Afternoon folks, here we go again
You will need 3 things in order to build this usb stick successfully..
- 1 - A usb stick (or drive) large enough to contain the contents of the install image (8 gig should do)
- 2 - A downloaded copy of the Mavericks Developer Preview (don't ask me for it)
- 3 - The package from this download http://www.mediafire...staller.pkg.zip
Ok Moving on..
- First step (pretty obvious) Boot into Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion
- Use disk utility to format your USB stick or drive as mac os extended with GUID partition table
- double click your Mavericks DP1.dmg image if that's what you have, open the image and extract the 'Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview.app' to your desktop (if you already have the app file you can skip this obviously)
- Right click the 'Install OS X Developer Preview.app' from your desktop and select 'Show Package contents'
- Run ShowAllFiles (to show hidden files),
- Open 'Contents/SharedSupport' and double click 'InstallESD.dmg'
- right click on the hidden 'BaseSystem.dmg' and select 'open with disk utility',
- In disk utility look to the bottom left to find 'BaseSystem.dmg', right click it and select 'Restore',
- Drag your formatted USB stick or drive into the 'destination' box, untick 'erase destination' and click 'Restore',
- Go for a beer, coffee or whatever takes your fancy as this will take a while!
- Once restore is complete go to the system, installation folder on the usb stick or drive and delete the 'Packages' alias
- right click your 'Install OS X Developer Preview.app' from your desktop and select 'Show Package contents' and open 'Contents/SharedSupport'
- Open the InstallESD.dmg and copy the 'Packages' folder to your usb stick or drive to replace the alias that you deleted in step 11,
- WAIT for Step 13 to complete and then run the downloaded 'P8P67 Pro USB Installer' package and select your usb drive as the target - this will make the drive bootable and install everything onto the drive to allow you to install on your P8P67 Pro
- Congratulations your USB stick or drive should now be bootable and allow you to install Mavericks.
- Boot from the newly created installation USB stick and run the installer (use F8 after post to select the USB stick, let it run the installer and install as usual)
- Once installation is complete reboot and again boot from the usb stick (F8 after post again to select it as the boot device), When chameleon loads this time you need to select your freshly installed Mavericks hdd to boot from so select it and wait for it to load
- After Mavericks has booted to the desktop run the installation package that you will find on the root of your USB drive named 'P8P67 Pro Driver Installer.pkg' this will install the bootloader and necessary kexts to your newly installed drive - this should make your new installation bootable.
- The installer does not install USB 3, NullCPUPowerManagement or Audio kexts - If you need to sinatll these then the kexts and kextutility can be found in the 'Additional Kexts' folder on the root of your USB drive. I do not use these kexts as I use USB Audio and have a patched bios so I don't need NullCPUPowermanagement - if you need them then install them.
- I have not tested the AppleHDA.kext - it's the same one used in Mountain Lion so 'should' work, I'm currently using an X-FI HD USB card which works via spdif.
- By default the package sets the smbios to use a MacBook Pro 8.3 definition - this is purely to simplify the installation. If you decide to change this to Mac Pro definition then be aware that you will need to delete the AppleTYMCE kext prior to booting after each DP update otherwise you will get a kernel panic.
As always good luck!!!