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xp on mac? WTF!

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scarletxlies says:

so apparently theres this contest to see who can be the first person to dual boot xp and osx on a ppc. its apparently been done now.

http://onmac.net/

yes its so unbelievable that he made a video.


i just found this interesting. the article on it was found here:

i think its saccrilage. but thats just me.

10:59 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2006 (8 years ago)
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- DioS - says:

apocalypse now

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11:07 pm (8 years ago)
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Giraffe says:

Has anybody reported what the performance is like?

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03:28 am (8 years ago)
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scarletxlies says:

not to my knowledge. there in the process of testing is all i know

03:40 am (8 years ago)
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sexyboy says:

mac os works on intels processors too

04:39 am (8 years ago)
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garonshanks says:

sexyboy: Where the hell have you been? We learned that probably a good 6 months back, and I know of at least 2 people here that have done it to their own PC's.

non.

10:08 am (8 years ago)
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sexyboy says:

sorry sorry

12:35 pm (8 years ago)
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id like to see it the other way around

03:00 pm (8 years ago)
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LTD says:

OS X on any x86 box is possible . . . for now, without any major hacks. But not for long.

03:07 pm (8 years ago)
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haha, i guess im just waiting for the day Mac's OS will work on my HP..

03:10 pm (8 years ago)
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status says:

What, is your HP based on x85 architecture, and you can't quite make it to x86? Any x86 desktop with adequate muscle can theoretically boot OS-X, if you're willing to put forth the effort.

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03:12 pm (8 years ago)
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scarletxlies says:

yah the effort might kill someone though... i tried for like 2 weeks to get it to work with some p4 that i have lying around and the forums were no help / different images didnt work and no one could help.

03:27 pm (8 years ago)
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scarletxlies says:

anyone with a mac want to do this the code is posted:


and just so everyone knows he won almost $14k USD

03:52 pm (8 years ago)
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What, is your HP based on x85 architecture, and you can't quite make it to x86? Any x86 desktop with adequate muscle can theoretically boot OS-X, if you're willing to put forth the effort.

well, im not really sure, haha. it has an AMD Athalon 64 3200+. ive seen other site with people being able to boot OSX in a window while using XP..

05:03 pm (8 years ago)
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LTD says:

I'm assuming, however, that it isn't as simple as going out to your local Apple Store and picking up a copy of OS X-for Intel, and then installing it on a generic PC. Or is there a hack for that as well? Or will there be one?

The only current way I know of to install OS X on a PC, involves a bitorrent download of OS X and a piggyback-install onto an Ubuntu Live! CD, and from there configuring it to boot as primary OS. Or something like that. I've never tried it.

05:47 pm (8 years ago)
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-carnage- says:

Actually fellas, this guy just did it recently. The contest was to see if someone could run XP on the Intel Based Mac Mini or w/e it's called.

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10:17 pm (8 years ago)
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Matrix says:

running osx on any old x86 pc isn't as easy as one might think as apart from the macintels there is no pc motherboard that uses EFI, which is what osx needs in part to install.

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07:43 am (8 years ago)
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staticuxo says:

running osx on the pc has been done for a while now.
and yes, it is easy to install osx on the pc. i've done it.
i'm running it on my other hdd.

but getting xp on a mac was just recently done, as stated. it makes me want to buy a mac mini and run both d:

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08:57 am (8 years ago)
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LTD says:

static:

Was it as simple as getting a copy of OS X Intel ver. at the store and then inserting the CD? How is the driver situation? Stability? Speed?

Do tell.

09:04 am (8 years ago)
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staticuxo says:

LTD: you'd be better to head over to osx86roject.org forums, they're alot of help and have lots of guides and information.

as far as getting a copy at the store, yes you can, but you have to patch it. i downloaded a prepatched dvdiso via bit torrent.

driver situation is okay depending on which hardware you have. hardware such as nvidia isn't really supported, though it's supposed to be eventually i believe, macvidia. most other things can be patched/modified to work.

i haven't used mine thoroughly yet, due to not having a compatible usb network adapter, which i'm working on getting now d:

but it seems to run up to part with speed (:

osx86project.org

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09:14 am (8 years ago)
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LTD says:

Quick question, it might be obvious, but I'mjust checking:

Can OS X Tiger be installed on an AMD-based rig?

09:32 am (8 years ago)
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staticuxo says:

yep. d:

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06:21 pm (8 years ago)
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scarletxlies says:

@-carnage- it was actually a 17-inch iimac (intel iMac)

12:10 am (8 years ago)
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scarletxlies says:

er sorry for double posting... but the contest was to get it to install on a macbook pro (the intel duo core) but the guy who figured it out did it on a iimac 17-inch.

12:10 am (8 years ago)
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neodude says:

Have to bring this topic back into life....

Anyhow you can now Duel boot XP and Mac OSX which is great oh even triple boot XP,Vista and Mac OSX here's the guide:

11:35 pm (7 years ago)
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AlbinoAsian says:

oh i didn't know vista would work... or is it just planned?

11:57 pm (7 years ago)
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neodude says:

Just duel boot XP and Vista

07:17 am (7 years ago)
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colossus72 says:






just letting you know.

10:27 am (7 years ago)
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neodude says:

Thanks.

11:45 am (7 years ago)
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advent says:

For anyone else who was confused after reading the original post:

The article's about getting Windows XP to run natively on an Intel-based Macintosh, and not a PowerPC-based one. And by natively, I mean without the aid of Boot Camp, Parallels, or whatever the junk else is out there.

03:22 pm (7 years ago)
 
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