i Followed every tutorial related to installing lion and every time i boot i get 1 of 2 things gray screen with mouse arrow or white screen with rainbow wheal
>Again ,this is a compilation of several tutorials + my own interpretation ,so this method should definitely work if everything else failed.
Why This ?
in case u later wanted to only install "7 + Lion" or ur HDD just got screwed no probs ,u can boot with the USB and install LION without the need for a pre-installed SL or maybe u tried every other tutorial and u ended up with the same scenario as above.
Before we Start:
*if you followed my SL tutorial Here ,it would be a good idea to make a backup dmg file of the USB b4 we continue ,so when u need to install SL later ,all u have to do is just restore the img to the usb without the need to do the whole process all over again.
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also work on this config
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1-Follow this Great Guide by Mald0n and escape to step 7.
if u r not comfortable with the Terminal commands ,u can use this instead.
WHAT WE WILL NEED ?
1-An already Installed SL ,Follow This if u don't have it yet.
2-Multi.Beast & Kext.Beast
3-Extra Folder Here
4-Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r1083.pkg Here the newer versions didn’t work for me ,so this one is good enough
5-Kexts u will need Here
1-right click Lion.app and Show content > chose SharedSupport > open InstallEsd
2-get ShowAllFiles ,search over Google > open it and click on Show.
3-inside InstallEsd u’ll find a .dmg file call BaseSystem < open it.
4-now open DiskUtil > chose ur USB and partition it as 1 partition > click on option and chose GUID.
5-click on restore and restore the BaseSystem img to the USB ,it will take sometime so go drink something while waiting.
6-when its finished go to System > installation > Delete the shortcut call Packages > open installESD again > copy Packages folder to the usb instead of the one u just deleted.
7-open InstallEsd again and copy this 5 files from it to the USB.
1.disk_lable 2.boot.efi 3.kernelcache 4.mach_kernel 5.MacOSX_Media_Background.png8-open Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r1083.pkg and chose everything then install to the USB.
9-now open Extra Folder.pkg and uncheck ExtraFolder then press on Smbios arrow and chose the one that best suites ur spec ,check Mald0n guide at Post installation to find which one is urs ,then install it to the USB.
10-now open the USB > open Extra Folder > delete Extensions.mkext > then if u don’t have a one already then make a folder call Extensions > put ur Vga,Sound,Network kexts + the files from the Kexts.zip u just downloaded if u use PS2 Keyboard then copy those too VoodooPS2Controller + AppleACPIPS2Nub in it.
11-after that drag the Extensions folder over Kext Utility to fix the permission for them > u should now find a new file call Extensions.mkext in Extra folder instead of the one u just deleted [again this file is so important so make sure its there].
12-copy Multi.Beast & Kext.Beast to the USB as we will need them later. myhack 1.1.4 wont work on lion
1-now restart and boot with ur USB and when u get to the boot menu > chose ur USB ,in a min or so u will get the to the language screen.
2-chose ur Lion driver as ur install destination and continue ,now it won't take long like SL ,so be patient.
3-when done ,reboot and chose ur usb again to boot with ,this time chose ur Lion driver u just installed over.
*if u have a ps2 keyboard and got stuck at the searching for keyboard screen ,then restart and boot into ur SL.
>open ur Lion diver and search for
/System/Library/CoreServices/Setup\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist>open it and delete these lines
*if u have a USB keyboard ,just plug it in till u get pass the bluetooth screen then use ur ps2 normally.
4-now restart and boot to ur lion driver and magically the keyboard idiotic problem is gone.
5-complete the informations and when u r on the desktop > open ur usb and install the Multi.Beast check ##### + anything else u want
>open up ur USB and copy smbios.plist from ur Extra and put it on ur Lion driver in Extra also.
>get Kext.Beast & copy ur drivers kext from the Extensions folder from the USB to the desktop & run the app.
6-remove any duplicated kexts with S/L/E from E/E ,so u dont get any confliction or KP.
7-u r done.
1-its better to remove any other HDD except the one u have ur OS's on to avoid any confusion.
2-now restart and put ur windows 7 DVD and boot from it then > Click Repair your computer > System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt > then enter this commands
select disk 0 >
list partition >
*ignore 1st one.
select partition #<ur windos partition NO#>
3-restart and remove ur windows 7 DVD ,you'll boot to the SnowLeo Boot menu ,press any key and u’ll find the 3 OS’s < chose any and press enter
if anything went wrong ,boot with -x -v to find whats the problem.
*Parallels.Desktop.v6.0.12090 wont work with the Triple boot option.
-Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer.
>its because you are installing Lion on MBR not GUID ,get this File then open ur USB and and replace the one in System/Installation/Packages with it.
-PCI configuration error.
>boot with flag >npci=0x2000.
-USB boot not working ,use i.boot.
>boot with flag >mach_kernel.
-if u install Lion on Laptop.
>use MBR instead of GUID format for USB.
-Nvidia support ,sorry cant help u.
-Ati support ,anything above 4XXX series.
>dont use any GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No.
-screen flickering/artifacts after installing on Rampage Ex.2
>restart and it will be fixed. "found no logical exp"
-stuck @ "IOAPIC Version 0x20" on Rampage Ex.2.
>leave it for a couple of mins and unplug ur USB then plug it again. "found no logical exp"
-KP regarding "Atix3000 and 3 other ioapic" on Rampage Ex.2.
>remove ur vga kext.
-Slow Booting on Rampage Ex.2.
>move all ur important kext to S/L/E.
-working Sound on Rampage Ex.2.
>use voodooHDA 0.2.2 "no need to delete applehda".
-if ur cpu runs hot
>add this flags to ur boot.plist ,also check them in ur Bios.
<key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string>
if u use evoreboot dont use openhaltrestart.
if u use dsdt dont use nullcpupowermangment / smbiosresolver
if u cant find a modified bios for ur MB ,get dsdt from Here and add fixes then use it. 'this should fix ur restart /shutdown /sleep /built-in devices'
*u can also use the dsdt beside ur modified bios if u want.
*if u tried to install Parallels on ur OSX/Lion ,u will always get the boot0 thing
*in order to fix that use this Video but activate ur windows driver instead and then install the app.
*finish ur Parallels setup on windows ,go back to ur OSX/Lion and check if everything is working as expected in Parallels then use the same method in the video and this time activate ur Mac Driver not windows.
Greetings goes to
[Netkas , Mald0n , TonyMacx86 & MacMan , LifeHacker Team , CaptainNemo , RoberT_XeS , ladiciuus , Others]
Thanx so much.