Hackintosh without a Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by afronathan, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. afronathan macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I hope this is in the right category.
    I'm sorry to ask this question and I have searched on the internet, but I plan to get a Dell mini 10v to make a hackintosh but all the installation require a mac to start the process.

    I don't know anybody who would be willing to lend me their mac and I'm certainly not going to go into an apple store and use one, so my question is how can I create the hackintosh without owning a mac already?

    Thanks for the help/ links to thread/ links to guides etc.

    Oh and I'd be installing OSX 10.6 if at all possible since I cannot find any version of 10.5.X cheaper than >£150.

    And I cannot afford a mac right now before anybody tells me to just buy a mac... but I'm saving up for one next year

    :)
     
  2. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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  3. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    There are plenty of copies of Leopard (10.5) on ebay, in fact I've got my copy on there at the moment 99p NR! (retail version)
     
  4. afronathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would be worried about purchasing software from ebay though. Any tips to avoid getting conned?
     
  5. afronathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll check out this site.
     
  6. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Avoid all items from Nigeria. :p
     
  7. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Try a "ready made" hackintosh distribution like iDeneb or iAtkos. You can burn the image to a DVD and just boot and install from that. Then you can move on to the more advanced stuff.
    You might want to go here though for advice for your particular laptop (mine's an Acer.)
     
  8. brendu macrumors 68020

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    the mini does not have a optical drive... would it work off a bootable USB?
     
  9. sneezymarble macrumors 6502

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    Should.
     
  10. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Just the usual ebay tips - check feedback/history. Use paypal etc
     
  11. durija macrumors 6502

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  12. afronathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help all, I think I can get my friend to lend me her mac now.
     
  13. sneezymarble macrumors 6502

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    If you follow any number of guides at insanelymac, then you won't need a Mac to complete an installation of Leopard or Snow Leopard.
     

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