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Worth trying to put OSX on a Acer Aspire 5739G?


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Hi there, sorry if this is in the incorrect category, before I reformat my Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 installations I want to know if I should even bother trying to take a look at running OSX on my Acer Aspire 5739G. Here are some spec:


Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.2GHz)

4GB Ram

Nvidia GeForce 240M

(I will post more spec if needed)


If it is worth trying out then can anyone point me in the right direction to get started? I've tried to put osx86 on several other laptops but have failed due to unsupported hardware.



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Any other specs needed?
No, quite sufficient :) The best (but not the easiest) option would be to install from a retail DVD using a pre boot CD like Epire EFI (or similar). A pre boot CD is used to boot from a retail OS X DVD (it will not boot by itself on a PC). In few word it is done like this:

  • Get a pre boot CD (supporting your hardware) and burn it at a slowest speed to reliable CD media
  • Boot from that CD and then prompted remove the above CD and put in the OS X DVD instead
  • Boot to OS X installer (using the retail DVD)
  • Install
  • Boot to installed OS X (using the pre boot CD again)
  • Install a boot loader (Chameleon or Chameleon based version) with additional kexts (/Extra/Extensions; you should know which are needed for your hardware), configured com.apple.Boot.plist (/Extra), configured SMBIOS.plist (/Extra; it is optional), patched DSDT.aml (/Extra), Chameleon boot theme(s) (/Extra/Themes; it is optional). Those the pre boot CD will no longer be needed to boot OS X.

For a general information read this guide. The guide is for a different model and requires an already running OS X or a Mac, but might be useful to read.

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Looks like it could be done, but more information on hardware used would be welcomed.

acer 5739g works except dvi, dual monitor, wi-fi,ethernet,and mic.Pci-e does not work because of bios acer bios failure.

i bought usb ethernet , usb wi-fi , usb sound card for mic....total 43 euros.

The graphics are fantastics , install with original dvd , i -boot and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].

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Any other specs needed?



Your computer can be a Hackintosh although not everything works immediately, so with some effort,

maybe only a couple of devices will need replacing.



These installs work better if you can find an exact match for the DSDT.aml for your computer.

Then when you install with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (3.3 is out) you can use the userdefined dsdt option.


I triple boot Windows 7, Pinguy (variation of Ubuntu) and Snow Leopard 10.6.5.

This particular forum is a small venue to draw advice from, you will get more information by

using the Search at the top of these posts, or Google for experiences with your audio? for example.

? http://www.mediafire.com/?rmobjy2wyii Realtek ALC888 ICH9.zip Is that your audio ?

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