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  1. theconsumer1's USB Guide for Hackintoshers In this tutorial I will be going over: Creating a USB Installer for iPC 10.5.6 Leopard Distro. Creating a USB Installer for RETAIL COPY of Snow Leopard from Leopard (Hardest) Creating a Lion USB installer. Note: These methods have all been verified to work on my Acer Aspire 5336 Notebook. My Specs: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 Ghz Intel GMA 4500m GPU 3gb DDr3 RAM Keep in mind, creating a USB installer for OSX is NEEDED TO BE DONE in OSX. In other words, You cannot create a OSX USB Installer without the use of a mac/hackintosh computer. Specifically you need the app Disk Utility in order to create and format the USB. These Guides have also been tested on both GUID formatted HDDs and MBR formatted HDDs. I am not a genius at computers. I am just trying to help out some people. ? CREATING A IPC 10.5.6 USB INSTALLER I will be using a distro called iPC 10.5.6 for this. Understand the Distros are often "modified" to work on a PC based computer. This means that the distro has hidden or unhidden files in it that generally make it bootable right off the start, without doing much to it. Retail Images however are different. If you do not have the iPC 10.5.6 distro, Feel free to browse google and download it. I have only tested this working for the iPC distro and not Kalway or any others. You will need atleast a 8GB flash drive. Step 1: Drag your iPC distro to the desktop and double click the DMG File (mount it). Step 2: You should now have a mounted DMG file that has 3 visual items inside (Install Mac OSX DVD Logo, Mach_Kernel file, and a Set up PKG file) Step 3: Open up Disk Utility (application) Step 4: Insert your 8GB USB Drive. Step 5: Inside Disk Utility, go to the partition tab in the middle tab pane of Disk Utility. Under "Volume Scheme" Chose 1 Partition. Format as "Mac OSX Extended Journaled". Label it as you like. Next go to "Options". Click "Master Boot Record" and exit options. Click "Apply" and wait a few seconds for it to format. Step 6: In order to restore the DVD image of iPC, you need to go to the restore tab in the middle pane of Disk Utility. For the source, you want to go to your desktop and drag the DMG file of iPC into the source destination inside your Disk Utility. Note: If the DMG file will not go into the source box, drag the mounted folder of iPC that you mounted in Step 1 into the source box. Normally, I just use the DMG file and it works. Step 7: After you have the source image, you need to chose the destination. The destination for your drive will the partition you created and labeled in step 5. Drag the partition you created from your USB drive into the Destination box. This can be done by simply locating your partition under your drive listed inside Disk Utility in the left hand side box. Step 8: Check "Erase Destination" and click Restore. This process will take anywhere from 20 - 60 minutes. Depending on your CPU speed. Step 9: After the restoration process, the drive you restored should appear as exactly the same as the original DMG you downloaded of iPC. In order to make this bootable, you need to download and run the application OSX86 Tools. OSX86 Tools can be downloaded from various sites. After OSX86 tools is downloaded, run the application. Step 10: Once the Application is open, go down to the option "install EFI/ Run FDISK" and click on it. Find your USB stick in the box "Disk to Use". MAKE SURE IT IS YOUR USB OR YOU WILL LIKELY CRASH YOUR COMPUTER. Under EFI to Install chose PC EFI V8. Click Install EFI and wait a few second. Note: If OSX86 has an error message when using it, it likely is because OSX86 tools is not in your Applications folder on your mac/hackintosh. Now Eject the drive inside OSX and reboot your machine with the correct bios. Enjoy! FAQ: If your drive booted right into another partition, you did not set up the bios correctly. If your USB boots into the black Darwin x86 screen and stops booting and gets stuck at the screen, you probably are using a retail disc or missing a file. If other problems arise, make sure you click MBR and not GUID. ? CREATING A RETAIL SNOW LEOPARD USB INSTALLER FROM LEOPARD. (HARDEST) This method took me months to figure out. If you've been trying to install Snow Leopard via USB using only Leopard, then this will help you. Leopard is a terrible version of OSX for applications. If you YouTube and Google how to do this, you will probably find tons of tutorials and waste your time following them to find out that I required program does not work in Leopard. So i'm here to help. I will be using the RETAIL User DVD (10a432) Image to make this installer. Like I said previously, this is different than a distro because Distros have all the essential files inside the image for booting into a pc. Step 1: Open your retail copy of Snow Leopard. (mount it) Step 2: Inside the DMG file you mounted, you should see the Install Mac OSX CD Image and 2 other folders. Step 3: Open up Disk Utility (application.) Step 4: Insert your 8GB USB drive. Step 5: Locate your USB drive inside Disk Utility and Go straight to the Erase Tab in the middle pane of Disk Utility. Format as MAC OSX EXTENDED Journaled. Erase the drive. Step 6: After erasing (skip partitioning), go to the restore tab inside Disk Utility. For the source, go to your desktop and find the opened DMG drive file. It looks like a little white drive on your desktop that should say "Mac OSX Install DVD'' or ''Install Mac OSX. Drag that into the source destination inside Disk Utility. Or locate it in the left sidebar of in disk utility. Check "Erase Destination" and click Restore. This process should take anywhere from 30 min to 1.5 hours. Step 7: After the restore process if over, you need to make the drive bootable. In order to do this there are very few programs to do the job. The 1 program I found to work was MYHACK. You can download MYHACK from many websites. I use MyHack version 1.0. It is easy to use. Step 8: Place MY HACK inside your applications folder after you downloaded it and open it. It should be in the form of a .pkg file or an Installer file. This program installs various kexts for your machine and the chameleon bootloader (myhack themed). Step 9: Inside the MYHACK installer, click through and agree the licenses. Make sure you chose your USB drive to install Myhack to (under change install location/destination). BEFORE CLICKING INSTALL: Go to "Customize". I cannot help you with all your kexts because your hardware is different. Check the following: Core (chameleon bootloader), Com.apple.boot.plist. You may check others like Graphics Enabler/Disabler, and sleep enabler kexts. Step 10: Install and wait a few minutes. Your USB can be ejected inside OSX and ready to boot! Good luck FAQ: If your USB wont boot at all, it could mean that when you partitioned your drive you selected either GUID or MBR (I am not sure which one works. I just click erase) but i am running off a GUID partition) ? CREATING A MAC OSX LION USB INSTALLER There are many ways to do this. But there are little to no ways to do this inside Leopard. You need a machine running at least 10.6 because Leopard is so incompatible with so many programs its completely ridiculous. You will need to download the retail application of lion. This is a very long process and many ways to do this. The easiest i've found is by using a app called UNI BEAST built specifically for this. You can download this off tonycrapx86.com. I am not going to walk you through this process. I rarely make USB Lion Installer anyhow. I run off 10.6.8. But Lion is a great version so here is how you do it: Credit goes to cpukid00 (Bob Roche) who is extremely good at what he does. Here are his 2 videos on how to do this: ------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - -- - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - -- -- - - - - - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I wrote this tutorial in about 1.5 hours. I am not a genius when it comes to hackintoshing, i simply know a few things about having a broken optical drive that helped me get OSX onto my system. USB installs are much quicker and to install from, but are hard to get to boot. Forgive me for any typos I made or mistakes. I hope this guide helps you. You can contact me on OSX86.net. My username is theconsumer1 The guide was made possible from these sources: tonycrapx86, TheMacMobBlog, Google search engine, Youtube videos, and OSX86.net for there awesome downloads and forums! DID THIS HELP YOU? Let me know: theconsumer1@gmail.com
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