There, it’s done. He’s officially back. Obviously vicious, necessarily tormenting…..the demon of the GEEK. After unmounting an iPhone, calling motherboards and other hard disks is the strongest. Of course, there’s no question of switching back to the dark side of Windows. No, but a hackintosh…. why not!
A what?? Simply, a hackintosh is, in Steve Jobs’ nightmares, the android counterpart on the Mac side: the filthy beast to eliminate at any cost. Or to be clearer, it is a PC like the others, often mounted by the user or a local integrator, on which Mac OS X is installed.
First of all because it’s cheaper than a Mac. Some sites offer to compare prices with identical components. This is certainly very telling, but we must not forget that we are not dealing with a genuine computer “made in Apple” with the ideal integration between hardware and operating system.
Then, because we have an old PC (or even a younger one, but which is no longer used since we switched to ?) and it’s a shame not to use it.
Third, because we want to then why resist.
So I wanted to mount a hackintosh with an old tower of rather good quality equipped with a CORE 2 DUO 1.8 GHz on a Gigabyte motherboard. A few hours of research on Internet then I finally realize that the installation is not a sinecure. Each installation must be done with specific files of each motherboard and possibly of the graphics card. Not to mention the procedure for the computer to agree to load Mac OS X at boot time. Outside these salvation point files. Except….
Except I came across the tonymacx86 site. The latter offers the download of a small personal program called MULTIBEAST. A little video tutorial later, I launch and miracle, without settings, on an old motherboard, Mac OS X appears after a boot that I find rather fast.
A few details however: you must have an Intel processor and it is strongly recommended to use a Gigabyte motherboard.
Namely that not everything works. I have no sound, the card is not recognized (my first attempt to install the appropriate file to recover the sound caused a complete crash requiring reinstallation), but I wanted to mount a server so not necessary at my level. In any case, if you have a PC that is no longer used, why not try it? You do not risk anything for your equipment and it does not take much time.
To install using the tonymacx86 method, you must already have a Mac with the appropriate version of Mac OS X installed. Personally, I connected my destination drive via an external box.
I also join you the link of insanelymac on which you will find a lot of information on the last possible configurations if to assemble from scratch an equivalent of MacPro at better cost you plug.