OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB (without MAC)

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20 thoughts on “OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bootable USB (without MAC)

  1. ny9113 20/08/2012 at 3:04 pm Reply

    tres bon tuto …………..merci

  2. lukas 25/08/2012 at 11:21 am Reply
  3. manish 26/12/2012 at 7:09 pm Reply

    can you please make a video? please

    • Chaithanya 01/01/2013 at 6:50 pm Reply

      Video for creating bootable USB or entire installation?
      Now I’m using HP Probook, so there is no need of following the above procedure.
      Can you be more specific?

  4. Kostis 22/01/2013 at 4:33 am Reply

    make a video of how to create the bootable usb mate 😀

    • Chaithanya 02/02/2013 at 7:29 pm Reply

      I made a video and its too large to upload(as I’m on slow internet now). Just try the following one:(
      Mine is also same, but the language is english and OS Win-8)

      Scroll to 1 min and instead of selecting .iso, select .raw
      Better to open the image writer in Admin mode.

    • Chaithanya 21/02/2013 at 12:12 pm Reply
  5. gurjant 02/02/2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    can you make video for complete installation of mac osx

  6. tim 10/02/2013 at 7:48 am Reply

    Hello! I found this article very helpful as I don’t have easy access to a Mac or a hackintosh to make a bootable USB, so I linked it on http://reddit.com/r/hackintosh for other users to see!
    Thank you

  7. xubuntuinfo 20/02/2013 at 6:26 am Reply

    After many other attempts (iatkos ml2 ) your procedure finally went fine for me!
    Only issues that I have is that the os boot is very slow and that I don’t get administrative rights on the installed mountain lion.
    How I can get administrative rights on the installed osx?

    • Chaithanya 20/02/2013 at 9:34 am Reply

      You will be in user mode by default, and when you try to change system settings or installing new programs it will ask for admin credentials. If you haven’t created any other user accounts, then your password will suffice. If it fails, then try this:
      – type ‘-s’ while booting. It will take you to single user mode
      – /sbin/mount -uw /
      – rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
      – reboot

      Find any community related to your system model. They may have some hack for fast boot, and also you may get any other updates and kexts from them.

  8. xubuntuinfo 20/02/2013 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Thanks for your kind and really appreciated help.
    I was able to fix this issue following your kind instructions above.
    then I was able to find a Kext pack for my motherboard ( gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ).
    Everything was fine !
    Then I was so stupid to run the Apple Update to 10.8.2 and now after reboot I got stuck at
    warning NTFS device name.
    I’ve read guides and tutorials and it looks like it may be some problems with Kext installed automatically by this dammed update.

    Is there an easy way to troubleshoot those kexts ? I can boot in safe mode -x
    I’ve tried to boot in -v mode but I can’t see what kext is having problems…

    thanks so much

  9. cozdree 25/02/2013 at 3:51 am Reply

    I can’t install chameleon on my 2 TB HDD. Chameleon wizard says that it is installed but the I get this boot0: error and i can’t boot without USB stick. How move this chameleon from USB to disc

    • Chaithanya 25/02/2013 at 4:10 pm Reply

      Boot from USB and while installing chameleon, it will prompt to select the location to install. Then select the Mac drive. Better to remove USB after you boot into OS.

  10. cozdree 25/02/2013 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Thanks for reply. We’re talking about chameleon Wizard, yes. At the bottom of the window wizard I choose my hdd (disk0s2) than pops up the window that chameleon was installed correctly. When I boot without usb stick boot0 error still persists.


  11. Schnattartur 27/02/2013 at 7:32 am Reply

    I cant reach the installier i tried all Things but i didnt get in installier pls help me. I tried with wait but i dont know whats the Problem.

    • Chaithanya 27/02/2013 at 5:23 pm Reply

      First find the boot flag values corresponding to your system configuration. If possible find the community related to your system model

  12. schnattartur 27/02/2013 at 7:57 pm Reply

    i didnt now if u understand me i can go until the menu where i can choose the boot options my hdd and darwin then when i klick on anything it breaks. if u send me your email i can send u pictures.Pls help me i am sitting 3 days to make it works:(

    • Chaithanya 03/03/2013 at 3:38 pm Reply

      I think I got what you said. Let me try!
      Your installation has not started and when you selected installation media, I got stuck on a white screen with Apple logo (or) some kernel panic. My previous solution is regarding this issue.
      If there is something else, mail me @ chaithanya0025@gmail.com

  13. xLink 21/03/2013 at 6:07 am Reply

    At AppleACPIPlatformExpert I get start failed “unable to find drivers for this platform” ACPI

    Is there anyway I can fix this?

    I’ve been checking and unchecking options in clover for hours ='(

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