A Couple OSx86 Questions???

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  1. fear_2670

    fear_2670 Banned

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    I'm planning on partitioning my drive and run OSx86 using an ISO burned through a DVD, but before i do so i have a couple questions.

    1. Is OSx86 legal?
    2. Is OSx86 safe?
    3. Can OSx86 be uninstalled?
    4. Does it run exactly like a Mac's OS X, or are there any differences?
    5. What's the worst thing that can happen while using OSx86?
    6. Can OSx86 be run on a windows XP?
    7. If i partition my drive an install OSx86 on the drive, do i access it through the BIOS or is it through another method(specify)?

    Any help would be appreciated in answering these questions.
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Depends. If you are downloading one of the distros, thats illegal. Since its a modified copy of an ACTUAL Mac OS X install Disc.

    Worst that can happen is you need to reinstall. Always backup before you do anything to modify your system.

    Its not some simple program. But it can be easily removed.

    You just can't update. And Boot Camp assistant does nothing.

    Refer to "Safe"
    If you mean VMWare, yes, but laggy as all heck.

    Through the Darwin Bootloader. Which is also provided.
  3. fear_2670

    fear_2670 Banned

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    Some questions about you answers:

    1. How do I know if it's a distro, also could you show me a legal one.

    3. How do I remove it?

    7. What's a Darwin bootloader(where do I access it)?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    There is no "Legal" distro of OSx86. Since all are modified versions of Apple's Mac OS X Leopard install Disc. And when you download a distro, you are downloading an actual copy if Mac OS X Leoaprd, just modified.

    Easiest way I would assume, is to delete the partition.

    Accessed at boot. Just like with Windows Bootloader.
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    All right, sounds good, thanks for the clear and useful answers.
    I'm gonna go install the ISO and see how it works, but how long does Leopard take to install?
  6. Cyanidepoison

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    It'll be around a half-hour.

    And you spent all that time worrying about if it was legal or not and you just told us you're going to install an ISO. That leads me to believe you just downloaded the first distro you saw on [PIRACY.tb] or mininova and burned it to a CD.

    To do this legally, you need a Leopard disc and a lot of time.

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