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did anyone try install OSX in X301

#1 Post by ronshc » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:15 am

My Macbook is going to die soon, and now I am looking for a ultrapotable to replace my MB. After comparing with the Macbook Air and X301, I perfer X301 more, as it is well-equiped compare with the MBA.

However, as I need using iweb in my work, I wonder if I can install MacOSX 10.5 or 10.6 in the X301 and if it function well.

so can anyone help?

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#2 Post by martin255 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:38 pm

It will not work. The Intel GMA X4500 is not supported by either 10.5 or 10.6.

Your best option is to sell the X301 and buy a X300.

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#3 Post by ronshc » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:50 pm

oh!
anyway, thanks mate.

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#4 Post by Sebinouse » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Lenovo X60t (6363-AQ8)
  • Intel CoreDuo 1,67 GHz (L2400)
  • 3 Go / 320 Go / GMA950 / FW 400 / SD Card
  • Bluetooth / Wifi AR5BXB6 / Tablet
WinXP / MacOSX 10.6.8 (DSDT patch and vanilla SLE)

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#5 Post by ansatzjp » Sat May 15, 2010 3:45 am

Any recent update on this? Thanks.

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#6 Post by Sebinouse » Sat May 15, 2010 4:40 am

GMA4500 are still not supported even with the new macbookpro update ("GMA HD" 5700?).
You can get native resolution with a custom bootloader but no QE ...
Lenovo X60t (6363-AQ8)
  • Intel CoreDuo 1,67 GHz (L2400)
  • 3 Go / 320 Go / GMA950 / FW 400 / SD Card
  • Bluetooth / Wifi AR5BXB6 / Tablet
WinXP / MacOSX 10.6.8 (DSDT patch and vanilla SLE)

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#7 Post by layla » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:47 am

hello.....any updates on this?
more than a year has passed since then and... do you know if any of these osx gurus have found a solution for the x4500 yet? :roll:
Would be nice to try a sl distro in x301... or maybe even on a x200s ...
if you know something new, please put me in the right direction, and I will give a try...

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#8 Post by aldorm » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:15 pm

Hi. I succesfully installed MacOX 10.6 in my x301. But with low resolution

I followed this, but is in spanish, sorry:
http://formateate.com.ve/index.php/2011 ... en-una-pc/

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#9 Post by Python.p » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:20 am

I´m only try.... Any news ?
X301 - "WKS"
T42p - Old-school gaming machine... (not moded yet)
past: X220,T420,T400,X60,X31....

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Re: did anyone try install OSX in X301

#10 Post by Radioguy » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:32 pm

I'd consider adding dual boot to Yosemite or El Capitan on my X301. Possible (even with low res graphics)?
  • T61 - 6465CTO - T9500 - 15.4" LG WSXGA+ - 8GB OCZ- 120GB EVO 850 SSD - X3100 - Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    X301 - 2774W8Q - U9400 - 13.3" BOEHYDIS WXGA - 8GB Elpida - 128GB C400 mSATA SSD - 4500MHD - Win 10 Pro 64-Bit

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