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« on: January 25, 2008, 07:33:05 AM »

http://lifehacker.com/348653/install-os-x-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required

I have three or four machines lying around that would love to have OSX running them. I think I will give it a shot this weekend.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 07:53:09 AM »

Very cool VS, let us know how it goes.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 08:16:48 AM »

Yeah man, wann hear about that!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 08:17:55 AM »

Good luck! I just told this a co-worker of mine. He is also looking for a certain way to run OS X on his PC.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 09:43:37 AM »

I toyed with this a few months ago but no joy. Sounds like its easier now.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 02:50:53 PM »

SWEET!!!! I tried this too about 6 months ago but
got lost in alcohol and vmware land
this looks like what i wished they had!!!! KICK ASS!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 04:59:00 PM »

I downloaded the torrent to my dedicated server, downloading it now to home base so I can burn it onto a DVD. I'll give you a play by play. I've chosen an old Dell laptop as my test victim, as I've seen some people have reports of success with those.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 03:30:55 PM »

well, i got the torrent downloaded but got some sort
of error trying to extract it....   hows it going for you?
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 06:10:30 PM »

It extracted fine, I just burned it to DVD (been busy this weekend), I'm going to give installation a go in just a moment. I have a client who needs a script written so I've been plodding along on that.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 06:43:13 PM »

hey pm me with a link to the torrent or something?

in the meantime i did this:


http://aqua-gero.com/old/forums/index.php?download=1

FLYAKITEOSX

I was scared at first but then i remembered i use norton
ghost and cannibalized hard drives literally from the
side of the road sometimes, so i can hose any drive
i have and then have it right back.... murphy and
universe willing... Sad

(side note: i use norton ghost for win images so i can
immediately back track after doing an experiment and
get everything back.. good for proof of concepts to
show they work as well ive developed some seriously
solid configs this way... anyone know how to do this
for linux partitions? i have tried the app thinking MBR->MBR
and part->part would do me justice but i guess it isnt
a sector for sector, byte for byte app... how to do in linux?)

This is a SERIOUS HARD CORE LOW LEVEL HACK
for windows xp it does everything and is freeware check it
out!  Even the login screens, sounds, alladin lamp effects,
window rollers everything its _seamless_ ...
 if you must windoze DO THIS.. its sweet.

I use the Rk Launcher instead of the dock panel that came
with flyakiteosx cause it has the minimized windows in
the dock as well that you can see a snapshot of and maximize.

Even if you dont have ghost and you trust windows system restore
it does a restore point automatically right before install in case
it doesnt quite mix with your employers computer Wink  what an
eye headache relief to use this like a mac..  10+!!!!!

install the flyakitefirst, then go do these steps:
skip the winroller thing they have on this link its nowhere
near anything awesome... crashed.  grab some lucida font
packages yourself somewhere too...

http://www.wikihow.com/Pimp-Your-Windows-XP-Desktop-to-Look-Like-a-Cool-Mac-Desktop


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 07:20:18 PM »

I dunno, the thing that is most "enviable" for me about OSX has nothing to do with the eye candy. Quite frankly I'm not a fan of Apple's idea of aesthetic design. My Ubuntu desktop running Compiz Fusion as the desktop manager is (in my opinion) MUCH nicer looking than OSX. Everything I like about OSX is under the hood. This is more of a fun "because I can" project. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder though.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2008, 04:31:33 AM »

ya, i hate using XP but switched over cuz
i bought a visiontek grfx card and i have
dual monitors plus a third display through
SVHS output ... 1024x768 but 35 inches
big screen tv viewable... i think
i tanned my corneas..

still cant find a working kalyway...lmk>?

 anxious to hear about your progress...!
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 07:11:13 AM »

I sort of ran out of time. I need to screw around with it some more.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2008, 12:30:14 PM »

Sorry I haven't been in on this thread boyz... just busy ATM as you both know.

Gonna try this, I think, on an old Dell notebook as well next week sometime just for S&G.

Thanks for posting all of this, it's great stuff

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 11:31:47 AM »

You should be able to use Norton Ghost or PowerQuest Drive Image to make a Linux system image, just like you would Windows.  Alternatively, you can do command line stuff with "dd" or "cpio", but an imager is going to be more straightforward.

I'm going to have to check this out now, the time investment before seemed like a little much for a "maybe" working box.

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