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Some Questions Before I Try to Install OSx86


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I want to *try* and install OSX on the following PC, but a have a few questions before I start.


1. Is my system compatible?

2. http://coolblog.profit42.com/2007/07/03/up...dual-boot-guide, is that a good guide?

3. Can I delete ubuntu's partitions (I hardly use it anymore), merge them, install OSX there, follow the tutorial... and everything should be ok, right?

4. Advice, Suggestions, Tips, Links, Things I should read, etc. will be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!


My PC - Gateway GT5252 with 7600GS (instead of the integrated 6100):


** Motherboard:


Manufacturer: First International Computer, Inc.

Model: K2BC51G/PV

Chipset: NVIDIA - GeForce 6100 - Rev. A2

South Bridge: nVIDIA nForce 410/430 (MCP)

Sensor: SMSC 7803



Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD

Version: 6.00 PG

Date: 10/24/2006


** Video Card:

XFX Nvidia Geforce 7600GS, Fanless, 2 DVI


** CPU

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+


Socket AM2 (940)

MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64


** RAM

x2 Cards:

Hyundai Electronics 1024MB DDR2

PC2-4300 (266 Mhz)


** HDD


Drive 1 - WDC WD32 00JS-22PDB0 SCSI Disk Device (298 GB)



18.68 GB - Healthy (Primary Partition) and 871 MB - Healthy (Primary Partition) = Ubuntu

278.56 NTFS - Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) = Win Vista

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Looking over your hardware I didn't see any red flags jump out at me. However, as always, anybody who does see something feel free to correct me. Look for Uphuck's new 1.4a on the green monster. You should be able to delete your ext3 and swap partitions and make a new HFS+ in the free space. As for the guide, you are welcome to try it and see if it gets you where you need to go. The worst that will happen is that you'll need to reinstall. But, sometimes you just need to try what works for you. For instance, no guide can tell you definitively without listing every card by every manufacturer which Natit Dual will work for you best to output to both monitors. So, experiment, read the forum, research your hardware as best as you can, and I think that you'll probably do fine.


Good luck,


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