Long time followers of this page may remember back in March of 2012 i did up a hackintosh on an old Dell 620, that was my first foray into the macworld and i came away not overly impressed, Snow Leopard reminded me of Gnome2. Recently i went back for another look at OS X after cooking up a hackintosh which runs the OS Mavericks, read on to find out how this Archlinux refugee fared in the adventure.
Firstly i went to my favourite torrent site and searched for ‘ OSX USB Install Intel’ i ultimately came away with this . For anyone wanting to follow my steps ( i will give a tutorial of sorts as one or two folk on G+ asked me to share the magic sauce) this would be a great time to go and find out what hardware your PC is running, If using lolWindows then there is a free app named Speccy and if using Linux then you probably know how to find out what hardware your box is using. Specificaly take note of the Soundcard, GPU and the NIC (network interface card) make and model. My machine has an ASUS P6T SE mobo and an Intel i7 920 and an ATI HD4870 GPU Audio is Realtek ALC888/ALC1200, NIC is RealtekRTL8111, i will link to the appropriate kexts and a DSDT for that specific HW below.
Once i had my list of hardware i set about writing the newly downloaded image to a little 16Gb Sandisk USB stick, i was ofc using Linux so i used the ‘dd’ method. Having formatted the USB stick to FAT32 filesystem i began to write the image, as root i cd to dir where image resides then ran this command replacing ** with the USB drive’s assigned letters
(never dd to /dev/S**1 etc. no partition numbers, always to root of device)
i renamed the downloaded file ‘OS X 10.9 Install USB.raw’ to simply osx10.raw
dd if=osx10.raw of dev/s**
If using lolWindows use this
to write the file to teh USB stick
Again ill be writing about yet another TUI application, which will run with or without an X server. Those who know me are aware i prefer to use the console where possible, not because i wanna be l33t but merely because i find it does things better, faster and in many cases opens up moar options/preferences than you get with the GUI counterparts. My latest find started life in or around December of 1994 as a DOS binary-only freeware. Thankfully at the tail end of 2003 someone took the time and effort to port it to Linux, and other ‘Unix like’ Operating systems.
Open Cubic Player as mentioned will run in a TTY as well as in a graphical environment, here’s a few scrot’s of OCP
Both images above are from the ocp-X11 ( the graphical environment) now it’s only fair i show you some scrots of OCP running in a non graphical environment.
Using ocp-curses we dont get the same visualisations, only the spectrum analyzer, whereas in the X version we have choice ofaround 4 visualisations
Video of ocp-curses
Replay Video Capture software is the best way to make production quality videos from hard-to-record sources, including:
ANY Video Web Site, using ANY streaming protocol
Video Chat sessions
This has to be one of my favourite pieces of software out there, unfortunately its only for windows platforms so i tend to keep windows 7 in virtual box for the purpose of using this. Recently i had a friend looking for some way to capture his screen for the sole purpose of doing tutorials , someone pointed him to a $300 application , but me being the frugal scotsman pointed him in this direction , he was impressed and apparently the only thing it lacked was some kind of pointer , i suggested using a red cursor whilst doing the tutorials to act as the missing pointer.
We all from time to time would like the idea of capturing whatever is on our screens , be it a video , picture , or even if someone in your G+ hangout is playing with a truncheon, i find this app to do the job exceedingly well, have a look at the video below and if u feel its something you could use i just might be able to help.
Replay Video Capture 4.2 # Open .tar.gz with winzip
No Cracks or Keygens :) #Enjoy