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====Disk Partitioning 101====
 
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In case we want some other Operating System to run on the same Harddrive, we'll need to set things up a little before we begin.
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OK, let's get started :
  
I've found out that having a [[gentoo]] Minimal LiveCD is handy, but any LiveCD will do.
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Fire up the power, and insert the DVD media you prepared into the drive.
  
OK, let's get started :
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You'll be greeted with the Darwin/x86 Boot loader prompt, and a countdown timer,
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you can let it run out, and get the default startup (Apple) screen, without knowing what is going on behind the scene,
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or press the ''F8'' key to enter boot time options(switches):
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I'd recommand adding the following switches :
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* ''-v'' Enables Verbose mode
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* ''"Graphics Mode"="XRESxYRESxBPP"''
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** XRES is X Resolution i.e. 800,1024,1280,1400,1600 etc.
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** YRES is Y Resolution i.e. 600,768,1024,1050,1200 etc.
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** BPP Is the Color Depth (Bit Per Pixel) i.e. 8,16,24,32.
  
Fire up the power, and insert the LiveCD
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Boot: -v "Graphics Mode"="1400x1050x32"

Revision as of 16:22, 5 April 2007

Overview

There are several "distributions" of Mac OS X 10.4 Hacked for generic x86 computers,

This Overview is based on Ver. 10.4.4 with a few patches from 10.4.5.

The reason I used this version, is that this is the version that supports the wireless network, and that's the most important issue for me, as most of the other issues can be resolved/fixed if you've got Internet Connection.

Worked right 'out of the box' Installation

  • 1024x768 Resolution
  • Hibernate and Standby
  • UltraNav (3rd button scroll doesn't work yet)
  • WLAN (Atheros, IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II Only, Intel 2200/2915/3945 Won't work!)
  • Audio
  • Audio Keys
  • Bluetooth
  • DVD-RW (burning discs)

Easily Fixed / Resolved

  • 1400x1050 Resolution. (can be easily set to default to any screen supported resolution with very little editing, but requires restart to actually change res.)!
  • ATI 3D Acceleration (Mobility Radeon X300, Core Image & Quartz Extreme a.k.a CI&QE - Enabled with a little tearing)
  • Battery Management
  • Broadcom Network 1GbE

Untested

  • Modem
  • IrDA

Not Working / No Fix

  • Finger Print Module
  • Embedded Security Module

Installation

This Specific guide will not discuss installing multiple OS, So if you want some help about that, refer to the page I offered

ATTENTION!

!!! BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE YOU BEGIN !!!

!!! To be ULTIMATELY SAFE : Use a different Harddriv  !!!

First thing is to "Obtain" an Installation Media DVD with the proper patches. Sorry, I can't guide you through this process, as there is no 'free floating' ISO image download like the various Linux distos., but since you're here, it seems you know what you're doing (and as I gathered, the average Mac OS X users doesn't), here's what we need :

We will be needing an image patched with these patches : Intel_SSE2,Anti_TPM, CPU_ID.

NOTE!
It is also possible to run the OS in a virtual machine within another OS such as Linux or MS-Windows, but I shall not get into that here

hereforth I'll just assume you've got the right media, and made yourself a DVD copy, so let's move on.

Disk Partitioning 101

OK, let's get started :

Fire up the power, and insert the DVD media you prepared into the drive.

You'll be greeted with the Darwin/x86 Boot loader prompt, and a countdown timer,

you can let it run out, and get the default startup (Apple) screen, without knowing what is going on behind the scene, or press the F8 key to enter boot time options(switches):

I'd recommand adding the following switches :

  • -v Enables Verbose mode
  • "Graphics Mode"="XRESxYRESxBPP"
    • XRES is X Resolution i.e. 800,1024,1280,1400,1600 etc.
    • YRES is Y Resolution i.e. 600,768,1024,1050,1200 etc.
    • BPP Is the Color Depth (Bit Per Pixel) i.e. 8,16,24,32.
Boot: -v "Graphics Mode"="1400x1050x32"