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Project v0ltr0n aims to simplify Mac OS X Lion installation on PCs

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Posted ImageIn the wake of Mac OS X Lion being announced, developers Nawcom and Meklort have announced Project v0ltr0n, which aims to be "a nice and easy retail solution for installing [Mac OS X Lion] onto PCs".

Here's an excerpt of some of the features that they're aiming to provide through v0ltr0n:
  • The ability to install OS X 10.7 Retail DVDs OS X 10.7 retail install images onto hard disks with non-GUID partitions without issues.
  • Integrated kext patching within the bootloader for kexts which need to be patched either through their Info.plist or binary. (based on a number of netbookinstaller‘s features)
  • Integrated kernel patching within the bootloader for all unsupported CPUs. As of now, just basic support for AMDs have been planned, but this will make things easier for unsupported Intel CPU people as well.
  • Retail DVD sub-package injection and autoselection, just like ModCD/ModUSB, so your hardware support gets installed with the OS.
  • SleepEnabler.kext will not need to be updated anymore. PM_DISPATCH_VERSION within the kernel you are booting will be autodetected. For those who have dealt with the annoyance of updating SleepEnabler every kernel change, you will understand how this makes life easier.
  • HDA codec detection in the bootloader.
If you're interested in helping out on this project, head on over to Nawcom's blog post.

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nice project :rolleyes:

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Im pumped about this. :D

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Congratulations for the initiative!

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It sounds very promising.

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sounds "snarfy" :( Posted Image

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YEAH Nawcom and Meklort
Great project!
I thought that before that we were going to fail at hacking osx lion to go on a pc and I was wrong
OSX86 forever!

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Will project v0ltr0n support amd processors to install lion?? sorry for my bad english

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um, pardon me if this is a dumb question, but I thought there wasnt going to be a retail DVD?

sounds like a nice project though :)

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Nice, good luck with this!

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um, pardon me if this is a dumb question, but I thought there wasnt going to be a retail DVD?

Yep. The OP here is out of date. The plan for v0ltr0n had to be adapted after the WWDC announcement. See original topic http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=720

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I hope there will be an bootcd to. My mobo doesn't want to boot a USB :P (MS-7502)

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nice xD Excellent news, now i just need to make some HDD space for another partition, just in case i need to go to my working osx86 xD

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nice xD Excellent news, now i just need to make some HDD space for another partition, just in case i need to go to my working osx86 xD

What is the problem to buy another HDD, they are so cheap nowdays.

Good luck with this. :)

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Looking good, should simplify the process for many users.

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cant wait to try this , in the forum hundreds of people even thousands are confused and still not a stable way to install yet after all this time

Good Luck .

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That sounds great! Very nice man...

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I hope there will be an bootcd to. My mobo doesn't want to boot a USB :( (MS-7502)


Try EasyBCD (Windows only). It contains a motherboard 'extender'.

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when will be public release

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Peace to nawcom!

Many thanks for all efforts in the community.

Be well, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you on your journey.

TY





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