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thanks for this, its working perfect :).
also, I used this dvd as bootcd to boot Lion on my Dell XPS L502X lappy. and HD3000 graphics had too less display corruption compared to latest chimera 1.5.4 version! Is this bootloader better than chimera?

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thanks for this, its working perfect :).
also, I used this dvd as bootcd to boot Lion on my Dell XPS L502X lappy. and HD3000 graphics had too less display corruption compared to latest chimera 1.5.4 version! Is this bootloader better than chimera?

i dont know, i think yes, better than cimera

attention: if someone wants to install lion without any existing OS X, you can use my Install DVD Lion iso, just search, google is the best choice with this keywords "BLANGSAK Installer DVD Lion" or visit my web, i cant post any direct links in here, it breaks the rules.

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Gave it a shot trying a virgin install on a GA-Z68XP-UD3P motherboard with 8Gb RAM, single HD plugged into the 6Gb/sec SATA connection, with a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 card. I tried this setup because it worked flawlessly with the Kakewalk USB install stick, which I then setup using the Tonymacx86 ##### post-installation tool resulting in a very stable system.

Everything booted, albeit very slowly (took almost 5 minutes to boot from the DVD) and then when I selected "English" as my language the program buzzed and whirred for a little bit and then told me OSX Lion could not be installed on this computer and gave me no option to continue.

I just thought I'd test this for you. I already have a working install. Any thoughts about why this happened?

One more thing, can this be installed on a USB stick as a bootable installation stick? In theory it would work, I just wondered if you had tried it.

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this isnt working at all for me. the dvd burned fine and after 10 minutes of booting i get to the install screen but have no keyboard or mouse operable. i even did the usbbusfix and no go here. been up all night trying this and 3 other guides to installing lion. im giving up and im back to windows. too many issues.

good guide for your setup OP but it wont work for everyone.

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i also get the: You can not install mac os x on this computer
Does anybody know why that message is coming?
I now that i had that message before when i tried to update from a hacked system like iatkos, but now i will try and erase the disc and start the installer again and se if it gets any better.Ill report back if i get any better.
Thanks for the long waited bootable dvd. This rocks even if it not working on this computer it is a really nice method.

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While this method did not work for me, the tonymacx86 method usually works well. That said, I've tested three boards, Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P, GA-Z68XP-UD4, and GA-Z68XP-UD5 with different methods attempting to get Lion installed on them. I got really tired of trying to install 10.6.8 first and then only to ruin the install and have to start the long slog over. No matter what I tried, I could never get Snow Leopard installed in order to do the xmove -> Lion install on these three boards. So I was stuck. Each time I tried to upgrade to 10.6.8, I got kernel panic and a ruined system. I was using fairly mainstream hardware that IS supported in Lion, but not fully in Snow Leopard.

So the method that has worked flawlessly for me, and I don't want to detract from this thread, was to do a direct Lion install using Kakewalk. But, I don't use the standard approach with that either. Since at the time Kakewalk did not support any of my boards, I simply created the Kakewalk USB install stick by selecting a board similar to mine and once it was created (thanks to An4rchyst's post on the tonymacx86 site), I subbed my actual board DSDT for the one Kakewalk installed on the /Extras folder on the Kakewalk USB stick. Then I could simply boot directly into the Lion installer, no Snow Leopard required. The install looked just like a standard OSX install and viola! I had Lion. It was really easy. It was also a HUGE timesaver!

I did the post-install configuration with the tonymacx86 ##### tool, which is very nice. Just a note, IF you have 4 USB 3.0 ports on your motherboard DO NOT install the NEC/Renesas driver, it will lock up your system as the VLI controller chip is not supported.

You will still need some working mac to make the Kakewalk USB stick AND you'll have to purchase Lion and download it, but Kakewalk saved my butt. Otherwise I would still be stuck with a bunch of fancy hardware not running OSX Lion. As it is, these Sandy Bridge systems are fast and stable.

Regae, I'm not trying to detract form your efforts. Your method sounds really encouraging and I'll keep an eye on it. It just didn't work for me. And for those who are frustrated and need to solve their install problems, at least look at Kakewalk and don't forget to sub your actual DSDT for the one on the stick. The database of DSDTs at the Tonymacx86 site is a great resource and is fairly up to date and you should check to see if they have the DSDT for your individual motherboard. Don't forget to match the version also. I've had excellent luck with these three boards. Well, as long as I don't install the USB 3.0 driver on the UD5 board I did.

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After installation at boot it says that "cant find/mach_kernel"

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Hi. Will I be able to use this DVD to install OS X on an HDD with an MBR partition table?

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METHOD 2 WORKS!!! Of all the fresh lion dvd install method, I simply dropped out. This is by far the easiest and completed instruction I followed.

On my fully working system:
#2 created an ISO file which I burned onto a std 4.7GB DVD using Disk Utility. Then, I also put it onto a 8GB USB drive, later dropped several versions of #####, Perian, VLC player, and all the ones I think I needed.

On a fresh build:
Popped into optical drive, insert USB and select USB drive for install. It was FAST! Disk Utility found my 1.5TB drive, and partitioned 4 sections: OSX, WIN7, Backup. Install without a glitch and I am on desktop. Upon restart, of course you will have to boot from optical drive if you don't install any version of #####.

After countless install over the past 3 weeks, I added 8GB partition onto 1.5TB drive and Restore the Regae ISO onto this local partition. I no longer needed the USB. But still boot from dvd.

Post Installation and I kept reinstalling when I messed up trying to install ALC892 audio on BIOSTAR TP67B+ board. I wish I can boot it directly off of the internal 8GB partition or USB image without the use of optical drive boot.

Thanks a ton.

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does anyone knows how to do this manually?

I would like to know the tech* behind this most nicely done installer.

It seems to work like x Move by Tony(something?? i will Google it later.)

X Move & this installer knows where Lion.app store it's install files.

Can someone with the tech know-how do a detail install of lion.app for us, with what the installer is doing and where it's putting the files, any modification been done, etc...


Thank you.


I agree that would be nice to know how to make it manually, thx!

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I'm not trying to hikack this thread as I seems to have promise. But hands down the easiest way I have found to install OSX Lion directly without too much fuss is a hybrid method someone posted over at the tonymacx86 forum. The essence of it is that you create a Kakewalk USB install stick, which allows you to do a virgin install. This does require you actually buy Lion and have a working Mac to create the USB stick using the Kakewalk tool. If your board isn't "supported", no biggie, while you are installing Kakewalk, just select a board close you your own, it won't matter. After the USB stick is created, you need to download the actual DSDT (I used the tonymacx86 version) for your motherboard and BIOS version. Copy the downloaded, matching DSDT and substitute it for the DSDT.aml file to the /Extras folder on the Kakewalk USB stick. Then you have your own custom install stick that matches your board.

Using that USB stick you can do a Lion install on a virgin system no problem. Once installed, use the Kakewalk stick to reboot into the installed OSX Lion system. Then I used the tonymacx86 ##### tool (love it!) to do the post-install configuration by installing the necessary drivers and boot loader. I always leave sound alone until I upgrade to 10.7.1, then install the sound drivers using #####. This has worked on a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P, UD4, UD5 and GA-P55-UD5 and UD4P boards. I used either Gigabyte Radeon 6850 or 6870 cards on each and the install was just too easy. I have USB 3.0 working on all the Z68 board except the UD5 board (has 2 controllers, one is the VLI), which locks up if you install the NEC/Renesas USB 3.0 drivers. Each of these systems is stable and working well.

This method seems to be what everyone is looking for, but almost no one finds. So I though this might be a legitimate solution for people trying to get this to work. Kakewalk is really easy to use. I didn't come up with this. A guy going by An4rchyst did, but it sure saved my butt.

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While this method did not work for me, the tonymacx86 method usually works well. That said, I've tested three boards, Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P, GA-Z68XP-UD4, and GA-Z68XP-UD5 with different methods attempting to get Lion installed on them. I got really tired of trying to install 10.6.8 first and then only to ruin the install and have to start the long slog over. No matter what I tried, I could never get Snow Leopard installed in order to do the xmove -> Lion install on these three boards. So I was stuck. Each time I tried to upgrade to 10.6.8, I got kernel panic and a ruined system. I was using fairly mainstream hardware that IS supported in Lion, but not fully in Snow Leopard.

So the method that has worked flawlessly for me, and I don't want to detract from this thread, was to do a direct Lion install using Kakewalk. But, I don't use the standard approach with that either. Since at the time Kakewalk did not support any of my boards, I simply created the Kakewalk USB install stick by selecting a board similar to mine and once it was created (thanks to An4rchyst's post on the tonymacx86 site), I subbed my actual board DSDT for the one Kakewalk installed on the /Extras folder on the Kakewalk USB stick. Then I could simply boot directly into the Lion installer, no Snow Leopard required. The install looked just like a standard OSX install and viola! I had Lion. It was really easy. It was also a HUGE timesaver!

I did the post-install configuration with the tonymacx86 ##### tool, which is very nice. Just a note, IF you have 4 USB 3.0 ports on your motherboard DO NOT install the NEC/Renesas driver, it will lock up your system as the VLI controller chip is not supported.

You will still need some working mac to make the Kakewalk USB stick AND you'll have to purchase Lion and download it, but Kakewalk saved my butt. Otherwise I would still be stuck with a bunch of fancy hardware not running OSX Lion. As it is, these Sandy Bridge systems are fast and stable.

Regae, I'm not trying to detract form your efforts. Your method sounds really encouraging and I'll keep an eye on it. It just didn't work for me. And for those who are frustrated and need to solve their install problems, at least look at Kakewalk and don't forget to sub your actual DSDT for the one on the stick. The database of DSDTs at the Tonymacx86 site is a great resource and is fairly up to date and you should check to see if they have the DSDT for your individual motherboard. Don't forget to match the version also. I've had excellent luck with these three boards. Well, as long as I don't install the USB 3.0 driver on the UD5 board I did.



k so im having a ridiculously stupid problem...I'm doing the kakewalk install with lion and i have the z68xp-ud4 mb only one hdd plugged in bios is set up correctly but when I boot into the lion installer I cannot see my sata hdd to partition and install too.... any ideas?

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k so im having a ridiculously stupid problem...I'm doing the kakewalk install with lion and i have the z68xp-ud4 mb only one hdd plugged in bios is set up correctly but when I boot into the lion installer I cannot see my sata hdd to partition and install too.... any ideas?

A few questions:

1] Did you use a custom DSDT.aml file for the GA-Z68XP-UD4? When made my Kakewalk stick, I downloaded the DSDT for my exact bios version for that board from the tonymacx86 database and substituted it for the one in the Extras folder on the Kakewalk USB stick after the USB installer stick was created.

2] Did you make ABSOLUTELY sure all of the SATA controllers are set to AHCI ... NOT IDE. If they aren't (and I think there are three that have to be set!, not just one), the you definitely will not be able to see the drive. That is what this sounds like.

3] Does the drive show up in the BIOS? If not, it may not be good. It happens.

4] I had a 6GB/sec drive so plugged it into the SATA2 ports. Is yours a recent drive? Maybe try plugging it into one of the 3Gb/sec SATA ports on the motherboard?

Hope that helps some. This process was very smooth for me and I've done several times on different boards with no problem. But you have to get those BIOS settings correct!

For the record, the ones I change are all SATA modes must be changed from IDE to AHCI. I disable extreme drive performance also. Then I put the HPET mode to 64 bit. Those are the essentials.

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they are all set to AHCI I have tried sata II and III ports and both the Gigabyte sata III controller and the Intel did you have to pre partition any of your hdd's first?

Oh and yes i did replace with correct DSDT

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did you have to pre partition any of your hdd's first?

Yes. Although I'm not sure you should have to. I usually use PartedMagic (linux live CD with GParted on it) and just write a new partition table to the drive, create a partition and format it with anything. Takes a second or two only.

http://partedmagic.c...hp?id=downloads

It sounds like you did everything correct to me. Did the drive show up in the BIOS? Can to try another drive of some sort just to see if another one works?

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looks likes its working now may have been table was MBR repartitioned and looks good. Thanks for the help I'll be posting again if I have problems post installation :(. Thank you.

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looks likes its working now may have been table was MBR repartitioned and looks good. Thanks for the help I'll be posting again if I have problems post installation :( . Thank you.

You are welcome. You'll like your new setup, it makes for a great Hackintosh.

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Hmm....Interesting .... i was trying making manually usb stick or installer on harddrive, but all failed. i try with tonymacX86 methods, it's also failed... now i want to try this method... thanks for sharing, i will report to you later after i succeed install using your boot installer .

ps: somehow , something strange is happened. i can't follow your instruction on your video, i have to mount my Lion DMG put my dmg in targetted root also.... if i didn't mount it the installer is always failed. i don't know why these symptoms happened, but thank God now your installer working and i still waiting for it to finish. cheers

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Hmm....Interesting .... i was trying making manually usb stick or installer on harddrive, but all failed. i try with tonymacX86 methods, it's also failed... now i want to try this method... thanks for sharing, i will report to you later after i succeed install using your boot installer .

ps: somehow , something strange is happened. i can't follow your instruction on your video, i have to mount my Lion DMG put my dmg in targetted root also.... if i didn't mount it the installer is always failed. i don't know why these symptoms happened, but thank God now your installer working and i still waiting for it to finish. cheers


okay i already tried it, and it's working for me. many thanks :)

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<br />For me, dvd boot, run installer, but... Lion cannot be installed in this computer.<br /><br />Very slow booting.<br />

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Me too, run installer afer select language say Lion cannot be installed in this computer..... Why????What is the problem.....???!!!





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