Hackintosh?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sravana, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. sravana macrumors regular

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    I don't know if this is the proper forum to post this, but I thought I'd try anyway.

    I would really like a Mac netbook, and I was wondering if it's possible to get an off the shelf eee pc or asus or some such, and install OSX...

    I obviously don't know what I'm doing, but I'm curious what you guys think. Could it be done for less than the cost of the white $999 MacBook?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There is a huge thread on this
    You can probably find all the info you need there

    If not, your best bet is the insanelymac.com forums
    They have probably the best hackintosh support

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I did that to a PC before I bought my first Mac. It is not as easy as you might think so if you don't know what you are doing I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  4. sravana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... it sounds like more than I am capable of doing (seeing as I felt like I'd accomplished something when I upgraded my iMac's RAM :eek:).

    Okay, plan B it is. (save enough $$ for the 13" MacBook...)
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    It's easy as pie to get OS X Leopard on a Dell Mini 9 or 10v . . . so simple, even an idiot like me has done it. Takes 90 minutes. It certainly helps to have access to an Intel Mac to do some of the "heavy lifting" in transferring files to either a Runcore SSD drive or an 8GB UBS thumb drive.

    Check the OS X forum at www.mydellmini.com
     
  6. sravana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well... I think that's exactly what I'd like to do!
    Is this the post you were referring to?
    http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/faq...-installation-os-x-8gb-solid-state-drive.html

    ::eek:ff to look at Dell minis:::
     
  7. MTI macrumors 65816

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    More Generally

    I've used the DellEFI method and the direct to Runcore method described in that link. Since I had access to an Intel Mac, an 8GB thumbdrive and a 16GB Runcore SSD, I tried them both and was equally sucessful.
     

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