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OSX x86 Project

Posted on 2006.08.19 at 16:36
Current Location: 63114
Current Mood: tired, as usual
Current Music: The Lion in Winter soundtrack
I've been involved with a couple of people installing OSX on their PC's, and have dabbled with getting a running copy working at work. This weekend I thought would be a perfect weekend to install OSX at home on my P4 1.6GHz slackware box. Despite the fact that I forgot there was a file size limit on Jayson's portable FAT32 drive, we manged to get the iso over there by carving it up into two partitions, one MacOS (Journaled) and the other NTFS. Of course once I put the iso on it, I couldn't burn it from my WinXP box (duh!) and the burner I use isn't entirely compatible with my macmini (it usually only writes 3.92GB of data before failing). So...I moved it across the network. Three hours later (I don't have anything fast like ftp set up for LAN-only so I had to use scp) I was finally able to boot...or so I thought. First Boot.plist couldn't be found, then, after multiple boots, I was able to launch the installer and write out the partitions, but then OSinstall makepackage couldn't be found. Nice.

Yawned through most of Superman Returns.



I also had to scrounge up an old Creative 12x DVD-ROM I'd had in storage for about three years and install it in the box...Thank goodness at least that still worked.

Comments:


galinda822 at 2006-08-21 05:37 (UTC) (Link)
I only kept watching Superman Returns because I thought any minute it was going to get better! It never did!!!! I give it 10 Yawns!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-08-23 00:43 (UTC) (Link)
10 Yawns...agreed. It was painful to finish.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-08-22 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
We apparently have different tastes in movies- I enjoyed Superman Returns.

Then again, I grew up loving Superman, so that's most likely a huge factor.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-08-23 00:44 (UTC) (Link)
I was nine years old when I saw Superman The Movie in theaters. That was fantastic compared to the old B&W series my brother and I used to watch on Saturday mornings.

I try not to have 'expectations' of movies prior to seeing them, but after thoroughly enjoying Batman Begins and listening to the score of Superman Returns over and over, I admit, I was not only disappointed, but bored.

I greatly enjoyed the acting - and can see where this entire movie was exposition for the next. Perhaps then we'll get into some great adventures (unless of course Joel Shuemaker takes over...)
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-08-23 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
Didn't I just see this from an anonymous poster? ^_~
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-08-23 00:58 (UTC) (Link)
My wife is never on my mac. However, I had pulled some stuff up for her remotely while I was still at work, and she was on there looking at it when I got it. No worries, I sat down at my XP uber-box adjacent my mac. HA! Since my mac is unix (bsd) based I rarely have to log out or reboot, hence, all my sessions are active. Not so much with teh windows box...

In short, my bad.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-08-23 01:23 (UTC) (Link)
*Laughs* Gotcha.
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