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Join Date: Jul 2009
08-28-2009, 05:06 PM
multiple sources (google it) have confirmed that the $29 disk will do clean installs. Apple has always operated on a principal (vs. serial) policy when it comes to OS X releases. So doing a clean install without owning leopard breaks the EULA.
(Note for example, that you didn't have to have windows 98 installed to use the XP upgrade disc, you just needed the 98 serial)
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Join Date: Aug 2009
08-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Concerning all of the upgrade questions, the standard $29 upgrade disc can perform a full install w/o Leopard (from Tiger for example) according to these two sources (Macworld being a very reliable on in my opinion).
Review: Snow Leopard Review | Mac OS X - Page 1 | Macworld
AppleInsider | Apple's Snow Leopard disc will install on Tiger Macs
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Roswell, New Mexico
08-29-2009, 04:23 AM
I also own an Apple branded desktop computer besides my two Dell Minis and when I was contacted by Apple and encouraged to take advantage of the upgrade offer, which was quite appealing because I could have it morning of release even though I live over 200 miles away from the nearest Apple Store, Apple clearly stated that this was a perfect opportunity for users of Tiger to finally upgrade as well.
No disc had to be inserted as proof, like with the products from Redmond, and no serial numbers or license certificates have ever been necessary.
I have performed both an upgrade and a clean install to an external hard drive.
Join Date: Nov 2008
08-29-2009, 04:59 AM
Well, that's enough confirmation for me of the clean install. This raises a huge question; Do we encourage the use of a $29 DVD to create Mac Minis?
Doesn't seem like fair play to me but I can't imagine many people new to hackintoshes jumping to buy a box set over the cheap DVD.
Join Date: Aug 2009
08-29-2009, 05:48 AM
So, after trying to install using the Remote CD method, what happened was that a copy of the install DVD basically gets copied into the root folder of your HD and a new installation image gets created, with only a boot.efi file in it. When I restarted and tried to boot to this new image (which was available as an "Install Mac OS X" option in addition to booting to "Hackintosh HD" as usual) I got a kernel panic. I tried running NetbookBootMaker on the Install Mac OS X image, and it actually did run, but I still got a kernel panic.
And then I gave up on this method.
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