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      07-12-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone here made a hackintosh?

I'm in the process of trying to install OS X Snow Leopard with iBoot and I am getting EXTREMELY frustrated. Having a few issues, would anyone be able to help?

First downloaded and burned iBoot 3.1.1, went and bought snow leopard 10.6.3, downloaded multi-beast too. First installation attempt was giving me 'waiting for root device error'. I installed gnome partition editor and split my HDD into 2 partitions, 1 ntfs and the other HFS+, both 500gb.

Then tried install again, tried code '-v rd=disk0s2', it made it past the root device error and then got held up saying 'system uptime in nanoseconds'.

I couldn't find much about that error, one person said to try a USB DVD drive, and to disable IDE controller. I do not have access to a USB drive tonight [Ill go buy one tomorrow though] and I don't know how to disable IDE controller in BIOS. I do have BIOS configured according to the directions for Gigabyte p55a mobo, per tonymac's directions.

I went ahead and deleted all partitions with gnome, and then configured the entire drive to HFS+, now when I run iBoot, I run '-v rd=disk0' and I'm back to the "Still waiting for root device error."

I keep reading but I am not understanding kext, multi-beast, or kernels at all. I don't really have much computer skill, I've built a few PCs and can code HTML css and some java, but that's it so all this kernel stuff is boggling my mind.

I have no idea [despite searching] how to edit kernels, or kexts or whatever, or how to run multi-beast. I think multi-beast is a OS x program, but I don't understand why people are referring to it to help the install process.

Anyway, now I've deleted all data and re-partitioned my HD as HFS+, so I'd like to figure this out soon. Any help is very much appreciated.

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did you change the bios settings correctly?
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did you change the bios settings correctly?
As far as I can tell yes, boot order is DVD - HDD, HPET is enabled and 64-bit, SATA set to AHCI and SATA 3 disabled.

I'm downloading iatkos to try it tomorrow. My dvd drive isn't listed as a recommended drive so that may be it too.
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Figured it out. If anyone wants help getting their intel pc to run OS X Snow leopard LMK
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I plan on doing this on my extra hard drive on my new build. I may pick your brain once i actually get around to attempting it.
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Sure, I've been running so far without any problems. About to add my other hard drive.
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Can you upgrade the hackintosh to Lion?

How hard was it to do? Did you need a specific board/processor combo?

I have a lot of G5 cases laying around and was thinking of trying to build a hackintosh in one of them.
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I'm running Lion now. Yes you need specific parts, but it's all pretty experimental at this point. Any of the new intel core i will work, as well as Core 2 Duo. You really need to look up the hardware you may have laying around, and see what will work and what won't.

For example about hardware; When I was installing Snow Leopard I got hung up because of my DVD player and my HDD... was a good excuse to upgrade to SSD and a SATA DVD player anyway though.

As far as how hard it was, well it took a few days because I just jumped into it. I've built computers before, and have a few extras to use, so I wasn't to concerned about it being down for a while though. As long as your willing to look into your components, and read over the install process a couple times, and have a basic understanding of how computers work, it shouldn't be difficult.

I also had problems because I've never used mac before. Sure I've toyed around on one, but I didn't know what kexts were, or anything of that nature. Once I had a basic understanding of it all it was a breeze. Infact I did screw up my Lion install the first time so I had to reinstall Snow Leopard, only took maybe 2 hours to install SL on 2 partitions after I had done it once.

tonymacx86.com

There is a WEALTH of information on Tony's site, it had all the info I needed to make the switch. I'm about to order a new HP laptop from newegg, you can bet it'll be running Lion within hours of me getting it, I can't stand windows anymore!!!
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Thanks, I'm going to have a read of that site and give it a try.
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