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BDUtility make Clover bootFlash with MACOSX distr 1.0

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Clover r1378 & Chameleon r2191

? cVad 2013

Make Clover&Chameleon bootable USB Flash Disk

under OS Windows XP and up.


- Make Clover&Chameleon bootable USB Flash Disk for MAC OS X fast and easy under OS Windows. -

Special utility from cvad & russian MAC community for new hackintosh users.
















BootDisk Utility is intended to make a external bootable USB Flash Disk by installing to it special Data set (MBR, PBR sectors and Data files) of EFI-based Clover bootloader & Chameleon bootloaders.


In the root directory of the boot disk are numbered boot files. At boot time, for 3 seconds when the flashing line at the top left of the screen, press the corresponding key:

  • boot (Clover 64bit-default) - no key
  • boot2 (Chameleon) - 2
  • boot3 (Clover 32bit - in the last Clover revisions - not included) - 3
  • boot6 (Clover 64bit - the same default) - 6

Manuals and Installation:

  • Format the flash drive into two partitions - 1st Clover, 2nd to deploy a disk image (or final distribution MACOSX installed system).
  • Distro, of course, must meet all the requirements for installation on PC (see related topics on installation).
  • The image can be saved by itself BDU, to share with friends.
  • Download the distribution (*. Dmg), unpack from menu Tools and restore the file with hfs extension to the 2nd flash partition.
  • Partition size should be no smaller then original hfs file.
  • Prepare your Clover config, as described in the relevant forum threads.
  • BDU limitations: For security reasons, completely off the write on the Windows system drive. With the other drives you can try to play.
  • Attention: If you select Format - All information (all partitions) on the flash drive will be destroyed. Therefore, please save your important partitions to a file.

How to manually:

  • List dmg distr file:

Install 7-Zip
7z.exe l -tdmg *.dmg

  • Extract hfs-file from dmg distr:

7z.exe e -tdmg *.dmg *.hfs

  • If you get an error when you extract hfs-image from InstallESD.dmg try this:

7z.exe x -tXar -r InstallESD.dmg InstallESD.dmg

Then use another extracted InstallMacOSX.pkg\InstallESD.dmg with BDU.

  • Extract new Clover rev. files from Clover*.pkg distr:

Install 7-Zip
Unpack_Clover_PKG.bat Clover*.pkg




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Update:r1059 - added <Clover FixDsdtMask Calculator> bootloaders:CloverRev = "r589"ChameleonRev = "r2048"

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A full guide would help, after the 2 partitions are made I'm lost. The extracting hfs+ from the .dmg tool does nothing. It says "2 files where extracted" but when I look at the folder nothing is there!

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