A few weeks ago I purchased a used Asus netbook for around 160. My intent was to craft a hackintosh. Why? Because....

So, I've spent the better part of the last week and a half researching and attempting to circumvent the need to create a bootable disk with out a mac. All the steps and tutorials out there basically start with "Step 1: Use OS X's Disk Utility." Hardly helpful when the entire reason you're creating a hackintosh is because you dont have a mac (and dont want to pay for an overpriced machine). Plus, since the netbook doesnt have a DVD drive, another layer of complexity was added - creating a bootable USB stick (or SD card).

Then I discovered that there was an image out there I could use to load OS X onto my dell 600m. Once that was installed I could use the OS X install to create a bootable USB drive with the Snow Leopard DVD I purchased.

Of course, I didn't want to reload my actual hard drive, so I tried to use the SATA one for the netbook.

Of course the Dell wont boot off of the USB hard drive and the SATA drive wont boot in the netbook since its configured to work with the Dell hardware.

Now I'm debating on whether or not I want to reload the original 40gb IDE hard drive that came with the dell, or just wait until next weekend when I see my dad and use his Mac to create the USB drive.


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