hp a820n hackintosh Archive

  • 2 days later and 10 hours less sleep.  Eyes are glazed and dry, wrists cracking and fingers aching from hours of grinding bits of odd unfamiliar code into kext files… kext files… I didn’t even know what those were before I started this project.  They are like drivers for Windows, but since Macs basically come preloaded with specific hardware the OS doesn’t have plug and play- auto detect functions like Windows does.  Well, they do… but those settings don’t expect you to be launching OS X off your home personal computer. Let me get to the good stuff.  I turn on my computer and a crazy chameleon looks me in the eyes, below him is an apple and a windows […]

    Building a Hackintosh – Part 2: OS Nirvana

    2 days later and 10 hours less sleep.  Eyes are glazed and dry, wrists cracking and fingers aching from hours of grinding bits of odd unfamiliar code into kext files… kext files… I didn’t even know what those were before I started this project.  They are like drivers for Windows, but since Macs basically come preloaded with specific hardware the OS doesn’t have plug and play- auto detect functions like Windows does.  Well, they do… but those settings don’t expect you to be launching OS X off your home personal computer. Let me get to the good stuff.  I turn on my computer and a crazy chameleon looks me in the eyes, below him is an apple and a windows […]

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