This is the operating system I chose to install on the Shuttle XPC.
And here’s one of the entire rig.
With the correct tools from the Web, the entire process was pretty much point-and-click. Sound, video (Quartz Extreme and Core Image), and Rosetta were all working immediately; overall this wasn’t much worse than installing on any previous Mac.
There have been a few glitches:
- The mouse occasionally leaves a bit of un-updated desktop behind.
- The ethernet drivers supported my actual chipset, but needed to be hex-editted for the correct PCI id.
- There are no drivers for the built-in (Prism3) wireless chipset.
It was difficult tracking down the right stuff on the Net, even though I already owned licenses and had installation media for Mac OS X 10.4. If you’re interested in duplicating my results check out the OSx86 Project.
You can find some notes on what I did to make my system work on this tech notes page.
Let me know what you think 😉