Mac OS X 10 7 lion Installation USB (PC Only)

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This is a mac OS X, fully functional Image for Windows file (.TBI) which can be restored to any pen drive >=8 GB. It has been customized for x64-based intel PCS (core2duo/core i3/i5/i7). No AMD support yet, due to kernel limitations, but I'm sure it'll be coming! \r\nBelow is the readme. Please do not ask questions (or if you have issues) until you red the readme. It also contains a great guide for those who are just starting with hackintoshing.\r\nUnfortunately, I am uploading this over 3g, so your patience is appreciated... :(\r\n\r\nEnjoy! :D\r\n--------\r\nInstructions and readme For the Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) installation USB image (PC only!)\r\n\r\n@@Introduction.\r\n\r\nWelcome to this 3.7 or so GB image of a retail Mac OS installation disk image, taylored for intel-based pcs only.  This image allows you, once restored, to boot your PC and hopefully install Mac OS lion on your desired partition.  It is not intended as a near replacement for an official installation. In fact, I recommend that once you are able  to boot this disk and possibly install, that you go and buy Lion from the Mac app store. While I understand that it  is probably easier to leach off pirated copies of the OS like what I have created here, in no way shape or form are  you contributing your appreciation towards Apple or myself by doing so. If you don't want to re-install your  system, simply buying a Mac OS Lion license from the App store is enough justification. I cannot decide what you  do, of course, but please keep in mind that I did not create this image for the soul purpose that pirates could get  a free ride from Mac OS lion. As an official Apple developer and supporter of the company, I certainly bought my  copy of Lion, and have invested in Apple by purchasing my own Macbook computer. I understand some can't afford  Apple hardware - especially if the same hardware can be had for a  lot less amount.\r\n\r\nNow we get to the purpose of this entire document :) I created this image for that very simple reason. To allow you  to run Mac OS on a hardware of your choice. Currently, only intel-based processors and motherboards are supported,  however. This is not a limitation I have caused, but rather the \"fresh-release\" of Lion has meant that there  currently is no kernel for AMD systems. The Kernel, which is at the heart of Mac OS, is what starts up all the  other portions of your operating system. Apple, which only works with Intel CPUs, does not support AMD-based  processor features and designs. For AMD users, snow leopard disks exist, which allow you to run Snow Leopard on  your AMD-based system. I do not provide such an image, but nowadays it is easy as buying a retail copy of Snow  Leopard and prior to booting from that dvd, booting from a CD-rom. Google \"nawcom\" or empire-efi to see what I  mean. Both are for AMD systems.\r\n\r\n	Because Lion is the new kid on the block so to speak, things are quite different and still new. However,  since Snow Leopard introduced the use of 64-bit kernel extensions, or drivers, the transition has been relatively  smooth and painless. Let's dive in! If you have installed Snow leopard or Leopard before, the procedure should be  highly  familiar to you... Accept... This image needs to be restored under Windows.\r\n\r\n@@What changes did I make to the original Lion installer?\r\n\r\nHere are the changes I made to the original Lion disk image:\r\n-used MyHack to create a bootable partition on a hard drive. \r\n-Modified installer to allow for MBR installs (prior to this, only GUID partition tables were allowed - basically you couldn't install lion on non-apple formatted hard disks)\r\n-Added many kernel extensions to allow for greater hardware support to /extra/extensions\r\n-included several new high quality voices from Lion to allow for speech and languages other than English (during install, you can now use VoiceOver with almost all of the languages present)\r\n-included some general OSX86 tools\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@@System requirements.\r\n-An Intel-based PC, core2duo / core i3/i5/i7 (first and second generation processors). Intel Atom is not yet  supported, though it may be possible to get a newer n4xx atom which has 64-bit CPU support up and running. This has  not been tested, and so is only a theory.\r\n-1 GB of ram minimum. That is highly cutting it though, I would recommend 2 GB or even 4.\r\n-A USB drive at least 8 GB in size. These cost less than $10 nowadays, so if you do not have one, consider buying  it. I promise, you won't regret your purchase! :)\r\n-Blind users: An external USB Soundcard or braille display (USB) for the second phase of setup. Alternatively,  sighted people may also help you with this phase.\r\n\r\n\r\nWhere to begin:\r\nIn order to install Mac OS, you will need a partition created which is >20 GB. You do not need to completely re- format your computer's hard drive to do this. Simply use a program like Partition Magic (under XP) or the simple  diskpart utility in windows vista/7 to shrink, or re-size, your computer's partition.\r\n\r\nImportant note! I recommend you back-up all data prior to proceeding. While the chances of you destroying your  Windows partition are minimal, they exist. I would feel very terrible if you lost some data because of error, or a  technical difficulty. Therefore, I am not responsible for any data loss, personal injury... as a result of this Mac  OS X image. I also hope that you have a Windows repair disk handy. If running vista or 7, a windows 7 dvd will be  good enough for this. Remember that in case your master boot record (MBR) gets corrupted, you can always use the  flash drive to choose your Windows partition. However, due to some changes made to the MBR, Windows vista or 7  operating systems have been known to not be able to boot after a Mac OS X installation. I have not tested  installing/restoring this alongside Windows 7, but be aware of this warning if you are restoring to the same hard  disk drive.\r\n\r\nThe safest way to go, of course, is to use an external hard drive or buy a cheap 120 or 160  GB one for $30-50.  This will allow you to experiment with Mac OS at your heart contents, without the risk of data loss. :)\r\n\r\nIf you decide to go for it and use your internal hard drive, here are some steps (with vista/7) on re-sizing your  partition:\r\nopen the run dialog (start, or simply hit windows key +R) together. Type in the word diskpart, and hit enter.\r\nNow type in \"list disk\" without the quotes and hit enter. If you know the size of your hard disk drive, you can  easily guess which disk it is. For most people, disk 0 should be the disk they want to use. Type in \"select disk 0\"  to choose it.\r\nNext, type list part. This will list partitions on your computer. Partition 1 or 2 should be the main one for most  users. Thus, type \"select part (X)\" where x is the number.\r\nYou can now type shrink desired=xxxx, where xxxx is a value in megabytes, to specify the amount you wish to  dedicate to Mac OS. E.G. Typing shrink desired=65321 should give about 63 GB to Mac OS. Once the operation is  completed, you are almost done. Type in \"create part prim\" and hit enter to have a new primary partition created.\r\n\r\nYou will first need to grab a program called \"Image for Windows\", from Terabyte unlimited.\r\nhttp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows\r\n\r\ninstall it. This will allow you to extract the image to your USB drive. :)\r\n\r\nOnce image for windows is installed, launch it and perform the following:\r\n1. start the program. If you have not purchased it, wait until the trial timer expires and choose the \"restore (normal) option.\r\n2. In the resulting list, select  the location of the extracted .tbi file. \r\n3. You will now be presented with the disk structure of the image. As you can see, I  used a 100 GB external HD to perform the imaging. If installing to a flash drive, you can check the entire disk, or simply check the 7300 mb partition listed in it. The 7300 mb partition is the Mac OS install disk.\r\n4. Next, you will be asked to choose where to have the image restored to. Select your desired drive.\r\n5. There are 2 options you should check in the resulting screen. \"set active\", and \"write standard MBR code\". Leave the other options alone unless you know what you are doing. Those 2 should allow the safe restoration of the Master Boot Record and other resulting disk data.\r\n6. The restore process should now begin. Be patient, it might take a while :)\r\n\r\n@@post-restoration:\r\n\r\nReady? You should now have your USB drive fully imaged with a copy of the Mac OS X Lion installation files as well  as what is needed to get it up and running on a PC. This includes basic drivers (in the Mac World, these are called  Kernel Extensions or Kexts for short, so I will call them those from here on) for the following:\r\n-some laptops come with a ps/2 mouse/keyboard.\r\n-AHCI support for some non-sata controllers. Useful if your bios is set to \"compatibility mode\" rather than sata.  When it is so, accessing the disk is trivial under Mac OS, as ATA/AHCI  is starting to become a little outdated.\r\n-HD Audio. High-definition audio devices work during the first phase of install. Useful if you are blind and need  to use Voiceover (alt+f5 or command+f5) to start the installation.\r\n-Support for some non-apple ethernet cards.\r\nAs you can see, this is pretty basic. I figured that during installation, people do not need to use some luxuries  such as wireless cards. I focused more on allowing some Sata controllers (like JMicron) to work, rather than  allowing access to 3rd party hardware. These can be setup after installation, of course.\r\n\r\n	@@booting and starting\r\n\r\nOnce you have imaged everything fine, you can restart your computer. Here, you will need to press f12 (or another  key) to select a boot device, prior to Windows actually loading. (during your computer's startup screen). Choose  the USB flash drive you have inserted from the list.\r\n\r\n@@a little bit about boot arguments, and the Chemeleon Boot loader:\r\n\r\nMac's use something called EFI (extensible firmware interface) to boot their copy of the OS. PCS, however, use  something called BIOS. Both are very different. For example, the EFI is what allows Macs to make their lovely  startup chime. This shows how Sophisticated  Macs are, as they can pass boot options directly to the operating  system even before it's loaded!\r\n	To combat this problem, the OSX86 community, with the help of member Netkas and others, have created a new  bootloader called Chemeleon. Chemeleon is very simple, but very powerful. This is what you are presented with once  your flash drive starts up. Here you can press f8 to bring up a sort of command prompt. There are some options  worth discussing now.\r\ntyping -x will start you in safe mode. Safe mode means only basic, bare-bones kexts.\r\ntyping -f, on the other hand, will force all kexts to load, regardless if they are supported or not. This is not  recommended, but is useful if you can't boot the disk.\r\nTyping \"busratio=xx\" could help with some kernel panics related to the CPU. This sets the bus ratio detection,  which allows some unsupported CPUs to work at times. You could google the bus ratio of your computer's processor to  find out this number, or could optionally experiment with numbers like 17 or 25. Promise, your computer won't blow  up. It might just be a little too slow if you pick a low number.\r\nrd=disk(x)s(x) allows you to bypass the menu and boot into a partition of your  choice. Useful if you are blind and  can't see the menu system. For instance. Typing rd=disk1s2 will boot the second partition on your second disk  (disk1), where as typing disk0s1 will boot the first partition on the first disk. This is why it's useful to know  your partition numbers! Oh, and if you are sighted, the command may come in handy as well. ;) You never know.\r\n\r\nkernel=(filename) , allows you to use a different Kernel from the original. Useful for AMD / non-intel users, if  they have placed a kernel into the route of their disk, they could use this as a command to start that instead of  the default mach_kernel file. For example. Kernel=legacy_kernel would boot the legacy kernel.\r\n\r\n@@boot Troubleshooting.\r\n\r\nq: \"it gets a kernel panic! goes for a while, but stops and  displays \"system uptime in nanoseconds...\"! help!\r\na: This could be a number of things. I recommend you go back to Windows, research your computer's make and model  and how to hackintosh it, as well as what kernel extensions you need. Once done, you could use a friend's mac to  place those kernel extensions in the /extra/extensions folder of the install USB disk. You could try using a  program like macdrive  in Windows to mount the USB drive, and copy it so, but this is highly not recommended as you  cannot build the extension caches or repair permissions of the kext file. You could still try it, though.\r\n\r\nQ: \"waiting for root device...\" error!\r\na: This most likely has to do with your disk controler. Check your bios that it is not set to compatibility /ahci  mode. If you are blind/visually impaired, usually resetting your bios to defaults by using the f9 key after you  enter it is a good way to have your Sata controler back to regular non-compatibility mode. I recommend you go back  to Windows, find out what key to press for your bios depending on your machine, and go from there. Note that  Windows will not boot once the controler has been changed to it's regular state. You will need to reference a  Microsoft KB article regarding the issue of non-booting windows when the  controler is changed from compatibility  to Sata mode. Once you are in bios, hitting f9, enter, f10, enter, should reboot your computer with the default  settings.\r\n\r\n@@During installation.\r\n\r\nCongratulations! If you have made it so far, we know that your computer will support running Mac OS. Wait a few  minutes, then choose your language. If you have no sight, you can press command f5 (alt f5 or on some IBM keyboards  even windows f5) to start voiceover. Sound, if you have a high-definition audio device, should come out of the  speakers.\r\n\r\n@@formatting your disk.\r\n\r\nOnce you chose your language, go into the menu bar, and go under the utilities menu. Choose \"disk utility\". Here,  you will have your disks listed. Make sure that your empty partition is highlighted! It should have a label similar  to disk(x)s(x), where x is represented by numbers, like disk2s1. Make sure that the details pain contains the right  size and data about your disk. Choose the erase tab, and where it has the file systems listed, choose \"Mac Os X  extended, Case Sensitive, Journaled\" as the option. Hit erase and your disk should start to be formatted. This  should take no more than 10 seconds. You can now quit the  program with alt+q or by closing it.\r\n\r\n@@installing\r\n\r\nIt is pretty straight forward from here! Once the install begins, it should finish on it's own. Give it some time  :)\r\n\r\n@@post-install.\r\n\r\nAfter your installation is done, you may reboot. Please hit the key for your boot menu again, and  select the flash  drive. At the chemeleon prompt, you will see a new disk icon, with the label that you gave your partition in disk  utility. (If you did) or simply hit f8 and type in the rd=disk(x)s(x) command. (again, where x are numbers of your  disk and partition). Your installed copy of Mac OS X Lion should start!\r\n\r\n@@Blind users.\r\nYou need to connect your USB sound card/headset from here . 99.9% of them are recognized. You should hear the  standard setup intros, and you may hit the same key you used to turn on VoiceOver before in order to setup your  mac. If you do not have a soundcard but do have a braille display, simply wait a minute and hit the voiceover  on  key, and connect your braille device. It will be recognized right away.\r\n\r\n@@After Setup.\r\n\r\nOnce you are on your desktop, you need to ensure that you can boot Mac OS from your hard drive. To do this, open  the flash drive's directory (Called MyHack\" which should be in your computer or on your desktop. In here, go into  the \"hackintosh drivers and software\" folder (similarly named) and run the MyHack installer.\r\nMyHack seems to be the most reliable way of getting a bootloader up and running. It will make sure that the Mac  Volume can be booted. Choose the option of install boot loader and extra (last choice) from the pop-up menu and hit  ok. Next, type in your password, hit ok, and hit OK again. When asked to use a generic Extras folder, simply hit  ok. It should be done in a jiffy!\r\n\r\n@@MultiBeast\r\n\r\nMultiBeast, on the other hand, is a more complete tool for post-installing. It well allow you to install drivers  you need. It was made by Tonymacx86 (tonymacx86.com). Simply run the multibeast installer. Here, you have several  options. EasyBeast is recommended, as it installs a lot of basic drivers on it's own. For audio support, VoodooHDA  must be present. Feel free to read the descriptions under each item in the table to understand what they are about.  This is where you can start thinking about graphics drivers, too. MultiBeast includes some support for ATI cards,  however you will have to look all around the Internet for kexts for other graphics chips. Graphics should work,  however things like QE require actual kexts for your graphics card. They will also allow you to use higher res  displays.\r\n:)\r\n\r\n@@final thoughts\r\n\r\nMaking this project has been a great and wonderful challenge for me. Once you have rebooted and ensured that your pc  can boot Mac OS on it's own, you are good to go. To access Windows, you can use Chemeleon to choose it's icon. If  you need to repair your windows partition, before rebooting with the DVD, go into terminal (under applications) and  type in the following:\r\nsudo fdisk -e /dev/disk(X) where x is a number of your primary HD where windows is at. Next, type flag (x) to flag  your windows partition as active. (you remember it, don't you? Type print if you don't). Finally, write will write  your changes to disk. Type yes if you want to save them later. You can type exit to quit. Finally, sudo reboot will  restart your computer. To return to your Mac partition at any time, simply use diskpart within windows to mark it  active by selecting it and typing active. You should be able to dualboot  Windows and Mac from then on, without  issues!\r\n\r\nInside the hackintosh drivers and software folder are some other programs of interest, as well as extensions. Check  out each extension to see what they are. These drivers must be placed in either /system/library/extensions of your  Mac disk or in /extra/extensions. Files in /extra/extensions are started up during boot rather than after, so  it's  recommended you place them here first if you are unsure if the driver works with your device or not. Some wireless  driver are in the /extensions folder, as well as voodoobattery.kext. Voodoo Battery allows battery detection on  laptops. In addition, if your laptop's built-in keyboard is ps/2, you will need to copy the ps2 related files  (apple ACPI PS2Nub.kext and the voodoo ps extensions, simply use kext wizzard, another application included, to  repair permissions and rebuild caches. No other work needs to be done after this time.\r\n\r\n	In closing, I wish to thank the entire OSX86 community. TonyMac for making Multibeast, the Myhack  development team, Netkas/Prasys/Nawcom for their work, the Voodoo project, and a countless amount of others who  have truly allowed Mac OS to thrive on the personal computer.\r\n\r\n-Tomi\r\nJuly. 31, 2011
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