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Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on an empty PC without a Mac?


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adoniscik

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I have unsuccessfully been trying to install ML by USB on my new PC which includes an Asus P8Z68-V and an Intel 3770 (plus its integrated HD4000 video card). I have flashed the BIOS to the latest version and set the SATA mode to AHCI. I tried every tutorial I could find to create a bootable installation USB, to no avail; all I get is a blank screen. I have verified the integrity of my installESD.dmg by comparing its hash value.

Please can someone give me a little guidance?

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not sure if this helps or not - but I don't think that the onboard / integrated HD4000 video chipset is supported in mountain lion - I know I had to upgrade my video card (from a nVidia 7300 to a much newer GT 220) as the 7300 was supported in lion but is not in mountain lion maybe you could start there :)

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My research indicates that the HD4000 should be no problem. Indeed, there are videos of people using it.

If it were a problem, would it manifest itself as the blank screen I faced? Furthermore, do I need the hard disks to be attached for the USB to boot? My guess is not.

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Did you try a verbose boot? Let's take a look on what's really going on! :)





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