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Install Mac OS X on any Computer with Psystar Rebel EFI

by admin on October 23rd, 2009

Psystar just released a new product that will allow installation of Mac OS X on almost any computer hardware, no need to spend lots of money on Apple hardware to get OS X. They have a trial version you can try your hardware out on, here. All you need is a copy of OS X to install with this application. Here are the instructions.

http://store.psystar.com/rebel-efi-preview.html

Rebel EFI/OS X Installation Instructions

    • 1. Download the Rebel EFI file, available here.
    • 2. Burn the file to a CD.
    • 3. Insert the Rebel EFI disc into your CD drive.
    • 4. Start or restart your computer.
    • 5. As computer boots up select, Boot Options or Boot Menu Key
    • **Boot Options or Boot Menu Key differ by motherboard manufacturer.
    • 6. Select CD ROM
    • 7. After CD loads press enter to run the CD
    • 8. When prompted, Eject the CD and it will ask for the Snow Leopard DVD
    • 9. Insert the Snow Leopard DVD
    • 10. Select Main Language
    • 11. Click Continue, if you want to continue with the installation of Snow Leopard.
    • 12. Click Agree, if you agree.
    • 13. Select the disk that you want to install Snow Leopard on.
    • **Caution: You will erase all data on the hard drive. To ensure you don’t lose any files, use a blank hard drive or be sure to back-up your data. **
    • a. If no disk shows, Click on Utilities on the tool bar, then select Disk Utilities.
    • b. On the left you should see your hard drive.
    • c. If not, a disk is not connected or cannot be read by your computer.
    • d. After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
    • e. Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
    • f. Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
    • g. Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    • h. At the bottom of the window Click on the Options Button.
    • i. Select the GUID Partition Table
    • j. Click OK
    • k. Click Apply
    • l. Click Partition
    • m. Quit Disk Utilities
    • 14. Select the disk that you want to install Snow Leopard on.
    • 15. Click Install.
    • 16. When Installation completes. restart the computer
    • 17. As the computer starts up, insert the Rebel EFI CD
    • 18. As computer boots up select Boot Options or Boot Menu Key
    • **Boot Options or Boot Menu Key differ by motherboard manufacturer.
    • 19. Select CD ROM
    • 20. Once CD loads you will see both the Hard Disk and the Rebel EFI CD
    • 21. Use the arrow keys to highlight the Hard Drive
    • 22. Press Enter to boot Hard drive.
    • 23. Launch the Rebel EFI application from the CD.
    • 24. Follow the on-screen authentication procedure.
    • 25. Click Continue
    • 26. Select your Keyboard
    • 27. Click Continue
    • 28. Select, Do not transfer my information now.
    • 29. Click Continue
    • 30. If, you have and Apple ID enter it now
    • 31. If not, Click Continue
    • 32. Enter your Registration Information
    • 33. Click Continue
    • 34. Create your Account Information
    • 35. Click Continue
    • 36. Select Time Zone
    • 37. Click Continue
    • 38. Click Done

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