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I am hoping to switch my home server over to Leopard and I thought I would check in for any tips before I leap in head-first.


From what I can find out, it looks like most of my hardware will be fairly-well supported, possibly with some tweaks. I own copies of Leopard and Leopard Server, but I didn't feel like modifying them when someone else has already invented the wheel, so-to-speak. :) So I downloaded Zephyroth's AMD image over at (link removed) and I'm hoping it will work on my hardware without too much trouble. A few choice details of my setup are included below.


So I suppose my question is, is this image likely to work on my setup? If not, could I politely beg a few pointers on getting/installing any required kexts/patches? Also:

- Will I need to use something like Little Snitch to preven the OS from updating?

- Is it possible to convert a Leopard Client hackintosh to Leopard Server by adding some components? Ideally I would like to be running Server.

- Does anyone have any experience with using the ZFS read/write binaries from OSXforge on a hackintosh? This is ultimately the point of my experiment: Leopard Server with a raidz pool in my existing tower.


Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer! Again, my hardware details are below:



Model : 1x AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+

Speed : 2.21GHz

Package : Socket µPGA939

Name : M2F-DH Athlon 64 (K8 Venice/San Diego) 90nm 1.8-2.8GHz 1.45-1.55V



System : System manufacturer System Product Name

Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N32-SLI-Deluxe

Bus(es) : ISA PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus


Chipset 1

Model : AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron HyperTransport Technology Configuration


Video System

Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS


MultiMedia Device(s)

Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio


Network Services

Adapter : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Adapter : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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It's always wise to read forum rules before posting.

Sad you are too lazy to do this.

Remove the link ASAP.


I am sorry I did not read the forum rules at first. I have now read them and removed the link. It's sad, but despite all the fine-print aggreements people are "supposed" to read, reasearch has shown that very few people can read and understand the legalese, let alone have the time to do so (hence upcoming legislation in some countries to enforce the use of "plain-english" aggreements). Luckily these rules were quite plain and to-the-point. Again, sorry.


And take your time to do the search - your hardware is fairly old and this forum already have all the answers.


Should I be sarcastic and say "It's wise to read subject lines and subtitles before posting, and I'm sad you're too lazy to do this"? My topic description was: "I've done my research but one can always benefit from the experienced." I have spent a few hours poking around, and have a reasonable idea of how to go forward. But as any research student or librarian knows, hours or days of head-smashing can often be saved by asking a helpful friend or colleague. As I was under the impression that this site was a friendly and helpful community, I politely asked others for their advice. After all, don't the Rules say:


Our goal is ensure that the forum remains a friendly, helpful place to hang out. We want you to be able to discuss anything and everything here

Sorry for my transgression of the rules. Hopefully someone here wouldn't mind providing a helpful tip or two.

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Have you visit the "http://osx86.wikidot.com/"?

"Known issues" cover most of hardware and setup problems.

As of Leo server - most of us are desktop users and don't deal with server os. May be you should try server specific forum.

All I may suppose - you can't use vanilla (not hacked) kernel on AMD, so you can get osx server running only if kernels for desktop and server are same.


Good luck.

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Thanks for your very helpful post! The link you posted looks like it will be of good use, and since the site is associated with Zephyroth I think it will apply well to the iso he created for AMD hardware. Meanwhile, I will keep looking around for some server/zfs info.

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