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 Post subject: Snow Leopard on an X220
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Hey guys.

So the X220 that is coming out has nearly identical specifications than the 13 inch MacBook Pro, so installing Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a X220 should be fairly easy, correct?

How would I go about doing this when I (hopefully) get the X220 in a month or two?

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:57 am 
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Why not just get an Air?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:18 pm 
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1. The X220 has a much better processor and only 10-15% slower graphics card
2. I want to dual-boot with Windows and Mac OS X, I only want OS X to run a single game that is OS X exclusive (ironically).
3. The X220 has longer battery life


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:16 am 
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I think that some people at Tonymacx86 have installed SL on Sandy Bridge desktop. Not sure about mobile.

People have had a hell of time with Intel HD graphics on i3/i5/i7 and before that on GMA 4500m. I don't know of successful installation of fully supported graphics on notebooks.

Apple may have done something to prevent Os X installations with Sandy Bridge, though one can hope.

If you want to run Mac Os X and Windows, your options include Os X as virtual machine on PC's, Apple sanctioned dual booting on macbook pro, though drivers support may not be where you want, and run windows through VM with a mbp.

Let us know if you get somewhere with SL on X220.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:55 am 
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...and the X220 (as most other ThinkPad models) have an option to have built in 3G/UMTS which is a killer feature for me. I hope that in summer Apple will update the Airs to include the same option. This is required for a highly portable business machine.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:20 am 
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In case anyone finds this post, as I did when searching for info on OS X on the X220 - I was able to install 10.6 in VirtualBox using the method outlined here:
http://randosity.wordpress.com/2010/06/ ... irtualbox/

I used the most recent EFI bootloader here:
http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=446

and a retail OS X 10.6 install DVD.

Hope this helps someone looking to add OS X to their X220.


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