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Is it possible to install Lion on Intel Pentium D?


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Hi. Sorry for my english and my hackintosh knowledge if i make a mistake. I was wondering if i can install Lion on my PC without upgrading it, because i have a Pentium D and if i would upgrade, i need to buy a new motherboard and a new ram because i know that most motherboards with Intel i5/i7 has DDR3 and i have DDR2. So, my configuration is:

MB: Asus P5KPL SE
CPU: Intel Pentium D Processor 925 3GHz
Video: nVidia GT220 1GB
RAM: 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2

As I see here, my CPU is 64bit... Intel Pentium D 925 HH80553PG0804MN (BX80553925) so, there is any method that can make my CPU run Lion? I tried to boot iAtkos L1 and it doesn't seem like it's making any move.

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You will need to try AnV's experimental legacy kernel (search for it here) or try Valv's Chameleon branch. I have yet to try it, but Valv's Chameleon branch allows you to boot Apple's kernel.

Have you installed Snow Leopard already?

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Sorry i didn't mention. I am running Snow Leopard perfectly ( i have only minor problems, like the Mic isn't working via Voodoo hda, which is the only audio solution for me). If it's possible, i would like to install Lion to another hard drive, just to make sure i will not compromise the Snow Leopard i already have. If it's working, i will port my data to it. Thanks for your response.

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I'm in your same boat with SL. I'm learning about this right along with you.

Tonymac has a great Lion installation tool called xMove. Look it up on google and follow that guide to move the Lion installer to another partition (or drive). Once you do that, download AnV's legacy kernel I mentioned above, rename it to AnV_kernel (there is already a mach_kernel on the Lion drive), and copy it to the Lion drive. When you reboot after copying the Lion partition, press a key at the Chameleon prompt, select the Lion installer, and type:

AnV_kernel -v

Then press enter and see what happens. If you can boot to the Lion installer, just follow the onscreen instructions to install to another partition (or drive).

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Thanks for your advice. I tried to find an AnV legacy kernel, and I think i found one but it didn't work. I think i downloaded a wrong file. Please give me a download link.

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Sure! Let me go find it... :P

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Coming with some news. I tried to boot iAtkos L2: I made a table with 4 kernels: mach_kenel, mach_atom, my custom kernel ( from snow leopard, i was thinking it may work) and an anv_kernel i found on the internet. my custom kernel and anv kernel didn't work at all. The original mach_kernel loaded but stayed there. The mach_atom gave me KP. I tried to boot normally, with -v and -v -x -y.

Anyway, I searched on Google for Valv's Chameleon branch, and i couldn't understand what's that and how it works. Can you help me, please :whistle: ?

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Sure. I'm trying to figure it out, too. :P From what I can gather, we have to download it via Terminal. I'll get you the command when I figure it out.

What do you mean by the mach_kernel loaded but just stayed there? Normally the Pentium D cannot boot mach_kernels (otherwise known as vanilla kernels) without Valv's Chameleon branch. Also, the atom kernel shouldn't load either.....odd.

By the way, you can upgrade your processor without upgrading the motherboard. Your mobo supports Intel Core 2 Duo processors, which support Apple's kernel just like i5/i7 processors too.

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kismat says aslam-o-alikum(may peace Mercy and blessing of God almighty be on all of you)

well i did it on celeron i am sure you can do it on d processor too


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I'm sorry. With mach_kernel loaded, I mean: it doesn't reboot. It just stays there. It doesn't load anything.

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Kismat2k, the only problem is whether or not your Celeron is based upon the Core microarchitecture. If it is Core-based, I believe the Celeron model number will be a 4 digit number. All Core-based Intel CPUs (which include late model Pentium dual-cores and Celerons) can boot Lion fine. The Pentium D is not, unfortunately.

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Update: it looks like us Pentium D users may not be able to run Lion. Our processors have EMT64, which simply allows us to run 64-bit apps and OSes in a emulated environment. I am still looking, but we may not be able to run Lion in the end.

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That motherboard CAN work, but not with that CPU.

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kismat says aslam-o-alikum(may peace Mercy and blessing of God almighty be on all of you)

sorry pookymacman but my processor is not core based and it does`nt have 4 digital no it has 3

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Kismat

Please post the full model number of your Celeron CPU.

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for pentium d users....sorry out of luck....Lion doesnt support pentium d processors....get a c2d processor....they are very cheap these days...u need not change ur motherboard...only changing the processor will work for u...no more hassle...

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Hi! Sorry for not responding, I was engaged in various projects. I will upgrade my CPU, but i have a question: Should I buy a Core2 Duo or a Core2 Quad? I don't know if a quad worth, and if it works. I know that a Core2 Duo works with lion, but i wonder if a Quad has a different configuration, or something...

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It doesn't matter how many cores the CPU has, you don't need to do anything differently to make it work.

Whether you should go for a CPU with two or four cores depend on what you do with your Hackintosh. If you're into pro audio/video or do a lot of video encoding, get the quad core. If not, two cores will do just fine.

If you want something that's relatively cheap, full featured (virtualization, modern power saving) and performs well I recommend the Pentium Dual Core E6700: http://www.cpu-world...71E6700%29.html
If you're going to look for one, be careful to not confuse it with the old Core 2 Duo E6700, they are very different CPUs.

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careful anybody considering a CPU swap! Before ordering find out *exactly* which manufacturing process (e.g. 0.045 or 0.065 micron = 45 or 65 nm) and FSB (e.g. 1066 or 1333 MHz) the mobo in your computer supports. I have a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF - the mobo in there supports the Core 2 Duo E6700 (65nm) but NOT the above mentioned Pentium Dual Core E6700 (45nm), both LGS775 socket ..

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Big, big news!!!!! A Pentium D CAN run a Lion kernel!!! :thumbsup_anim:

Over IRC meklort was so kind and patched a vanilla kernel for me (he removed the CPUID check), and no restart! (the problem with AnV's legacy kernel) However, the problem now is I'm getting stuck at "Got Boot Device". But it's progress!! :D :D





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