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Iis possible to install Lion only with windows 7 and USB?

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Iis possible to install Lion only with windows 7 and USB stick?
without dvd recorder and osx?
How to make bootable usb with Lion distro?



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You would have to either get a pre-build install image or setup a Snow Leopard virtual machine.



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You would have to either get a pre-build install image or setup a Snow Leopard virtual machine.

Any possibility to get a pm with a link to a pre-build install?



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Yup, totally possible. I spent the last few days figuring this out.But you DO need a previous install of osx on your hackintosh.

Here's some ways to do that first with only windows and no burner hardware :

(I couldn't get this method to work but you can try it)
1.) Download EasyBCD
2.) Go to "Add new entry"
3.) Find the ISO Boot tab
4.) Select your osx iso and try booting into it from the windows BCD

Now that seems all fine and simple but i was getting the infamous "Still waiting for root device" error

Here's the method that i actually got working

Installing leopard/snowleopard first from usb with only windows 7

For this you need two flash drives and a valid osx iso
1.) Open up CMD(command prompt) and type in diskpart and type this in :
list disk (find the disk number your flash drive here(in this tutorial i'll use x as my drive letter))
sel disk x
create partition primary id=af
2.) Now notice that i didn't format it. I was having issues formatting to fat32 then using the leopard helper tool
3.) Now open the leopard helper tool. It's critical that you do everything in this order :
1.) Click the 3 dots at the top to find your Leopard/Snow Leopard iso
2.) Uncheck the checkmark box next to the drive selection list
3.) Uncheck the boot.ini (this will also remove the pci efi thing)
4.) Find your drive (at this point the button next to the drive selection should no longer be grayed out)
5.) Click the button next to the drive selection. (Doing this should result in the program saying "Dumping to
driver" And it "should" freeze. When it's done it will unfreeze
4.) Now with that done, you'll need to download the ##### formatter tool which i've attached at the bottom
1.) Navigate to the ##### Setup Tool (For Windows) and run it.
2.) Run the formatter. You need to unplug it after the format or else you will get stuck at the MBR Start! screen
3.) Plug it back in and drop the contents of the "Use these to boot lion install" at the bottom
4.) Boot your PC with priority to the USB drive that you used the ##### formatter tool on
5.) Select the USB drive with the Leopard/Snow Leopard iso on it

Now to install OSX Lion

5.) After you've installed Leopard/Snow Leopard, you can now restore the "BaseSystem.dmg" within the osx lion dmg to a physical hard drive or flash drive.
6.) Afterwards you can use the ##### formatted usb stick to boot into the drive with the lion materials on it then just intsall.

Like any other guide sure you'll run into issues. Here's a few I had
1.) Leopard hd tool wasn't restoring my snow leopard iso to the flash drive and would tell me everything failed. Make sure you follow my steps exactly as i posted it and you shouldn't run into any issues regarding the hd helper tool
2.) When trying to boot into #####, i got a few errors
1.) MBR Start!
2.) brr ert!
3.) Weird screen showing my motherboard
4.) Black screen with frozen cursor
For 1, make sure you remove the drive after formatting, and if that still doesn't fix the issue, you must go into your bios and find the "Serial address" option. Change it from whatever it's set to to "disabled"
For 2, i got this error because i forgot to copy the EFI and efidlr20 files to the drive after the format
For 3, I'm not sure, but i think it's got something to do with acpi being disabled in your bios.
For 4, make sure you are using a PS/2 keyboard and press D and U a few times for the bootloader to appear (it's changing the resolution)
3.) After booting into osx lion, after the language screen, it says it cannot be installed on my computer.
Make sure you are using the efi and efidlr20 files i provided to avoid this

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