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Hackint0sh Build

Postby Babbman » Wed, Mar 26 2008, 07:23 AM

Since we got pretty geeky in another thread and it seemed like there was a very slight bit of interest on a Mac project I mentioned, I thought I'd start this thread to keep track of it.

Basically, I plan on building a Mac clone out of Intel hardware. Since I do quite a bit of video production and our church just got a beautiful MacPro, I figured that rather than having to sit in the church to do any video work with it, I'd do it here at home.

Here's the initial links I'm starting from:

http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/indexpage.php

http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-attack/build-a-hackintosh-mac-for-under-800-321913.php

http://lifehacker.com/software/benchmarks/hackintosh-vs-mac-pro-vs-macbook-pro-benchmarks-322866.php

http://lifehacker.com/348653/install-os-x-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required/

And here's the current hardware compatibility list:
http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.5.1#ASUS


I'm not going to actually get to the build until mid-April but I will track my progress and put my thoughts up as the project progresses...

It sounds bigger than it really is and I expect I can get the thing built and running in a day or so, depending on my stash/cache of extra hardware, etc...

Anyone else interested? Any comments or questions or thoughts, feel free to stack 'em here..

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Wed, Mar 26 2008, 12:31 PM

Do you have an Apple sticker?

Better safe than sorry. :wink:
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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Mike » Wed, Mar 26 2008, 04:01 PM

I probably have an old rainbow apple sticker that came with my Apple ][ back in the late 70's. :shock:

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Wed, Mar 26 2008, 05:05 PM

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Stylish!

So 70's
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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Mike » Wed, Mar 26 2008, 09:36 PM

That's it!

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Thu, Mar 27 2008, 11:41 AM

Can you believe they kept that '70s relic until the late '90s?

Now Chris, if you wan't the true Apple Geek machine you should use the original logo:

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It's a good thing they changed it...


Hmmm... Why no thumbnail? Because it's a PNG image?
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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Mike » Thu, Mar 27 2008, 07:02 PM

that's a cool logo, I don't remember seeing that one.

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Thu, Mar 27 2008, 07:11 PM

Where I live they teach Apple History in middle school. :shock:
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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Mike » Thu, Mar 27 2008, 07:23 PM

Really?
My personal history with them is the Apple ][, Apple ][+, Apple ][ C, Lisa (didn't own a Lisa, but sold them), Mac, and a couple mac laptops. I haven't had one for many years now though.

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Babbman » Thu, Mar 27 2008, 09:13 PM

Well, I've tried 3 iterations so far and nothing is working... although I got close this morning but the boot loader stopped while trying to load the mdnsresponder...

I just start the process before I go to bed and in the morning I give her a go... if it doesn't work, I just reorder my drives and boot back into Vista..


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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Fri, Mar 28 2008, 01:57 AM

Just kidding.

There are a lot of Apple nuts around here though.

What's really funny about the Apple thing is yesterday I got assigned to a job that involves managing about 1000 Macs and migrating them into a Windows Active Directory system. I haven't touched one professionally since 2000. Oh well, my reputation preceded me. :shock:
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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Babbman » Sat, Mar 29 2008, 02:13 PM

Well, hot diggidy!

Babbman's gotta fully functioning and pretty damn fast MAC on his desktop. :up:

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I used the Kalyway 10.5.1 build and then updated to 10.5.2 with all the available apple updates.

I'm using an Asus P5E3 Deluxe MB with 2GB DDR3 RAM. All SATA Drives. The way I did this was to set an empty SATA drive as my boot dik and installed to that. If I need to go back to Vista, I just have to reorder the boot drive in the Bios. Way easier and safer than installing some kind of bastardized multiboot solution

Troubles that I ran into...

1) PS2 Keyboard - Didn't like it... wanted a USB keyboard...
2) Video Compatibility... This did NOT like my Radeon HD3870. I tried all different combinations of updates and drivers and ended up having to rebuild the OS more times than I care to admit. I finally said the hell with it and dropped in an NVidia 8800GT... Worked perfectly from the get go.

Other than that, everything just went in and worked. Next up is to install Final Cut and see how it works...


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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Mike » Sat, Mar 29 2008, 04:27 PM

awesome, congrats to the new daddy!

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Re: Hackint0sh Build

Postby Kitehead » Sun, Mar 30 2008, 06:30 PM

Neat!

OTOH, for $500 this little guy is the best computer of any type I've owned. Awesome design.
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