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Pretty new to the forum but have spent some time searching it for the last couple of weeks. I'm new to the OSx86 scene, looking forward to my first build. I haven't built anything from the ground up but I do have some limited experience with hardware upgrades. I was hoping someone might be able to clarify some pretty simple questions:

 

* Even with a factory copy of Leopard or Snow Leopard, kexts have to be installed in order to get the components of a build functioning properly with OSX?

* Kexts are basically just drivers for the hardware?

* Is it possible that kexts could include viruses?

* An install DVD is just a factory copy of OSX?

 

 

I know these are really basic questions, but I just want to make sure I fully understand it before I feel even more stupid than I do about this.

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Pretty new to the forum but have spent some time searching it for the last couple of weeks. I'm new to the OSx86 scene, looking forward to my first build. I haven't built anything from the ground up but I do have some limited experience with hardware upgrades. I was hoping someone might be able to clarify some pretty simple questions:

 

* Even with a factory copy of Leopard or Snow Leopard, kexts have to be installed in order to get the components of a build functioning properly with OSX?

* Kexts are basically just drivers for the hardware?

* Is it possible that kexts could include viruses?

* An install DVD is just a factory copy of OSX?

 

 

I know these are really basic questions, but I just want to make sure I fully understand it before I feel even more stupid than I do about this.

 

Hi,

 

the right answer could give how programming the kext automatism ... im not the expert.

I think kext are extensions that work like a windows inf file. The installation of hackintosh set a pointer to the kext automatism at booting, so while booting kext will loading an "overwriting" the the system cache with your specially hardware descriptions - like a windows inf file.

If i read the different description on the internet, the most usally way is the installation of "normally factory DVD" with modification while installing the system. The only target is: expecting the "non-apple" hardware. The rest is standard system software.

The other way - related to kext - is dsdt file. My understanding is, the dsdt file works like the windows config/system.ini files in the older windows systems. Its a compressed, compiled hardware description that will loaded on system start up. Sometimes you need additional kext extensions, because programming the dsdt needs a hardly understanding of BIOS, interrupts, Hex-adresses etc.

I saw on the internet descriptions with hacked/cracked Operating systems too. And yes - it could be that kext files containing virus ... maybe.

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