Can I install Hackintosh on this computer [got specs]

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RRutter, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. RRutter macrumors 6502

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    Hey..

    I've had it with Windows. It's so annoying. I need to know if I can install Mac OS X on my computer. I have the specs right here.. But first: I tried iDeneb a while ago, but it didn't work. I got some error in the terminal and that left me stumped. So idk what else to do, but I'll try anything.

    My Dell service tag is C3KRGH1 if any of you guys need it..
    I have an Intel G45 Express motherboard I think..

    Please let me know?!
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Generally we cannot help with this here (gets ugly after a couple/few posts), but you might try some of the Hackintosh sites.
     
  3. RRutter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I've looked and can't seem to find anything. I don't really want things to get ugly, all I want to know is if I can install Mac OS X on that and than what the best method and the easiest method would be.
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Can't you just state the specs in the first post? And a word of advice, iDeneb SUCKS.
     
  5. RRutter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The reason I didn't post the specs is because I have no idea which specs you guys need. I have no idea about anything related to Hackintosh.

    And iDeneb sucks?? What's the best way to install Mac OS X than?
     
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  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    We needs specs like... processor, graphics card, etc. Just post everything.

    iDeneb is really unorganized. Kalyway is good. I would post torrent links for it and some others but that's violating the forum rules.
     
  8. RRutter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Quantity Parts # Part Description
    0 01323 INFORMATION..., NO ITEM
    1 F309J Processor, Q8200, 2.33, 4MB Yorkfield, 95W, M1 Video Cable
    1 M017G Card, Planar, INSP DT, 540/540S M/B
    0 702EX INFORMATION..., PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEVIATION..., PRECISION WORKSTATION..., INCREASE..., #1
    1 G214H KIT..., DOCUMENTATION..., BINDER..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.2GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB..., DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION..., BRAZIL CUSTOMER CENTER...
    1 MD717 Assembly, Cable, Serial ATA, HardDrive, 4, Precision Workstation 490
    1 XN967 Kit, Mouse, Universal Serial Bus, 2BTN, Optical, Primax Electronics Ltd
    1 F342F Card, Graphics, 256, 3450, M112 Full Height
    1 M025J TECHNICAL SHEET..., TERMS AND CONDITIONS..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., RTLB, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION...
    4 YG410 Dual In-Line Memory Module 2G, 800M, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
    1 D097D Hard Drive, 640GB, S2, 7.2, 16MB Samsung, F1
    1 D097D Hard Drive, 640GB, S2, 7.2, 16MB Samsung, F1
    1 JF495 Modem, V.92, Data Fax, Internal SON2, Lead Free, Dell Americas Organization
    1 R020C Kit, Software, Works, 9, English
    1 T269C Keyboard, 104, United States Multi-media, Consumer, Darfon Electronics, Corp
    1 N172H KIT..., Software, VHP64SP1, Digital Video Disk Drive, Multiple, 5
    1 X146C KIT..., SPEAKER..., 1.2W, AX210, NMB..., SHIP IN BOX...
    0 83535 INFORMATION..., PART, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT PACKET INTERFACE..., DEVICE
    1 DW804 Assembly, Dvd+/-rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Plds
    1 K123H Kit, Software, Powerdvd, 8.1-00 Digital Video Disk Drive
    1 K078D Assembly, Heatsink, Fan, 95W MNTW/SLTW
    1 J209C ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., MNTW, NON PFC..., L5+, Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.2GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB...
     
  9. steve knight Suspended

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    did you put you dell model number in the search? I did and found lots of info. but I agree navigating the site sucks.
     
  10. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    InsanlyMac is the place to go - you can manually look up what parts you can and cannot support via one of their wiki's arsetonne of hardware compatibility lists.

    Want to really know what hardware you have?

    Download the OpenSolaris .ISO (google OpenSolaris) and pop it in your computer as a LiveCD. Don't install, let it run by itself (you may have to go into the BIOS and change the SATA config from IRRC to AHCI, as long as you don't install you should be fine for data on the hard drive). After the OS loads from the CD, go to Applications tab (in the left-top corner), Device Driver Utility, and the utility lists out all your parts perfectly. The only thing that keeps me from running OpenSolaris on my lappy 24/7 is the fact that the Broadcom BCM4322 isn't supported....

    But this method is th easiest, most painless way of figuring out what's in a newer x86 computer. This method I used to REALLY figure out what got put in my Dell Precision M4400 :D
     
  11. track09 macrumors newbie

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    THIS. These guys do this stuff, they are more knowledgeable, and they're less likely to jump down your throat about it than some people here. (These threads get VERY ugly).

    Most users here are legitimate Apple hardware owners.
     

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