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I got into hackintoshing desktops my freshman year in college, and have been doing it ever since. For those who don’t know, the term hackintosh refers to installing Apple’s OS X on non-apple, intel x86 architecture. Its a pretty tricky process unless you build a PC from the ground up with pre-determined hackintosh hardware.
For my first build, I picked up an old Dell Dimension 4300S off craigslist on the cheap and spent the next month or so installing, reinstalling, tweaking, and generally doing it wrong. After going through countless OSx86 install distros, I finally found one that worked (for the most part) and got a solid install down. After that, I still didn’t have audio or ethernet working so I had to mess with some settings and kexts. Audio does work now, but I had to purchase an ethernet to USB adapter to gain networking capabilities. I also had to back down to OS 10.4 instead of Leopard or Snow Leopard; the Dell just couldn’t handle it. Its been running great now for almost three years, so I’ll count this one as a success.
For more info on the OSx86 project, please visit these sites:
Hackintosh Install Guides
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