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Old 12-13-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
taylorchase
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Bootloader for Linux and Macintosh


Ok here is my situation: I have a PC running Windows and openSUSE 10.2. On top of those, I installed Mac OS X 10.4.7. The Windows and Linux partitions boot just fine, but when it comes to Macintosh, nothing. I know that Mac OS X x86 isn't meant to be run on a PC, but has anybody out there had any success with this? I figured that it would be better to ask first before I mess something up. I know that Macintosh on my system does work, with the exception of my sound card, when it is the only thing installed because I've tested it. Right now I have GRUB installed just in case that helps. Thanks for reading.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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Indeed!

Where on earth did you get a PC version of Mac OS X. I cannot seem to find a single link which refers to a PC version of Mac OS X.

It might work on Intel-based Macs (which is a different processor altogether), but I don't think it supports the x86 architecture at all otherwise surely we'd have heard of it now.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 12:19 AM   #3
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It's not the PC version of Mac OS X, it's just Mac OS X for the Intel Based Mac, sorry for the confusion. I did however here a rumour that they will be making a PC version, can't remember where the rumour was from but it probably isn't true.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #4
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Yes, but do you have an x86 machine or a PPC?

Or did you install it over a emulator layer?

If you installed it on an Mac emulator, then you can only run it within the OS you installed the emulator on, right?

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:41 PM   #5
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It is a PC that I built, absolutely no Mac hardware whatsoever. I got an MSI motherboard, Intel CPU, nVidia Graphics, and SoundBlaster Audio which does not work with Macintosh installed.



Well I solved my problem for the most part; I installed Windows XP and openSUSE 10.2 on my 80GB hard drive, I then added a 40GB hard drive and installed Mac OS X on that after switching the hard drive boot order. The only downside is that I have to change which hard drive to boot first each time.

BTW, whats with the bootloader installed with openSUSE? It has Penguins walking around with santa hats and an igloo, anyways it's pretty neat.
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