Thats how aussies roll it and thats how I am going to start. Anyway , I’ve been really busy these days due to studies and adapting to the Australian style. I’ve to admit that people here are pretty nice and things are bit weird on how they do it here as opposed back in Malaysia. For instance I need to make an appointment to see a doctor , back in Malaysia. We’ll just walk in and wait. Anyhow back to my story , so as we all know that Lion is out and probably you are running it on your Mac or Hack. However , I would like to bring to your attention that I managed to get Lion GM (well sort of) to work on my trusty MSI Wind U100. (more after the jump)
How ? Well obviously you can’t be running pure Retail copy as Apple is smart enough to have stripped Finder and few of its core frameworks to be 64-bit only (the rest being 32-bit). But what if you fuse it together , well my friend – you’ll have OSX Lion on a 32-bit PC. I got the idea by having a look at this post (thanks to the great folks who shared this in my other post . This guy claimed that it was possible and I thought of testing his concept out if its possible and yes it is indeed possible. I decided to play around with it by replacing a few files and by using files from DP1. I’ve found out that it is possible to get a working copy of Lion working on a netbook with some drawbacks. I took his concerted and modified it as for instance installing OSX Lion via USB is not possible as the installation binaries are in 64-bit. So I had to install it on my trusty MBP and clone it to my external hard disk and start modifying it.
There are many drawbacks and its not recommend to use it as a production machine. Firstly , there are some processes which hogs up the CPU for no reason which causes the entire system to go slow. Secondly , from time to time , Finder just crashes (duh what do you expect DP1 Finder in Retail). Some applications also simply crash for no reason at all. I also had to revert launchpad to its original DP1 version . It just does not start at all. Of course I’ve no choice but to use DP1 kernel with it as well .
If you are being adventurous you can try. The chap posted up a guide (again its not straightforward). I may write a guide depending on how things do work out. There is no point installing Lion if it does not work at all , as Snow Leopard works wonders for our netbook. I may explore this concept further on a real mac (32-bit) to determine how it will work or turn out to be. For now here are some pictures , just to show that it is possible
Here is a picture which I took with my iPhone
That’s all folks for now. I’ll see if its worth the while to have this running or not. Plus I’ll be taking a break from OSX scene as well. If you are in Victoria , Australia , give me a shout. Maybe we can meet up and go for a drink or something.