Anyway to trick a 10.7/8 install on a Panda Macbook?

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  1. gr8gatzby macrumors member

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    Anyway to trick a working install of 10.7 or 10.8 on a Core Duo Macbook?

    Scored this mint Macbook on Jacksonville craigslist for $125. Sells on eBay for twice that. Even has the Panda mod! Swapped out the 100gb for a 500gb.

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  2. gryffinwings macrumors regular

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    Cool Macbook, never seen that before, though I haven't had a Macbook long.

    I'm pretty sure that it's not possible, I think your stuck with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 which is still pretty good and you can do a lot with SL, it's what I'm using right now.

    Question: What are you not getting out of Snow Leopard or Leopard that you aren't getting right now?
     
  3. gr8gatzby thread starter macrumors member

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    probably not missing anything, I just have a need for the latest and greatest OS, and it burns my arse that Apple won't support it.
     
  4. gryffinwings macrumors regular

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    You wouldn't want Lion anyways, I've heard you would take a performance hit over Snow Leopard. Although I heard Mountain Lion is much better than Lion in performance.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Yes, use Snow Leopard and rejoice at all the PowerPC apps you can run.
     
  6. gryffinwings macrumors regular

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    You need Rosetta installed to be able to do that which you can't really get unless someone gives it to you.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Rosetta is on the Snow Leopard installation disk.
     
  8. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(software)

    Yeah and just to add in that when you first open a PowerPC app, SL will download and install Rosetta from Apple's servers as well ;)

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    Love panda MacBooks :D

    Try this

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/04/08/hack-mac-os-x-lion-for-core-duo-core-solo-mac/

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1107457
     
  9. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Apple stopped the dowloading of Rosetta some time ago...

    Manual installation into Snow Leopard from the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD is the only commonly available option now. Apple sells SL and SLS for $19.99 + sales tax & shipping by telephone orders only on the Apple Store.
     
  10. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    I just installed it on my aunts iMac yesterday. I opened a PowerPC app and the iMac downloaded and installed Rosetta.
     
  11. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Then I stand corrected.

    I saw some posts about this problem some months ago on the Apple Support Forum, deleted Rosetta on my SL Mac Mini and launched a PowerPC app.

    I was unable to get Rosetta re-installed over the internet (yes, it was connected), so I began to report this change.

    I should go back and try it myself again before I cry "Uncle!"...

    What is the "panda" mod?
     
  12. gr8gatzby thread starter macrumors member

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    SL is plenty fast, but I would give up all that speed if I could just resize a window from any corner!

     
  13. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    The Panda mod is when a black MacBook is mixed with a White MacBook (i.e. the top case of a black MacBook is added to the bottom case of a white MacBook)
     
  14. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't that illegal in some States in the USA until the US Supreme Court's ruling in Loving vs. Virginia (1967)? :D
     
  15. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the links I posted?
     

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