It seems Hostclip does have a timelimit on uploads afterall :)
This is a step by step guide on upgrading to 10.4.8 from 10.4.4 (.5,.6,.7)
Use at your own risk. I don't condone piracy, I just provide the information!
This guide has been noted to work on all INTEL only dvd releases. AMD dvd releases DO NOT WORK as the AMD patches screw stuff up.
These are the detailed steps I used to get up and running very quickly:
1: Install 10.4.4 (4.5,4.6,4.7) as a normal bootable install.
2: Boot into newly installed system.
Lets begin backing up files that you will need to replace back after 10.4.8 combo update.
3A: sudo -s
3B: mkdir /backup
3C: cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/* /backup
Step 3D only needs to be done if you have a 915 based mobo
3D: cp -R /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework /backup
Leave Terminal open as you will need it again shortly.
4: Run Apple 10.4.8 Combo update - DO NOT REBOOT WHEN IT COMPLETES
Wait until combo update completes - DO NOT REBOOT WHEN IT COMPLETES
Now comes kernel choice and restoring important files that we just backed up
5: Now that combo update is finished, I suggest using a kernel with r2 support built in at least to help with first bootup post combo update. After you're up and running you can use decrypts if you want, and use a kernel without r2 support.
5A: Back to Terminal type mv /mach_kernel /mach_kernel.unpatched
5B: cp /location/to/your/patched/mach_kernel /mach_kernel
Steps 6,7,8 only need to be done if you use GMA (900 or 950) based video.
6: Run this in Terminal: cp -R /backup/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext /System/Library/Extensions
7: Steps 7A to 7C to be done only if you have a 915 based mobo
7A: rm -fr /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext
7B: rm -fr /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
7C: cp -R /backup/OpenGL.framework /System/Library/Frameworks
8: Step 8A only to be done if you have a 950 based mobo
8A: rm -fr /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel915.kext
9: Copy this AppleSMBIOS.kext to /System/Library/Extensions.
10: Copy this IOATAFamily.kext to /System/Library/Extensions. You might be able to skip this step if you have and ICH7 or ICH8 based motherboard chipset. Trial and error ;)
11: Repair permissions with Disk Utility.
12: Reboot now (and pray).
13: Upon first bootup, osx will initiate one reboot on its own, don't be alarmed.