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 mobo and an Intel i7 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**