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Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs


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Access chat to get download link (channel topic).



- Copy the .raw file to an USB stick


For Windows

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick#Download_ImageWriter

or

http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/


If you have error during copy, eject and re-connect the pen drive. When Windows asks if you want to format it, cancel and run Image Writer again.


If the problem persists, disable your anti-virus software, it may be blocking raw write to the drive.


For OS X

http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3736



- Boot the USB drive and install.


Default boot loader is Clover

http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2562


If you want to use Chameleon press 1 at boot

http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,2659.0.html


UEFI boot is for Aptio BIOS only. For other BIOS use legacy boot to install, you can fix UEFI boot later

http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3405


If you need, use TransMac to delete kexts which are causing problems (System/Library/Extensions) and delete kernelcache (System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup)

http://www.asy.com/scrtm.htm


If boot stops right before reaching the installer, or graphics aren't working right, delete video kexts:

ATI = AMDRadeon* and ATI*

Intel = AppleIntelHD*, AppleIntelSNB* and AppleIntelFramebuffer*

nVidia = GeForce* and NVDA*


You can also move kexts booting in single user mode (press space bar in Clover or down arrow key in Chameleon)

fsck -fy
mount -uw /
mkdir /kext_backup
cd /System/Library/Extensions
mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB* AppleIntelFramebuffer* AMDRadeon* ATI* GeForce* NVDA* /kext_backup
rm ../Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
reboot

 

You need at least one free partition, use Disk Utility (in the Utilities menu) to erase it as Mac Os Extended (Journaled).


If you want to install the boot loader in this partition and you use MBR (not GUID, like if you already have Windows in the HD), it must be a primary (not extended/logical) partition.


Wait for the installation to finish and restart.



- Boot the USB drive, then choose to boot the HD you just installed OS X (not the installer USB again).



- Install boot loader to the HD.



- Install essential and other kexts you may need (network, audio, etc).


FakeSMC.kext is always needed

http://Olarila.com/files/10.8/HWSensors/FakeSMC.kext.zip


While you don't have power management fixed, you will probably need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

http://Olarila.com/files/10.6/PM/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.zip


If you use PS/2 keyboard or a laptop you will need VoodooPS2Controller.kext (or ApplePS2Controller.kext) and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext

http://Olarila.com/files/10.8/PS2/PS2_Voodoo.zip


How to find kexts for your hardware

http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1694



Detailed post install instructions

http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1716



- When you format the USB drive as FAT/NTFS you'll notice its size was reduced. Just open Disk Management (Administrative Tools), remove the 5 GB partition and create a new one using all the drive.

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Hello,

 

My lap: I5 3210M, Ram 4GB, Intel HD 4000

Just log in in safe mode :cry:

give more details, which bootloader did you install, what's the error without safe boot?

 

Trying to install this version over HP DV6 1390 but getting this before starting installation:

this version of Mac OS x is not supported on this platform reason: Mac-F22788A9


any idea?

are you booting from USB? Clover or Chameleon?

Try forcing another SMBIOS, a more recent model which is supported by Mountain Lion.

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Thank you for your answer...


I try the same but with

normal PC

gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard and Core 2 Quad 2.4 Intel

nVidia GTS250

Dell Keyboard and Logitech USB mouse


Everything running good and finished installation... now i am at step ....


- Install boot loader to the HD.


where i can find this loader and how to install it? is it something like copy and past some files??


and what about


- Install essential and other kexts you may need (network, audio, etc).


need hint and i will run to finish it


Thank you so much for your Torrent file it helps a lot.... :)

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where i can find this loader and how to install it? is it something like copy and past some files??

Follow link for the bootloader of your choice on first post (Clover or Chameleon), use the pkg installer.

 

need hint and i will run to finish it

Essential kexts are on first post. Follow link "How to find kexts for your hardware".

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I have a question.


Using the bootable USB, I was able to install OS X 10.8.2 and boot into the HDD install via the USB. Where is the bootloader located at so that I may install it onto the HDD?



EDIT: I understand now. I'm downloading Clover_v2_rL828.zip to use as my bootloader.

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I tried this installer and it doesn't work for me .. it keeps resetting after selecting the boot device on the BIOS menu


I tried setting the partition active and copying boot1h with dd ... still not working.


HP Elitebook 8460p (Core i7 Sandy Bridge 2640M 2.8 GHz + Intel HD3000)

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hi

i tried to install "OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs" on an ASUS G53SX-S1177V (R.O.G.) LCD : 15.6"(3D + FHD) i7-2670QM-2.2GHz/6M - 10 GB DDR3 - HDD : 1 TB - VGA : NV GTX 560M - VRAM : 2GB DDR5 but no succes

my HDD is 2*500GB ( my original partitions ; disk0: Restore Fat32 + Win 7 preinstalled ntfs + primary partition ntfs , disk1: 2 primary partition ntfs) in MBR (not in GPT)

and UEFI disabled

so first i tried to install on disk1 , after that on disk 0 ... the installation complete in all attempts but never couldn't boot without the usb , i tried EasyBCD, chimera, chameleon and clover == i tried also with uefi enabled but nothing change ... what i am missing ????


i cant format c: (and the HD including the c: ) coz i don't wanna loose my oem windows and all the softwares installed ,

plz help

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What's the error when you try to boot from HD?

 

in my case :

first , with easyBCD i have "chain booting error " (osX and win7 in separate HD)

second, with chameleon and clover boot0: test, boot0:error (osX and win7 in separate HD)

third , with easyBCD i have "missing operating system" (osX and win7 in the same HD, but different partitions), after repair of win 7 i got boot0: test, boot0:error

fourth, with chameleon and clover i have "missing operating system" (osX and win7 in the same HD, but different partitions), after repair of win 7 i got bootmgr is missing when i try to boot osx


NB: when installing osx the chameleon interface don't show when pressing 1 at boot0 , just the clover interface

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ok i will try it tomorrow it is midnight and i have to get some sleep , but before i have some questions :

1- i will keep all partitions with the MBR and the win 7 installed, is it better to install ML 10,8,2 in the same HD or in the second ? should i install chameleon in 200Mb partition or in the same partition with osx ?

2- should i install chimera ? or just chameleon and the drivers ?

i will post the result , and thanks for ur reply

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so i tried two procedure


1- i installed ML 10.8.2 from Usb in the second HD , the pc boot always in windows ; no error no chameleon screen ,

2- i installed ML 10.8.2 from Usb in the same HD, but in different partition , i got error 0 and can't boot windows 7 or ML , i tried to fix it using this guide

Boot from the USB, open Terminal (Utilities menu) and run

Code:

diskutil list

Look for the IDENTIFIER of the OS X partition and run (replace diskXsY by the identifier)

Code:

diskutil unmount diskXsY

cd /

dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY bs=4096


when taping "boot1h" in the code i got no such directory or file (or i already copied in the root)

when taping "boot" in the code i got error 0

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