You will be creating a Boot USB that can be used to install OS X Lion on a hackintosh (or a genuine mac for that matter).
Note that the current version uses a Chameleon with the so called Facetime and iCloud fix which is reported to cause trouble for RAID installs
A USB drive (8 GB) or a spare partition. We'll assume you'll use a USB device here
An install partition for OS X Lion. Let's call it Lion
A DSDT.aml (optional)
v1.3: install.tar.gz 1.39MB 2026 downloads
- Buy and download Mac OS X Lion from the App Store.
- In Disk Utility, format the USB as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and give it some name: We'll use USB Boot here but it can be anything. Make sure that "GUID Partition Table" is selected under "Options..."
- If you already have a custom DSDT.aml you wish to use, add it to install/Extra/. If you don't, you can generate one with DSDT Auto-Patcher. Note that if you add a custom DSDT, it must be named DSDT.aml. If you don't add a DSDT, one will be created for you when you run finalize (See below). Although the included patcher was made to support GA-P35-DS4 it has also been confirmed to work well with a number of other Gigabyte boards similar to GA-P35-DS4. Please let me know if it works out of the box with your motherboard.
- In Terminal:
sudo install/mkboot /Volumes/USB\ Boot/This should take ~15 minutes
- Boot your USB device and install Lion on /Volumes/Lion as you normally would.
- Wait for the installation to finish. When your machine reboots in the end, boot onto the USB device again
- Open up a terminal via the Utilities menu:
- All done. The USB device can be ejected and OS X can be booted from the hard drive.
How does it work?
mkboot is a bash script that installs Chameleon, the things needed from the Lion install app, and other tidbits to the target volume.
finalize is a bash script as well. It is copied over to the boot USB by mkboot and installs Chameleon etc. on the target volume.
Both scripts are commented and include references to the description of the various phases.
I'm a Terminal newbie. What to do?
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Unix terminal Here are some extra instructions:
- Once you've downloaded install.tar.gz it should reside in the Downloads folder. Safari either unpacked it for you or you can do it yourself by double clicking the file.
- Open a terminal. Write cd Downloads and press enter.
- Copy and paste the command from step 4 in Directions and press enter.
Make sure you are actually booting from the USB device. On Gigabyte, you can press F12 on POST to get a boot menu.
Is your Graphics card mentioned in http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256103 ?
If you have problems please follow these guidelines when posting in this thread:
Report your hardware including motherboard and graphics card. Report whether the graphics card is reported as working in the thread mentioned above.
Report whether you have made any modifications to the install package.
Report exactly when the error happens. On running the script? If so, which one? On booting the USB device? On booting the hard drive?
Screenshots of the error are always helpful.
Following this helps me to pin down the error. It also helps you because you will most likely not get an answer otherwise