Installing Mac x86 is generating error...

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DackOfDoom

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Hi everyone!

First post here... I am trying to install Mac OS X Tiger on my Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz, 7200RPM 40GB HD, 512MB RAM. I just bought the DVD for Mac OS X Tiger x86 from eBay, so I assume the media is good (since I paid $140 for it)

So I put it in, restart the PC, it boots the CD (with the black screen saying "Welcome to OS X Tiger x86. Press any key to boot"). I press enter and it begins to boot.

then this is where I get my problem. It turns into the graphical interface, with the apple logo and the loading thing at the bottom. But then it just keeps doing that forever, after a "cross out" icon goes on top of the apple logo (usually happens after about 1 minute).

Here is a sketch of what I'm getting:



Any help would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you
 

galstaph

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First off,
Mac OSX is ONLY for Macintosh hardware - anything else is illegal use of software (i.e. hacked and pirated)
Secondly read the above and realize it will not work with your pc and you need an intel mac.
 

Silentwave

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Um.... I suppose you didn't know that it is not possible to legally run Mac OS X on a computer not made by apple computer. It's in the software license.
 

DackOfDoom

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Was I ripped off then? Should I contact the seller? B/c the DVD doesnt even look like it's official Mac...
 

DackOfDoom

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Ok thanks guys; so I guess heres my next question. Now that I cant run mac on my PC, what desktop apple computer would you reccommend buying? I do a little bit of gaming, a lot of video editing, and a lot of internet surfing.

Thanks :) (And if i buy from apple, will they come with Tiger?)
 

nitynate

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DackOfDoom said:
Ok thanks guys; so I guess heres my next question. Now that I cant run mac on my PC, what desktop apple computer would you reccommend buying? I do a little bit of gaming, a lot of video editing, and a lot of internet surfing.

Thanks :) (And if i buy from apple, will they come with Tiger?)
Yes.

Go with a 2 foot iMac.

It comes with tiger and more. :D




http://www.apple.com/
 

nitynate

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DackOfDoom said:
Holy cow, thats so cool looking! :D I think I'm already convinced! Its about time i moved over to mac anyways with all of my video/photo editing

Thanks
It is a very wise investment.

And no ugly tower! :D



You will love it.

And if you dont need all that screen space go with a 20" iMac with 2GB of RAM, ATI Radeon X1600, and Apple Wireless Keyboard & wireless Mighty Mouse for $200 less than the 2 foot version.
 

Doctor Q

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If you think you'd be okay with a smaller screen, you can save some money by getting the 17" or 20" iMac. I'd invest some of that savings on buying extra RAM, since that can make a big difference when you are using applications that demand performance.
 

jhu

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galstaph said:
First off,
Mac OSX is ONLY for Macintosh hardware - anything else is illegal use of software (i.e. hacked and pirated)
Secondly read the above and realize it will not work with your pc and you need an intel mac.
according to the end-user license agreement, you are allowed to install and run the software on one "apple-labeled computer," whatever that means. since the term "apple-labeled computer" is not further defined anywhere, you could presumably buy an apple logo and place it on your dell and it'd become apple-labeled. then take a harddrive with mac os x installed (preferrably from an x86 mac) and put it in your now apple-labeled computer. of course the other problem is finding a non-mac that uses efi instead of bios in order to boot your new apple-labeled computer, but that never really stopped anyone before.
 

Doctor Q

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jhu said:
according to the end-user license agreement, you are allowed to install and run the software on one "apple-labeled computer," whatever that means. since the term "apple-labeled computer" is not further defined anywhere, you could presumably buy an apple logo and place it on your dell and it'd become apple-labeled. then take a harddrive with mac os x installed (preferrably from an x86 mac) and put it in your now apple-labeled computer. of course the other problem is finding a non-mac that uses efi instead of bios in order to boot your new apple-labeled computer, but that never really stopped anyone before.
I doubt Apple and its lawyers would agree with that loose interpretation. Since the MacRumors forums do not permit posting of instructions for procedures that violate Apple's licenses, discussion should be limited to the choices DackOfDoom clearly has.

Another of those choices is to get a Mac mini, which gives you entry-level Apple hardware and Tiger for as little as $600. You'd need to supply your own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. That would be fine for web surfing, not as good for gaming or video editing.
 

jhu

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Doctor Q said:
I doubt Apple and its lawyers would agree with that loose interpretation.
of course they don't. however, what is the likelihood of apple's interpretation to stand up in court given the unclear definition of "apple-labeled"?

however, i would assume that the bundled x86 version of os x has a different eula (anyone want to post it?) than a store-bought copy of os x (which is powerpc only), which would render the original post a moot point.
 

CoMpX

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jhu said:
of course they don't. however, what is the likelihood of apple's interpretation to stand up in court given the unclear definition of "apple-labeled"?

however, i would assume that the bundled x86 version of os x has a different eula (anyone want to post it?) than a store-bought copy of os x (which is powerpc only), which would render the original post a moot point.
Actually, the "store-bought" copy of OS X is a Universal Binary. That it\s, it runs on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
 

Chundles

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CoMpX said:
Actually, the "store-bought" copy of OS X is a Universal Binary. That it\s, it runs on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
Not yet it isn't. The boxed retail copy of Tiger is PPC-only, Intel Macs don't require purchasing of a boxed copy because they come with Tiger anyway.

Intel Macs run different builds of Tiger too, 10.4 runs on both PPC and Intel Macs but it's not "Universal" yet - there are separate builds for each architecture.

10.5 will be Apple's first Universal operating system.
 

RichP

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Core2Duo is going to run circles around your P4. I just built a Core2Duo desktop (a PC for cad use) and it is FAST.

Get a mac. Take it out of the box. Plug in. Enjoy.

EDIT: And just so its clear, all new Intel-Based macs can run windows under Bootcamp, whcih is basically a program that allows your machine to dual-boot either OS.
 

Nermal

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Chundles said:
Not yet it isn't. The boxed retail copy of Tiger is PPC-only, Intel Macs don't require purchasing of a boxed copy because they come with Tiger anyway.
The boxed copy of Tiger Server is universal, but I don't know about the client version.
 

Chundles

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Nermal said:
The boxed copy of Tiger Server is universal, but I don't know about the client version.
Oh yeah, server's Universal, I just assumed he was talking about the client version.
 

clevin

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i seriously doubt the ebay seller tried to cheat you in any ways, maybe you should learn a little more about OS X and Mac before you buy it, normally, seller who sell OSX would assume you understand you can't install in on a PC, unless you contacted him and he said you can, otherwise, it would not be a "rip off".
The reason it doesn't look like official apple product, is probably because the DVD came with new computer, so it doesn't have a box, nor printing on it.
 

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