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Where can I download the live DVD or I have to use the existing (iDeneb / iATKOS) one?


There is no official livedvd at this time, the post made outlines how to make your own. Also, if one becomes available, it would be illegal to link to it or tell of it's location, just like every other release, you'd have to find it yourself.

So I am trying to take this all in. I am a little past newbie to Hackintosh, and a long time power user of OSX. I am trying to figure out what all the benefits are of this system. It sounds like it can be updated without having to reapply kexts, etc.? It also seems that it may have performance benefits being that it is a ram disk. So am I correct to assume that your main install always boots as a RAM disk, or is that only for installation purposes?


It's a livedvd.. like a Linux livecd, you could boot into a fully working installed OS X system right off of the dvd without having a working install on your hard drive. Literally, you would boot off of the dvd into a live OS X system.

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This is awesome! I've been trying to use modbin's method as well as follow the X Dev team notes and create my own for about a month now. I wish I had known about this method back then.

Hats off to you, bud.

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Allright a little question about the how to ;).

1) You say that we need to prepare the target media with boot-123, do you mean the DVD we want to create or the pc we want to boot the dvd from?

2) The IOHDIXController.kext, do we need to copy it from our "normal" installation and then modify it en put the modified IOHDIXController.kext on our Live DVD?

3) Also, if we have our DMG, do we just need to burn that DMG onto a DVD or do we only need to make a DMG if we want to use a live USB stick?

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excellent try him immediately ...

GREAT WORK! ;)

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Wow sounds like it works better than any other approach so far at least it take advantage of features already in place. Well done ! i'm gonna try it ASAP.

It would be great though to have a working live solution that will be constant to everybody... i see a great opportunity for glory for the people that will be starting this ..

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Hats off indeed, I look forward to seeing what comes next :)

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Thanks good work done :)

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I have been using ideneb 10.5.5 booting directly from a portable hard drive. I think this is better and faster than a dvd boot. Unlike Windows Mac will not modify your internal drive or drive c when you install and boot from your portable HD.

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Would this allow net-booting through pxe ?

Is that a possibility?

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Must I have a running OS X to create the Live DVD?

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spartango: how do i prepare a dvd with boot-132?

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10.5.2 should I use? or can even 10.5.5?
thanks :(

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This is cool :( assuming the RamDisk is fastest part of system, OSX on RamDisk should be cool kewl :D

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0. You'll need to hack IOHDIXController.kext abit. Show its package contents, find Info.plist and change "Network-Root" to "Root". Do that for all its plugins as well. Regenerate Extensions.mkext.

This is not needed if you use kextcache -n (which includes network extensions). Those of us who have been building Install DVDs have known about this for a while. For some bizarre reason the Ramdisk support was flagged network however its needed for a local boot due to the creation of the small ramdisks. IMHO a bug by Apple but its better to just create a mkext cache with the networking files in it (speeds up boot time because reading the mkext cache is faster than reading the individual files).

7. Now, boot from that media. at the darwin prompt, provide the params:
-v -f -s rp=file:///live.dmg

Shouldn't need the -f if you build the kextcache with -n and -l.

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Once I install Mac OSX Leopard after I create the live CD? OR would a better route be to just download and install?

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Perfect and great!

Your my God :P

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Must I have a running OS X to create the Live DVD?

yes....

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Ok so i am very new to this. For now I need to know where is the genius bar?

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You are awesome! I hope I can learn as much about this great SO. Thanks.





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