DISCLAIMER: This is a continuing series detailing the painful story of a DIY render farm build. It is terribly technics and
somewhat frustrating. Those who are unprepared for such “entertainment” are advised to ignore these posts.
At this point I had a decent copy of 10.7.5 back up on the drive, ready to go. While I was getting that together, the installer for Mac Post Factor had been uploaded. It promised to do all the heavy lifting of the 10.9 hack, including checking the system for compatibility. Keep in mind that I was apparently relying on the bleeding edge here. This hack for computers not qualified to run a particular operating system had apparently been invented by a 19-year-old Malaysian student and uploaded to the Internet within the last few days.
If it can be done, this is the last resort. If MPF fails me, I’m just going with the 10.7 and dealing with the hassle of having to use software that’s two or even three versions back.