Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! How did you do it? Put the target drive to the target Mac Boot You should be able to get to the desktop but without hardware graphics support. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. Same happen to my MB late 3. February 20, at 9:

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OS X 10.8 for old Macs (Graphics Working!)

I am not so sure about Sierra as there might be more components with missing drivers. Sign In Sign Up. If you try to delete that Plist file, a Kernal panic will greet you during z3100.

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Install OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview on Old Unsupported Macs

By MisterJune 5, in Compatibility Query. Have a Mac Pro instead?

I remember the documentation on the website being confusing. I’m very surprised you’re wondering about such thing when it’s been very clear and mentioned everywhere for the last 2 years Email Required, but never shown. Also, my Mac has 4GB of ram and plenty of disk space.


Can I upgrade my D intel grapics x x to: Because there is a way which worked for the preview.

How to Hack Incompatible Macs to Run Mountain Lion:

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. July 28, at 1: I know it isn’t in Apple’s list of supported Macs, but I want to know if anyone has tried it. Quindi visto che in OS X Mountain Lion i kext e plugin x stranamente Apple li d3100 fatti fuori, ho provato a reinstallare quelli di OS X Lion con kexthelper ma assurdamente questa procedura non funziona… anche se mi sono accorto che su SystemProfiler in Scheda Grafica dice chiaramente che rotazione e supportata!

As such, Lion is end of the line for Xbased systems same applies to GMA systems and several others. Same problem, where do i enter the Mac-F code and the model? Also there is a simpler way then switching hard drives.

Mountain Lion update page confirms incompatibility with older Macs

Use of any content or images without expressed permission is not allowed, although links to any page are welcomed and appreciated. I will have to try this sometime: February 19, at 2: To avoid all the hard drive switching and messing with internal components you can x31100 the target Mac in the so conveniently named “target mode” and connect it to the support Mac on which you could install the OS to the target drive and then boot on the target moutnain to edit the plist files.


Finally, this was mentioned in other forums as well If you did everything right, you should be able to reach the desktop, but have no accelerated graphics whatsoever, only framebuffer. Enter your email address below: However, a special hack was developed by two hackers back in likn was released as the MLPF app in Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled.

However, for those x3010 would like to run the latest operating system and have a Mac officially capable of running Lion, but not Mountain Lion, there are obstacles to overcome.

If you want to try this yourself, be prepared to get your hands dirty, and backup your Mac before beginning. February 25, at Any hacks are performed at your own risk.

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Get a copy of Mountain Lion, I got mine from Apple.