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I'm sick of windows vista like most people are, and I wanna try a ...
[HELP PLEASE] Wich hackintosh should I use?
I'm sick of windows vista like most people are, and I wanna try a hackintosh because i'm considering buying an iMac. But that's a lot of money, so i wanna try the OS in hackintosh form first, so I need to know wich one will work because i don't wanna ruin my laptop.
My Lenovo 3000 n200 laptop:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz T7500
Chipset: Intel 965 Express
Memory: 2048MB DDR2 PC5300 (A single 2GB stick)
Hard Drive: 160GB Hitachi(HTS541616J9SA00) SATA
Screen: 15.4" WSXGA+ 1680x1050 Glossy
Optical Drive: LG GMA-4082N DVD-/+R/-RAM
2.4x DVD+R DL
GPU: 256MB nVidia 7300 Go
Network/Wireless: Intel Wireless 4965AGN, Broadcom 10/100 Ethernet Card, Modem and Bluetooth
Inputs: 84 Key Keyboard with Two Button Touchpad with Scroll Bar
Buttons: Power, Lenovo Care, Power Up and Down, Mute, and WiFi/Bluetooth On/Off Switch.
Battery: Six Cell (Mine has the 9 Cell battery)
Please reply and thank you for your help!
That looks pretty similar to my spec, although not completely. I know iDeneb comes with GO drivers and works fine with Intel, and I also think Broadcom is one of the less problematic Wi Fi cards to get working.
Try iDeneb. I went for iDeneb 1.4 then updated to 10.5.7 with the iDeneb updater.
You may well bet a black screen on install even if it was successful. This you would need to Google but there's loads of tricks with NVIDIA cards.
I got a POS Dell 2200. Far from what you got but I started with iDeneb 10.5.6 and it installed with little to no trouble at all.
Because I'm an idiot however, I wanted to upgrade to the 10.5.8 version because of the latest version of Safari and iTunes. Why, I don't know cause I don't use iTunes. On the 10.5.6 version, everything worked for me including sleep...10.5.8 however, the freakin' sleep won't work.
Personally, I'd suggest the iDeneb distro. I'd also go with the iDeneb lite 10.5.8 version that was recently released. But any iDeneb distro will probably work for you and work well too. Just be prepared to install it about 25 times until you figure out what fixes and all you need to get it working. And after the first successful install, remember to hit F8 and type in -cpus=1 to get it to boot (if it is going to boot that is) or you'll be posting again wanting to know why it won't boot.
Sorry that my input is crap...
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