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10.4.8 kernel boots to full GUI !!!

October 24th, 2006 1 comment

Seems Mifki made it! It boots to the full GUI.
Check out a screenshot from his box:

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Real MacGeeks read Kernel documentation

October 24th, 2006 No comments
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Mifki 10.4.8 kernel boots to the GUI !

October 24th, 2006 7 comments

Some huge progress has been done on modding 10.4.8 kernel sources!
Mifki just gave us a taste of his work by sharing his undergoing dev kernel.

I had the chance to test it on my hack and it has booted to
(which then hangs for some unknown reason yet).

Check out the video:

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MacGeek hits another 1000 visitors!

October 23rd, 2006 1 comment

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Understanding Apple’s Binary Protection

October 23rd, 2006 No comments

Just found this cool article on how apple encrypts some of its binaries,
like Dock or Finder.

Check it out:

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10.4.8 kernel boots in Single User mode!

October 22nd, 2006 4 comments

After some quite long period of compiling/testing/debugging, semthex 10.4.8 kernel
finally boots to single user mode!

Congrats Semthex!

  • This kernel was compiled for SSE2, so it will work for any SSE2 comp :)
  • The NX bit is not required, disabled by JaS.
  • HPET has also been disabled.
  • Legacy support for socket 7 has been added as a boot option

Here is the semthex 10.4.8 source code: coming soon…

You can get original apple 10.4.8 sources here:
To compile, you need to install XCode 2.4:
Download and install the kernel tools:

Execute the following commands in Terminal to install:

$ curl -O
$ sudo tar xzf kernel-tools-8J2135.root.tar.gz -C /

Then extract the source to a folder in /tmp/sources, and fire a Terminal window:

sudo -s
cd /tmp
chmod -R 777 sources
cd sources

mach_kernel is in BUILD/dst

copy mach_kernel to the root of your test system.

chmod -R 755 mach_kernel
chown -R root:wheel mach_kernel

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JaS removes NX check from 10.4.8 Kernel!

October 21st, 2006 No comments

This means it will be possible for mobos with no NX to boot the new kernel!

Congrats JaS!

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