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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hills of AgouraPhobia
OSX on Netbook only?? - YES IT'S POSSIBLE!! - 12-20-2009, 06:47 AM
OK... I have Snow Leopard installed on my Mini 9 and I am really loving it that I am now thinking that it would be great if I could do the same sort of hack on a desktop system.
I was at Fry's Electronics today and I noticed that they had the Shuttle X27D bare bones system which uses an Intel Atom 330 processor with the Intel 945GC + ICH7 chipset and the Intel GMA950 on board graphic.
Shuttle Global - Home
I know the Mini 9 uses an Atom processor and would like to think that this system would be a feasible candidate to turn into a "hackintosh".
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to install OSX on this system??
Thanks for your help!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Colorado, USA
12-20-2009, 06:48 AM
It should work but you'll have to make sure the networking and audio works.
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Michigan
12-20-2009, 06:21 PM
You could also get this thing called an efi-x, it plugs into a USB slot on your motherboard, and basically does all the translating and "tricking" the software. I remember an episode of Tekzilla that talked about it.
Revision3 > Tekzilla > Episode 97: Hackintosh Desktop Build, SATA HD Dock reccos, Customize... - Hackintosh, USB access to old hard drives, EFi-X Boot Processing Unit <-- tekzilla episode that I saw.
Run Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux in a generic desktop PC <--That's what it's called.
Join Date: Apr 2009
12-21-2009, 03:48 AM
Useless Ninjas shows how to do this with the MSI Wind Nettop.
This now my LeoMediaCenter ... except I have the Dual (rather than single) Atom model ... it plays Netflix & iTunes movie great ... also great for watching streaming TV (from overseas) on ... DVD's as well... attached to a 40 inch Regza LCD, and 5.1 sound.
Actually, 10.5.6 installed just fine using NBI, but the Dual Atom didn't mix well with 10.5.8, so I stayed w/ 10.5.7 (but had to keep the 10.5.6 mach_kernel). There are some issues with hyperthreading/dualcore and the later kernels. Much of this was well documented on the MSI wind forums, but that sight is no longer around and its content was lost.
Snow Leopard 10.6.6
128GB SSD + 16GB SDHC
2TB of NFS mounts courtesy of foonas-ized LinkStations
as opensource TimeCapsules (+ p910nd printserver & Firefly media server)
see LinkStationWiki.net for details on how to make your OS X experience richer with a modded NAS device
Time Capsule/Time Machine Support on Your LinkStation
Join Date: Jan 2009
12-21-2009, 12:19 PM
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