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Trouble updating tO ML

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I have a retail SL cd that is 10.6

 

Downloaded 10.6.8 combo update

 

Everything works under 10.6, soon as i reboot SL Wont load, it just reboots after the chimeria screen. Ive installed the SL kernal fo 10.6.8 but osx tools wouldnt let me repair the permissions. When i try to boot with the cd i used for 10.6 it says

 

Postbootmounter: no ram disk specified exiting

 

I dont have an 8 gig usb drive so i was planning on installing ML from inside 10.6.8

 

Ivy bridge i7 3770

mobo - b75 pro3-m

16 gb ddr3

 

Network + sound kexts working

 

Also, why does it show i only have 2 gig of ram in osx?..

 

Ive been googling myself tomdeath for 4 days str8 now, any guidance would be much appreciated

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I have 10.6 running now, i tried making a boot cd with lion disk maker but it doesnt work, justhangs there wen it actually does open. Le sigh

 

MAKE one Partition 10Gigas in your disk 10.6 and create the installer from here

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MAKE one Partition 10Gigas in your disk 10.6 and create the installer from here

 

Will i be able to launch installer using the same boot cd i use for snow leo

 

K i have the install partition but wen i load it i get a kernel panic lol

 

Yeah this is {censored}. I give up, gonna just wait for someone to write a guide thats actually relivant rather then hoping someone will help on a forum

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Install the latest chameleon to your hard drive and use that to boot the installer.

Ivy bridge only has support from 10.7.5 onwards. prior to this you will need the legacy kernel.

 

Don't use crappy-beast or any of the other {censored} tonymac has to offer.

 

You don't need lion to install ML.

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Install the latest chameleon to your hard drive and use that to boot the installer.

Ivy bridge only has support from 10.7.5 onwards. prior to this you will need the legacy kernel.

 

Don't use crappy-beast or any of the other {censored} tonymac has to offer.

 

You don't need lion to install ML.

 

So install snow leopard

 

Install latest chameleon ( version i found was rev-2042)

 

Boot mountain lion from new chameleon and install?

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yep you got it.

 

I reinstalled snow leopard

 

Installed chamelion

 

I dont have a 8 gig usb drive so im using a partition on a usb storgage drive but it does read the image i also have the installation on a 8.5 gb dvd

 

Edit:i also have the dmg on a partition formated in mac format

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Use a HDD partition, either way, as long as you can see it from chameleon you'll be fine.

DVD wont work as chameleon wont boot dvd/cd unless using cdboot (only on boot disks as far as I know).

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quit trying to use DVD's, do all from thumb drive(which you don't have, so for every guide of whatever, where it says thumb drive/USB drive, just substitute your little 10gig partition instead)

 

edit: refreshed browser and saw JamesLitter's post above, sorry for the repeat comment

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quit trying to use DVD's, do all from thumb drive(which you don't have, so for every guide of whatever, where it says thumb drive/USB drive, just substitute your little 10gig partition instead)

 

edit: refreshed browser and saw JamesLitter's post above, sorry for the repeat comment

 

I managed to get it to boot, but now it says my computer isnt compatable

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you booting ML or Snow? Snow is no go :) Also need a valid smbios inside /Extra/ folder on the installer partition

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you booting ML or Snow? Snow is no go :) Also need a valid smbios inside /Extra/ folder on the installer partition

 

ML, i had to have snow leopard installed to install chameleon

 

Is it because i need to get rid of the SL partition and erase the disk to guid?

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Inject a different System Identifier.

Use MacPro4,1 or MacPro5,1, use Chameleon Wizard to generate a new Serial Number, it must be recognised as genuine and must match your system identifier for iCloud, App Store and Face Time.

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Since I have a feeling that another "how do I..." is probably coming, here, I made one for you. Just unzip it and put it in the /Extra folder on your installer partition.

SMBios.plist.zip

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Since I have a feeling that another "how do I..." is probably coming, here, I made one for you. Just unzip it and put it in the /Extra folder on your installer partition.

 

Haha god bless u ill try it now

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Haha god bless u ill try it now

 

K ml is installed now, it lost the bootloader after the reboot . I have the ML boot cd (says chimera 1.9.1) but it doesnt boot ML

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GivIng up for today, been at this for 5 days now im mentaly exhausted.

 

I hae snow leopard on a seperate disk

 

Mountain lion is installed but i cant get the bootloader to run.

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