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**The image is not a Distro, is a clean image without any mod with Clover bootloader, essentials kexts and patches, all inside Clover folder**



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diskutil list

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX

sudo dd if=[arraste a imagem para o terminal] of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m


--Install Problems?


You can press O or BarSpace key in Clover boot screen and change some configs for your hardware.


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**The image is not a Distro, is a clean image without any mod with Clover bootloader, essentials kexts and patches, all inside Clover folder**   --Download Updated Images   -

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Steps 3 and 4, then it should boot from HD.



Installed by USB on a single partition.

Fantastic, Good 2 GO, only problem is my audio, it's gone...?

Any suggestion?

ThanK You very much.

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That is most impressive, am d/l now.

Perfect timing, I just got the components for a new build. Mid-level Ivy Bridge, planning on dual-boot w/Win7. Re the Ivy Bridge, any special aspects or warnings just for IB? I have made a few hackmacs and think I have the general procedure down fairly well. Have seen that IB needs the Bridge Builder from tonycrap, also have seen some comments that Mountain Lion has a few new peculiarities beyon those of 10.7.4

Thank you very much for this post and contribution.

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I copied the image to usb using win32diskimager (I'm using windows 8 release preview, so imagewriter doesn't work for me :(), and checked the drive structure in transmac --indeed, it displays a HFS+ volume with files on it. BUT, when I try to start it on my fujitsu lifebook e782, the screen just blinks, and goes back to the boot device prompt. How can I fix this?

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Great guide, but unfortaunely I'm getting stuck, I select the USB drive in chameleon, type -v and after a long scrolling of text, a light grey screen appears w/ my cursor but nothing else. Nothing happens then :(

Attached is a picture of chameleon output right before it gets to the grey screen, any help appreciated.


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Try typing GraphicsEnabler=no -x at Chameleon screen.

If you still get same result, try removing video kexts from USB, use TransMac (see first post).


Wow, thank you for the quick response. I've tried the 1st, but get the same result. I do have a mac w/ 10.8, so I can open the USB there. Which ktext(s) do you think I should remove from /System/Library/Extensions?

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Remove ATI*

Boot with -f


Done and done, the "AGPMController Unkown platform" error is now gone, but I don't even get to the light grey screen anymore, it just hangs at the chameleon output after the last line (see prev picture). Sigh, there goes the dream.

I wonder if it's something to do w/ my MSI motherboard...though there *are* working 10.6 and 10.7 installs on it (http://legacy.tonycrapx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=27591).

Edit: trying to restart w/ restart button, the system actually responds and prints a kernel panic (?). "Error 4 trying to transition CPU 1 to off".

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Did you remove all ATI kexts?

Try removing Intel HD kexts as well.




Yes I did. Also removed all files you listed above, booted w/ -f. Same output, hangs after last line "[iOBluetoothHCIController]". You don't think it has anything to do with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, since that error seems to always be present or the "unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist"?

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I don't think so, because the installer has AICPM disabler.

I believe it's a graphics problem, should boot after removing video kexts. Do you see Chameleon loading each kext individually after using -f?

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It's hard to tell because it scrolls so fast, but something def. changed after I deleted the ATI* ktexts and booted with -f, since one line of output disappeared. Really odd. I've tried -x, pciroot=1, GraphicsEnabler=no but noting seems to do the trick. I'm up for more experimentation, but I obviously I don't expect you to live-support a newb like me ;)

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