Tech: Perfecting Hackintosh Skill Over The Weekend (Draft)

I am documenting my hackintosh quest over the weekend. (Draft)

1) Check your PC components: motherboard, graphic card (Recommended CPU-Z)

2) Change Boot Device Priority to CD-ROM

3) Install Windows 7 (As easy as ABC)

4) Make two partitions: one for Windows 7, one for Mac OS X

5) Install OSX86 distro, for my PC I choose IPC

6) Use Disk Utility to Erase the partition you want to install OSX. Choose "Mac OSX (Journaled Extended)"

7) Before install, click "Customize"

8) Click Kernel - "9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel"

9) Depending on your components, for the Drivers:
 - Video Driver - "NATIT"
 - Chipset Driver - "AppleNForceATATest nForce Drivers"
 - Audio Driver - "AC97 Audio"
 - Ethernet Driver - "nForce LAN Driver"
 - USB Driver - "Patched USB Drivers"

10) For Fixes & Patches:
 - Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5 (must be installed if Voodoo 9.5.0 kernel is installed)
 - Shutdown/Restart Fix
 - PS/2 Keyboard Fix
 - Patch DSDT
 - AppleSMBIOS Patch - AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev3 667 MHz

11) No need for alternae bootloader. For applications, install later.

12) Done>Install>Skip disk check>Restart

13) I choose Darwin Bootloader to dual-boot both Windows 7 & Mac OSX

14) More fixes at /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

 - Right-click the folder>Get Info>Permissions>Click the lock icon>enter admin password>click "+">add yourself>Choose Read/write>Exit

 - Display resolution: Graphics Mode 1280x960x32 (depends on resolution supported - check at boot: ?video)

 - Change bootloader timer (5 secs is too fast)

 - Change to full screen (in progress)

 - Still looking for the best way to fix network problem

Longer version: http://andrewmajot.com/blog/2009/04/leopard-os-x-10-5-6-on-your-pc/