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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 03:01
by Cassio
Access [Local Link Removed for Guests] 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
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2 - Boot the USB drive and install.

If you need, type [External Link Removed for Guests], 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 [External Link Removed for Guests], use while you don't have patched lapic kernel)

If you need, use [External Link Removed for Guests] 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.
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You can also download an installer (pkg) or binaries package (i386) [Local Link Removed for Guests]


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

FakeSMC.kext is always needed.
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While you don't have power management fixed, you will probably need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.
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If you use PS/2 keyboard or a laptop you will need VoodooPS2Controller.kext (or ApplePS2Controller.kext) and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext.
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How to find kexts for your hardware
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I recommend using Kext Wizard to install kexts.
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Post install issues:

Video (if you had to remove kexts to install) [Local Link Removed for Guests]

boot0: error [Local Link Removed for Guests]

CMOS reset after sleep [Local Link Removed for Guests]

Still waiting for root device using kernelcache [Local Link Removed for Guests]

No admin account [Local Link Removed for Guests]

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

Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 09:47
by sanbin
thank you !

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 04:42
by CzyberX
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

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 04:52
by Cassio
Cassio wrote: Install procedures are the same as the DVD [Local Link Removed for Guests]
Steps 3 and 4, then it should boot from HD.

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 05:24
by CzyberX
Cassio wrote: 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.

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 06:31
by tstar99
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.

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 16:57
by Cassio
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

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 17:49
by CzyberX
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.
ThanX M8

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 22:23
by dancsi
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?

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 22:30
by Cassio
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
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You can also burn HackBoot to a rewritable CD [Local Link Removed for Guests]

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 22:38
by dancsi
Thanks, I will try it :)

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 07:14
by solomondaniel
hi m wrote .raw file to usb but when i m bootng system from usb its getting stuck m using asus i7 8gb ram system please help i relly want to install this software

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 08:56
by artur-pt
hello

post u hardware configs

cpu
mobo
graphics card

and is stuck where

in chameleon prompt type

-v

and post photo of the problem

good hack

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 13:44
by raziiq
Hey Guys.

What should be the format of USB pen drive to which the .raw file is going to be copied? I mean should it be FAT/NTFS or Mac OS Journaled or HFS+ ??

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 15:00
by Cassio
The format doesn't matter, ImageWriter will copy raw data to the pen drive, it will become HFS+ no matter which format it was before.

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:04
by nooberbrown
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.

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:15
by Cassio
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).

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:22
by nooberbrown
Cassio wrote: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?

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:24
by Cassio
Remove ATI*

Boot with -f

Re: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB

Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:50
by nooberbrown
Cassio wrote: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 ([External Link Removed for Guests]).

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".