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10.6: How to boot into the 64-bit kernel
Authored by: efseiler on Feb 27, '10 02:30:00PM

This link explains very clearly how to boot recent Intel Macs in full 64-bit mode:

http://antihackerlink.or.id/kernel-64-efi-patch-os-x-10-2-6.html

I can attest that it works for my Early 2009 Mac.

I'm skeptical that booting in this mode would cause compatibility issues as every single kernel extension is 64-bit.

--Damien



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10.6: How to boot into the 64-bit kernel
Authored by: efseiler on Mar 01, '10 12:12:30PM

I might add that according to the system log the only kernel extension not supported is 'InternalModemSupport.kext'

Apparently it contains no code for running the kernel's architecture.


I would guess that Apple disables booting the 64-bit kernel in the low-end Intel macs so as to create an additional valid selling point for the high-end macs where booting into the 64-bit kernel is enabled by default.


--Damien



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