How can I build a Hackintosh with my hardware?

Saptashwa Bandyopadhyay April 30, 2011
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I’ve the following specs:
1)Intel Pentium(R) Dual Core E5200 @ 2.5GHz *2
2) Intel DG41RQ Classic motherboard
3) RAM – 2GB DDR2
4) NVidia GeForce 8400GS 512MB

I’ve Windows 7 installed. I tried using the MultiBeast and iBoot method, but it doesn’t go to the screen. The reason, I think, that I can’t change the storage settings to AHCI (but I can do it to Legacy and Native IDE). So, I want to hack my way through. But no site provides the complete details to hacking. So, if you have done it before, please help.

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  1. chrisfromiowa
    June 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I am using this same set up with a geforce 9800 gt.  I'm using the legacy sata bios settings as I had a problem with the ide.  I've got the main mac drive in sata slot 1 and the dvd drive in slot 2.  I used the multibeast and the iBoot startup disk with no problems.  The iboot disk is the only boot disk the reliably works for me.  Search for MaDlOn and dsdt as he made a perfect dsdt for this board.  When you are first running it and if you have any problems unplug all other disks (other than mac and dvd) also I just use f10 to change the boot drive when I want to use windows.  So to recap, I've got my mac drive in sata slot 1, dvd in slot 2, pc in slot4.   I used multibeast and installed chameleon using iboot.  I hope that this helps.  Regards Chrisfromiowa

  2. Mike
    May 1, 2011 at 12:07 am

    There is a guide on MUO on how to install OSX on a PC
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-mac-os-x-on-a-pc-without-using-a-mac/

    You can also find tons of answers on building a hackintosh in the Answers:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/tag/hackintosh/

    Looking at your system specs I am wondering why you are not running AHCI or RAID-Mode in the first place (unless you are using an IDE Hard Drive).
    It is possible to run a hackintosh while using the ATA/IDE Mode of your SATA Controller but you will have to search the web for ATA Kernel Extensions.

    You are probably better of looking for help on InsanelyMac (and the OSx86 Wiki). The audience there is more suited to help you with your problem.
    http://www.osx86project.org/

    • Saptashwa
      May 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

      As I said, I can only change the storage settings to Native IDE or Legacy IDE. And, yes, I'm using a IDE drive, with no options to AHCI or RAID.
      I already tried OSx86Project - they don't have HDD installations of Snow Leopard. As I said, hacking is not a problem for me (I just can't find the commands to use and where to use). I just can't find the way to hack and install Snow Leopard to set up a real "Hack"intosh. No one seems interested in hacking.

      • Chew
        May 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

        Hello, maybe there are a few people that know their way around hacking...it is just that they do not advertise it in a public forum