Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update Released. Intel Atom Support Officially Missing, breaks Hackintosh Netbooks
Mac OS X 10.6.2 has been released, for most Mac users this is great news because it fixes over 40 problems and bugs, including the rare but very problematic user account deletion bug. If you have an official Apple Mac then go right ahead and update to Mac OS X 10.6.2, but if you have a Hackintosh Mac Netbook… well you will want to hold off. It has been confirmed that the final release of 10.6.2 kills Intel Atom support officially. Hackintosh Guru StellaRolla reports:
The netbook forums are now blowing up with problems of 10.6.2 instant rebooting their Atom based netbooks.
A quick glance at the Hackintosh forums on MyDellMini.com confirms this:
So, I can tell you 10.6.2 DOES NOT WORK with the Mini10v.
OSX tries to start, but it hangs before you can see the apple and system ist trying to boot again … you are in a loop…
StellaRola goes on to note that the OSx86 community is pretty crafty and a modded kernel will likely surface in the near future. In any event, if you have a Hackintosh, hold off on the official 10.6.2 until more information is available.
You can read more about the Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update from Apple.com