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Apple Snow Leopard 10.6 Installation on Desktop PC
I want to install Mac OS X snow leopard 10.6 on my desktop PC.
Here is my PC Configuration:
Processor - Intel Core2Duo Processor E4500 2.20GHz
Motherboard - Intel D945GCNL Essential Series
Graphics Card - nVIDIA 8500GT
HDD - Hitachi 200GB SATA
Keyboard & Mouse - Microsoft
I want to tell you that i just saw the MAC 10.6 leopard on my friend's PC. and it looked awesome than microsoft windows. So i am in hurry to install it on my desktop PC.
Currently i have windows xp installed on my computer. and i want to do clean install of SL 10.6
also my processor has 64-bit support. can i have 64-bit SL 10.6? if its nt available then i can switch to 32-bit with no problem.
and i have nvidia geforce 8500GT graphics card. will that be compatible with mac?
I dont have any disk for the mac SL 10.6. tell me frm where i can get that.
i am a microsoft windows user and i have very little knowledge about the mac. and i will be using it for the first time after install.
please give me a right procedure for the information that i have given.
Your help will be very appreciated.
Last edited by harsh19sag; 12-17-2009 at 09:35 PM.
Try Leopard instead...
Maybe Snow leopard isn't the answer to your Hackintosh experience, because it firstly has some lack of account-controlling and other issues; I would advert you to use Leopard 10.5.8 retail (or modded, if you don't want to update your OS with official Apple updates.), and secondly Snow Leopard isn't already well-supported by the community (if is not so, I would be happy to be corrected!) although seems that the Boot-132 and Grub-DFE CDs could boot Snow Leopard flawlessly.
IMHO I suggest the retail solution, or in other words, BUY (or download, in this case the fault is yours!) the Official DVD of Snow Leopard and use it with one of the two boot CDs I mentioned before.
Only 1 thing to remember: if you choose the retail solution, to install Mac OS SL (-> Snow Leopard) you have to put into the DVD rom drive the CD you choosed (Boot-132 or Grub-DFE), then boot it; after the installation, you have to reinsert it and write -x to boot the Mac OS X partition.
thx for the reply man.
Originally Posted by mgs_ita
bt i forgot to tell u that i have currently windows xp installed on my computer. nd it will not be possible to install retail leopard on my pc. bcoz my pc is assembled and nt mac. plz suggest me the version that i should install. and give me the step-wise procedure as well as how to begin with the process.
i also visited osx86 page and here i got for my computer that i can install ideneb 10.5.5. my pc doesnt support 10.5.8 as per the HCL compatibility there. si can i begin installing 10.5.8? or shud i stick with the ideneb 10.5.5.
compatibility link: HCL 10.5.5 - OSx86 its 1st row in the table.
plz help me to get through this.
i will appreciate ur help.
thanking you in anticipation.
Last edited by harsh19sag; 12-29-2009 at 07:48 PM.
Having XP (btw it would be also Vista or 7, It won't make difference) also installed it would be "a problem-not problem": You could install OSX SL with XP, but you'll have to create a new partition on the hard drive to install it, (there lots of guides that can help you in this) and then install OSX SL in the new partition. This done it won't be hard to make a dual boot and repair your XP partition (if it has been damaged).
Originally Posted by harsh19sag
A vital thing that you should do before installing OSX SL is to know what hardware you have and select the proper kexts (mac drivers) into the "customize" menu during istallation.
As for partitioning, just browse this forum, and you'll find the guides you want, but the installation is a try-and-mistake process, so be patient.
About the HCL, I don't give that much importance, because it is an indication of what hardware can be compatible, but sometimes it doesn't mind the evolution of hardware, so it is constantly obsolete.
About iDeneb, I would be tempted to make you try that, but, as I said, the better way is to install a retail DVD; if it won't start, try it and other distributions as iAtkos, iPC and so on.
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