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Hee hee! OS X86!

Thursday, September 1st, 2005
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OS X86 screenshot

$ uname -a
Darwin dolomite.tekktonik.net 8.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.1.0: Thu May 26 19:10:26 PDT 2005; root:xnu-792.1.82.obj~3/RELEASE_I386 x86 i386

Oh man. It was not that hard to do, considering I've never used a mac outside of a library before.

  1. Get a cheap x86 computer. The secret ingredient is ASRock P4Dual-915GL which has the proper integrated video. Nobody has ATI or NVIDIA cards working yet.
  2. Find tiger-x86.tar.bz2 and follow these instructions.
  3. ZOMG THERE'S A MAC IN MY PC!
  4. Except you're not done yet because your hardware wasn't detected quite right.

I had to remove AppleIntel830.kext from /System/Library/Extensions in order for it to properly detect the i915 integrated graphics. I also had to remove AppleTPMACPI.kext which sucks up CPU trying to access a DRM chip that doesn't exist.

I haven't tried the sound yet. That probably also needs special help.

I'd like to use x2vnc to access this new monstrosity, but the mouse gets very sluggish unless you move it around really fast. Anyway, I'm pretty amused.

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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-09-02 01:52 am (UTC)
Nice. :-)
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2005-09-02 02:05 am (UTC)
Now you need a predictable background for it.. something involving a penguin sitting on an apple or some such. I also suggest quaratining the computer less you find your other computers playing beatles songs etc.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-02 06:44 am (UTC)

Hey KEVIN

Funny story,
I'm sitting here, bored out of my mind. So I looked up my name on the internet "Kevin Vance" There are hundreds of us dude. :O I've been cloned. lol I saw that I could comment on this page. Thought it'd be cool to talk to ANOTHER Kevin Vance. ha ...

Sincerely,
Kevin Ronald Vance(The Origional) =D
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-02 09:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey KEVIN

Hey, I am the original Kevin Vance.

Kevin Mathew Vance
Green Bay, WI
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-02 06:45 am (UTC)

<<kevin again

FFFrebel@hotmail.com

It'd be weird hearing from someone with my name... you should write me. lol
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[User Picture]From: deathpudding
2005-09-06 05:32 pm (UTC)

resemblance!?

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