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Intrepid Developer Gets OS X 10.8 to Run on MacPro1,1

So, are you a little bummed that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion isn’t going to run on your 32-bit Intel Mac?  Well bucker-up, little buckeroo, ‘cause it turns out that there may be hope for you yet, courtesy of the “Hackintosh” community.

Mac user “Jabbawok” managed to piece together information from various forums and other postings on the Web to put together his own step-by-step method for installing Mountain Lion on his MacPro1,1.

Even though this would indicate that—to at least some extent—that Apple’s model cutoff was somewhat arbitrary. Even so, the article itself indicates that older graphics cards will cause kernel panics, which means anything other than a Mac Pro will likely not work, since you can’t upgrade the graphics.

Of course, while we commend Jabbawok on his resourcefulness and clear explanation of what each step entails, we’re not endorsing, advocating, or have even personally tried this method of bringing Mountain Lion to machines that Apple doesn’t support.

We just thought you’d find it interesting; use the information at your own discretion.

OWC Chris S.
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  • Can you recommend a PCI-E SATA 3 card that would be recognised by bootcamp. And thus work with my solution form10.8?