Simplest Mac OS X Installation Guide

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  1. CaptainKernelPanic

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    Dec 6, 2016 at 4:50 PM #61
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    It's a damn shame the Snow Leopard route isn't this straightforward anymore. But we can't really blame Apple, DVDs and CDs are becoming obsolete.
     
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    Dec 24, 2016 at 3:23 AM #62
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    Wouldn't it be possible to install Snow Leopard, update to El Capitan(which supports updating from Snow Leopard) and then update to Sierra?
     
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    Dec 24, 2016 at 3:37 AM #63
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    It depends on your hardware - New stuff won't run on old stuff.
     
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    Dec 31, 2016 at 12:26 AM #64
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    Don't worry, my i5 4430 + 8GB DDR3 RAM should be able to run Sierra. It was more of a question if the procedure has to include 2 paid OS X versions, if the 10.6 purchase would allow to update to 10.11, which is free and upgradable to Sierra.
     
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    I originally intended to put freeNas on it and realized (through both thinking and discussion with a server admin) that
    it'd be better to put macOS on it and use ownCloud for the file sharing services I want.
    I have found that the board is compatible based on this forum.

    I feel like I just haven't used right words to search for this:
    Is there a way to install macOs without a CD burner? I have plenty of USB keys floating around and would rather save money to use toward HDDs for server.
     
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    You need to use a regular sata optical drive and use a cd for iBoot as it does not always work on a DVD. This installation process does not work with USB. If you have a mac or access to a Mac and the App Store then you can create installation media with OS X Lion onwards using USB.
     
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    You should try Open Media Vault, more easier than Freenas and much more sexy !
    It's easy to add little plugins (owncloud and more) and it's even possible to virtualize finger in the noze
    Level stability :unbreakable

     
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    My impression is that this general method will NOT work on current hardware. Am I wrong ?
     
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    Jun 9, 2017 at 8:07 PM #69
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    hhhhhhhmmmmm... the method you outline above... for newer hardware ?? like my skylake-based build ?
     

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