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  1. Version 2.1


    Create instal media creator OS X 10.9.x - Mac OS 10.13
  2. Create a bootable installer for macOS See the source article at support.apple.com With macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, or Mavericks, you can use a USB flash drive or other storage media as a startup disk from which to install the Mac operating system. You don't need a bootable installer to reinstall macOS, but it can be useful when you want to install macOS on multiple computers. These are advanced steps, intended primarily for system administrators and others who are familiar with the command line. Download the macOS installer from the App Store Download the macOS installer from the Mac App Store. The installer downloads to your Applications folder as a single file with a name that begins ”Install”. For example: Install macOS High Sierra. If the installer opens automatically after downloading, quit the installer. Mount the USB flash drive, external hard drive, secondary internal partition, or other storage media that will contain the install media. Make sure that it has at least 12GB of available storage space. Continue to the next section. Use the 'createinstallmedia' command in Terminal After downloading the installer, open the Terminal app, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. Use the createinstallmedia command in Terminal to create the bootable installer. This is the basic syntax of the command: Syntax for High Sierra: createinstallmedia --volume volumepath Syntax for Sierra and earlier: createinstallmedia --volume volumepath --applicationpath installerpath Replace volumepath with the path to your USB flash drive or other volume. Replace installerpath with the path to the installer. The following examples assume that the installer is in your Applications folder, and the name of your USB flash drive or other volume is MyVolume: Example for High Sierra: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume Example for Sierra: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app Example for El Capitan: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app Example for Yosemite: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app Example for Mavericks: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app Learn more For more information about the createinstallmedia command, make sure that the macOS installer is in your Applications folder, then enter the appropriate path in Terminal: Path for High Sierra: /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia Path for Sierra: /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia Path for El Capitan: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia Path for Yosemite: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia Path for Mavericks: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia
  3. I have correctly installed Yosemite 10.10.2 in my Hackintosh, and it seems to run fine. ? The big problem comes when trying to install other software. A system message pops up saying "CAN´T INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE BECAUSE YOU NEED OSX 10.7 OR HIGHER" What????? ? I've checked the specifications in the "About this Mac" section and it says correctly 10.10.2... still the installer doesn't seems to recognize it. I believe there have to be an issue, either with the installer, or with a script system where is written an older version and has to be changes. ? Any help with this??? thanks.
  4. Hi first time posting but this seems like a pretty helpful place, I'm working on my first hackintosh using the following hardware: ? MOBO:AsusM5a99fx CPU:FX8350 RAM:16GB DDR3 1866 Crucial 250GB SSD ? I was able to get a copy of the Yosemite installer, and I plan to work with it using a windows pc. I've found one guide so far on setting up an installer from scratch but I'm looking for more information: ? what kexts are typically needed for this type of installer? ? As I troubleshoot to get this working, how can I change core files of the installer? ? I've seen a lot about DSDTs and CPU power management but I can't find a DSDT for my motherboard. How can I go about making one or get around this obstacle? ? If you guys can point out any guides, threads or pretty pictures that might answer these questions, I'll be extremely grateful!
  5. Sorry for my bad english. ? I tried to make universal usb installer of OS X 10.10 for lenovo g770. When I booted it, I got lots of warnings and errors, that say no file in some directory. I have tried to make installer from your and {censored} forums. After some time, I get white screen with loading cursor and that's all. Have you got any ideas?
  6. Version 343.01.01.f01 - Vx86


    nVidia WebDrivers Installer - NVDA4ALL for Yosemite 10.10.0 Compatibile with all SMBIOS not only MacPro 3,1-5,1 // MAC/HACK Easy installer Package contains original nVidia WebDrivers for Yosemite 10.10.0 (343.01.01.f01 version) @File size is over than 200MB (limitation on HackintoshOSX.com) thats why link to the file is in torrent form. @Mediafire link: https://www.mediafire.com/?9dll811h63wkus1 # Marcin Mikey B / Wildflame | https://www.facebook.com/VanillaX86 // If you like our work then follow us on Facebook. Thanks! ;- ) WORKING TORRENT FILE UNDER DOWNLOAD BUTTON // SEED
  7. Hello! I'm new to the conecpt of Hackintosh and trying to perform my first installation on my HP EliteBook Revolve 810. I'm running in to problems right at the beginning of booting the installation. My touchscreen laptop has the following specification: CPU:?Intel® Core™ i5-3437U @ 1.9 GHz RAM:?8 GB 1600 MHz SODIMM HDD:?256 GB SSD m-SATA GPU:?Integrated Intel HD4000 ? I have used the following guide?http://www.{censored}.com/374-U{censored}-install-os-x-mavericks-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html?(U{censored} & MB{censored}). I have also tried different boot flags such as, -x GraphicsEnabler=No, -x GraphicsEnabler=Yes, PCIRootUID=0, PCIRootUID=1 etc and nothing seems to work...? ? I have also used the verbose boot mode to see what is going wrong. I attatch to images which are the last two I managed to take before the screen went black. ? ? All help that I can get i appriciate! ? /Philip
  8. Version 2.0


    A fast and simple kernel extension (kext) installer made specifically to comply with Apple's guidelines for installing kexts on Mac OS X 10.9+ (according to Apple's developers' documentation). Use at your own risk!!
  9. 581 downloads

    RTL 8103LE Enabler for Mavericks and Yosemite Install .pkg file and reboot.
  10. Version v3.3.1


    Easiest and Simplest App That Let You Make Your Own Mavericks Installer From App Store - Retail Mavericks!! Credits To sojugarden [myHack]...
  11. Hey osx86.net, I've been having a little problem. ? I've not been able to get iAtkos L2 working on my desktop pc for the life of me, no matter what I seem to try. I've tried every boot flag combination possible, every option I can think of from bus ratios to maxmem to cpus and architectures. ? My issue is this BSD root error, I keep getting stuck at this no matter what I try. I am using an AMD machine, and using iAtkos L2 install via USB drive w/ latest Chameleon bootloader. The kernel i'm using is?2584-mach_kernel_v4_bronzovka. I can boot from the kernel, and the installer recognizes my video card as well (GTX 560 Ti) but it just won't load. ? Any help or tips would be appreciated! ? System specs:?http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c02481315 (Yes, it's a prebuilt, it was a gift. AHCI can be enabled in the bios though, and it is. Replace the graphics card with a Zotac GTX 560 Ti 1024 mb) ? A picture of my hanging screen is below. I can still type and everything in this, it just wont load. ? ? ?
  12. Hey, ? I created my install flashdrive with U{censored} 3.0.1 and can boot from USB and select boot flags etc. But it always gets stuck at before showing me any kind of menu. ? In verbose mode it looks like this: I already tried safe mode and some other flags but it mostly comes to a halt similar to the normal verbose one.? Do you know what i have to do in order to get mavericks to install on my laptop? Thanks?
  13. Patching the BaseSystem.dmg from the Mountain Lion Installer using the various instructions I could find around the net aren't quite the end-all of solutions. While I was able to get the USB Installer to boot and install the first stage, the resulting install would give me the old Still waiting for boot device… error, having failed to load the BaseSystem.dmg into memory. I could work around the problem by fiddling with the boot parameters, but the resulting Recovery HD partition had the same problem when booted with Clover. I wanted a reliable solution that would carry on to newer versions of Mountain Lion. The problem was that the kernelcache file didn't contain the changes made to the BaseSystem. Most instructions recommended removing the reference to the Kernel Cache in the com.apple.Boot.plist file or adding UseKernelCache=No to the boot parameters. Finally I stumbled across a post by fau7i that gave me the final piece to the puzzle. To build a truly reliable USB Installer stick,start by using one of the many procedures currently available here and elsewhere. I think the easiest method is to use Guillaume Géte's Lion Diskmaker to build the USB Installer, followed by the Clover 2.0 Installer to add the Bootloader. If you chose to use another method, skip any portion that tells you to remove the Kernel Cache entry in any com.apple.Boot.plist. Instead, you're going to rebuild the kernelcache file in the process of editing the BaseSystem.dmg file. Rename the USB Installer to OS X Mountain Lion Install To edit the BaseSystem.dmg file, I use a modified process documented by blackosx with a few key changes inspired by the aforementioned fau7i. After creating the USB Installer above, make the BaseSystem.dmg and kernelcache on the USB Drive visible: cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/sudo chflags nohidden BaseSystem.dmgsudo chflags nohidden kernelcacheopen BaseSystem.dmg Verify that BaseSystem.dmg is now mounted. Copy the entire contents of this image to a "work folder" on the Desktop: cd ~/Desktopmkdir Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ Systemsudo ditto /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ Systemdiskutil unmount Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System The last line ejected the Mac OS X Base System drive image. It isn't needed anymore. Navigate to System/Library/Extensions/ of the work folder and add FakeSMC.kext and any other extensions you may have found necessary for your system ( Ethernet divers? ). Be sure to assign proper ownership to each added extension before proceeding. IE: sudo chown -R 0:0 ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext Note: I tend to use shortcuts in my command lines like the 0:0 above is the equivalent of system:wheel. This next step is the most important part of the process. We need to build a kernelcache that contains everything we need for a clean boot (Thanks fau7i!): kextcache -volume-root ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System -kernel /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/mach_kernel -prelinked-kernel ~/Desktop/kernelcache -l -n ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions Now that there is a viable kernelcache on the Desktop, copy it into the work folder: sudo cp ~/Desktop/kernelcache ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/sudo chown 0:0 ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache And also the USB Installer: sudo cp ~/Desktop/kernelcache /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/kernelcache Note that I also set the proper permissions to the files in their final locations. Using Disk Utility, select File> New>Disk Image from Folder… and select the work folder on the desktop. Save it as BaseSystem and leave the Image Format at compressed and Encryption at none. Copy the BaseSystem.dmg from the desktop to the USB Installer. sudo cp ~/Desktop/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/BaseSystem.dmg …and make the files invisible again: cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Mountain\ Lion\ Install/sudo chflags hidden kernelcachesudo chflags hidden BaseSystem.dmg The USB Installer should work to run both stages of the install and create a fully bootable Recovery partition through the Clover Bootloader. Be sure to set the first boot device in BIOS setup to USB HDD until Clover is installed on the hard drive after the install is complete. If you've already got a Recovery HD partition, you can make it Clover bootable by entering the following commands: diskutil mount Recovery\ HDsudo cp ~/Desktop/kernelcache /Volumes/Recovery\ HD/com.apple.recovery.boot/sudo cp ~/Desktop/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Recovery\ HD/com.apple.recovery.boot/ I recommend that you save the two files in case you need to rebuild a USB Installer in the future but go ahead and dispose of the work folder: sudo rm -R ~/Desktop/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System I'm hoping that this tutorial will help others avoid all the headaches I went through to get here. Once this was solved I was able to successfully develop a reliable proceedure of installing a Fusion Drive system, consisting of a Solid State Drive merged with a Hard Disk Drive booting Windows 7, OS X and the Recovery partition. That will be the subject of my next tutorial.
  14. Hello, I wanted to try installing ML on my laptop. I'm able to successfully boot to the installer, but there's one problem. Once the installer starts, it sets display backlight too bright. I'm almost sure this is the case, because when I choose "Shutdown" from within the installer, it switches for a second to text-mode background (booting with "-v" flag) where previously black background is now almost light-gray. This notebook has two GPUs: Intel HD 3000 and NVIDIA GT 525M (the latter is disabled in boot cd's options). To make Intel's HD 3000 work I had to modify stock DSDT using this guide: {censored} Forum ? Information . I've also tried adding: Device (PNLF){ Name (_HID, EisaId ("APP0002")) Name (_CID, "backlight") Name (_UID, 0x0A) Name (_STA, 0x0B) } ... to _SB scope right after PWRB, but the display is still too bright. What might cause this? Thanks, M.
  15. Este guia é somete para quem tem Processadores Intel (Core2, Core i3 / i5 / i7), ainda não existe Kernel modificado para Processadores AMD ou outros não suportados. Fala Galera!!! Quem quer um Leão??? Acho que muitos aqui no Forum querem... Então... Vamos ver o que precisamos para domá-lo... Primeiro, baixe o instalador da App Store... Segundo, tenha pronto um PenDrive com 8gb, ou uma partição livre no HD... Baixe também este programa e ative a exibição de arquivos ocultos > Download UnHidden for Mac - Show or hide hidden files. MacUpdate.com Depois do download concluído, clique com o botão direito do mouse sobre o instalador e selecione "Mostrar Conteúdo do Pacote"... Vá na pasta "Contents > SharedSupport" e monte "InstallESD.dmg"... Você vera que irá aparecer um volume chamado "Mac OS X Install ESD", dentro do volume, você irá encontrar outra imagem chamada "BaseSystem.dmg"... Monte-a... Depois de monta-la, vamos precisar usar o "Utilitário de Disco" para restaurar "Mac OS X Base System" para o PenDrive/Partição do disco... Abra o Utilitario de Disco, selecione o volume "Mac OS X Base System", clique em "Restaurar", arraste o icone do volume aonde voce ira restaurar a imagem para o campo "Destino" e clique em "Restaurar"... Após o processo terminar, desmonte somente a imagem "Mac OS X Base System" do instalador... (Depois que você restaurar a imagem, você ficara com dois volumes chamados "Mac OS X Base System") Abra o volume "Mac OS X Base System" que acabou de restaurar... Copie o arquivo "mach_kernel" na raiz da imagem "Mac OS X Install ESD" para a raiz do volume "Mac OS X Base System"... Quem estiver criando um PenDrive Bootavel precisa copiar a NullCPUPowerManagement.kext e FakeSMC.kext para /System/Library/Extensions de "Mac OS X Base System"... Apos copiar o arquivo, navegue até a pasta "System / Installation"... Apague a pasta (Link Simbólico) "Packages" de dentro dela e copie a pasta "Packages" da imagem "Mac OS X Install ESD" na pasta... Se você precisar instalar o OS X em um Disco com o esquema de Partição MBR ou se tiver o erro "Mac OS X Could Not Be Installed on this Machine", use o procedimento abaixo... Baixe este "OSInstall.mpkg" modificado > MBR patched OSInstall framework & mpkg for Lion GM - Downloads - Kexts.com Execute o comando abaixo em uma janela do terminal... sudo tar xjvf /[COLOR="#FF0000"]CAMINHO DO ARQUIVO[/COLOR]/Lion_OSInstall_GM.tar.bz2 -C /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System Substitua CAMINHO DO ARQUIVO pela localização do "OSInstall.mpkg" modificado. Pronto, após isso sua imagem esta pronta... Se você restaurou a imagem em uma partição do disco, você poderá usar seu Chameleon já instalado (se ele for compatível) para iniciar a instalação... Se restaurou para um PenDrive, instale o Chameleon diretamente no PenDrive usando o instalador que quiser ou Chameleon Wizard > Chameleon Wizard - Downloads - Kexts.com Espero que agora você consiga domar o Leão!!! NOTA: Se você usa algum dispositivo PS2 e estiver com problemas durante a instalação, siga este procedimento > Obrigado ao thales_ do Forum Olarila por esta dica > olarila.com ? Exibir tópico - Iniciando o Lion sem teclado USB PÓS INSTALAÇÃO Depois de instalar o sistema, se você não tiver uma versão do Chameleon compatível com o Lion, você precisa fazer os procedimentos abaixo... NOTA: Se você tiver o Snow Leopard instalado, você pode fazer todos os procedimentos através dele usando este app e selecionando o disco do Lion como destino > Kext Wizard 3.7.10 - Downloads - Kexts.com Inicie seu Lion já instalado usando este BootCD > http://www.kexts.com/view/1462-boot_cd_for_lion.html Instale este Chameleon > http://www.kexts.com/view/1731-chameleon_2.1svn_r1447.html Instale os kexts abaixo... Use este app para instalar kexts, reparar permissões e recriar os caches > Kext Wizard 3.7.10 - Downloads - Kexts.com FakeSMC.kext > Fakesmc version 2.5 - Downloads - Kexts.com NullCPUPowerManagement.kext > NullCPUPowerManagement (32-/64-bit) - Downloads - Kexts.com Os kexts acima são essênciais para a inicialização do sistema, mas você ainda terá que instalar as kexts específicas para seu Hardware, (Lan, Wi-Fi, Audio, Video, PS2, etc..) Você pode usar este app para saber quais são seus dispositivos e encontrar os kexts necessários > System Info - Downloads - Kexts.com Agora, você já deverá conseguir iniciar sua instalação diretamente pelo disco...
  16. Hi everybody! I was trying to install Lion (USB with iATKOS L2), installation is successful, but at first boot it get stuck at "DSMOS has arrived". I've found that this is due to the graphic card (is an Intel HD Graphics), and I also found necessary .kext files to make it works, but how can I add them to the Installer (I've already put them to /System/Library/Extensions)? EDIT: I can't install kexts 'post-install' because the OS doesn't even boot.
  17. So first, my specs: Mobo: Ga-Z77-DS3H GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 RAM: 12 gb mushkin (3 sticks, 4gb each) CPU: Intel i7 2700k I'm using U{censored}, I tried myHack as well but to no avail. When I run with -v I see this, every time "kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController - com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily not found. can't load com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController - failed to resolve library dependencies. kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController failed to load. kext com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC - com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily not found. can't load com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC - failed to resolve library dependencies. kext com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC failed to load." Does anyone have any idea on what to do?
  18. Hi, my problem is the following: When i try to install lion from my usb i made with MyHack the installer of ML crashes as soon as the progressbar appears. I tried various boot flags and couldnt get it working. graphics work oob. I used the Mountain Lion GM.dmg file as source for MyHack. I also made three photos to show how my probem looks like (attachments). I hope u can help me solving this problem PC specs: i7 3770 Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP 16gb G.Skill hd 5770
  19. 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
  20. Hi there, I have been trying for 1½ day now. I just cant get it to boot into the installer. I have tried all three bootloaders, they all boot nicely. I replace the CD with the original DVD and hit F5 to refresh and select Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3 as installation. Then I get the "big gray apple" + the little spinner showing me "something" is happening. But after 1 hour, still nothing. If I go by iB{censored} etc. with different combinations of "-v cpu=1 busratio=20 rd=disk0" etc. it still says "still missing boot drive" (or whatever the text is)... I can see the boot drive from the iB{censored}/Cameleon boot screen as a Windows icon... do I need to prepare this drive for Mac usages before trying the install or is my DELL Vostro 200 (as stated in my signature) not capable of running Mac OSX 10.6.3 ? I have 3 different nVidia cards to choose from: 8600 GT (no fan=silent), 8800 GTS (ok) or 8800 GT (noise bastard!) I dont care so much about the sound and I can just put in some soundcard if needed. Same goes for network, if the onboard isnt supported. But just getting the installer to START is my current problem. Anyone??? I am also writeable on hackintosh@0x.dk (alias made for these questions). Forgot to mention: I guess my problem is that I cant select AHCI mode anywhere in the DELL BIOS. Perhaps I need to flash the BIOS with something unoriginal? I hope not, but frankly - I almost dont care anymore, if thats the only way to do it.
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