Intel's new Dual-Core Core i3 and Core i5 processors are currently (as of 10.6.2) not supported natively by Mac OS X. Furthermore, recent looks into the 10.6.3 developer build don't reveal any future support. This includes the following dual-core desktop and mobile processors:
If you own one of these processors, and would like to try to install Mac OS X, you can try my Boot CD Method with the default tonymacx86-P55BootCD. It has the Qoopz 10.0.0 kernel which is patched to run on unsupported processors. Issue this command at the Chameleon prompt:
If you don't type this command, your computer may instantly reboot. Also, when you update to 10.6.2, you'll have to use a patched kernel.
METHOD FOR UPDATING TO 10.6.2
- Download the Mac OS X 10.6.2 Combo Update here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosxv1062updatecombo.html
- Download MultiBeast
- Mount MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.2.dmg
- Install MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.2.pkg
- DO NOT REBOOT
- Run EasyBeast 10.6.2 Unsupported to install the patched mach_kernel.
EDIT: Here's a table of all of the actual bus/core ratios for every Intel Core i processor:
If you have had any success or failures using these new processors, be sure to let me know. Good luck!
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