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LIM - Lion Image Maker

compatible with Snow Leopard and Lion


7.09.2011 - Released the first public version- 1.0.0

9.09.2011 - Add missing "-force" flag - 1.0.1


The program is designed to automatically prepare the DVD image or any kind of disk (eg. pendrive / hdd / ssd / memory card) with Mac OS X Lion. The program was written in AppleScript.

Requirements:
- Blank DVD-R(W) to burn image or any kind of disk (eg. pendrive / hdd / ssd / memory card) with a capacity of 4.5GB at least.
- Mac OS X Lion in Application folder or anywhere on the disk.

Features:
- Prepare the Lion installation image to burn to DVD.
- Prepare the Lion installation image with MBR support to burn to DVD. Only for 10.7.0 !
- Prepare the Lion installation disk.
- Prepare the Lion installation disk with MBR support. Only for 10.7.0 !
- Each MBR option has also taken off the board-id check.

Download:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9641107/LIM/LIM.zip

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Please report me any bugs in this thread.

IMPORTANT ! If you have only InstallESD.dmg do this:
1) Create a folder "Install Mac OS X Lion" in /Applications.
2) Add the Contents/SharedSupport folders in it.
3) Add the InstallESD.dmg file in the SharedSupport folder.
4) Now add .app at the end of Install Mac OS X Lion folder. There should be a Forbidden sign on it, but it does not matter.
5) Launch LIM and it should detect the app automatically


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Thank you, I am planning to upgrade once 10.7.2 is out so I look forward to using your tool! Does it work with the supposedly-released 10.7.1 in Mac AppStore, too? Or just the original 10.7.0 release?

Thanks!

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It works with every Lion version. Only MBR support is for 10.7.0

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It works with every Lion version. Only MBR support is for 10.7.0


Thanks for this App. Annoyingly though I am getting the message that Lion cannot be installed on this computer.

I had used the app to make the image on a partition of the disk I intended to then install to. I.e. I had a two partition disk, 10.6.8 on 1st partition, the image on the second partition and on re-starting from the install image I got the message.

The thing is though I know for a fact that Lion can be installed to my system as I already have Lion installed on a separate (different) hard drive on the same PC.

All best and thanks for your help.

EDIT: Following the comment on SMBIOS (see below) all worked as advertised.
Thanks.

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Annoyingly though I am getting the message that Lion cannot be installed on this computer.


Your problem is incorrect SMBIOS ! Use Chameleon Wizard and apply one of prepared smbios, next reboot computer and try again.

PS: MBR option has also taken off the board-id check.

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How is it possible? Doesn't it require FakeSMC to get past the initial boot screen?

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tdtran1025, it's only no-moded clean Mac OS X Lion ! You need bootcd or bootusb with kext and chamleon to use prepared dvd/hdd by LIM.

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Got it. Thank you.

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link not working ?

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New link.

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me too,same problem.

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Hi,Place Install Mac OS X Lion.app into applications folder

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zoliky and cartuxo - you don't have Lion app from Mac App Store but only InstallESD.dmg. Do this:

1) Create a folder "Install Mac OS X Lion" in /Applications.
2) Add the Contents/SharedSupport folders in it.
3) Add the InstallESD.dmg file in the SharedSupport folder.
4) Now add .app at the end of Install Mac OS X Lion folder. There should be a Forbidden sign on it, but it does not matter.
5) Launch LIM and it should detect the app automatically

PS: Update in first post.

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Thank you for this great tool, I tried in 10.7.1 and it works perfect.

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zoliky and cartuxo - you don't have Lion app from Mac App Store but only InstallESD.dmg. Do this:

1) Create a folder "Install Mac OS X Lion" in /Applications.
2) Add the Contents/SharedSupport folders in it.
3) Add the InstallESD.dmg file in the SharedSupport folder.
4) Now add .app at the end of Install Mac OS X Lion folder. There should be a Forbidden sign on it, but it does not matter.
5) Launch LIM and it should detect the app automatically

PS: Update in first post.

Thank you oswaldini.

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Is the Image Maker compatible with Mountain Lion?
Thanks!

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Is the Image Maker compatible with Mountain Lion?
Thanks!

Yes it is but only HDD/USB mode because ML is too large to put it on a DVD.

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Hi, can you update to support MBR in Mountain Lion 10.8.2? or just replace OSInstall and OSInstall.mpkg in scripts resources? Thanks

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Yes it is but only HDD/USB mode because ML is too large to put it on a DVD.

The "trick" is to make iso of InstallESD.dmg and use Clover to boot it, bit slow but should work.

edit:
It may require double layer disk.





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