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Hello guys.
I bet everyone sometimes got that desire to go back in time and use something you used to a couple of years ago.
For me, one of those things is OS 10.4 (and its sleek Front Row!).
However since I have repurposed my 2006 MBP into an HTPC, I cannot install it on anything anymore.
But what if we could do it on our new shiny Hackintoshes?
So, the question is, will the Tiger run on:
• Core i3 3.1Ghz
• Gigabyte GA-z77-DS3H
• Latest chameleon (on external USB drive — i prefer to keep any kind of bootloader off my HDD, so it wouldn't mess up)
• Alongside 10.8.2
• With Audigy2 Platinum (AFAIR kX drivers were written exactly for 10.4)
• GFX card is a non-branded nVidia GeForce GT 440, had the 'screen goes to sleep' bug but it seems either npci=0x2000 darkwake=0 PCIRootUID=1 or Natit fixed it

I hope it will, but could please someone give a more specific answer?
That would be awesome if it would work (not to mention it's gonna be F A S T :D)

Thanks!

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No way!

Tiger was released when ONLY Core Duo CPUs were available. The kernel it uses, simply has no code for iX CPUs (it won't be able to use iX as it wouldn't "know" how). The other issue is that there are no chipset specific kexts present in the Tiger to handle all the new hardware.

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Hm, shouldn't processors be backwards-compatible?
Why does XP boot on an i7 then? :P
up: people do it fine: http://www.insanelym...r-on-core-i5i7/

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CPUs are backward compatible. OS X is not forward compatible. Although it may somehow run on iX (with original kernel?), but I doubt that power management would work, so does the VGA and probably some other devices.

Windows was designed for x86 platform and supports a wide variety of hardware. OS X Tiger was designed for PPC/x86 platforms and supports a limited set of hardware/devices used in Apple computers of the time.

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I'm running it just fine in VMWare Workstation.

 

Edit: I realize I just necro'd an old thread. My bad.



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Hm, shouldn't processors be backwards-compatible?
Why does XP boot on an i7 then? :P
up: people do it fine: http://www.insanelym...r-on-core-i5i7/

 

XP was always kept up2date and there were chipset drivers :)

 

good hacking 

 

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