it's quite complicated and time consuming TheYoda. at least it was for me. i spent a few days reading and studying and outlining the steps involved and trying to understand what was being said from those tutorials. and even then i had to improvise some things. but the first time is always the hardest, loool. my first 2 attempts failed. they say it takes about 4 hours to actually install but it took over 14 hours on my machine. i had interfered with the process when it was installing the first 2 times at about the 6 hour mark with 8 hours to go and had to start over. before that there was about an 8 hour wait while the burning software was making an iso image of OS X. but i finally got it. also i had to spend 130 US dollars for a legal copy of the mac tiger for this crazy experiment and i don't even get to realize it's true beauty or full potential. i'm eagerly awaiting further developement of pearpc emulation though.
in my opinion this isn't very practical. there are some issues. i went with OS X tiger. prior versions may work better and may not have these issues. (panther, darwin)
1. it's extremely slow.
2. there's no sound support. so that means no itunes, damn.
3. i'm unsure if it's possible to install additional applications.
4. pearpc/tiger emulation is really alpha experimental.
i basically just did this to see if i could do it and to maybe see what it was like to run OS X.
to answer your questions. i recommend that you study the tutorials from my links above. i made a list of what i needed from the tutorials. then i outlined the procedures and improvised where i had to. then i spent alot of time reading the posts at pearpc. that's how i did it. i basically had to learn everything from scratch.
here's a rough outline. this is just a rough explaination and i may have errors or omissions.
1. you will need about 5 things; a) a copy of mac OS X installation DVD. (preferably panther). b ) pearpc software c) a virtual hard drive. one is available from the tutorial site. takes about 6 Gb's of space. d) a burning program to make an iso image of os x. there are only a couple available for this because pc software will not read a mac disk. don't install this till you are ready to actually burn the image as they are trialware. e) openvpn software for adding a second address to your nic card.
2. create a directory for the virtual hard drive. "c:\pearpc" is preferred. you can put everything into this folder.
3. burn your iso image. takes a few hours.
4. you then need to configure pearpc. there's a file that you edit with wordpad. basically tell it where to find the iso image and the virtual hard drive.
5. install os x from the iso to your virtual hd. takes several hours.
6. edit pearpc again so that it can boot os x.
7. enjoy, looool.
so, like i say you will have to study a little bit to get all these ducks in a row. i liked this tutorial; http://os-emulation.net/pearpc/web/index.html
and the pearpc forums are good help http://www.pearpc.net/forums.php
please do read those and decide if you still wanna try it. good luck.
Edited by cybormoron, 12 April 2006 - 01:15 AM.
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