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Is there any proper tutorial here
Come on, the people who come here are complete PC only noobs who want to run OSX on their PC's. Most of them already have an image file in their Flash Disks or CD's. But there is no proper guide or list to tell us what to do next.
This forum, doesn't seem to have on either. I've been trying for 2 months now, to install it on my PC, but I don't even know how to get started. Now that ive discovered this forum, I'm disappointed once again, because it's got no info at all..sigh
Yes, I agree. As if there are some secrets not to be told to noobs. The guides are all 'set-up' specific, and in PC world there are millions of different setups. The tutorials are not noob proof. Same as others, i have USB stick that boots but cant install SL over a month. I bought highend PC components for 1500$ but I am going to regret not to buy Mac Pro for 10000$. Although I am a noob for Hackintosh world but I also was a software engineer back in 1980s and using Mac and PC's for 25 years but I can't install SL to my hackintosh. What a dumb I am.
there are zillions of bootloaders, boot Cds, methods, ready-to-go softwares, kexts, to choose from. it is very confusing. I read all the guides and tutorials (efix forums, insanelymac, tonyosx86project, hackintosh.org, etc.) But can't figure out which guide is best for my setup. All they say is experiment. Building a Hackintosh is not easy. You must have a lot of spare days and hours to experiment. And to experiment, you must have a very good power supply unit and PC components because you will need to hard boot and hard start the PC million times in a day for all your unsuccessful experiments.
If you manage to build a Hackintosh, all credits go to yourself first then other sources.
So we have to stop whining, buy real Mac Pro or learn how to program everything, how to use guides, steal time from your actual business and your lover.
Good luck for all of us.
As far as I understand, methods differ. there are osx86 dvds(ipc,kalyway,ideneb,etc) and there are efi bootloaders(Chameleon,PC EFI etc.). I don't interested in ready to go software like osx86 dvds, instead I dig into bootloaders because I have OCPD(obsessive-compulsive-personality-disorder) and bootladers came various formats specific to your hardware like, use this bootloader for your MB and use this kext for your video card, use usb stick method or other, use that kernel commands to activate your sound, erase that line from that kexts to sleep your hackintosh, if your are on 10.6.2 use this, if you are on 10.6.3 use that one. Just great for my disorder.
The things that I dont understand are: with all the kexts, bootloaders and patched kernels are PC component specific, I can t imagine how ready to go software manage to run Mac os x flawlessly on any PC. (which I am not sure).
I decided to do efi methods(dont know if it is appropriate term) because when I googled "install snow leopard to PC", the sites are all about that method and mainboard and video card specific. Unfortunately my set up is the latest components(gigabyte x58a ud7 lastest BIOS, with SATA3, USB3, firewires, SL 10.6.3, and damn, my video card is ATI 4550. Yes there is a tutorial about my MB but it is not for my video card. Yes there is a tutorial about my video card but it is not for my MB. Yes there is a tutorial about how to install SL without hacking but it is not for my video card or MB either. You should read everything and decide what to do and come with a decent plan. And I thank to all information who they supplied to us. But there are still mysteries to be solved.The experience is like Lost TV series and as if I am on season 1 episode 2.
Originally Posted by pureironson
Thank you for your opinion and sharing as it expresses many aspects of working with OSX that some of these members took it for granted.
Strict Guide for noobs Part 1 : Pre-installation work
This is my "learn my mistakes" guide.
This strict guide is for noobs planning to buy PC based hardware before installing Mac OS X.
- If you love your life, and rich buy a real Mac.
- If you love your girl/boyfriend and rich buy a real Mac.
- If you are suffering from OCPD(Obsessive-Compulsive-Personality-Disorder), buy a real Mac.
- If your applications must not require Mac OS, and you are not rich, buy Windows 7 PC.
- If you want the fastest Mac OS, buy the fastest/ and fullest Mac Pro with SL. You can't build a system like 4x six-core Xeons on server boards, OC them and expect to install Mac OS flawlessly.
- If you can't acquire a Mac running leopard from anybody, wait until this happens.
- If your all workflow is Mac OS specific (e.g Logic Studio) and you are not rich enough to buy a real Mac, and you are not aware of your OCPD and lonely then
- Be patient. It may take 1-2 days or weeks depending to your setup, your preferences, your IQ and your psychological state.
1) Choosing hardware components
WARNING: Just don't order anything before you are absolutely sure. Choose tested systems.
1a)- choosing tested systems
- look at HCL(Hardware Compatibility List) on wikipedia (be careful about OS X versions)
- choose exactly the same video card
- prefer nVidia cards
- don't fooled by model versions. e.g. if the guide says 4870, don't buy another 4xxx series card(4550, 4730, 4350) . Don't think lower versions works.
- choose exactly same manufacturer. Some manufacturers adds spice to cards like HDMI, or tweaks this and that which Mac OS doesn't like or use.
- e.g. don't buy 9500GT if the guide doesn't mention, (but mentions 9500 GS, 9500 GSO, 9500 GSX or whatever is fully compatible)
- choose fully compatible one with your motherboard. careful about patches needed. write down what it needs.
- choose exactly the same motherboard (be careful about BIOS versions)
- don't fooled by chipset versions. Asus x58 and Gigabyte x58 are not the same. If the guide says Gigabyte, don't buy Asus version of the same specification.
- if your BIOS is the latest and the tested system's BIOS version is not, downgrade it.
- choose fully compatible one. careful about patches needed. write down what it needs.
- open a text file write down your choices and needed patches, your motherboard model, video card model, kexts, etc. to easy your search
1b) google hackintosh and osx86 project links. Copy the links to your text file or bookmark them under a folder because there are many. Favorites are: efi x forums, insanelymac, netkas.org, hackint0sh.org, kexts.com
1c) pick up your favorite sites according your motherboard and video card. Some sites are motherboard or video card specific.
- always look at the dates of the blogs, articles, forum messages. Your card may not supported back in 2008, but it may now.
- Don't try the install softwares requires other than your motherboard or video card.
- Don't try mixed solutions.
- First read all the guides and tutorials according to your set up.(May take a few days or week)
- go for clear outlined, step-by-step guides matches your hardware (not slightly).
1d) come up with a method of installation. choices are many.
- All in One Solution softwares like(iDeneb, iPC, Kalyway, EFI modules etc.) which I don't prefer
- hacking through EFI using bootloaders, kexts, kernels, patches, terminal works, motherboard specific DSTL file.
1e) Depending to your chosen method, look at forums, blogs, sites about your video card and motherboard if they are supported or easy to hack, sign in forums and chat, ask questions, share and compare your setup with others.
1f) decide what will you buy and order it.
this is what you should do. Now I'm waiting for my build setup, hope it works.
Part Two : Installing Mac OS X. not available . I will write if the story ends with success( of course motherboard, videocard and Mac OS version specific)
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