Apple released the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the Mac App Store for everyone to download and install for free on October 16th, 2014, but downloading a 5+ GB file for each of your computers will take some serious time. The best thing to do is download it once and create a bootable install USB drive from the file for all of your Macs.
|Download a copy of Mavericks from the Apple Store. It will save in your /Applications directory and will open once the download is complete. Just quit the installation. If you run the installer it will delete itself so move it to keep a copy.|
|Format an 8G+ (needs about 6G of space) USB stick with the 'Mac OS X Extended Journaled' format and leave it named 'Untitled' but be sure that you do not have another volume named 'Untitled' or the next step could erase something!|
|Open the Terminal app and run the following command. This copies the resources over to the USB stick and makes it a bootable drive. Check the path, if you moved the file correct the paths.|
|sudo /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app --nointeraction|
|You should see something like the following, the 'Copying installer files..' will take about 20 minutes with not progress indication. Just wait for it.|
|Erasing Disk: 0%.. 10%.. 20%.. 100%..|
|Copying installer files to disk..|
|Making disk bootable..|
|Copying boot files..|
|You can then boot up from the USB by holding down the option key, then install the GM from the USB.|
How to make a bootable OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB install drive on LINUX This guide describes step by step how you can make a Mavericks USB installer on Linux without any running OS X.Prerequisites-empty USB stick of minimum size 8GB-copy of Mavericks-working Linux (virtualized is also OK) with following installed packages:hfsplus, hfsprogs, gparted, p7zip-at least 15GB free space on your system-timeSteps1. Check the downloaded installerYou should have something similar location with the main DMG file'YOURPATH/Install OS X Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport'Open a terminal window, go to this directory and check the MD5cd YOURPATH/Install OS X Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport/md5sum InstallESD.dmg10.9 (13A603) f222952400db8535ce168e10.9.1 (13B42) f67bf055be1a494eb2547e17e74a0c1310.9.2 (13C64) fdb286dd1a321eb9ae1bd136d5d388c310.9.3 (13D65) 0c45a5fec46d157e8f892c11b840daf210.9.4 (13E28) 9d9aeba42a9fb2cf6d2f2e8c.9.5 (13F34) a418ad26903961b060d7df2. Prepare the USB stickCreate a new MBR partition layout on your USB stick and add a primary HFS+ filesystem.I prefer using gparted. Steps in this program:-choose your USB stick at upper right corner-go to menu: Device / Create partition table and select msdos-go to menu: Partition / New and create a primary parition with HFS+ filesystem.
The label can be osx86.-go to menu Edit and apply all your pending changesIf the above is done, mount the newly created partition to /media/osx86/3. Copy OS X's filesThe InstallESD.dmg contains another InstallESD.dmg file. We need that.cd YOURPATH/Install OS X Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport/7z x InstallESD.dmg InstallMacOSX.pkg/InstallESD.dmgWe got the a new InstallESD.dmg file. Sorry I had to fill out those two silly quizes. I tried it and the installation loads up perfectly no KP but when I press English for language then it comes up with the 'The installation cannot read the mac os installation disk try cleaning the disk and trying again. I mightve messed it up but I will try it tomorrow again and then Ill let you guys know.
Will also try it with a different flash drive to be certain.I did it on a ASUS S400CA Ultrabook with Core i5 3317U Processor, 4Gb DDR3 1600Mhz, 24gb Sandisk, 500Gb Seagate I think. Flashdrive was an ADATA. Edit: I think I may have found the problem but I am not sure.
The copy of OS X Mavericks that I downloaded is build 13A593 and Nobody seems to have a MBR patch I really dont want to download another copy of Mavericks since I'm from South Africa and my internet is really slow here. Ideas?You should get the latest version. You won't have updates and support for the developer version.But if you really don't care about them, maybe you can try to install without the MBR patch on GUID partitioned system. I couldn't solve it but I found a friend with a Mac and then mounted the app.dmg that I had copied the app to applications and used url='to created a bootable flash.
All worked out fine in the end but I did have to boot with IGPlatformID=01660003 IGPEnabler=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No and that made it all work perfectly if you can't find anyone who has a mac try downloading a copy of OS X which is virtualizable then use either virtual box or VMware. Seems like it's a bit of a mission though.You knee beest that's the #'s.
All went smoothly until the boot loader, this is what my terminal looks like, can someone please explain to me what I am doing wrong?jake@jake-LX $ mount grep OS X Mavericks/dev/sdc1 on /media/jake/OS X Mavericks type hfsplus (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)jake@jake-LX $ sudo dd bs=446 count=1 if=boot0 of=/dev/sdcsudo password for jake:dd: opening `boot0': No such file or directoryIt does not find the boot0 file. Run this command where you extracted the bootloader or you can specify it like:sudo dd bs=446 count=1 if=/path/for/the/file/boot0 of=/dev/sdc. I thought this problem is already resolved.Can you show me the permissions of these files?ls -l /media/osx86/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/OSInstall ls -l /media/osx86/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkgI'd like to fix it finally.Anyway the MBR patch overwrite the above files(And maybe overwrite some permissions of directories, it could be the root of the problem.)the error is probably because i downloaded the MBR patch from osx86.net (13A598) which is older than the one on insanelymac.com(13A603). That's why i got the error messages.I will try redownload the MBR patch and try it again. Right now there's no intel based computer near me to tried them on.-update-after i patched my usb-stick using patch from insanelymac.com i still got the error.this is the line if i put the ls command you asked:-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 562576 Oct 4 16:40 /media/untitled/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/OSInstall-rw-r-r- 1 root root 859532 Oct 21 10:04 /media/untitled/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkgJust to clarify.
Currently i didn't want to install maverick just yet because i don't have an empty hard drive. I just want to make sure that my installation usb-stick works. So when i tried the installer, i didn't attach any hard drive to the machine.
Could this be the reason why i'm getting error messages?an additional info: during the boot session there's a line that said: BootCacheControl: Unable to open /var/db/bootcache.playlist:2 No such file or directory. Download rayman 1 for mac. But after that the boot process continue and keep running until the gui start. I'm trying to upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra. My Sierra is working and booting great with the latest Clover 5.0 r5115, but when trying to upgrade to High Sierra, any time the computer reboots into the installer, it gets stuck at the line 'Start ReadKernelCache'.
The screenshot is attached. I've tried the following troubleshooting steps that I've read in other similar posts, none of which worked. It always remains stuck at that line:Boot with UseKernelCache=No and/or -x and or -fTemporarily remove discrete graphics card and try to install with integrated graphicsAdd MATS to the Drop Tables list in Clover ConfiguratorLook for an option similar to 'Above 4G Encoding'. My motherboard doesn't seem to have that.Try a bootable USB drive with the High Sierra installer instead of the App Store mechanism.
The USB boots great, and I can initiate the installation, but upon reboot, I get the same issue trying to boot into the installer.Disable integrated graphics in the motherboard's BIOSBelow are my system details. It seems like it should be possible, based on this post, to run High Sierra with this motherboard and CPU, but I can't get the installer to run.Thanks for any help!Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-THCPU: Intel Core i7-3770KGraphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 970Clover: 5.0 r5115 with basically no mods from the default ISO aside from enabling APFS driver. I am often enquired about my Acer Aspire 8942G. So I decided to create a topic about this deal.Installation.I use MBR and Mavericks is installed on the second hard disk, which have two partitions.
One with Mavericks, the second with NTFS-partitions.I prefer to install(restore) mac with the help of R-drive image under Windows. But it don't means that you must do so either. Do as you preferNote. Usually people start with Chameleon. I have just re-made the Catalina installer, with the updated OS. It could not install from it, like it could not copy. Then I have tried to reinstall Mojave, it worked pretty cleary last year the exact pen drive.
It failed as well, saying something like: not package found, contact the system administrator. I was able to boot from USB pen drive Linux and install Windows from DVD. But no macOS from the pen drive, even from what worked fine before. I have reseted the BIOS several times, no succes. The first sign of something wrong was this: When I first tried to boot Catalina, it said something about BIOS (BIOS, not UEFI) reset and enter setup. I hapenned several times on my attempts. If something screwed in my hardware?
The USB ports? The BIOS perhaps?. DescriptionThis esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies.Highly recommend using DW1560 wifi card, killer wifi isn't supported.This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I take no credit for.