[Tutorial] Run OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 GM on a PC (Hackintosh/OSx86) [Video]

My 10.8 GM desktop.

Note, 12/31/2012: With the release of iATKOS ML2, the below tutorial is a bit dated and difficult. Find the iATKOS ML2 tutorial here.

Note, 12/30/2012: As of today, I will only read comments on THIS post. You can still read this tutorial and comment on it, but you won’t be getting any support from me. The link is the same tutorial as this one, but just on a different website.

Note: This post is essentially a copy of the original tutorial that I made back in February here. There are just some minor changes to reflect the GM/final build of 10.8 Mountain Lion. Most of the process is exactly the same as before.

With the release of the GM (final) build of Mountain Lion 10.8 yesterday, hackintoshers have been busy yet again. If you’re new, fortunately, it’s still very easy to do, and the steps to get it to work closely follow 10.7 “Lion”. The below guide is a rewrite of our 10.7 guide, which can be found here. The overall process is rather straightfoward, and the below instructions should be easy for everyone. Continue reading below for the requirements, downloads, and the steps. You’ll be able to install Mountain Lion from a USB flash drive, too! Also, this guide may look long, but it honestly isn’t too difficult. The entire process, including installation, should take less than 45 minutes, assuming your hardware doesn’t give you any problems. Lastly, check out our demo video showing Mountain Lion fully working.

Credits/Sources

Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:

  1. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=275957&st=0
  2. http://www.osx86.net/view/2415-chameleon_2.1svn_r1820_with_smbios_amp;_10.8_support.html
  3. http://www.osx86.net/view/2902-os_x_mountain_lion_gm_mbr_patch.html
  4. http://thetecherra.com/2011/09/05/how-to-create-a-bootable-hackintosh-ready-mac-os-x-lion-usb-flash-drive/
  5. http://thetecherra.com/2012/02/17/tutorial-run-os-x-mountain-lion-10-8-on-a-pc-hackintoshosx86-from-start-to-finish-2/

My 10.8 GM desktop.

Requirements

Here are the requirements:

  1. A copy of Mac OS X - This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a virtual machine (I prepared my USB drive with VMware Workstation under Windows 7). Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended, and you’ll see why in part 6.
  2. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) - We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
  3. A copy of Mountain Lion 10.8 GM - If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.8 around the web.
  4. 30-60 minutes of time - Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
  5. An SSD or HDD to install 10.8 to - For me, I used a 20GB partition on a 64GB SSD to install 10.8 to.
  6. THIS file - This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared.

Note: The file for number 6 contains the following:

  • FakeSMC.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • OSInstall
  • OSInstall.mpkg
  • Chameleon_2.1svn_r1820_trunk_10.8.pkg

The first 2 .kext files will fix most kernel panics that you might experience while booting. The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.8 onto an MBR-partitioned drive. OSInstall came from 10.7.3, and OSInstall.mpkg was modified by me to work properly. Lastly, the Chameleon package is the bootloader that we’ll be using, and has been specifically compiled for use with 10.8.

My Specs

My test installation was successfully done on a custom-built gaming PC with the following specs:

  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.5GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
  • OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SATA II SSD (20GB for 10.8, everything else for Windows 7)
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA III HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 1GB (works OOTB)
  • Intel Wi-Fi of some sort; not OS X compatible at all (Ethernet works fine)
  • ALC892 audio (drivers are available)
  • 1920×1080 Acer monitor (DVI)

Part 1 – Preparing your SSD or HDD

If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program.

  1. Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R).
  2. diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that)
  3. Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume.
  4. Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB).
  5. Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space.
  6. Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was ML).
  7. Done!

Part 2 – Formatting your USB drive

Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X:

  1. Open up Disk Utility.
  2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the Erase tab in the middle.
  4. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “ML USB”).
  5. Click on the Erase… button.
  6. Done!
  7. Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later.

Part 3 – Preparing your USB drive with 10.8

This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit.

  1. Mount the DMG for Mountain Lion (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop).
  2. Show hidden files in Finder by running the following command in Terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
  3. Reload Finder by running the following command in Terminal: killall Finder
  4. Run the following command in Terminal to mount “BaseSystem.dmg” within the 10.8 DMG: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
  5. Switch back to Disk Utility.
  6. Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar.
  7. Click on the Restore button in the middle area.
  8. For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box.
  9. For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box.
  10. Make sure that “Erase destination” is checked.
  11. Click on “Restore”. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive.
  12. When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and open it up.
  13. Once you’ve opened up Mac OS X Base System (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation.
  14. You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it.
  15. Create a folder called Packages.
  16. Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive.
  17. Done! 10.8 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC.

Part 4 – Adding the fixed 10.8 files to the USB drive

Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.

  1. Extract the contents of “ML_GM_OSx86_Files.zip” to your Mac OS X desktop.
  2. Copy the 2 .kext files to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive.
  3. Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there.
  4. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there.
  5. Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS).
  6. Copy mach_kernel from the root of the Mac OS X Install ESD volume and paste it into the root of your flash drive.
  7. Lastly, copy the Chameleon installation package to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in part 8.
  8. Done!

Part 5 – Installing 10.8 from your USB drive

Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install 10.8 onto the partition that you made in part 1.

  1. Boot from your USB drive.
  2. Once in Chameleon, highlight your flash drive and add -v to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by.
  3. Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic, in which case you’ll take a picture of the lines on your screenshot and leave it in the comments below), choose your partition to install 10.8 to. Please note that you’ll need to go to Utilities > Disk Utility and format your partition to HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)).
  4. The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD.
  5. When finished, boot back into your already working copy of Mac OS X.

Part 6 – Preparing the installed copy of 10.8

Now, we’ll have to add a couple of files to your fresh install of 10.8. You can use some Terminal commands to copy the files over, which I’ll cover now.

  1. Boot from your USB installation drive.
  2. In the Utilities menu, go to Terminal.
  3. Run the following command: cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE/System/Library/Extensions/
  4. Run the following command: cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE/System/Library/Extensions/
  5. Run the following command: reboot
  6. You should now be able to boot back into your install copy of 10.8. Now, install Chameleon as in part 4. As the destination drive, choose your 10.8 installation drive.
  7. Done!

Part 7 – Booting 10.8!

Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into Mountain Lion.

  1. Boot from your USB drive again.
  2. Once in Chameleon, highlight your partition that has 10.8 installed. Add -v to it and push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by.
  3. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for 10.8. Go through that process to setup 10.8.
  4. Done!

Finished!

You’ve successfully prepared a 10.8 flash drive and have installed 10.8 onto your computer. Depending on your hardware configuration, you’ll most likely need to hunt down various drivers to get different components to work the way they should, such as your audio card, video card, and more. tonymacx86′s MultiBeast software contains a lot of common drivers for most machines and is worth a look at.

If you’re experiencing any trouble, leave your comment below and I’ll try and help you out.

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Video

  • Efe Edizer

    Screen shuts down after bootlogo?

    GA X58A-UD3R Intel Core I7 960 Nvidia GeForce 9500GT

    Please send me a solution to: edzefe37@gmail.com

    • Vadim Dostmann

      My screen goes light grey after booting from USB and I never get to the language selection dialog. Any ideas?

  • John

    When preparing the USB Flash Drive, is the partition table retained as MBR or changed to GUID? That part isn’t very clear in your guide.

    • besweeet

      I never checked. That’s irrelevant though.

  • Nabakin

    Everything is going perfectly until I have to boot it here’s a picture of the screen before it simi shutsdown meaning the screen goes black and I hear the disk drive turn off but the power button is still on: http://i.imgur.com/yq5Hg.jpg

    • Monto

      It’s really difficult to make out the text on your screen shot. However, I’ve got the IntelCPUPowerManagement timeout as well, and the boot process got halted around there also.

  • Nabakin

    Here’s another error I found but this isn’t right before the computer shutsdown: http://i.imgur.com/uTpGm.jpg

    • besweeet

      That looks normal. Are you referring to boot or shutdown? Those look like boot lines.

      • Nabakin

        Oh well I’m trying to boot my USB flash drive and getting this error before my computer randomly shutsdown and the error below this comment right before it shutsdown, the picture below is the last lines that it prints to the screen before shuttingdown

  • Nabakin

    I think I might need to patch it with a kext to get it to not timeout and that’s where the problem lies, it seems to be my i7 2.2ghz quad core sandybridge or maybe the gpu

  • Vadim Dostmann

    My screen goes light grey after booting from USB and I never get to the language selection dialog. Any ideas?

    • Marcelthechief

      Same issue here, never get a boot dialog

  • LongAssROPChain

    I have followed all of the steps. However, when I try booting from the USB drive, I get a “boot0: error” message.

    I do not use a 4k drive.

    • besweeet

      Sounds like the installation of Chameleon failed somewhere. Try again?

      • LongAssROPChain

        Okay, after trying many more times with different USBS, I solved that problem. I was using a Gigabyte motherboard (X58A-UD3R 2.0 FH), and when restoring the USB, I accidentally selected “GUID” for the partition type.

        Gigabyte motherboards only recognize MBR type formats.

        However, now I am encountering another problem.

        After the initial boot and ‘[PCI Configuration Begin]‘, I get a black screen. I suspect this has something to do with PCIRootUID, since my GTX 680 is installed on the 3rd- slot IIRC.

        Or maybe it could be due to the fact that I’m using HDMI instead of DVI?

        Whatever the case may be, I will try to solve it and report back when I have resolved it for others to see.

    • Whereiscd

      Me too. Its a samsung. Can boot from USB stick and then select the partition. I just can’t boot off the drive without the dreaded “boot0: GPT error” specifically mine is the boot0: GPT done type.

  • Efe Edizer

    hey no one replies me . my screen shuts down after bootlogo please please please please help help help help me me me me me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Efe Edizer

      no one replies me please help i cant even install

  • Test

    Step 4.12
    >>When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Install ESD” drives on your desktop.

    Should be
    >>When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop.
    Because you had to restore Mac OS X Base System.

    Step 4.13 should be
    >>Once you’ve opened up Mac OS X Install ESD (the one that’s your flash drive),

    Once you’ve opened up Mac OS X Base System (the one that’s your flash drive),

    • Test

      I meant Part 3 step 12 and step 13

    • besweeet

      Fixed.

  • Zouzzou_05

    hi guys! when you are in the screen of chameleon boot, you’ve to boot with -v and GrapgicsEnabler=YES. It works for me… (sorry for my bad english)

    • Zouzzou_05

      i made a mistakes! you have to write ” -v GraphicsEnabler=YES “

  • http://twitter.com/Crosby87871 Juan crosby

    Anyone have a direct download link for the GM version? NO TORRENTS PLEASE!

  • dootejun

    I successfully installed but my 9500GT video card does not work, I’m looking, anyone have a solution?

    • besweeet

      There are lots of driver and other tweaks that can get it to work.

    • Zouzzou_05

      Hi! did you follow correctly this tutorial or you do something else???
      i correctly follow this tutorial, and when i try to install it, it’s asking me for system software essential! what does it mean???

  • Cassopeia

    Why does when I’m in the installation screen, no INTERNAL hard drive is shown at the Disk Utility? Any solutions please.

  • Dpearson19

    Anyone know why my usb installer reboots right before the grey screen? It goes through the wall of text and then a grey screen appears not even for a second and my computer reboots. Did I set something up wrong?

  • Sam

    Am starting with 10.7.3 on my Hackintosh (Dell XPS3800). Is there a quick and easy way to upgrade to 10.8?

    • besweeet

      Upgrades for hackintoshes isn’t possible.

      • http://twitter.com/Crosby87871 Juan crosby

        *aren’t

        • besweeet

          Oops. I broke my own rule.

  • http://twitter.com/jm762 Jesse Mattson

    Can this be done with any USB drive, or does it have to be a flash drive for some reason?

    • besweeet

      It can work with any drive. Internal HDD, external Thunderbolt SSD, etc.

  • Jasmorrison88

    Stalls at [ PCI configuration begin ] – which seems to be the case for 10.7 as well but not Snow Leopard.. You seem to know what you are talking about – do you know where I can look to learn more about this because most of the things I’m finding don’t have explanations or are nonsense.

  • williamzerx

    I am using a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with i7 3770K processor and 6870 Graphics card. I am getting an “Unable to find driver for this platform” in the Kernel Panic. Looks like possibly a BIOS setting issue. This is an IVY bridge processor/motherboard.

    • besweeet

      Is your SATA mode set to AHCI.

      • williamzerx

        Yes

      • williamzerx

        I am using and IVY Bridge i7 could that be the issue why I am getting stuck PCI configuration changed (bridge=4 device=1 cardbus=0)
        [ PCI configuration end, bridgs 10 devices 14]

        I does not make it to installation and hangs there and does not progress further.

        • besweeet

          Try booting with: npci=0×2000

  • Kalal1

    Hey Everybody, I have a Asus P8z68 – VLE running Mountain Lion. The Chameleon boot loader won’t work for me. It installed fine, but then when it restarted it almost instantly had a kernel panic. I then installed Unibeast and used the boot loader on it, and it worked like a charm.

    • besweeet

      Did you install the two kexts to your ML installation as mentioned? It kernel panics without them.

  • Enzowned

    Why would you install on a MBR drive? Maybe to play around with an existing partition scheme, but once you get more serious about it, it becomes to clear that you should probably have GPT, better yet, have a drive dedicated for it. Besides, you can install Win7 on GPT, so no big drawbacks with going to GPT.

    • besweeet

      It’s a nightmare for those who are already using an MBR-partitioned drive with existing files. No point in going to HUID in that case, which is the case for most people.

  • Enzowned

    On close inspection, it is just like installing Lion =).

    If you setup an /Extra/Extensions folder on the USB drive and copy the two kexts in there, you don’t need to do steps 4.2 and you’ll be able to skip step 6 entirely.

    In regards to going GPT, well I’d say most people should be playing with this on another drive. I’d say only an advanced user would contemplate putting it on an mbr drive that has existing partitions (in which case maybe they aren’t the target audience?), but point is taken. I remember running an mbr drive I think it was in Leopard =P. That didn’t last, went GPT soon a mbr was no longer an option.

  • Tom Bosch

    Anybody know why I cannot use my USB mouse and Keyboard on the installation utility? Only move my cursor but no click..

    • besweeet

      Try using a different mouse.

      • Tom Bosch

        Thanks, but I’ve tried several mouses. On installation I used cpus=1 and that fix it. After installation: no mouse and cpus=1 doesn’t work on ML. Also USBBusFix doesn’t work.. :(

        • Utkarsh

          I am trying to install it in vmware , same problem mouse no work but according to your fix it should. now the question is how to apply the flags in vmware , cuz it boots too quickly and there is no champlist in the disk i copied files too.

          • Utkarsh

            I forget to mention that i tried to use safe mode while installing chameleon but still same

          • besweeet

            Boot flags shouldn’t be required if you’re installing it into VMware.

          • Utkarsh

            u dont understand , i can not use my mouse and keyboard in vmware , so i am asking is there any way i can use boot flags ? would iboot work ?

          • besweeet

            If your mouse and/or keyboard isn’t working in VMware, then it’s a problem with your VMware Workstation setup.

          • Utkarsh

            tried all the possible settings , removed all but necessary hardware , tried using virtual keyboard settings , tried installing directly from iatkos l2 , install success but again mouse no work . isnt there a way to use flags and when u install chameleon , i ticked safe mode but i think it didnt install correctly cuz there was no chameleon config file was not in extras directory

  • Petr Jodas

    Hi,
    I’ve following problem. After successfull installation, I did try boot to the new 10.8. But during booting, this message appear – “Mach-0 file has bad magic number” and loader jumps back to Chameleon… Does anybody have the same problem ? Thanks…

    • http://www.daviduynguyen.com theduy

      i do but cant figure it out yet. help please

      • Pavel Durchev

        I have the same problem. Did you find any solution?

  • Jagiron

    I need help, when select my disk to install say “No essential system software”

    • http://www.facebook.com/jhkersul João Henrique Kersul Faria

      Same problem here!

  • Bill Farmer

    Thanks for this, it worked fine on my Asus P8H61 motherboard. However there are three interesting and slightly weird bugs so far…

    I am using am Asus HD5450 video adapter which works just fine with Lion 10.7.4, but with ML 10.8 some of the video animation is horrible. The worst is Launchpad, but Dashboard and the notification side panel are pretty awful. I’ve tried replacing ATI5000Controller.kext, ATIFramebuffer.kext and ATISupport.kext with the Lion 10.7.4 versions but this makes no difference.

    The ”Edit Picture’ dialog box in Messages, System Preferences->Users & Groups, which pops up when you click on the user picture you don’t like doesn’t show any user pictures, and if you persist it hangs the app. Also I just discovered that if you highlight some text in System Information, when you right click to copy it, the app hangs.

    Thanks
    Bill Farmer

    • besweeet

      Those kexts may have been 32-bit-only, which wouldn’t work in ML. There are probably others available.

      • Bill Farmer

        The ML kexts are all 64 bit as they come as standard. The Lion ones are 32/64 bit as they come as standard as well. According to the logs all the problems seems to be something to do with networking within the OS. I’ve given up for the time being as nothing is obviously wrong except that it’s horrible. Lion works fine.

        • besweeet

          Have you tried using any boot arguments, such as GraphicsEnabler=yes?

          • Bill Farmer

            I’ve found the fix for the graphics issue here: http://www.osx86.net/view/2999-amdradeonaccelerator.kext.html. It’s only necessary to patch the Info.plist of the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext in the right place, in my case the AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator section with 0x68E11002 for an ASUS HD5450. That still leaves other problems. I’m waiting for fixes to appear as others seem to have the same problems.

  • Aaroniousdesigns

    How can I add my 10.7 DSDT in the installation? Can I move it Manually *after* installing chameleon? Or must it be included during the chameleon installation? Thanks

    • besweeet

      Since you know what a DSDT is and where to put it, why are you asking that?

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  • williamzerx

    Any way to do this on an Ivy Bridge i7 3770. I know that Bridgehelper is out there for Ivy Bridge, but only for OS X 10.7.4 not 10.8.

    • besweeet

      You should actually try it out and experiment…

  • Mike

    I’ve followed all the steps, but only get a light grey screen after booting off my USB drive with -v. Any ideas?

    • Mike

      I should add there is no spinner/apple logo, just a light grey screen w/ nothing else (I can only move my mouse pointer around)

    • besweeet

      There’s a lot of ideas. Google’s a good place to start.

      • Marcelthechief

        Could you be more specific? I did google it obviously (I don’t waste other people’s time for fun), but found nothing relevant.

      • Mike

        This is the error I’m getting.

      • Mike

        Here is a pic of the error I’m getting.

      • Mike

        Pic of error: http://i.imgur.com/T3cUN.jpg (sorry it wouldn’t let me attach)

        • besweeet

          Looks like there’s a USB device that’s causing it to hang. Unplug all USB devices except for your KB/mouse.

          • Mike

            Thanks, the USB errors are now gone but the grey screen persists, I assume b/c the “AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement timed out” error is still there. Googled it but don’t have the first idea how to fix that :(

          • besweeet

            That’s actually normal, so it’s probably something else.

  • Alexander Aur

    I followed the steps up to booting from the USB. There, I selected the language, and chose the partition to install OS X. It starts going, but then after a few minutes, I’m getting the “Install Failed” message. Any suggestions/ideas?

    • besweeet

      … You can start by posting the installation log to Pastebin.

  • revert

    Followed all the instructions. I’m up to part part 5, i reboot to my usb drive, use -v (also used npci=0×2000 as that is enabled in my my current configurations Boot.plist). I see all the text fly by then at all of a sudden my computer just reboots. Any ideas what might be the problem

    • besweeet

      Try cpus=1.

      • revert

        It still reboots. It’s hard to see what is on the screen when it reboots as it’s so fast but i think i saw System Kernel.

        • besweeet

          You can push the pause button in your keyboard to try and stop it before it reboots. Oh, you might also need to use busratio=#. Can get the # from Intel’s spec page for your CPU.

          • revert

            Thanks for the help. busratio=34 didn’t help. Pausing the screen, the last i see is starting Darwin, then the next line is boot args and then it restarts. I’m using a 16gb usb 3 drive.

          • besweeet

            Try: busratio=# cpus=1 -f -v

          • revert

            Sorry, still got the same issue. Tried a different USB 2 drive, same result. I’m stumped.

  • matt

    is imessage able to run?

    • besweeet

      Runs just fine as long as you have Internet access.

  • guest

    Is it going to work on the ML downloaded from the mac app store? the one thats just released?

    • besweeet

      Yes, since they’re the same exact thing.

  • Guest

    I have a Sony Cairo. 2 Gb ram. Intel GM965. Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. NVIDIA) GeForce 8400M GS GPU

    After booting from USB, a black screen comes and nothing after that. The USB is perfectly fine. Any help?

    • Guest

      Sony Vaio*

      • Guest

        I tried graphicsenabler both yes and no. Still nothing

    • besweeet

      Try -x.

      • Guest

        Still the same thing.
        Tried -x
        And -x graphicsenabler=no
        Same nothing happens

      • Guest

        Last thing I see is
        PCI configuration begin

        • besweeet

          Try npci=0×2000 and npci=0×3000.

          • Guest

            Tried both. None worked. The exact same problem.

        • Guest

          I tried npci=0×2000
          Still the same error

  • Ramunflame

    I’m getting stuck at the part where it says “System uptime in nanoseconds…”. I used an emulated mac withing vmware to prepare the flash drive, and followed all the steps. I’m using an asus laptop with these specs, the same as your own guide:

    Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.0GHz
    8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
    120GB Agility 3 SSD(I made a 30gb partition on this, the rest is a partition for windows 8)
    750GB 7200RPM hard drive
    1000GB 5400RPM hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX460M 1.5GB
    Intel Wi-Fi Card+ Bluetooth
    Internal 1920×1080 display

    I was following your old guide, but decided to comment here, since I am using the retail version I bought from the app store within vmware. Is there anything I can do, I really could use OSX as an operating system option on my laptop.

    • Ramunflame

      One thing I did do different, is the part where you check SMBIOS, 4.5, I just had them all checked, since I did not know which one best reflected my processor, but I don’t think that should effect the installation.

    • besweeet

      Your specs are pretty much the same as my MSI GT680 laptop, so it *should* work with some tweaking. Please post an image of the text (all of it) on your screen when it stops.

      • Ramunflame

        It was shortly after listing all the partitions I had, and the arguments I made. I don’t have a camera with me now, but will upload a picture later when I get home.

      • Ramunflame

        Here’s an image of when it freezes.

      • Ramunflame

        Alright I figured out the problem, it was sine I chose all the SMBIOS, not just one. Which one should I have chose for my system?

        Anyway, it got to the installation screen and it asked me to choose a partition, but it didn’t want to install it on an NTFS partition, so I formated the partition to be Mac OS (Journaled), It would then let me choose the partition, but then it told me I was missing vital installation files, or something like that.

        Now, after all that my windows 8 won’t boot, but I have a Windows 7 installation on another drive, so that’s how I’m commenting now. I don’t really care about he windows 8 install, I just was to get this mountain lion working first, what can I do?

        • Ramunflame

          The exact word was “essential”.

        • Ramunflame

          Also, whenever I do this, it refused to boot from ESD, or something like that, and I have to use my windows 8 usb to repair it. Not sure if that’s relevant, just saying.

          • besweeet

            I’d recommend recompiling your flash drive from scratch. And choose the SMBIOS of a real Mac that closely resembles your CPU.

          • Ramunflame

            I chose one that had the 2635QM, which seemed close to the 2630QM, but it had the problem when selecting the partition to install. I formatted it to Mac OS (Journaled), but it would not install on it, since it said it was missing essential system files, I’ll do it again, and tell you exactly what it says.

          • Ramunflame

            This is what it says:

            “OS X install data in incomplete.
            The following required components of OS X were not found on the installation disk:

            Essential System Software

            OS X cannot be installed. Any previous installation of OS X has not been affected.”

            What does this mean? Also, if i redo the flash drive, is there an SMBIOS you can recommended for the 2630QM?

          • besweeet

            I’d pick the latest MacBook Pro SMBIOS, but that shouldn’t matter for installation. Go to the installer log and save it to the root of the flash drive so that you can access it.

          • Ramunflame

            Heres a link to the log, it’s too long to post here.

            http://wikisend.com/download/302090/Installer Log 27-Jul-2012.txt

          • besweeet

            I don’t see anything in there that I could help with, sorry.

          • Ramunflame

            What about this line “Jul 27 04:49:47 localhost OSInstaller[331]: Required package com.apple.pkg.SIUResources 10.7.0.1.1.1306847324 not found for item EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup”

            Looks like I’m missing the com.apple.pkg package.

          • besweeet

            In that case, make sure that you copied everything into the Packages folder.

          • Ramunflame

            Thanks for the help so far, but I found out this is a problem with the release version, since it is a little different from the new one. I found this forum, and they seem to have a fix.

            http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280467

            I’m just going to go over there if I have a problem, thanks for the good guide though.

  • Brian

    I have a gtx260. I boot from USB and boot finishes and my screen just goes black with no further input

  • KingdaGaertner

    When I get to the Mountain Lion Installation Screen it says “Mac OS X can’t be installed on this computer”. Any help?

    • KingdaGaertner

      Fixed – Didn’t customize my SMBios, set it from Mac Pro 3,1 to MacBook Pro 8,3, now it works just fine.

  • Awesomerob15

    It says something about NTFS log not being clean I don’t know what to do.

  • Manoj Kumar

    Hi,

    My machine hangs @ PCI Configuration BEGIN

    tried
    ——
    -v PCIRootUId=1 npci=0×1000
    -v PCIRootUId=1 npci=0×2000
    -v PCIRootUId=1 npci=0×3000

    still not working

    followed all steps except SMBIOS, forgot to configure it during chameleon setup.
    is there any other way to setup SMBIOS on usb after creating the 10.8 setup USB ?
    would it caused to hang ?

    used HP Envy 17 Laptop to create the USB. core i7,4gb ram, etc.

    current desktop spec
    ——————————
    DP45SG
    6GB RAM
    Geforce GTS 450 1GB
    Seasonic 350W
    Windows 8

    any help please?

  • ninjawars

    hey brain let me see if i can address the problems in one note , after this, please take some time to look if anything in my note is correct and then choose if to re-write this article again.

    1. the file osinstall.mpkg , from what i understand in one of your links above , it should be modify ! NOW , i’am guessing you delivered us the file that you modified ! and if not and you only downloaded the file that is in that article, so aim not sure this file has been modified , and there for most people here get this issue with essential system software missing.

    2. in step 3 line 12 where you using restore option to copy the basesystem.pkg to the pen drive(usb) . the usb is getting new default name based on the source name ! , there for the pen drive (usb) called mac os x based system, and not install esd as you mentioned. also this usb should be formatted as HFS+ but with the option of GUID or master record ? !

    okay now, sorry about spamming my name is roman horol and i just registered my self and this is my common user nickname “ninjawars”, if you can get rid off my older comments that will be great , my Skype user name is roman-horol, if you have time to call me , just P.M to my inbox on Skype . thanks and have a nice day .

  • Tony

    Is there a way to do this with unibeast?

    • besweeet

      I’m unaware of what UniBeast is. What’s wrong with doing this method? If it’s about time, it’d take less than 10 minutes total to complete.

    • Twistedindustries

      Yep, what you wanna do is follow part all the way and part 3 only through step 4. Then run unibeast. You might have to drag and drop the install mountain lion app from the esd image to your applications folder.

  • Ramunflame

    Hi, i finally got Mountain lion to dual boot with windows 8, but my wireless and sound to work. Any tips? I have the intel 6230 wireless card, and am unsure if it’s even possible to get it to work. If it isn’t, is there a wireless card you can recommend that has Bluetooth included? Thanks in advance.

  • Manish A.Shetty

    Hi brian.Do you mind if you could please share the mac osx 10.8 dmg file which you used in this video?

    • besweeet

      Can’t, sorry. It’s the same DMG that everybody has.

  • Mikejor

    Sony Vaio VGN-SZ79MN
    When I boot with the USB, it gets lots of text then something like “PCI configuration begin”
    Then black screen and I can see nothing.
    It is a fresh install of Mac OS X
    I tried the following and they all ended up with the exact same result (black screen)
    Graphicsenabler=no
    Graphicsenabler=yes
    -x
    Npci=0×2000
    Npci=0×3000

  • Perrucle

    I can’t do step 4 in the part 3, terminal gives me this error: “Garcpro:~ alexgarzonlondono$ open /Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
    The file /Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg does not exist.”

    I want to know if I’m doing something wrong, or what is going on here, Help me please!

    • Aloknm

      You have not mounted your InstallESD.dmg

  • Perrucle

    I have problems in Part 5, step 3, my pc doesn’t do anything after the text fly by, it just restart itself, what should I do?. Help

    • Twistedindustries

      Same issue here and still no solution. The last line I am seeing is “starting Darwin x86_64″. I have tried a bunch of different methods and boot flags.

      I am on asus p5b with intel q6600. I have nvidia 8400gs video. I’ve ran snow leopard and lion flawlessly on this set up for over a year now and I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

      • besweeet

        Mountain Lion is Lion with a few more features. All you’d have to do is copy over any modifications and fixes from your Lion install.

  • Drtomisred

    hello there,
    unable to pass the very first install screen. it errors out saying.

    OS X install data is incomplete.

    Following required components of OS X are not found on inst disc.

    Essential System Software.

    What can be done, to move on…

    I ensured my drive is GPT and also i have no other OS. I was having SNow LP earlier. with UBUNTU.

    now I erased and recreated partitions. any suggestions..

    • besweeet

      Try MBR instead of GUID. And double-check to make sure your files in Packages aren’t corrupt or are missing anything.

      • Drtomisred

        Tried MBR as well. did not worked.
        I have to redo my USB. but already lost my OS, anyways will give it a shot again.

        • Drtomisred

          By the way, which partition type actually has to be selected for HDD drive GPT or MBR.. and for USB is it MBR or GPT?

          • besweeet

            The USB drive is, I believe, automatically formatted as GUID. Your destination drive/partition can be either (hence the modified OSInstall files).

          • Drtomisred

            Ok so fari, installtion is good.. and completed succesfully.
            but i am unable to boot from my HDD installed OS. it says boot 0: error.

          • Drtomisred

            also… my keyboard mouse are not working…..

          • besweeet

            Did you install the bootloader?

          • Drtomisred

            Hi yes i did installed, but chimera worked for me.. i can boot now. but key board and trackpad are still not working..

          • besweeet

            Might need to install some PS/2 drivers.

          • Drtomisred

            so i am unable to get in my OS cos it ask for pwd. so can i boot to other partition having SL 10.6 and run multibeast with install loc of my mountain lion partition?

            or do i have to boot from installation USB and do all this work from terminal. and i know nothing about mac commands.

          • besweeet

            Yes, you should be able to use 10.6 to install some drivers to the 10.8 partition/drive.

          • http://twitter.com/YouthSoundR Isaac

            Im getting the same error when trying to install. “Essential System Software” I reformatted the hard drive, changed it to MBR but it still fails, how did you manage to fix it?

          • besweeet

            Nobody can help unless you post your installer log.

          • http://twitter.com/YouthSoundR Isaac

            ok nvm, i managed to fix it. Thank you

          • besweeet

            What was your fix? Others may want to know.

          • http://twitter.com/hyxer harith

            i needed to know your fix.. can u tell? facing the same problem (Essential System Software), diff format (MBR) didnt boot at all..

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  • Cyril

    Hi,
    did you have to add your video card pci id (1201) in NVIDIA extension on the USB key Mountain Lion ?
    Without it my USB key never switch to graphics (same problem with Lion).
    But after the installation in my HD, my GTX 560 ID (1201) was already in the file, and I was able to boot easily.

    After I installed Multibeast it seems to broke the NVIDIA extension and I am not able to boot anymore, will have to look at it tonight again.

    • besweeet

      GTX 560′s have native support. Just need to boot with GraphicsEnabler=yes.

      • Cma

        It’s weird, I had to add the GTX560 id in NVDAFG100 on the USB drive, so it can boot with graphic on the USB, then I can boot on the HD wihout trouble the first time, I finish ML installation, reboot, and impossible to go back to graphics login, I didn’t have time yesterday evening, but I guess the installed ML for som reason doesn’t have my GTX560 (1201) ID in it NVDAFG100 again.

        I will try to investigate more tonight.

        • besweeet

          You can copy the kext via Terminal. Copy it to the root of the USB drive to make things easier.

          • Cyril

            Did you had to add the GTX 560 card ID in the NVDAFG100 to make it work on your instalaltion ?
            Did you install Lion with this card or another more ‘compatible card ?
            I can’t understand how it work for you if you didn’t have to add an entry for that card in the NVIDIA driver.

          • besweeet

            The GTX 560 is natively supported. Boot with GraphicsEnabler=yes to get full acceleration. Shouldn’t need to do anything more than that. Might need to use the bootloader from MultiBeast.

  • Ludholm

    Well there it freezes….

  • Hami_jatt

    Getting “Still waiting for root device” after -v part. any help?

    • Hami_jatt

      also im not doing “partition” on the drive. I’m dedicating a new SSD to hackintosh. When i go to Disk Managment it says the drive is ” Healthy(GPT Protective Partition) and I cant even click “open, explore, format” etc when I right click it. Maybe thats why ? I’m not sure. But it keeps saying “still waiting for root device” and Idk know what to do..

      • Hami_jatt

        here is a pic:

  • onoeneon

    Up to part 6 everything worked fine. And then it started to install mac on there. I’m waiting for the bar to finishing installing. And at “6 mins remaining” it stopped and said unable to install and stuff.. Idk what to do.. this is the second time i tried and i got the same error

    • besweeet

      Post your Installer log.

  • Armen7am

    Hi,
    Frist of all i would like to say thank for this instruction,

    i have problem from step 5,everything is work perfect, but when I select the drive to install the os it returns me this error MSG,

    ===========================
    OS X install data is incomplete.
    The following required components of OS X were not found on an installation disc.

    OS X

    OS X cannot be installed. Any previous installation of OS X has not been Affected.
    ===========================

    i’m using Gigabyte Main Board GA EP45T-UD3LR 8GB Of Memory, Q8300 quad intel.
    ATI Radeon HD 5000. running OS X 10.7.1 from Iatkos L2 image.

    please help me to figure out this issue,

    armen7am@yahoo.com

    Thanks
    Armen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001010379589 Heusz Árpád

    hi

    at part 5 i boot from my flashdrive. type -v and everything happening well but later i see a white screen with the mouse cursor and nothing happens. what did i do wrong or what the problem is? ty for help

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001010379589 Heusz Árpád

      is it possible i wasnt replace the kernel file correctly?

    • besweeet

      Boot with -v -x.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001010379589 Heusz Árpád

        apple logo with loading circle than white screen again and nothing happen :(

  • Nick

    Hi,

    Great tut, so far I have been able to get my USB and everything setup with the correct files. It goes through the installation setup file, then it reboots, in the boot loader I select the drive I have just installed Mountain Lion onto adding -v bootflag, at this point everything appears to be fine, the apple logo appears and the loading circle below it, once thats gone I then get the cursor loading circle (the pretty rainbow one, or the circle of death as some refer to it). At this point it stops, I’ve had my PC running for 24hrs in hopes that its just the back my HDD is a bit slow… But it goes nowhere, I can move the cursor and everything like that. Except I don’t hear any noises, but Im not sure if thats because the next is missing for my audio or that it just doesn’t get that far… So any ideas what might be happening? Or suggestions?

    I used 10.7.2 to setup my USB with 10.8 being a purchased version from the apple store – download.

    I had to remove the GeForce Drivers from the extensions folder because my laptop would lockup at the apple logo after installation reboot.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001010379589 Heusz Árpád

      do you see white screen?

      • Nick

        Yes, I get past the screen with the apple logo and the small loading logo below it. Then it flashed to a white screen/very light grey, with my cursor and it goes no further.

  • onoeneon
  • Vishalrai

    Done same steps according to your guide.
    Made USB in lion.
    usb run fine installed os nicely, then again booted in usb installer and used terminal and done two command and worked.
    Now main problem start when I use USB as boot to installed ML with -v I got stucked at following screeshot posted. One more thing I also used myHack method it also stucked at same situation at first boot. :(

    My config : Intel core i3 2100, 4GB RAM , 1 TB Sata HDD , nVidia 520 GT 1gb, Intel HD61ww motherboard. and also I am using 3 partition as ntfs and one for mac in which partition 1 is win 7 at which this screen stucked and other are for simple files.

    Please help

    • Vishalrai

      One more thing I put -v -x and I am able to boot into done starting setup and then installed chameleon bootloader with graphic enabler and ethernet enabler. and smbois set to mac pro 3.1.
      and restarted , chemeloen loaded without using usb. puted -v and again same problem stuked at same ntfs. zzzz I can only boot with -x safe mode. whats the problem ?

      • besweeet

        Which type of video output are you using with your HD 3000 (VGA/DVI/HDMI)?

        • Vishalrai

          I am using nVidia GT520 1 GB with VGA output.

          • besweeet

            I’d recommend using the DVI output (if possible).

          • Vishalrai

            Sadly my monitor only support vga but can I use Dvi convertor ? Will it work ?

          • besweeet

            Yes.

          • Vishalrai

            No I am just asking bcoz I dont having adapter and it will be waste of money if I buy and it not work :P
            Lets hope it works just making a fresh usb for installation.

          • Vishalrai

            Nothing help , only way I can boot into is to delete the Geforce.kext, and one more problem is that all animated things are lagging. Notification opening lag and open same with dashboard cant animate and opening new tab in safari just stuked.
            Got new kext of GT 520 from oxs86 but it also not solve the lag issue. I think GT 520 is not supported in Mountain Lion. my bad luck. :(

          • besweeet

            The GT 520 *is* supported. There’s probably more tweaks that have to be made.

          • Vishalrai

            Yes at last I done it. Graphic is now working.

            Just after clean installation I booted with -v -x , then I just open the content of NVDAGF100HAL.kext and added vendor id of my graphic card now after reboot it booted fine and all things working fine . Awesom. :D

          • besweeet

            Those types of questions can be answered by simply trying it out :) .

  • Nick

    Hey Guys, Im now able to get to step part 7. (I remade my USB and it seems to have worked a bit better).

    Anyway I am now only able to boot when I use -x so what Im wondering is what could be stopping me, I get past the apple logo and the loading symbol and to a grey screen…

    • Vishalrai

      As with my BAD experience of stuck/freeze at boot , at last I got solution. I am a newbie so don’t expect more from me.

      If you stuck at boot and can boot with -x means you having Graphic Card problem.

      Just find your graphic card vendor id and add it to NVDAGF100hal.kext
      and don’t ask how to do it from me . :D
      Good Luck

  • carlos moron

    i’m getting the still waiting for root device in verbose mode, and if i just press enter the screen gets stuck at the beginning when the apple logo appears. Need help please¡¡¡¡¡

    ASUS K55VM

    i7-3610qm
    6gb ram
    nvidia gt 630m

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fala-Do-Jogo/100003754714627 Fala Do Jogo

    Hi.
    My “/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/” directory is empty!

    Any help?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fala-Do-Jogo/100003754714627 Fala Do Jogo

      solved! but now I have kernel panic when I boot from the pen drive. :(

  • KableMode

    My system restarts it self after booting -v. I tried GraphicsEnabler=No but same thing! I followed every step exactly ass the guide said! USB created from my Lion hackintosh..

    Any help would be highly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance..

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  • Gombaroli

    Got stuck on Pci Cnfiguration Begin.. tried PCIRootUID with 0 and 1,tried -v -f -x tried npci with 0×2000 and 0×3000 and nothing helps. i got a Sony Vaio laptop with i3-330M and ATI Radeon 5470 graphics. can someone help? thanx

  • http://www.facebook.com/thebarx Barz Ilaí

    I don’t have sound!! What I did wrong? Mi laptop is a MSI GT780DX, also if you know a solution for Nvidia GTX 570M

    • besweeet

      You have to install drivers.

  • João

    Kexts for Inspiron N5010? Have googled but can not find on google. If you can help, thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1146920431 Akshay Puli

    I followed all the steps but i always get stuck on the screen bellow. Please can some one help me out here :)

    • besweeet

      Specs would help… Also, CPUS=1 might need to be lower-cased (cpus=1). Looks like CPUS=1 didn’t work.

  • Richie

    Thank you very much for the post.Firstly, is this for laptops? Secondly, if so,can I install this on my 2nd hard disk and finally if so then in first hard disk I have win 7 and win 8 dual boot using easy BCD., you think is it advisable to try this in this situation?

    • besweeet

      1: Any PC. 2: Yes. 3: Yes.

  • wool

    Error in pic. so, what do i do next? There’s no usb except USBHDD.
    and My notebook is samsung
    i5, Intel GMA3000, 4Gb, : ultrabook

    • besweeet

      What pic?

  • uttopia

    I have a problem when I boot on mountain lion. I select the OS, after I have got the grey apple and just after that the typical message “you need to restart your computer. Hold the power button…”
    This message appears at every time that I start mountain lion.I have an ASUS G74s with a Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 560 M 3gig video card, 12gigs of ram and a Intel i7 2ghz processor. If i try and load it with a -v it will go through loading allof the software and hang on var/db/bootcashe.playlist no 2 files found or just goes to a black screen… please help if you canThank youadmin@uttopia.net

    • besweeet

      There are LOTS of other boot arguments that you can try, including: -v GraphicsEnabler=yes

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  • renrew

    Great article. Could you be more specific about your VGA card? Is it a non-Ti GTX 560? Also, what brand is it? Thank you.

  • alan

    This works with AMD processors right?

    • besweeet

      No, as it’ll need a hacked kernel, none of which are available.

  • H Pang

    I can only boot in with -v.
    Says appleintelcpupowermanagement timed out?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    • besweeet

      Have you tried Googling that line?

    • Flacon

      What computer are you using? try booting with the flags …. PCIrootUID=1 cpus=1 busratio=22 good luck

      • besweeet

        busratio is different for every Intel CPU model, so you’d have to look it up on Intel’s website first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001253307959 Martin Dachev

    it says mach 0 has bad magic number and won’t boot help please !!!!

  • Siddovico

    I have tried for hours and hours getting this to work. This is the only website that actually helped =)

  • ThienLoi

    doest it run with port usb 3.0? My pc only has 4 port USB 3.0 :( I tried but it fail. Please help me!!!!
    it was error “still waiting for root devide”
    ….
    Waiting on IOProviderClassIOResourcesIOResourceMatchboot-uuid-media
    com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib kmod start
    com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless load succeeded
    com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded
    still waiting for root devide
    ……
    I tried with rd=disk0s4 and UseKernelCache=No -f -s. My partion is 4th, setted primary, type HFS+

    • besweeet

      You’ll need to install some sort of AHCI driver. And you’re not saying if “still waiting for root device” is coming up when you’re booting from the USB or your installed partition. Use MultiBeast to install one. And make sure that your SATA mode in your BIOS is set to AHCI and not IDE or anything else.

  • Jpingitore

    Any install in the samsung serie 7 (Core i7).
    I tried several options, but it still freeze in the “System uptime in nanoseconds”

    • besweeet

      That means you’ve had a kernel panic.

      • Jpingitore

        Any chance that it works with core i7 quad core from Samsung?

        • besweeet

          Shouldn’t have a problem.

  • Lcann75

    I can get to the installer screen and all the different languages are scrolling by, so I know it’s not frozen, however I have no keyboard or mouse control to select anything, something I am missing?

    • besweeet

      Post your hardware config. What you said was of no help.

      • Lcann75

        gigabyte h55m-ud2h board, 8 gb ram, i5 cpu, radeon 5670 video, regular windows keyboard and apple magic mouse, but also tried a standard mouse.

        it’s been running Lion rock solid.

        • besweeet

          Whatever you did to Lion, do to ML. If you didn’t do anything, then I don’t know what to do.

  • Dallasafrica

    keep getting stuck here what do i do ??

    • Dallasafrica

      specs are Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 mob 16gb Ram, i7 2600k cpu, msi N560GTX-Ti video card

      • besweeet

        Try booting with the following: -v -f npci=3000 -PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=yes

        • phynesse

          This Option helped me! THANK YOU!! While doing Step 5.2 i simply got black screen. Now i can continue :)

          NVidia GTX260

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  • Jpingitore

    Hi ALl,

    Finnaly I installed the MAC OS, but my keyboard is not working so I can’t do the Part 6. Any ideas?

    • besweeet

      Try multiple keyboards, adjust your USB settings in your BIOS, etc. Lots of things that you could try.

      • Jpingitore

        Its the keyboard from Notebook. I dont have any external one right now :(

        • besweeet

          Ah, that explains a lot. Once you get a USB one, it’ll most likely work. From there, you can install some PS2 trackpad & keyboard drivers.

    • Aghasoroush

      You should use a wireless keyboard to fix this error. I was same as you but I fixed it as I said

  • Ronaldperez10

    hey how are you , im pretty sure i followed the steps correctly but this is what i get eventually

  • Ronaldperez10

    /Users/Ronald_Perez/Desktop/IMG_1384.jpg

  • Ronaldperez10

    hey how are you, im pretty sure i followed the steps correctly but this is what i end up with ….any idea whats going on ?

  • Jpingitore

    I get one external keyboard and could install the MAC. I installed the Chameleon in the MAC OS disk, but I can’t boot in MAC without USB. Any clue?

  • John Appleseed

    Hi Guys,

    I’m not able to get beyond this point.
    hardware using: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-D2H and integrated video card

    • besweeet

      Did you complete part 6 where you have to copy over a few kext files?

      • John Appleseed

        No this happend at part 5 step 2, before installation

  • Uttopia

    Hi All
    I have a ASUS G74sx Laptop, I have been trying for 2 weeks to load 10.8 on it and i have had
    no success. I get all the way to the boot screen and choose the drive with the OSX files on it and no matter what arguments i use ( -v -x GraphicsEnabler=No) or anything else,all i get is the
    Error message ” still waiting for root device Can anyone help please………..if need be i can pay someone to help me with this, as i need to install OSX 10.8 for a project at work.
    uttopia@me.com

    • besweeet

      Have you Googled that error? There’s at least a dozen different things that you could’ve tried, including making sure that your SATA settings in your BIOS is set to AHCI.

    • Jake EB

      Hi,

      Had same problem with asus p8 board, found if you disable on-board sound card installer works, once installed you can re-enable sound.

  • Uttopia

    Hi Again.
    Thanks for the help, I used the ” UseKernelCache=No ” command and i was finely able to get OSX 10.8 loaded….after loading OSX10.8 I rebooted and went into Terminal and typed the commands as stated in Part 4
    Run the following command: cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE/System/Library/Extensions/
    Run the following command: cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE/System/Library/Extensions/ the response was
    ‘no such file or directory’…also when I went back in to try the commands again my Keyboard
    did not work in Terminal….
    .Any ideas or suggestions would help
    uttopia@me.com

    • besweeet

      Did you actually replace “NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE” with the name of your OSx86 volume?

  • Sudheerpv_pv

    can i install it in my amd fx 8150 plzzzzzzzzz reply me

    • besweeet

      AMD won’t work…

  • YYY

    Thanks for the guide.
    Please just one question: which SMBIOS for Asus P9X79 PRO SandyBridge E LGA 2011?

    • besweeet

      Pick the one that matches your CPU the best.

  • Giupy

    my ps2 keyboard don’t working in the installation (disk utility,terminal,…)!!! how to fix ?!?!?!?!
    answer quickly please!!! my mobo is asus p5kl-se

    • besweeet

      Use a USB keyboard.

      • Giupy

        and if i use a ps2->USB adapter will it work???

        • besweeet

          Yes. An easier way to answer your question is to just try it out.

          • Giupy

            I tried with a USB keyboard,and all went right!!!only one question:can it be updated to 10.8.2(for example)???

          • besweeet

            Yes, but anything that you did to get 10.8 will have to be done after 10.8.2′s installed.

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  • awesomeinsane3

    How can i use the chameleon installer on windows?

    • besweeet

      Google a specific installer for Windows. Simple.

  • S Giannakis M

    unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 nosuch file or directory

    • HackuStar

      Me too :

      • HackuStar

        But I get to Install OS X but I don’t see any hard drives to install os x to, it’s empty, why?

        • besweeet

          Check your BIOS’s SATA settings. Need to be AHCI.

          • S Giannakis M

            I ve set it to ahci…the same..

          • HackuStar

            Worked for me! Thanks a lot! But I have another problem, after I installed multibeast drivers the next time I boot mac os x It stops at gray background and nothing else, what might be the problem? Some of the drivers from multibeast?

          • S Giannakis M

            Any ideas for that:
            unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 nosuch file or directory
            ?

          • besweeet

            Something you installed is having a problem. Always boot with -v to diagnose the problems.

          • HackuStar

            Thanks a lot man! Everything works smoothly like on a real mac except for the monitor going out of signal sometimes.

          • besweeet

            What exactly did you do to get it working? The SATA trick? If not, it’d help others if you tell everyone what you did.

  • S Giannakis M

    unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 nosuch file or directory

    Then the monitor goes out of signal and i have to restart.I have dualscreen,may this cause the problem?

    • besweeet

      That could very well be why. Boot with -v -x.

      • S Giannakis M

        Tha same problem,screen goes off..Any other ideas?
        Mobo:ASUS P6T
        CPU:i7 920 @2.66GHz
        GPU:nVidia GeForce 9800GT

        • Jacob

          I had the same issue, just disconnect one of your monitors. Mine was DVI and VGA, and the VGA worked, while DVI didn’t.

          • S Giannakis M

            My graphics card has only 2 dvi slots,no vga.I have disconnected the one of them,on time the first one and one time the other one.Still nothing…

          • HackuStar

            I fixed my problem by typing this: “caffeinate -t 144000 &” (without the “) into the terminal and by disabling energy saver and screen saver from system preferences. Now everything boots fine and the screen never goes off.

          • S Giannakis M

            My problem remains.When i press the -v and hit enter,after the black screen with the white text show some tasks,it finds the bluetooth and some other peripherials and poof…the monitor goes out of signal…

          • HackuStar

            I was having the same problem and I could only start mountain lion only from third time or so but once I did this trick it worked for me and now I always log into it perfectly fine, it must be something bad with the settings, I dunno really :

        • HackuStar

          Uhm yeah, I have a single monitor and I have the same problem with the monitor going out of signal but it’s connected dvi to hdmi, maybe that’s the problem?

  • S Giannakis M

    My problem remains,I press -v on chameleon then hit enter.It shows the black screen with the white text…blah blah blah…It finds some peripherials and poof!The monitor goes out of signal…Any ideas?
    I’ve tested the bootflags:
    -x
    PCIRootUID=0

    and nothing.

    • besweeet

      There’s a driver issue with your GPU. Might have to boot with -s and manually remove them.

  • jumpintosh

    OK,I’ve managed to install the mountian lion.Now i have problem with part 6…Can anyone explain?

    • besweeet

      Hard to “explain” when you aren’t explaining what your problem is that you’re having.

      • jumpintosh

        My problem is copying the kexts…could you please give more details.When i type the above on terminal it says there is not such file.But i may make mistake…

  • jumpintosh

    I finally boot it up..everything is ok but i installed all the drivers so there is kernel panic..how do i uninstall them?

    • besweeet

      Boot from your installation drive and use Terminal to remove whatever you installed.

      • S Giannakis M

        Finally on desktop..now i’ve installed linux2mac kext so i have internet but i dont know how to install my soundcard.
        CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER 7.1 AUDIGY

        • besweeet

          I’d recommend using your integrated sound card.

          • S Giannakis M

            I have asus p6t mobo,so alc888,but i cannot make the sound work.Please help…

          • besweeet

            There are several variations of the alc888 driver that you could try, so I doubt you’ve tried all of them. Most are available within MultiBeast.

          • S Giannakis M

            I’ve installed with dsdt and without but nothing makes it work…

  • blakmumba

    Just going to give yrs a go, wish me luck lol

  • S Giannakis M

    Cannot make the sound work.Tried all multibeast kexts.Nothing.Please help.

  • http://twitter.com/ChadWarmenhoven Chad Warmenhoven

    Boot sticks during verbose load of flash drive. System: Dell Optiplex 780, intel quad core. I selected MacPro3,1
    Thanks in advance.

    • jumpintosh

      Try typing
      -v -PCIRootUID=0

      on chameleon

      • http://twitter.com/ChadWarmenhoven Chad Warmenhoven

        Trying this now.

        • http://twitter.com/ChadWarmenhoven Chad Warmenhoven

          Well it booted, but now my monitor goes to sleep, and won’t come out of sleep. That obviously did it for booting. I wonder if I need to load something else in for video. like graphicsenabler or nvidia something?

          • http://twitter.com/ChadWarmenhoven Chad Warmenhoven

            Fixed. Took 9500gt out. used onboard video. Installing 9500 afterwards. Or not at all, its a work computer lol. Also used myHack. It is amazing, you will love it. SO easy.

          • S Giannakis M

            You could type GraphicsEnabler=yes in chameleon

          • http://twitter.com/ChadWarmenhoven Chad Warmenhoven

            GraphicsEnabler=Yes was a definite fix btw. For anyone else with this issue. Do not enable nvidia rom though. Thanks Gian

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  • Amir Mendoza

    Why did my usb capacity shrink? when i try to add packages on my usb “empty packages’ folder, it says that it doesn’t have enough space…when i check the “Get Info” for my usb, capacity is 15Gb but available is only 114mb…HELP pls///

    • besweeet

      Time to format it and start over.

  • S Giannakis M

    Need help make the audio work.
    Mobo:Asus P6T,so ALC888
    Tried multibeast with alc888 without dsdt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003561200854 MDmaqbool Alam

    dlink dfe 520 tx pci Ethernet driver for my hacktosh
    please help

  • Patrick Kranz

    I also have the problem, that the monitor falls asleep after pci configuration begins. I’ve tried GraphicsEnabler=yes, PCIRootUID=0 and -x. Nothing worked.

    My graphics card is a nVidia GeForce GTX 470.

    I’am also don’t able to change the usb files, because i dont have access to a mac anymore. Please help me. Thanks.

    • S Giannakis M

      You cannot use GraphicsEnabler=yes and -x in the same time,it’s the opposite…
      To change the files,download macdrive from windows partition,so you can read/write on mac os formatted partition.

      • Patrick Kranz

        i didn’t try them at the same time. I tried:
        -x
        -GraphicsEnabler=yes
        -PCIRootUID=0 -GraphicsEnabler=yes

        What do i have to change on the usb drive? Thanks for the answer before

      • Patrick Kranz

        I know tried it with another NVDAGF100HAL.kext from OSx86 (like Vishalrai postet before), and suddenly it freezes when it comes to PCI Configuration Begins. What should i do?

    • Patrick Kranz

      I’ve tried it on another PC with an nVidia GeForce GT 8600M and it works, but i want it to work on the first PC.

    • Patrick Kranz

      I have fixed the problem now. I started with the kernel flags: PCIRootUID=0 npci=0×2000

      Now its working! Finally!

      • Tom

        Thanks!

  • Przemko

    Hi,

    big thanks, ML works on my GA-G31-ESL v1.1:). For all those that search for the sleep functionality (quite handy even for a desktop), there is a solution:
    http://www.osx86.net/10-8-mountain-lion/17241-10-8-gm-sleepenabler.html
    Direct link to the Kext:
    http://code.google.com/p/xnu-sleep-enabler/downloads/detail?name=SleepEnabler.kext.10.7.x-10.8.zip

    It works like a charm (tested on 10.8.2).

    Cheers!
    Przemek

  • IANK

    Can I install Mac OS X from a DVD I bought from Apple? Maybe this way or another

    • besweeet

      Apple doesn’t offer physical DVDs of Mountain Lion.

  • mikaaut

    hi
    i have made it like your instruction….
    when i boot from usb (chameleon -v) a lot of text run down, then it seems to be freeze; i must hard reset it….. when i start again i boot also from usb device without -v an then the apple logo cames,, then the smal ring beginn to run an certainly it also seems to be freeze…..need help,THX**
    my sys. lenovo z370,i5

  • mikaaut

    hi
    i have made it like your instruction….
    when i boot from usb (chameleon -v) a lot of text run down, then it seems to be freeze; i must hard reset it….. when i start again i boot also from usb device without -v an then the apple logo cames,, then the smal ring beginn to run an certainly it also seems to be freeze…..need help,THX**
    my sys. lenovo z370,i5

  • Uttopia

    Hello All,
    Could someone help me with changing my computer type “as in About this Mac” I have installed
    OSX 10.8.2 Mt. Lion and it is working well..No Blue thooth or audio, but seems stable and is very fast and responsive….I would like to fix the computer type, it is currently listed as an iMac and I would like it to be a MacBook Pro 17in…….Please help.
    Thank you…

  • http://twitter.com/THLJSANTOS THIAGO H L J SANTOS

    Comand cp -R not found. What i need to do??

  • Mask_of_zoro2009

    i got
    “still waiting for root” after ….fscompress zelibcompress succed plz help and where do i put packages in? in the main usb or the/system/installations/ help

    • Nico

      I get the same error at this point. Not sure how to fix it, any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Mask_of_zoro2009

    how to add the hdd on vmware i cant plz tut

  • Tweakker

    Can I do this with an 4GB USB ?

  • Giantssuperball

    how can i get my nvidia gtx 550 ti to work with mountain lion?

    • besweeet

      Boot with: GraphicsEnabler=yes

  • Lukas

    Hello, can anyone help me with this? In part 5 in booting my pc freeze… And on screen is:
    BootCacheControl: unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory.
    And then many errors like this:
    NTFS-fs error (device /dev/disk0s2, pid 298): ntfs_attr_find – and this parametr is changed in 8 lines… Can anyone help me, please?

  • Lukas

    Here is image.. :(

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  • Imamindradi

    I stuck in “system uptime in nanoseconds……”. How can I fixed that thing?

    • besweeet

      That’s called a kernel panic. Post an image of it.

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  • Daniel Kahr

    Any chance I can get someone to debug the kernel panic? Thanks.

  • Daniel Kahr

    Any chance I can get someone to debug the kernel panic? Thanks.

  • Daniel Kahr

    Any chance I can get someone to debug the kernel panic? Thanks.

    • besweeet

      Try booting with: cpus=1

      That’ll limit OS X to using one core, but you can diagnose a fix later on.

      • Daniel Kahr

        Well, I booted with cpus=1 and made it to the Apple boot screen, but after 2 minutes or so had a symbol like this

        • Shadout Music

          it means it cant find boot drive.. have you changed ide to ahci? if so, try unpluggin all other drives beside the one u plan to install osx

  • Idehen7

    Hi. I first thought it could be my bluetooth keyboard&mouse, but trying with wired ones didn’t change anything.

    My config:

    i7 3770k (@3,5GHz)
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Geforce GTX660 OC
    ASUS P8Z77-V LX
    Samsung SSD (830 128GB)

    Thanks a lot for the great tutorial! Hope I’ll manage it.

    • Shadout Music

      i think this may be a problem with your ivy bridge.. try bridge helper from tonyosx86

  • phynesse

    Hi
    I can finish part 6 with (almost) no problems, but booting into 10.8 the first time doesnt work, it gets stuck before OSX Welcome (see pic).
    i have a guess it might be VC related. i have a GTX260 and had to boot with
    -v -f npci=3000 -PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=yes
    to get to OSX install screen.

    Any suggestions whats wrong?
    thanks

  • Unpredctable123

    hey i did well till step 4 and completed it.then i went to the screen where a apple symbol with the circle going round came up then my whole screen turned black and it said “hold ur power button …….until it reboots”sum kinda that .i have gigabite mother board.pls help.

  • Shadout Music

    i get to installation screen where it asks me for language, then i click next..then nothing, stands there for a minute and throws black screen and text like cpu halt, launchd for a half a second (cant get no picture) and shuts down (no restart). ga-b75-d3h, i5 2320, 4gb kingston, 8800gts 640mb, 2x 1tb wd 1x kingston ssd 120gb. please help.

    • Shadout Music

      typed motherboard wrong, its ga-b75m-d3h

  • Kaigarabushi

    I was able to install ML from USB as per your instructions but the normal menu screen that allows you to customize – was white/blank only allowing me to select “Restore Defaults”. Consequently my audio and lan are not working. I repeated all the package pasting and copying etc but seem to be without a plist ??? somewhere? What did I omit to do?

  • Shadowphaxe91

    I’m having a strange issue where it just won’t even boot into chameleon. It recognizes the USB but when I try to boot into it, it kinda just ignores the request and boots into windows. I’m not entirely sure why it’s doing it.

  • sankarsuda

    HI,

    i am able to create bootable usb. when i boot it my pc it got struck at

    [PCI Configuration Begin(bridge =1 device =1)]
    [PCI Configuation changed (bridges =2 devices =12)]

    i have tried booting with -v -f GraphicsEnabler=No and npci=0×02000,npci=0×3000
    but not use getting same error..

    my pc config is :
    intel core i5 – 3570k – ivy Bridge/intel desktop board DH77EB / 8 B DDR3 / NVIDIA GTX 640 2GB Graphic Card.

    Plz help to resolve this problem…

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  • Tom C

    hi there
    I m stuck at -v
    and its saying
    “Found a transaction which hasn’t moved in 5 seconds on bus 0x1d”
    “The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device
    “The IOUSBFamily is having trouble enumerating a USB device that has been plugged in. ….. (port 4 of hub at xxxxx)”
    and after a while it starts saying
    “Still waiting for root device”
    please help i am using a laptop btw and it is AHCI

    • http://www.facebook.com/1ndex.htm1 Obet Hutagalung

      Same problem here -_- ,, can u help me admin ?

  • Sampat

    I am having a peculiar problem…When I boot the flash drive in my pc, and after the Chameleon boot loader comes, I highlighted the flash drive and typed -v and pressed enter, some codes appear(in the photo given) and then reverts back to the boot loader menu. Any help??? I have intel i5 3470,6gb ram,nvidia geforce 9500,gigabyte B75M-D3H..

  • vetulia

    I can’t find a mach_kernel in my mac os x install esd file. any ideas

    • vetulia

      I was able to get a mach_kernel file from the internet but now when I boot from usb, I am able to get to the grey screen with the apple in the middle but then it goes black. I have tried a number of arguments but not sure what else I can do. Any Ideas?

      • besweeet

        That file varies by OS X version. It comes in the root of the DMG.

        • vetulia

          Thank you for responding, when I open the file there are only 4 items in there. This is my first time really using a mac so is there some other way I need to look at the dmg for the mach_kernel file? I believe I downloaded the correct one off the web. It looks like I’m dealing with a different issue now. I am able to get several lines to go through during install, I didn’t quite catch the last line before the screen went black but I’m going to run it now and see what I can find and post it.

          • vetulia

            Here is what I get before the screen goes black. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I really want this to work!!!

          • Allternatywa

            i have the same problem any help?

          • besweeet

            Did you enable hidden files in Finder?

          • vetulia

            Yes but it appeared it was already set up to view hidden files. I’ll try again. Do you think that the black screen issue may be because the correct kernel wasn’t used? I posted the image below

          • besweeet

            With hackintoshing, issues like that one could be due to one of many things. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact issue, but a different kernel could be why.

          • vetulia

            well I was able to get the hidden file. I’m getting different sleep errors. Just not sure what to do now. Thanks for your help tho! I have a Qosmio x505-q860. Thanks in advance.

          • vetulia

            Just as an update if I choose to not include arguments then it takes me to the apple grey screen then turns black. If I choose arguments it runs the text by then gives a sleep error then turns black.

  • Allternatywa

    hi I have problem it stuck with pci begin frozen ?
    Any help thx

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Coolioness/100003790515767 Joseph Coolioness

      Try boot flag “PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=Yes” exactly as I typed in between the quotes.
      I found I got stuck there and these flags got me passed it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Coolioness/100003790515767 Joseph Coolioness

    Excellent guide! Some parts required some previous experience but I luckily have spent many an hour building my hackintoshes so was able to follow this easily enough. I like that a lot of it is manual so I can see exactly what is going on. I did have to boot “PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=Yes” until I could set those options once in ML using your supplied Chameleon in combination with Multibeast.

    My build:
    GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
    Intel Core i5 2500K
    HyperX blu 16GB DDR3-1600
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE

    I have a separate SSD for Windows 7 and another 1.5TB drive for storage. My PC boots in less than 30 seconds to Windows unless I want to boot to OSX Mountain Lion, then I just plug in my drive into the drive bay and select it from the boot options. About a minute later I am ML’ing!

    Honestly, had so many boot issues with other methods, got intermittent Boot0: error and Boot1: error and with this, no problems so thanks!!

  • mechipod

    Please help me!!

  • Tom

    When i type in:

    cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/NAME_OF_10.8_INSTALLATION_DRIVE/System/Library/Extensions/

    I get:

    cp: illegal option — /
    usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi .n] [-apvx] source_file target_file
    cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi .n] [-apvx] source_file … target_directory

  • bossa

    Thanks for the nice tutorial!
    I’m using gigabyte x58 , i7 920 (@3.8GHz), AMD 6970
    When I boot to the USB harddisk, type -v and press enter,
    after lot of text fly by and came to the grey screen, it seems that the computer freezed,
    and after reset, it said CMOS checksum error and all bios setting reseted.

    Seems that this method is not compatible with x58?

    • Bossa

      P.S. waited around 10 minutes at the grey screen

  • Thoric

    I’ve spent about 10 hours on this so far. I’ve managed almost every hurdle. I’m unable to find adequate information for my situation on this though. My system consists of an Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM mobo with Intel i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1ghz processor. Updated to latest bios version. All other hardware is stock & functioned well in SL. When booting from USB to install, regardless of every possible flag combo I could think of, it hangs where the image is. I’ve left it alone for half hour & still hung up. This particular boot was “PCIRootID=0 GraphicsEnabler=Yes -x -f -v”. Any & all help greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

    • besweeet

      What do you mean by where the image is?

      • Thoric

        Sorry should have been more specific, visual & not disk image. The posted picture is where the computer hangs.

        • besweeet

          Oh, my mistake. The mobile version of Disqus shows no signs of any attachments.

          I honestly don’t know, but as far asI know, you’d only get any power-related KP only when you’re not using the included NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.

          • Thoric

            There is no KP with the included NullCPUPowerManagement.kext it just hangs forever. Thought maybe it was just taking it’s sweet time. So I left it while I slept & still no progress. I’d revert to SL if not for the disk exploding. It massacred that poor optical drive. I wasn’t smart enough to back up anything other than personal data before proceeding with the, from scratch, update. So I’m really not sure what to do. I outright refuse to use Windows again. If not for Propellerheads Reason I would just use Ubuntu Studio. It’s time to upgrade hardware anyway. Perhaps I shall get something with out of box compatibility.

    • Thoric

      Thought I may add that I have tried with CPU C1E, C3 Report & C6 Report set in all possible combinations (Enable, Disable, Auto) in UEFI BIOS. Including different settings for each individually. Tried changing active cores (All, 1, 2, 3), enabling CPUID max limit, enabling Intel Visualization Technology. Disabling Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor, Hardware Prefetcher & Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch. As well as all possible combinations of enabling & disabling each individually.

      SATA is set to AHCI, I’ve tried with S.M.A.R.T. Status Check enabled & disabled. Tried with hdd & dvd+/-rw drive connected & with only hdd. Tried enabling Hot Plug setting for each. This motherboard only has blue SATA ports. So that’s not an issue either.

      With USB I’ve enabled/disabled EHCI Hand-off & Legacy Support. Even tried forcing the flash drive to register as FDD.

      I’ve also remade the USB install drive a few times. Each with different SMBIOS settings. Once using Enoch-rev.2140-Beta2 instead of included Chameleon package. Which did not allow for setting of the SMBIOS, least not that I could find.

      I’ve also tried alternative NullCPUPowerManagement.kext & FakeSMC.kext files as well. Tried alternatively removing NullCPUPowerManagement.kext , AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext & AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext. Removing NullCPU… resulted in a different error message & KP. Image (picture) attached.

      • Thoric

        The hang was graphics card related. The onboard video compatibility seemed to break with firmware update. I had to install an old Radeon 5570. Boots fine, no hangs.

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  • jjocer

    Hi
    I got a “System uptime in nanoseconds:”.
    My spec:
    -Intel Core i7-3770K
    -Evga 680 GTX
    -MSI B75A-G43

    This was my first time when I tried to run os x.

    Thanks for any help

  • Mksuneel

    Boots fine for me, created ram disks and then hung at ioblutôothhci controller start-completed

    USB light keeps flashing

  • besweeet

    I WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS POST. PLEASE VISIT http://bit.ly/10teJ8z INSTEAD.

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  • http://twitter.com/olsanikin Martin Olšanský

    Hello, I am getting this. It loads everything, but once the installer should show up, it does this. I think the Extra folder is loaded, because it switched nvidia gpu off. Also, notebook is Asus N53SV, Im using this tutorial http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/283739-guide-install-os-x-mountain-lion-1082-on-asus-n53snn53svn53sm-notebooks/

    • PlunndSteer

      1.Start it up exactly as you did there!
      2.Once you get to this screen pull out your vga, dvi or hdmi cable and plug it back in!
      3.It should now work if this is a Dekstop Computer

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  • Carlos Raul

    Hello, I have trouble in the part 6 step 3 I can’t copy the file FakeSMC.Kext in my installation drive called “Macintosh HD” can you do the lines?

  • Josh

    i still prefer this tutorial instead of iATKOS, bcouz is can be updated to next relases.

  • luaai

    i get this masseage

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    My screen goes light grey after booting from USB and I never get to the language selection dialog. Any ideas?

  • Gautam Prem

    What can I do ??

  • Ryan Cooper

    this message is comming “Still waiting For root device” what to do????

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