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How to make a Snow Leopard (iAtkos) installer flash drive?


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Hello guys!
My DVD-RW just died and I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my pc. Soon my new HDD will be delivered and I want to install Snow Leopard 10.7 (iAtkos). I have a 8GB Kingstone flash drive but I don't know how to set it up so I can install Mac from it. I have the .iso image downloaded. On the internet I can only find how to do it from Mac but I don't have Mac installed.
Can someone help me on how to do this under Windows 7 or Ubuntu?

Thanks in advance!

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jonathanslam

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You'll want to do it from a Mac.

I wouldn't recommend doing it on Windows. Here's what it says on their site:

For Windows, yet there is not an easy and safe way to prepare a bootable USB installer including Chameleon v2.2 r2140 bootloader which is the version used for iATKOS ML2. We'll keep here updated for the safe and easiest way to do it on winblows.


As for Ubuntu/Linux, good luck!

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The problem is the only one I know with a Mac is miles away from here and it's not an option. :(

LE: When the new HDD comes I could use a Virtual Machine to install mac and make the usb drive. So a tutorial for making it on Mac for iAtkos would be nice too.

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Solved it with VMWare. For those that have the same problem, search for a OSX mod on goodle for VMWare so you can install it. After you install OS X in VMWare, mount the image of OS X, use Disk Utility to copy the content of the image on the USB drive than search for a bootloader like Chameleon RC5, install it on the usb drive and you are done, you have a bootable USB drive.

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I recommend you use MODCD to install an retail version of snow leopard on your pc then use macosx to install the iaktos image unless you want to get involved with dmg2img hfsplus programs and chameleon packages.

 

Simply use the dd if=Your image¨ of=The drive like /dev/sdg¨

then put in your CD and install your os using your USB be sure to format it to MBR.







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