Operating systems

No Joke! Install MAC OS X Tiger on Windows using PearPC


In this tutorial, I will show you with short easy steps how to configure a Windows platform to emulate MAC OS X Tiger using PearPC. All of the figures in this article can be downloaded by choosing the link at the end of the tutorial.

  1. Download and extract the PearPC package to your local hard drive such as d:\pearpc. For Beginners, download PearPC installer by Prasys.
  2. Obtain a fully Licensed copy of MAC OS X Tiger and convert media to an image (IMG) or ISO file format.
  3. Download 6 GB WinRAR Image and extract to local hard drive such as d:\pearpc.
  4. Download and Install OPENVPN to your computer. On the Choose Components window deselect all components but TAP-Win32 Virtual Ethernet Adapter (Figure A).
  5. Right-click on your LAN and your TAP-Win32 Adapter V8 connection and choose Bridge connections. Once the bridge is complete, reboot your computer.
  6. Right-click on your Network bridge and assign the appropriate IP address information for Internet access (Figure B).
  7. Attached is my configuration file (ppc.cfg). This is a working configuration file that you can use. I am using 512 mb of memory to get the best performance from my MAC OS X Tiger virtual machine (Figure C).
  8. Open a command prompt and browse to your PearPC folder. My syntax will be as follows: ppc.exe ppc.cfg (Figure D).
  9. Choose the partition that has the MAC OS X image file or in this example 1. partition 3 of 'disk0' (Mac_OS_X/Apple_HFS) (Figure E).
  10. The MAC OS X installation will find your preformatted disk and will prepare for the installation of MAC OS X Tiger (Figure F).

All Figures can be downloaded from Webshots at the following link:

http://community.webshots.com/album/498918781kWJbry

9 comments
srour
srour

Can i install Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3 on windows XP by this program

clotherapy7
clotherapy7

hi can anybody tell me if I can instal windows on mac(tiger) and use them togethere?

tzag
tzag

Yes, Pear PC deos suck, But now you can install OS X without an emulator (OS X tiger for intel only). You can install it just like you would install windows, Sound works, Networking works, DVD/CD drives work and USB. It all works and its alot faster (its faster then a mac with a power PC processor for some reason!)

seanferd
seanferd

http://www.reabo.co.uk/_tutorials/running-mac-os-x-in-windows.aspx This article is a bit old, but I'd guess it would work unless Apple has done something to disable this. Documentation for the emulator seem a bit out of date, so perhaps ask the developer or look here: http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/doc.html OSX 10.5 is not mentioned (not tested) http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/about.html 10.5 Runs on Intel x86 processors, and doesn't support much in the way of PPC any longer, so I don't think a PPC emulator is going to help much, unless it emulates a hardware signature that will fool OSX into running on non-Apple hardware. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mac_OS_X You may want to have a look at http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

jorgepape
jorgepape

There is a third party app. called parallels that allows you to run XP in a window and 10.4 at the same time. It is intended to be used with intel processors only. http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/ There is a product called Virtual PC from Microsoft for PowerPC macs. They both give you a performance hit but is more noticeable on the PowerPC than on the Intel chips. They both required you to have a full (not upgrade) copy of Windows. You can get more info at the apple site as well.

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