Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 31 Oct 2012, 05:32

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)
Code: Select all
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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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby conmuc » 04 Nov 2012, 05:39

My lap: I5 3210M, Ram 4GB, Intel HD 4000
Just log in in safe mode :cry:
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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pcanytime » 04 Nov 2012, 21:50

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?
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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 05 Nov 2012, 18:47

Hello,

conmuc wrote: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?

pcanytime wrote: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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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pcanytime » 06 Nov 2012, 15:21

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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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 06 Nov 2012, 15:45

pcanytime wrote: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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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby LilSmurth » 08 Nov 2012, 20:43

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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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby LilSmurth » 08 Nov 2012, 23:11

I installed the Clover bootloader, but when I restarted my laptop, OS X Mountain Lion wouldn't boot from the hdd. It said no operating system.

How do I get the bootloader to work?

Thanks in advance
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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 09 Nov 2012, 01:08

Did you partition the HD as GUID or MBR? If it was MBR, the partition must be primary.
Edit: also try marking the MBR partition as active
Code: Select all
sudo fdisk -e /dev/disk0
f 1
w
y
exit


If you get "boot0: error" see this (it's also valid for Clover)

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1676
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Re: OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby dessoy » 19 Nov 2012, 12:55

Perfect! Thank you! Installed in 3 completely different machines with INTEL processors without any problems.

Today I will test on another PC with AMD processor. Later I will report the result here.
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