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CNET TV video - Mac OS X on an Intel Machine

by skimike4 / July 31, 2007 7:01 AM PDT

Tom, great CNET TV segment. There's a lot of info there and it was very interesting. Great job.

On the flip side, I hope they don't send you to prison for violating the DMCA. I appreciate your brazen pioneering journalism in the face of the law.

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by Chris_Fon / August 1, 2007 3:57 AM PDT

I was wondering, from what Tom had ended up with, it seems like you would get the same effect getting a Macbook hard drive and putting it into your Thinkpad.

I know this eliminated the purpose, since you need a macbook to begin with!!

Any reson why this wouldn't work?

Amazingly informative video Tom, feed my curiocity very nicely.

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you needed to patch the system first
by alex_smurf / August 1, 2007 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Alternative

so OSX will just not start without that patch

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How to get mac os x 10 in your pc
by ElementSin / August 7, 2007 11:31 AM PDT

Still working on it but this will help u ALOT ..

(video - - created in CNET in 7/30/2007)


Go to OSx86 = for Extra support or

Materials :

- a laptop hard drive

- extrernal hard drive case

Downloads :

- Copy of OSX 10 ( go to and download FREE)

- MacDrive 7 ( == this lets u read mac cd's in pc's ( go to and download FREE)

- Ultraiso ( go to and download FREE)

- WMI Administrative tools


1. Install Mac OSX 10

- now that u have the Mac OSX 10 drive now u need some thing to image the Mac OSX 10 with "ultraiso"

2. Install Ultraiso

3. Forensic Acwuisition Utilities


-How do I convert a .DMG to a .ISO/.IMG?
Install UltraISO, goto Tools|Convert... Then select your .dmg, and leave the output as a .ISO
Then to turn it into a .IMG, put the .ISO into a emulator like Alcohol 120% or Nero Image Drive
Then install Transmac, goto Tools|Disk/CD Edit|Save Image of Disk/CD and select the souce Drive, and the Dest .IMG

- now if u purchaed the Mac OSX 10 u can ligally make one extra copy for backup purpesses thats in the apple eula?

but if u just downloaded its going to be harder cause u going to need a patch.

-Now u can find a pre patch image of Mac OSX 10 in the internet but thats illigal
like this form, another way thats little more legal is patch it your self now theres a program for that created by : Maxxuss (creater
and hacker the creator of OSx86) but still i don't find it cause i am reserching ....
-the easyest to do it is well if u download u dont have to look for it but i dont know where is the path in the mac OSX 10 files is most proply in the "tiger-x86-flat.img" file look for it in "search" or purcheasd it.
3. Then when u have the Mac OSX 10 patch u drag get to the your root directory of your "C:/ Drive"
- Forensic Acwuisition Utilities needed to make usable Mac OSX 10 tranferenit bit by bit to a external drive to make it butonal or for make a usable the extra copy of Mac OSX 10 that i talk earler
4. Go to ( for details about extra stuff u may need to know how to install
5. i unpackage the FAU files in the "c:/ drive" next to my disk image in the extrernal hard drive case thats plugin in the windows machine
6 . this program deexi copys bit by bit the image to the internal to the external drive to the but to do that i need to know whats the fisical address of the drive so need to go to this web site ( to download WMI Administrative tools
7. go to wmi browser ?win32_SystemPartitions.PartComponent? to verify it should be a secent inxtention looking like dics and should say ?physicaldrive1?
8. Open command prompt and type the ddcomant ( name of image file and the physical address of my external drive.
- and starts copying the files to the extranl drive and then u take the external drive out of the case and slit it in the think path
- the external drive and the case were crew together

AND THERE U HAVE IT MAC OSX 10 in pc !!!!!

OTHER SOURCES how to install diffrenly

= There's still a lot of work and documentation to do, like support for SSE2-only CPUs, a proper installation procedure and a PPF patch. However, if you like to play around, this will get you started. =

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Been there - done that...
by borisborf / August 1, 2007 4:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Alternative

At my work we did this and had it running on some of our Gateway desktops in the back office. We had to keep these things under-wraps because teachers, mad about their old mac being replaced by a new PC, would have started a myriad of complaints about why they couldn't get that on their computers.

Trying to explain the DMCA to a bunch of not-tech-savy teachers = hopeless...


Please keep the people involved in the Minneapolis bridge collapse in your thoughts and prayers. I drive that stretch of highway very often and knew people affected by the incident.

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This is violating the license agreement when you install OSX
by Nicholas Buenk / August 7, 2007 6:33 PM PDT

While it's not exactly illegal, in the sense of getting thrown in jail. Apple can sue you and win.

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