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Written by Oleksandr Gavenko (AKA gavenkoa), compiled on 2024-04-01 from rev 052223c22317.

Mac OS.

Free open source repositories for Msc OS X.


Binary distribution for quick and easy installation, as well as a source distribution for users preferring more flexibility.

Usually it installed in '/sw' hierarchy.

It uses Defian 'dpkg' and 'apt-get'.

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Simplify task of compiling and installing open-source software on your Mac.

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Installing Mac OS X in emulator.

Mac OS X in VirtualBox.


  • Processor: Any Intel Processor with VT-x (Virtualization Technology) or AMD-V.
  • RAM: Anything above 1 GB, Recommended 2GB or higher.
  • Disk space: 20GB (minimum)
  • Snow Leopard Retail Disc (or ISO).
  • Virtualbox 3.2.8 (official support for MAC OS X target added since 3.2.6)

Create a new Virtual Machine:

  • System Type: MAC OS X, MAC OS X Server
  • Create Disk (20 GB will suffice)
  • System > Motherboard > Enable IO APIC
  • Acceleration > Enable VT-x/AMD-V
  • Storage > IDE Controller – ICH6
  • Attach New CD drive > select image (OSx86 Leopard)

Under Windows 7 edit file С:\User\%UserName%\.VirtualBox\%VMNAME%\%VMNAME%.xml. Search for block ExtraData and replace/add nested data:

<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/Devices/e1000f/0/Trusted" value="integer:1"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/EfiBootArgs" value=" "/>
<!-- 0 - 640x480, 1 - 800x600, 2 - 1024x768, 3 - 1280x1024, 4 - 1440x900 -->
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode" value="3"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/SmcDeviceKey" value="ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/SupportExtHwProfile" value="on"/>

<ExtraDataItem name="CustomVideoMode1" value="1280x800x32"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>

Installing Hackintosh.

There are tonymacx86 project that collect hardware list (called CustoMac) to build Hackintosh on own hardware with success.

MultiBeast pack provide instruments to make instalable media and to provide collection of required drivers.

hosts file.

$ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
$ dscacheutil -flushcache