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    So I am trying to get snow leopard on my amd phenom II 940 build. I already followed a tutorial on how to get the retail snow leopard dmg file onto a formatted 8 gig usb drive. Now i need to know what to do next. Ive been reading up but am a bit overwhelmed. I have heard i need certain programs to make sure it runs on my amd. What should i do next?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jibberishballr View Post
    So I am trying to get snow leopard on my amd phenom II 940 build. I already followed a tutorial on how to get the retail snow leopard dmg file onto a formatted 8 gig usb drive. Now i need to know what to do next. Ive been reading up but am a bit overwhelmed. I have heard i need certain programs to make sure it runs on my amd. What should i do next?
    What you should do next is finding a guide/tutorial to get you from your USB to your HDD.
    You're the one who want to start from an USB in the first place so what's next is up to you.
    A quick suggestion for you is that if you want an USB/retail OSX installation for your AMD then you should have some idea/guides/methods to follow as well as OSX patches/fixes/files prepared ahead. It's completely feasible (at least there're about half-dozen ways to get that retail DVD installed), but it would require resources and the how to, as it's fairly involved especially for AMD.
    If you want some help then at least post your system specs, relevant to OSX installation (other than just your CPU because it does not run by itself), and your approaching method/solution.
    Last edited by ratvn; 08-07-2010 at 02:42 AM.

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    Heres my build
    AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition
    BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    WD Hard Drive
    LG SATA DVD Burner

    As for method, i just want one thats easy and works. Opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibberishballr View Post
    Heres my build
    AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition
    BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    WD Hard Drive
    LG SATA DVD Burner

    As for method, i just want one thats easy and works. Opinions?
    Sure hope that there is such method, but for the time being you will be the one who tells the story.

    Distro releases are easier than retail, and for that you have choices of SL Hazard and iAtkos. Leopard could be installed as well but its kernels would not take the full system potential.

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    Well I never got to turn this machine into a Mac, but have a Macbook Pro now. I would love to turn my pc into a mac, but still need to be pointed in the right direction. Anyone who could show me exactly what to do would be awesome.


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    If you insist on retail, use iBoot with MultiBlast as it's the easiest way for retail. But I suggest you use a ready distro from hacker teams. iATKOS or Hazard for example. They basically give you the retail version with basic kexts, drivers and bootloaders instead of using a complex retail installation. ratvn is right, you can install Leopard (easier) but won't take your setup to it's full potential.

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    iBoot with Multibeast requires an Intel Processor, it is one of the first things that is mentioned on the TonyMac site.

    tonymacx86 Blog: iBoot + MultiBeast: Install Mac OS X on any Intel-based PC

    Leopard will not be any easier as you would still require a hacked kernel to enable the OS to run on your AMD processor.

    The easiest approach for you is to go with a "distro". As per Ratvn's suggestion, give Hazard a try.
    Last edited by Spike7; 05-18-2011 at 04:50 AM.

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    i'll try a hazard distro and update later. thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibberishballr View Post
    i'll try a hazard distro and update later. thanks for the replies.
    I am not sure what you intend, but you cannot update a "distro" from the Apple servers, it will most definitely break your installation. You can only update if the "distro" developer provides a new release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike7 View Post
    I am not sure what you intend, but you cannot update a "distro" from the Apple servers, it will most definitely break your installation. You can only update if the "distro" developer provides a new release.
    I meant update you guys about how it goes

    Also Im thinking getting a video card would be a good idea. I looked at the ones the imac run but they are around 2-300 and i would like to spend around $100 on a video card. Any suggestions that would be compatible and wallet friendly?


 

 
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