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    Unhappy OS X on Compaq Presario 2178CL: Is it possible?

    Hello everyone.

    I came to know about this possibility a few days ago and I've been reading and trying like crazy and I can't seem to be able to install.

    Specs:

    PC: Compaq Presario 2178CL
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+ [1.8Ghz]
    RAM: 1GB RAM
    HDD: 80GB
    Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon IGP 320M
    Mobo: 0024 PQ1A75
    Chipset: ATI IDCAB0 REV 13
    BIOS: KA M1 57


    This computer is pretty old but is still very useful.

    I've searched the CPU and I found that it is a:
    Barton
    Socket A(EV6)
    1 Core
    1 Thread

    Apparently it is able to run:
    # L1-Cache: 64 + 64 KiB (Data + Instructions)
    # L2-Cache: 512 KiB, fullspeed
    # MMX, 3DNow!, SSE
    [I read that it was capable of SSE2 & 3 too, not sure]

    I was able to run Snow Leopard with VMWARE but too slow. So I was trying to see if I could natively run it with OSx86.

    I downloaded several distro .isos : iPC, Kalyway, and built an ISO from the original Snow Leopard DMG to try to install using BOOT-123 and SVBOOT.

    So far nothing works. When it seems to work: it freezes and the messages I see are:

    "mac os version not yet set"

    or

    "no remote debugger" [something like that]

    I would like to know if there is a distribution that I could use to install OS X to my computer or if there is a tutorial I could use. I've tried like 20 so far.

    Also, If my computer isn't able to run Snow Leopard / Leopard. Could I install Tiger on it?

    Thank you very much for your patience and taking your time to read and help.

    Take Care.

    P.S. I read something about a VOODOO KERNEL that could allow my AMD PC to run it, but all the distros I find are Cameleon. Is there any AMD friendly distro out there I could use?
    Last edited by PREngineer; 10-20-2010 at 04:20 AM.



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    Talking Answer

    For those who are having these questions with this same computer, here is your answer:

    I installed Adobe CS3 on the computer and it gave me a message saying that the CPU doesn't support SSE2 and up.

    So this was it. The CPU is not good enough to run Original MAC OS X. However, it runs great with XP MAC OS Snow Leopard Theme.

    Here's a Photo:

    http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4822/macbe.jpg
    Last edited by PREngineer; 10-22-2010 at 02:01 AM. Reason: Adding a Photo link

 

 

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