Freitag, 25. September 2009

2.) [10.6] What do you need

You will need the following to successfully install Mac OS X 10.6:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Installation DVD (the Upgrade DVD works fine)
  • Access to a working Mac to restore the Install DVD to a HD
  • A HardDisk to install "Snow Leopard" on it
  • A cheap and bootable USB-Stick to install Chameleon on it
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC3 (Link)
  • some Kernel extensions and Chameleon support files (Link)
  • a patched DSDT for your mainboard/BIOS-version
  • Ubuntu LiveCD (Link)
  • optional another free HardDisk/Partition/USB-Stick to restore the OS X Install DVD on it
You will also need a unique Hardware UUID. Wikipedia has more general info about UUIDs. The easiest way to make a UUID is to use the ethernet mac address of the onboard ethernet port of your mainboard. The Hardware UUID looks like this:


My ethernet mac address is 00:1f:d0:2e:73:59. Replace the red part with your ethernet mac address. You can find it out using the Ubuntu LiveCD. Open a Terminal an issue the following command:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$  ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:d0:2e:73:59
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fe2e:7927/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:394 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:451298 (451.2 KB) TX bytes:29571 (29.5 KB)
Interrupt:251 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
Search the HWaddr for the interface eth0 (marked red). This is the ethernet mac address to use for the UUID.

1 Kommentar:

  1. I just discovered that you can get the MAC address for your network card directly in your bios! Just press F9 while in the bios.