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Best Answer vbetts, 17 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Snow Leopard will work just find on it. Lion, I'm not sure how the kernel development is going for it. 

 

Legacy kernel for Snow Leopard works great. I've used it on my AMD rigs for Snow Leo. Best bet is to look up the legacy kernel, or for Lion Kernels that support the P4. 

 

The x300 will not be supported for QE/CI at all. There are plenty of low powered low cost cards that will be compatible with it no problem however. 

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I have an HP Media Center m1180n PC. I want to install either Snow Leopard or Lion on it (along with Tiger just to do it). Can they run on my PC? This is what I have:
ACPI-enabled ASUS motherboard with AMI BIOS v3.28 (1/23/2006)
32-bit unicore 2-threaded Pentium IV @ 3.4GHz (supports MMX and SSE1-3)
1GB DDR1 RAM
RADEON X300 graphics card (it's horrible; was supposed to be a GeForce 9600 GTX but the power box couldn't power it)
no floppy drive
a generic CD/DVD drive
numerous USB 2.0 ports and a firewire port
a generic High Definition Audio Device (which I'm guessing means I have an on-board sound card)
a PCI Soft Modem
a WinTV TV tuner card
a USB Logitech laser mouse
a standard Dell PS/2 keyboard
an IDE 240GB hard drive with 3 partitions: 26GB for Vista, 200GB for XP, 6GB reserved as an OEM recovery partiton
also connected is a 465GB SATA hard drive that is used to store user data on. Used to be a Vista drive on a now-dead PC and still contains the OS files on it
a media expansion bay
 
Should OSx86 be able to run on this at native speed? What is the highest Mac OS X version that can run on this? Also, is it possible to dual-boot OSx86 with my current triboot configuration (Vista, XP, Windows XP Recovery Console and probably soon, Debian)?
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WindozeNT
 
EDIT: I had no choice in the hardware and currently am unable to upgrade any of it. This was basically a hand-me-down PC.


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Snow Leopard will work just find on it. Lion, I'm not sure how the kernel development is going for it. 

 

Legacy kernel for Snow Leopard works great. I've used it on my AMD rigs for Snow Leo. Best bet is to look up the legacy kernel, or for Lion Kernels that support the P4. 

 

The x300 will not be supported for QE/CI at all. There are plenty of low powered low cost cards that will be compatible with it no problem however. 



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Snow Leopard will work just find on it. Lion, I'm not sure how the kernel development is going for it. 

 

Legacy kernel for Snow Leopard works great. I've used it on my AMD rigs for Snow Leo. Best bet is to look up the legacy kernel, or for Lion Kernels that support the P4. 

 

The x300 will not be supported for QE/CI at all. There are plenty of low powered low cost cards that will be compatible with it no problem however. 

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