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Mountain Lion installed failed :(

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Hi all (hackintosh n00b)

 

I bought ML from the app store earlier and used ###### to install it onto a flash drive... ran this on my laptop and started installing OS X... got to 5 minutes remaining and it said installed failed because of an error... any ideas? :(

 

Thanks

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Try rebooting with your installation flash drive but select your ML installation on your hard drive instead of the install media. The probability is that the installation is complete. The error message is typical because the installation expects to find Mac hardware and fails.

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Suggest you restore the os x base system to the usb it's the method that most use and usually results in the least amount of errors since you're doing it manually and not by the means of another application.

 

Also, we know the asterisks mean one of the beasts but here we're more civilized and don't rely upon the power of beasts because we're humans ya know.

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Use the log window during the installation, it will tell you why it's failing. I had this issue and it was due to a permissions problem with some roll-back kexts I had to use to get my USB installer to boot. It aborted the attempt to create a kernelcache because it said certain kexts were not genuine. The thing is, it was so far along in the installation, that I was able to go into my Lion installation, check things out on ML, copy of the Extra folder from the USB installer to my ML installation and boot up in ML.

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