31 October 2009

10.6.2 & 10.5.9 Updates = Dead MacBook Mini

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According to sources - OS X Daily and Stellarola's blog - the 10.6.2 update, which has been seeded earlier to Apple developers, will break current hackintosh systems running 10.6 Snow Leopard as its new kernel release will no longer support Atom processors.

The same might also be true for the "upcoming" 10.5.9 update for Leopard.

Stell mentions 3 options for the hackintosh community:

1. Stick with Snow Leopard 10.6.1

2. Stick Leopard 10.5.8 (although, to have sleep in 10.5.8, I reckon I had to revert to 10.5.7 kernel and then also use seatbelt and system kexts from the same 10.5.7 to keep USB support)

3. Update to 10.6.2 but use 10.6.1 or lower kernels or completely resort to hacked kernels for Snow Leopard.

Is this Cupertino's disciplinary action for the hackintosh community? Looks like we're facing doom like Psystar.

I think I've just experienced another heartbreak there. A sad sad MacBook Mini.

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