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  1. OS X on The PS3

    The PS3 uses a PowerPC-processor. I believe you might be able to install OS X using Mac-on-Linux (MoL) on Linux.
  2. Leopard under Tiger?

    You could emulate a Hackintosh using Q, QEMU, but this is really extremely slow (unusable). Mac-on-Mac won't work either, as it doesn't work on Tiger or leopard and doesn't support these OS's in it's virtual machines. Mac-on-Linux might work (on Ubuntu), but I'm not sure if it works with Leopard.
  3. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    Perhaps we should first try to use the QEMU user emulator (first boot up Darwin, then type "qemu-darwin-i386 AQUA", starting OSX Aqua interface). I have some questions about this theory: A. Which Darwin command starts Aqua? B. Where can I download QEMU User Space binary files? C. Does "qemu-darwin-i386" emulate SSE2? D. Does "qemu-darwin-i386" run Aqua/Rosetta? Thanks, MacRetail edit: you"ll find more info here
  4. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    I think the kernel supports SSE already. You can boot up OSX86 in single user mode (= Darwin) and run commando applications (like uname etcetera). I believe it's the OSX Aqua graphical interface that requires SSE2, and we don't have the source code for Aqua. Theoreticly, it should be possible however to implentate SSE2 emulation in the kernel, like the SSE3 emulation already existing. But it's way too complicated and the speed would be very low. (SSE2 is very complex, Velocity Engine on a G4)
  5. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    We could do a recompile for SSE Intel if we had the source code, but we don't. That's why we want to emulate SSE2 in the kernel (we have source code for the kernel), or a SSE2 machine in QEMU or other application.
  6. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    @bonnstone Are you running it on a Pentium 3? edit: I think he's asking us if there's a nLite-like way to edit the OSX86 DVD and to remove specific componements. He's thinks it should be easy to run OSX on any PC. @bonnstone There's a huge difference between PowerPC and Pentium 3. They are a different architecture.
  7. What can i do against this ?

    you have to add some specific boot options at boot up, search for them on this site. It should be something like cpu=1 but I'm not sure.
  8. Can I install without DVD Driver?

    VMWare ---> Native http://blog.adonias.cl/leer.php?id=78&Lang=EN With video-tutorial
  9. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    1. KQEMU is loaded in user mode. I pressed CTRL+ALT+2 and typed in "info kqemu" and it says it's loaded. So that's garanteed. But if I load KQEMU in kernel mode as well, OSX doesn't boot. Weird! 2. About the speed; it's a lot faster than without KQEMU, but I still believe PearPC is the fastest. The stability is very low; I can use the Finder up to some level, but the system crashes if I open any other application. 3. QEMU doesn't boot if I use the EFI BIOS, probably because OSX86 10.4.1 is made for regular BIOS and the EFI BIOS might have no BIOS Compatability layer.
  10. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    I tried booting the OSX iso with the standard BIOS, but it gave me ACPI errors on boot-up (even if I disabled ACPI). I"ll soon try the EFI file (does it support BIOS emulation?) BTW: Do we need SSE3 Emulation? Isn't SSE2 the only thing we need? edit: We should rethink our opinion. QEMU + KQEMU + OSX86 works! I just tried it. I did get graphical errors, tough. REQUIRED: 1. QEMU Manager (includes QEMU and KQEMU) 2. a SSE-only-processor (I used AMD Athlon XP) 3. an OSX HD image (I used the famous tiger-x86-flat.img, but it's 10.4.1) HOW? 1. download QEMU Manager here 2. make a new VM 3. install and enable KQEMU 4. disable ACPI in your VM 5. RUN 6. start up with: platform=x86pc "Graphics Mode"="800x600x15" -v (only platform=x86pc is essential here) 7: you"ll end up with this: With KQEMU, but it had a lot of graphical glitches and if you open an application other then the finder, OSX crashes. It's strange because when I boot OSX86, it doesn't say I have SSE2...
  11. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    I would drop the idea of LinuxBIOS, it's just too complex and it won't help us much anyway. LinuxBIOS can only accelerate the boot speed of the Host OS, witch isn't our problem here; we want to finetune emulation speed. I think we should focus on that. So the idea is: Linux + QEMU + KQEMU (processor virtualisation + SSE2 Emulation) + OSX86 BTW: Thanks for posting the EFI-file!
  12. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    @nd®£§§!! Thanks for your explainaition and for all your efforts. I have an AMD Athlon XP 3200+ myself so if you want I'm willing to help testing. BTW: Perhaps this link might be helpful?
  13. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    well we could use PearPC too Btw: Aren't there any other SSE2 emulators besides QEMU? And could someone explain me what Dr. jagermister patch is all about? MacRetail
  14. OS X for SSE (qemu)

    Well, I'm willing to help if necessairy, but frankly, I don't believe OSX on SSE could run at an acceptable speed.
  15. Is it possible to burn a OSX86 .iso image on a DVD-RW? I tried it, and my burner application (DeepBurner) gives an error message. Does anybody have any experience with this? I don't have any DVD-R's lying around and a VMWare Installation using raw disk is just terribly slow (only 256MB RAM). So if anybody could help me...