Do you have 2 machintosh computers at home that you want to use with a single keyboard, single monitor and even single Magic Mouse? Well now it’s possible with this tutorial. We have build this setup and it works flawlessly.
For the setup we used the following hardware:
– 1 mac mini (running 24/7 as a home server) – 1 Mac Pro (it’s a hackintosh inside a Mac Pro case) – 1 Apple USB Keyboard and 1 dual-link DVI Monitor – 1 Apple Magic Mouse (Bluetooth) – 1 Belkin Flip KVM Switch (DVI-D 2-Port) – 1 small Bluetooth 2.0 USB dongle
While you are patiently waiting for your Magic Mouse to arrive (as we are), here is the perfect bluetooth dongle you will need for your hackintosh or your bluetoothless macintosh computer. It is 100% compatible with the (not so) magic mouse and officially recommended by Apple! It can even accept firmware updates from Software Update and wake up your comp with wireless mouse or keyboard.
It should not fix bad relationship between Apple and Psystar. For sale through their website, a software called Rebel EFI promises simply to help the average user to install Mac OS X on a PC including the latest and greatest Snow Leopard, provided that your PC has the compatible components. Rebel EFI arises as a small ISO image of just a few MB, which uses included Darwin Universal Boot Loader (DUBLE).
The VMWare team has released some days ago the second beta for VMWare Fusion 2.0. This new beta brings tons of new features on the table like Unity 2.0, Multiple Snapshots, Better Video and Graphics, and last but not least support for more client OSs, including Leopard Server !!!
Virtualizing Mac OS X Server inside Mac OS X sounds really interesting, specially for atv4mac. People running Leopard will be glad to install Mac OS X Tiger inside a VMWare to run atv4mac! But we need to do a little hack to VMWare Fusion since it only supports Mac OS X SERVER virtualization.
See more details around the hack, click the link below
The following items are required to start the hacking process: – Retail DVD of Mac OS X Tiger (or Leopard) – VMWare Fusion Beta 2 installed
Verify you installed VMWare Fusion Beta 2. Then Open a Terminal window and type the following commands:
sudo bash cd "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/isoimages" mkdir original mv darwin.iso tools-key.pub *.sig original perl -n -p -e 's/ServerVersion.plist/SystemVersion.plist/g' < original/darwin.iso > darwin.iso openssl genrsa -out tools-priv.pem 2048 openssl rsa -in tools-priv.pem -pubout -out tools-key.pub openssl dgst -sha1 -sign tools-priv.pem < darwin.iso > darwin.iso.sig for A in *.iso ; do openssl dgst -sha1 -sign tools-priv.pem < $A > $A.sig ; done exit
Your VMWare Fusion is now hacked to allow installation of Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard. I am looking for a Tiger Retail DVD, please contact me if you can help. There are no Intel Tiger Retail DVD, doh ! Need to hack the Tiger Install DVD that came with your mac !