Creating a Hackintosh
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Unique guide to installing Apple's Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware
If you've always wished you could install Apple's rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you'll end up knowing more about Apple's celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You'll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X.
able to go to the manufacturer’s Web site and download the appropriate drivers. A Google search on WL-167G shows that it’s made by Asus. Digging deeper shows a single driver for Mac Leopard, dated 15 September 2006, and it supports only OS X 10.3 and 10.4 (Panther and Tiger) but not Leopard. Using the Properties panel in the same way as you did for the sound, the hardware vendor ID is 0b05 and the device ID is 1723. Again, you need to dig a bit deeper! Several Hackintosh Web sites often (but not
connect to the Internet. TIP If you are using wired networking, Leopard may have already detected that and tries to connect you to the Internet. 38 Installing OS X 10.5 If you are using wireless networking, however, Leopard probably won’t automatically detect your network hardware, although some models of Dell computers use exactly the same chipset as Apple, so they connect wirelessly as though you had a real Apple Airport. Unless Leopard automatically detects your network, select My
computer’s hardware real-time clock is different from the time you saw in Windows. CROSSREF Leopard uses a different timekeeping method from Windows, which can cause some issues with Windows time. See Appendix B for an explanation. Seeing your Leopard screen for the first time After one last entreaty to register your Leopard, you finally see your first Leopard screen. Figure 2.26 shows the first Leopard screen you see. Figure 2.26 Your first look at Leopard Congratulations! You achieved what
the Need for the Boot CD 49 Figure 3.6 Combo update installation complete screen CAUTION Be sure that your boot disk is still in your CD/DVD drive and that you select to boot from the CD/DVD as you did earlier. Enter -v and -f as boot options to be sure your kext cache is rebuilt and all the new kexts are being used. After Leopard has restarted, you should first check that you have updated successfully. 1. 2. Click the Apple icon on the menu bar to open the Apple menu. Click About this Mac.
disk Leopard Boot. Specifying the hard disk identifier This section explains how to boot the Leopard retail DVD using your boot CD as an intermediary. Booting from the Leopard retail DVD is a two-step process, unless you are using a Macintosh. First, start the computer using the boot disk, and start the Leopard disk. 74 Installing OS X 10.5 When your computer first starts, you see a screen that looks something like that shown in Figure 4.12. Then follow these steps: Figure 4.12 Boot menu 1.