The iBoot + MultiBeast installation method has been out for a bit over a month and it's been really great to hear your success stories. I've created an updated iBoot with few new features called iBoot Supported.
As of MacBook Pro Software Update 1.3, and Apple's release of the Core i5 and i7 MacBook Pros, many more Core i processors, possibly all, are natively supported by Mac OS X. Part of this software release is a new kernel, known as 10.3.1 Darwin Kernel. One of it's key new features is to enable support for the new MacBook Pro CPUs, namely the Core i5-520M, Core i5-540M, and Core i7-620M. So now we can use this kernel to support these and many other Core i3/i5/i7 processors for our Hackintoshes.
What does iBoot Supported offer that iBoot doesn't?
- No need for busratio=xx for Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors to boot the Retail DVD.
- Updated kernel for use with 10.6.3. You can use iBoot Supported without ever installing Chameleon if you want to. This makes it a great rescue disk option as well.
- ATY_Init.kext alternative graphics card support.
- Install Succeeded! You'll no longer get the Install Failed message at end of install. You'll now see this nice message:
To replace your kernel with the 10.3.1 Vanilla Kernel, use MultiBeast 2.0.0 or later.
Below is a list of all Intel Core i CPUs. If iBoot Supported works for you, post your processor in the comments below, or in the forum here. Then I'll add it to this table. My hypothesis is that all of them will work, but we'll have to see. As always, any Core Solo and Core2 machines will work. Pre-Core Intel CPUs and AMD CPUs will not work,
Please help me test this! I'm really curious to see if it actually supports all of these! Good luck!
iBoot Supported - Confirmed Intel Core i CPUs
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