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    Hi there, my specs are as follows:

    AMD Phenom II x4 940 BE @ stock 3ghz
    Gigabyte M720-US3 mainboard
    Corsair 4GB 1066mhz DDR2 RAM
    2x 500GB SATA
    nVidia 8800GT 512MB GPU

    I would like to run Snow Leopard in a dual boot with Windows 7, I currently have it running in Virtualbox, is it possible to run a vanilla install on this hardware, or do I need an alternative kernel?

    If so, which distro of OSX is best for this?

    Also how would I choose a bootloader (if that's what I need).

    Thanks

    EDIT: I have purchased the Snow Leopard DVD
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    FYI, AMD CPU can't run vanilla.

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    Hi ratvn

    Thanks for that, can you recommend a distro I should use?
    Also does this mean I would not be able to get updates without a new distro reinstall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbie53 View Post
    Hi ratvn

    Thanks for that, can you recommend a distro I should use?
    Also does this mean I would not be able to get updates without a new distro reinstall?
    It's OSX86 so none of the non-mac pc's would be pure vanilla.
    Vanilla kernel is optimized for Intel Core 2 class only (other Intels would rely on something else to better perform and that include the newest i series up to 10.6.3), so there is nothing wrong with AMD CPU not be able to run vanilla.

    As for distro, there are several releases but they're all falling a bit short for your system. Distro and updates are different matters, and all depend on how OSX are prepared prior to its system/file changing.

    The best method, since you already have SL/VM running, is to use retail DVD installation method. Utilizing your running OSX to install SL to your "real" partition. Since most of the patches/fixes are manually organized, direct updates from Apple should not pose any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    The best method, since you already have SL/VM running, is to use retail DVD installation method. Utilizing your running OSX to install SL to your "real" partition. Since most of the patches/fixes are manually organized, direct updates from Apple should not pose any problem.
    I have Snow Leopard running in virtualbox using this guide:
    How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

    I would like to run it 'properly' not virtualized.

    How would I install SL to my real partition using the VM?

    Would the hazard distro I used work on my system outside the VM?


 

 

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