OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby Cassio » 21 Jul 2012, 04:01

Access chat to get download link (channel topic).

Image size: 5.020.384.768 bytes (need at least an 8 GB pen drive)

MD5 (OS X 10.8 Install USB.raw) = 4251f2d2866417add966ffcec848cc4f


Contents:

OS X Mountain Lion GM Seed (Build 12A269)

MD5 (InstallESD.dmg) = 8b4869920cd740414fe6b7e3f0b1be3e

Modified files:
System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg
System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/OSInstall

Added files:
System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext
boot (Chameleon v2.1svn r2003)
Extra/Preboot.dmg

Preboot.dmg contents:
Extensions.mkext
org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Extensions.mkext contents:
AHCIPortInjector.kext
AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
PXHCD.kext
VoodooPS2Controller.kext
VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext
VoodooPS2Mouse.kext
VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext


How to use:

1 - Copy the .raw file to an USB stick using SUSE Studio Image Writer.

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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.

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

Another Image Writer for Windows, if SUSE doesn't work
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/


2 - Boot the USB drive and install.

If you need, type boot options, for example:
-v (verbose boot) [default]
-x (safe)
-s (single user)
GraphicsEnabler=yes (enable graphics card drivers) [default]
USBBusFix=yes (fix problems with USB devices)
npci=0x2000 (use if boot stops at "PCI configuration begin")
cpus=1 (for HP with Insyde BIOS, use while you don't have patched lapic kernel)

If you need, use TransMac to remove kexts which are causing problems (System/Library/Extensions) and use the flag -f (ignore caches) at boot, or remove /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext

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If you get KP related to ApplePolicyControl.kext remove /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePolicyControl.kext

If boot stops right before reaching the installer, or graphics aren't working right, remove video kexts and boot with GraphicsEnabler=No -f

ATI = ATI*
Intel = AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB*
nVidia = GeForce* NVDA*

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 Chameleon (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.


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


4 - Install Chameleon and the Extra folder to the HD.

I recommend using Chameleon Wizard to install and create/configure org.chameleon.Boot.plist and SMBIOS.plist in /Extra folder.
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... pic=257464

You can also download an installer (pkg) or binaries package (i386) viewtopic.php?f=9&t=70


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

FakeSMC.kext is always needed.
http://www.mediafire.com/?lgxtj47kk47cn9k

While you don't have power management fixed, you will probably need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.
http://www.mediafire.com/?uwvnvztwtna

If you use PS/2 keyboard or a laptop you will need VoodooPS2Controller.kext (or ApplePS2Controller.kext) and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext.
http://www.mediafire.com/?jw9zk6i2d4m2vvd

How to find kexts for your hardware
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1694

I recommend using Kext Wizard to install kexts.
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... pic=253395


Post install issues:

Video (if you had to remove kexts to install) viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1677

boot0: error viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1676

CMOS reset after sleep viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1015

Still waiting for root device using kernelcache viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1701

No admin account viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1627&p=14911#p14911

When you format the USB drive as FAT/NTFS you'll notice its size was reduced. Just open Disk Management (Administrative Tools), remove the 4,68 GB partition and create a new one using all the drive.

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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby sanbin » 21 Jul 2012, 10:47

thank you !
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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby CzyberX » 24 Jul 2012, 05:42

How can I get it to boot alone, without my usb installer ?
By the way, it installed in 10 minutes and is very very fast.
ThanX Mate. WOW........... :o
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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby Cassio » 24 Jul 2012, 05:52

Cassio wrote:Install procedures are the same as the DVD viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1644

Steps 3 and 4, then it should boot from HD.
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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby CzyberX » 24 Jul 2012, 06:24

Cassio wrote:
Cassio wrote:Install procedures are the same as the DVD viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1644

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



ThanX.
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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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby tstar99 » 24 Jul 2012, 07:31

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 TonyMac, 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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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby Cassio » 24 Jul 2012, 17:57

CzyberX wrote:only problem is my audio, it's gone...?

What do you mean "it's gone"?

Audio never works OOB in hackintosh, you need to install kext.

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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby CzyberX » 24 Jul 2012, 18:49

Done and ready to ROCK!!!!!
I'm going to take some time now to read topics on the forum,
want to gather more knowledge, though I'm very very pleased for now.
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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby dancsi » 25 Jul 2012, 23:23

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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Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Postby Cassio » 25 Jul 2012, 23:30

Probably this win32diskimager doesn't copy the MBR and superblock, so the drive is not bootable.

If you really can't use ImageWriter, try dd for Windows
http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

You can also burn HackBoot to a rewritable CD viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1616
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