From many days I had the wish to buy a Macbook and finally it happened. Bought my first Macbook pro with retina display at 29th December, 2012 and I am so happy to buy this wonderful piece of hardware. With retina display everything looks so stunning, but yet websites and software’s without retina support looks ugly, but hope it’ll be resolved quickly and all software’s for Mac and the web will be optimized for retina display. Here’s the config I bought:
13-inch: 2.5GHz with Retina display
- 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- 8GB 1600MHz memory
- 128GB flash storage
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
Till today, I was using the Dell Inspiron 1545, running Ubuntu as my primary OS and was very satisfied with it. Happy new year
Some month ago I was trying to install Hackintosh on my Dell Inspiron 1545. That was iDeneb DVD. I managed to install it in my laptop. But after installing from that DVD, I couldn’t boot into Mac. I was getting “boot error” message. In that time I was using windows 7 and didn’t know how to fix this issue. So my hackintosh exploration stopped.
Some days ago I managed another ISO of iATKOS v7 and burned it for testing for the second time. I found deviato’s tutorial from here and again installed it. While booting from the DVD I was getting some problems like kernel panic, it’s being hanged with some wired message. But again and again I was trying and finally able to see the installation window. Then I moved forward and opened the disk utility from the installation window. I created a 13GB partition for installing mac and formatted the drive in NTFS format before from GParted from my ubuntu 10.04 installation.
From the Mac disk utility I formatted my 13GB NTFS formatted drive in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. Then I moved forward and installed the Mac OS X leopard successfully. After rebooting I got the same “boot error” message like my previous installation. Again I stopped here, I saw in some blogs to install patched grub2. As I don’t use windows in my laptop, I use ubuntu and the version is 10.04 (lucid lynx) and obviously I use grub2. My ubuntu grub was not there because I installed Mac and it removed my grub. So I booted into ubuntu with a flash USB drive (pen drive) and installed grub2 again to boot into my original installed ubuntu. Again rebooted and logged into my installed ubuntu and ran this command (sudo update-grub) to update my grub to see that if it finds the mac partition, it will be great. And I surprised to see that this update found the Mac installation and added an entry to my grub boot loader. I was really amazed at that time.