OS X on PS3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fonzijr1964, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    I know u can get "Other OS' " on the PS3 but how can u get OS X on and get it to run.
    The sony website is not that helpful

    (i.e. Boot loader, the steps)
    ANy experience
    Knowledge would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you cant

    the only os you can put on is linux

    its hard enought putting osx on a hackintosh, let alone a ps3
     
  3. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Should answer: No

    Long answer: Almost impossible! Never been done (as far as I know) and I bet half the drivers/boot loaders don't even exist.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    i saw it once and i know u can get Vista and XP on it
     
  5. JadedRaverLA macrumors member

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    Not natively. You can install Linux (natively) tben run an x86 emulator which can then run an x86 OS... painfully slowly, and not really useable. But sure, it's "possible." ;)

    As for OS X, if there was enough demand, it really shouldn't be that difficult to get it running within a VM on Linux. You could forego the processor emulation, since the main PPU of the Cell processor is a PowerPC-based core. You would have to emulate the older PPC Mac hardware, and "fool" OS X into thinking its being installed on a native machine (as they do with other "hackintoshes"), but you're talking about hundreds or thousands of dev hours by people experienced in hacking Apple's protections, etc, and then, you'd still be emulating an old PPC Mac.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    ok i guess what u get out of it is not worth it
     

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