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G'day all, I recently put together a new Desktop with the following config.


Intel Core i5 750 Processor

Gigabyte P55A UD4 Mother Board

Kingston DDR3 1333Mhz 4x2Gb RAM

ATI 4850 X2 512Mb Graphics Card


I did not select these components hoping to build a hackintosh but turns out this spec is very close to the Late 2009 iMac 21-27 inch line up.




Seeing this I am very tempted to try to get Snow Leopard running on my machine - with a vanilla kernel that would enable me to install updates without having to fiddle around. I already have a macbook and the Snow Leopard 10.6.1 install disk that come with it.


My question is, is it likely that I'd be able to have a vanilla OSX Snow Leopard running on my machine? I have done some research and I am quite confused as to which approach to take. Last night I tired the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported method described by tonymacx86 using the Snow Leopard DVD I got with my macbook but I could not even get into the installer. Can anyone please give me some pointers to get started? Cheers!

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Ok, I just read here http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1139

that the Snow Leopard disk that comes with the Macbook is locked for Macbooks. That would explain a lot why I hit the brick wall right at the start with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method. But I'd still like to hear some success stories with this config and any tips :) Especially since the hardware is nearly identical to a late 2009 27" iMac.

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