os x leopard server on a PC?

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  1. JoshBoy macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to load Leopard server onto a PC and use that as a server?:confused:
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Legally, no. This goes against the Apple EULA.

    Technically, yes, provided that the PC has a compatible set of hardware.

    (I may be wrong, but I think that's how it goes. Others, feel free to correct me as necessary.)
     
  3. JoshBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cry

    No one seems to know the answer or tried it. If anyone knows how to or the possiblities I would love to know
     
  4. drj434343 macrumors member

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    It is very possible. You'll need to purchase the appropriate hardware that is natively compatible with OS X drivers and then use an EFI bootloader, like EFI-x. It's a small USB drive that plugs directly into the header on your motherboard, and spoofs the OS X installation DVD into thinking it's installing on a genuine Mac.

    You are violating the EULA by doing this.

    If interested, google EFI-x. Their official website has forums with tons of information from people doing this on a daily basis.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You can run OSX server on Mac Mini if you can't afford a mac pro. Not made for pc.
     
  6. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

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    It will work.
     
  7. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    As others have said, technically, its possible. The reason there is few answers is, the heacache in making it is not worth it to most people.

    Let me ask you this, what are you trying to accomplish? There might be better alternatives out there.
     
  8. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    yea its possible, tried it and I wouldn't trust its stability... I guess if you are just trying to get familiar with os x server than its fine, but I would rather put it on any mac using virtual machine.
     

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