Monday, August 15, 2005

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (that sounds redundant) on x86!

Well, I managed to make it work. I'd like to tell you I'm making this post from Safari, but it just isn't the case. I was able to get Safari to come up and most devices on my computer were recongized, but Safari wasn't stable. My best guess is some of the addins for it were being emulated for ppc and it just crashed because of it. I'm not expecting 100% functionality anyhow since my processor doesn't have SSE3 anyways.

The trick was to get a different copy of dd.exe and follow the intructions on the previously mentioned website. The hard drive I put it all on myseriously stopped being detected in the BIOS, but I'll try more later - maybe i'll even post some screenshots of that and Vista if that ever gets done being downloaded.


Anonymous said...

Flippin awesome. I can't wait until Apple sells OS X for x86.. if they ever sell it....

keep us posted on the details!


Anonymous said...

Then I can run OS X on my AMD, what is this bazaro world? At least it is linux based. Increase my killing power eh, I'll do it.

Tony Real said...

A - here is my command line I used

C:\>dd if=c:\tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\.\PhysicalDrive1
Forensic Acquisition Utilities, 1, 0, 0, 1035
dd, 3, 16, 2, 1035
Copyright (C) 2002-2004 George M. Garner Jr.

Command Line: dd if=c:\tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\.\PhysicalDrive1
Based on original version developed by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, and Stuart K
Microsoft Windows: Version 5.1 (Build 2600.Professional Service Pack 2)

23/08/2005 00:07:13 (UTC)
22/08/2005 20:07:13 (local time)

Current User: ANTHONY\Tony

Disk: ST36530A (S/N 5941354539353932202020202020202020202020)
Cylinders: 791
Tracks per Cylinder: 255
Sectors per Track: 63
Bytes per Sector: 512
Total Size: 6357960 KB
Media Type: Fixed hard disk media

Partition Information:
Partition Count: 4
Style: MBR
Signature: 508DFEB1

Copying c:\tiger-x86-flat.img to \\.\PhysicalDrive1...

1572732+0 records in
1572732+0 records out

Thorr - you can run it on the latest AMDs that have SSE3. ISN'T THAT INSANE?