of Intel. Also, few people have not heard of that, along with the transition to Intel Macs MacOS X has been hacked and now runs on regular PC. But what prevents the masses to move to a stable, very comfortable and beautiful (Vista smokes nervously to one side) axis? Fear of the new and the habit of Mace Windu? Requirements for iron? The complexity of installation and configuration of “fruit” of OSes? Rather no than yes.

In my opinion, the most willing to switch to Mac interfere with the myths about hakintosh (PC, on which stands the MacOS). To begin, I’ll try to dispel some of them:

1. MacOS X can only be installed on compatible hardware (stone and chipset – intel, video only NVidia). Most peripherals will not work.

Once it was true, but time goes by, there are new patches and firewood, a list of compatible hardware is growing rapidly. MacOS Now you can install on a computer with a stone, which supports at least SSE2 (preferably SSE3). This could be AMD or Intel. You do not need usb-mouse and keyboard. Most are more or less modern graphics cards can enable hardware acceleration (namely, Quartz Extreme, Quartz 2d, Core Image, GL). Now you can see that from your company is nothing supernatural is not required.

2. Installing MacOS X – the process is time consuming and complicated.

In fact, no more difficult than to put XP.

3. The X-axis will not live on the same physical disk with Windows.

Maybe. Two options:

  1. Loader Vind + chain0.
  2. Acronis OS Selector

Well, let’s start?

Step 0. Preparation.

The first step is to check your PC for compliance MacOSi.

Absolute minimum – is:

  • Stone supports a set of instructions     SSE2 (You can find out by software CPU-Z)
  • 256 MB of RAM (more is better)
  • Not too old vidyuhi for AGP or PCI-E (from     GF4)
  • 10 GB free on the screw.

Next, check the following:

  • Necessarily need knowledge of English [LOLZ]
  • Understanding “what” and “why” you are doing
  • On the first installation need 4-6 hours of free time.

If everything is in full compliance with the requirements, then move on.

Be sure to deflate and burn to disc Hiren’s Boot CD. If the same physical drive where going to put the MacOS, there are sections in NTFS, then it is better to convert to FAT32 (except when creating a new partition might fail and FS will be unreadable), but there is another, more correct way – to transfer data to another physical disk.

With training, like, finished, proceed to the next stage …

Step 1. Deflate the image of the installation disk.

First you need to determine what version of OSes, we need: the latest at the moment – it’s 10.4.9 – it uses a new version of the kernel, as in 10.4.8, and this means that the kernel will be more demanding on hardware. Because our goal – to get acquainted with the system, I strongly recommend installing version 10.4.6 or 10.4.7, as They are usually placed without incident. And already you can later upgrade with combo-update’a.

Now we come to http://www.torrentreactor.net/ and in the search box trying to drive something like this:

Mac OS X 10 4 6 (7) Intel (AMD) SSE2

If the processor supports a set of instructions SSE3, then the need for the latter keyword is not necessary. Click “Search”. Choosing and swing.

If the downloaded image in the format of ISO, it can be easily cut to disc, if the DMG, it will have to deflate utility DMG2ISO and convert the image into ISO.

Step 2. Burn Image to disc.

Need DVD-R or DVD + R disc. I recommend writing via Nero or Alcohol 120%. I think with the very process of recording you can do it yourself:). After recording from under WINDOWS on the disk will see several files with total size about 150 kilobytes, so it should be.

Step 3. Installation.

Insert a fresh-cut into the drive and boot from it. At a time when the message appears to start the installation from CD, press F8 or wait a few seconds, type option -V. If you press any other key or start the installation without this key, then instead of text mode on a graphic – Nice, but useless. Error can be found only in text mode.


Two most common mistakes at this stage:

  • “System config file ‘/ com.apple.Boot.plist’ not found” – problem with the distribution (to shake the other)
  • “Still waiting for root device” – most likely the problem with iron (incompatibility)

If the initial loading went smoothly, you get the blue screen (not BSOD:)) c cursor expectations. This will bring up a dialog where you will be prompted to select a language. Choose the English. Click on the arrow, and then at the top menu bar appears, it choose Utilities -> Disk Utility and format the partition in which going to put MakOS format MacOS Extended journaled. Then click Continue, accept the EULA and choose to install only that the prepared section. Continue. On the next screen click Customize and select the components that must be installed. Particular attention to the patches: you have to install the patches, it is necessary for your system, and nothing more (in the description ever written). In no case do not install both patches for SSE2 and SSE3! Only one that matching your processor. Click Continue. Long wait (by the way, checking a DVD you can skip). Stage of the installation is completed reboot.

Step 4. Completion of the installation, collection of information.

After a reboot, is likely to happen one of two things:

  1. Successful loading system (especially if you use Acronis OS  Selector)
  2. b0 error. Loaded with Hiren’s boot CD and using Acronis Disk Director to partition with MakOSyu active. Reboot. Further, see paragraph 1;).

The system has successfully loaded, and before you jump out windows with a proposal to introduce this or that Old, is introduced. Exception – Mac ID – it should be left empty! (Maybe it will crash)

The layout is switched keys Command + Space (ALT + Space)

If done correctly, and nothing stuck, then downloaded to your desktop ( Works!)

Step 5. Initial setup.

So we have established MacOS, but most likely, you now have no sound, and screen refresh rate does not exceed 60 Hz. I would like more, is not it?

Now we come for you to the most difficult stage – selection and installation of wood. For UNIX \ Linux-users it will be quite familiar process of moving and editing files via the console. For everyone else I can recommend the blunt line of manual copy and paste them into the console. The whole process for a large number of devices described in the forums


http://Macvidia.com – Wood for NVidia (No QE and CI)
Firewood for ATI will seek in Google, Keyword callisto and ATI.