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I used parts of every post from this topic to make it work.

I downloaded the Iatkos s2v3 (10.6.3) --google it.
I used Transmac (15 days trial or google a cracked version if you like)
inside Transmac, following posts here, I formated my 8gb pendrive to hfs and "burned" my iatkos ISO into it (without renaming to .DMG)

I used my other pendrive (1gb) to install an image file with the bootloader for mac (http://osx.mechdrew....ds/NBI_083F.img) with Win32DiskImager (http://launchpad.net...2-r23-win32.zip)

on my laptop (toshiba a205-s4777) I plugged both pendrives at the same time and pressed f-12 (might be another key on yours) to get the boot menu, and booted on USB memory

the bootloader on the 1gb was loaded and recognized the 8gb one as the mac instalation DVD, just had to press enter pretty much.

no mac and no dvd required. just an ISO and 2 really small softwares.

I've been having a few kernell panics trying to install everything, so I have to re-install over and over on the trial and error basis, and both pendrives plugged in are working flawlessly for this.

(ps.: my main PC (this one) has no cd/dvd drives (or any drives at all) and my laptop has a cd/dvd drive but it has been broken for years now, so this was my only choice.)

EDIT: just a small FYI that might help some people, all my kernell panics stopped once I started booting 10.6.3 with the 32bit flag.... aparently the 64 bit side of it was not in harmony with my hardware... (which is weird since i run linux and win7 64 bits on the same pc, but anyway, though it was good to point out)

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Hi guys,

If I get the error: "did not expand .dmg file" what can I do?
Thanks :)

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I've tried this. Same error as above. Has anyone found a fix yet?

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I have a solution, it worked for me:

install snow leopard under vmware, format your stick in windows (before you run vmware) as FAT32, then in snow (vmware) go to disk utility and select your stick, go to erase, earse it as MAC OS Extended (journaled), then go to restore, select as image/soruce the snow .dmg (it must be in your vmware, doesn't work through shared folders, and at the destiation, dran 'n' drop the stick iamge from destkop to the destination field. Press restore, enter your admin password, and that's it! It will take some time, but it will popup with the image written on the stick, after it was successfully "restored".
Now use ##### burned on CD from .iso, and your stick in USB, set CV/DVD first then USB and last HDD at boot priority, after ##### loads, select the usb stick name, and follow the instructions. Please be aware of the fact that you must have a new partition ready, if you want to split an existing partition with the snow installation application, you will lose all the date on that partition.

Good luck!

Here you have a link http://tonymacx86.bl...ac-os-x-on.html how to install OS (after you make the steps above). What to do in the setup process.

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The Transmac solution works for me (you have to expand first). On an original mac, mind you.

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I'm attempting to "burn" the retail DVD image to an 8 GB Cruzer USB drive. I've used about half a dozen image burning utilities to burn the image, all of which have gotten part-way through and failed.

-Win32 Disk Imager gave me "Error 8"

-Ultra ISO gave this

11# Burning process failed!
12# LBA: 377183
13# Error 2 writing the device.
14# It is recommanded to format the USB stick and try again.


-MacDrive and TransMac show the device as attached, but say "Insert disk into [drive letter]" and "Device is not ready", respectively.

-The command prompt-based Flashnul said after 661 MB written "System cannot find file specified"


Any help?


EDIT: Here's my system specs, if it helps

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD Evo
Video: MSI Radeon 5450
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200 rpm
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



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For those of you getting "Error writing to Mac disk"... Try using Transmac v 10.1. I was using an older version(version 9.1) and kept getting the same error. Then I downloaded the latest version (15 day trial) from transmac website and it worked!

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For those of you getting "Error writing to Mac disk"... Try using Transmac v 10.1. I was using an older version(version 9.1) and kept getting the same error. Then I downloaded the latest version (15 day trial) from transmac website and it worked!


Thanks for all the suggestions! I've managed to format my 16GB sandisk usb stick with transmac 10.1 with an image of snow leopard, but it doesn't work when i try to boot up my macbook pro with it (held option key during boot up and selected the usb key; it hangs at the apple logo during bootup.

any ideas on why i can't boot from my usb key?

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To all those wanting to do this, TransMac now lets you expand the DMG ;)

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For those of you who are getting fail messages when trying to write to a drive, you must right click on Transmac, etc. and choose "Run As Administrator"

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It's been a few months, surprisingly. But I been reading up on this old thread and I noticed that most of you don't see your OSx86 installer flash drives nor that it can even boot up. Let's get busy, starting with....

I downloaded the Iatkos s2v3 (10.6.3) --google it.
I used Transmac (15 days trial or google a cracked version if you like)
inside Transmac, following posts here, I formated my 8gb pendrive to hfs and "burned" my iatkos ISO into it (without renaming to .DMG)


Okay, I followed the exact same procedures (Transmac) of getting the installer on my 16GB SanDisk Cruzer with no partitions. I only used a Kalyway 10.5.2 image which weighed in about roughly 3GB.





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And then I had to download Chameleon Bootloader installer for Windows - since I was running Windows 7 at the time.

So after I set up just the Chameleon bootloader and the Kalyway install image on my USB, it was go-time! I restarted the computer and found "Chameleon" on the Windows boot loader screen and I was able to select that. Then Chameleon bootloader ran nicely, as I looked once again at a boot screen under Chameleon.......... and OMG!!! I clearly noticed my Kalyway USB disk and I was able to boot my OSx86 installer from there!

It seemed kinda complicated to run different versions of Chameleon bootloaders off CD's because it was obvious that I could not afford to waste CD's - especially if any Windows disc-burning software (Roxio, Nero, etc.) didn't burn these right the first time. So, give this a try if everything else fails. And double-check your hardware components along with the versions of OSx86 you are using so there is no fail. Whatever you guys do after installing your OSx86 and getting it running is beyond me. Good luck!

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download transmac from www.asy.com/sharetm.htm.
restore you dmg to the pendrive and download a chamaleon iso and burn it to a cd boot chameleon cd with the pendrive inserted on the computer and install.





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