I want to boot macOS for s**ts and grins

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cplguy, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    I remember back in the day that I could use vMac to run a Mac OS in DOS, and set it to start automatically with DOS in the autoexec.bat file, effectivly giving me a "free" hackintosh if I wanted to use MacOS instead of MS Windows. Is there a way to install OSX 10.6 to a standard ix86 machine without having any issues? I honestly wouldn't care if I had to do an actual installation. I would like to be able to dual boot in between Windows 8, and OSX. Is this even possible to do?
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Yes it is, but depends on your hardware configuration. ;)
     
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Time to learn.

    insanelymac.com is a good place to start
     
  4. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    #4 cplguy, Sep 9, 2012
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    Here are my system specs:

    M4A89TD USB 3.0 motherboard
    Nvidia Geforce FX 465 video card
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 @3.68 Ghz
    16 GB DDR3 RAM
    160GB OCZ Solid 3 SSD on SATA1
    500GB Western digital HDD on SATA2
    1TB Western Digital HDD on SATA3
    500GB Western Digital HDD on IDE 0:0
    Memorex DVD +/- RAM on IDE 0:1
    Realtek PCIE gigabit ethernet card
    Realtek RTL8187 802.11b/g wireless card
    Hauppage WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner card
    Nvidia HD Audio 5.1 surround sound
     
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    freeman725 MDL Novice

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    #6 freeman725, Feb 18, 2013
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    Just a quick reminder. OS X does not like AMD processors. From the research I've done, Socket 1155 Gigabyte boards are compatible out of the box. Best of luck to you.
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    yeep if u use AMD be prepared to receive crashes and issues.
     
  8. weince_91

    weince_91 MDL Novice

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    The hackintosh team they have some kind of hardware patches for AMD bassed systems so i hope if you use them maybe your system will not crash due to hardware incompatibility and you will succeeded if you are luck
     
  9. unimatrix725

    unimatrix725 MDL Novice

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    Google 10.6 HCL Hackintosh, that will start you in the right direction. It really all depends on your hardware, its a shame Apple doesnt use the ROM anymore.... lol I remember the "Classic" days!! Hell I think apple would do better porting classic to the iphone instead. They have the "ARM" expertise....