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Freitag, 4. März 2011

Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Developer Preview! [HowTo/Beta]

Apple released a beta/developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 to developers.
To install und use the beta you must have a developer account and a Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo or better.
You can also install Lion 10.7 on older Macs by simply deleting a plist located here:
"/Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist".

Some russian users from have successfully installed Lion on a hackintosh.
The only thing is that you have to boot Mac OS X 10.7 with an old Bootloader called "XPC".
And of course as of now you can only use Lion on Intel CPUs and without Chameleon Bootloader because it will not boot 10.7
Read more for a HowTo...

A quick HowTo explained here via
The trick is to use XPC boatloader from iPhoneTom.
Installation method:
1)Install XPC to a USB flash, copy DSDT to its folder
2)Mount 10.7 image
3)open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
4)Restore “Mac OS X Base System” to a partition
5)Remove “Packages” alias from System/Installation on that partition
6)cp -R /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation
7)Reboot, start XPC, go to Machine Settings, enter following data:
Board Serial: Mac-F4208DA9
Kernel Arguments: -v -s
You can add arch=i386
Choose installer partition, hit Enter
In singleuser mode:
mount_hfs /dev/diskXsY /tmp, where diskXsY – partition that has fakesmc.kext
chown -R root:wheel /tmp/fakesmc.kext
kextload /tmp/fakesmc.kext
umount /tmp
Install Lion
then during the first boot repeat those actions in single user mode. When you get to the desktop, install fakesmc with Kext Utility.

Here are some tutorials from different sites:

- (russian site) AppleLife HowTo
- InsanelyMac HowTo

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