Wednesday, February 13, 2008
With all of my copious spare time (!) I've been trying to hack the latest version of Apple's OS X so that it will install on my ibook. My laptop falls just below the minimum specs for processor speed, but I figure it should be able to run 10.5 alright. There are some sketchy directions on various bulletin boards for modifying the instructions in one particular unix file, which I've done. It also involves unpackaging and repackaging the installation files using command line instructions in Terminal. I've been able to do all this. Modifying program files is kind of fun, with a kind of low-level terror involved. But I haven't had any success getting it to work. The modified installer hangs at the start page. I'll just have to give up.