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Install Mountain Lion on Unsupported Macs (My Method) [BETA]

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 53kyle, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. 53kyle, Apr 23, 2013
    Last edited: May 24, 2014

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    Will be testing on my early 2008 black macbook 4,1
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    Just in case something goes wrong, make sure to put mountain lion on a separate partition.
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    I've read this thread and the "original" MLPostFactor and I have a question: for what I can understand, the main difference is that your method doesn't need to create the various partitons on disk.

    Am I right?

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    That and there isn't a need to run an installer after installing the OS unless there is an update. My version also has some bugs that mlpostfactor doesn't but I will fix those :)
  6. hackerwayne, Apr 24, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

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    Theres always a reason why i choose to let the user have a Install partition.

    1. Its does the same thing as Apples "Recovery Partition"
    2. It doesn't overwrite onto you're perfectly fine Lion partition.

    Other notes:
    1. You can't buy ML from the app store if you hava an unsupported mac.
    2. iMessage & FT is working.
    Caused by failed installation.
    Not gonna be fixed unless you sort out the kextcache issue
    Isnt that the same thing? Launchpad is the applications folder in disguise

    And apparently you took our files w/o our consent. :mad:
  7. 53kyle, Apr 24, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

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    I will edit my first post about the mac app store. I am working on getting the files hidden without getting rid of the install failed message. In launchpad it shows two versions of the installer, but not the applications folder. Finally, I couldn't get iMessage to work, it wouldn't connect to the server.
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    thanks for your reply!
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    First, he acknowledged those were files "taken" from you, see his comment below, he even mentioned your name.

    Second, I did not download 500+ MB to see what is inside but I guess manipulated files OWNED by APPLE, they are NOT your files!

    The only thing he didn't do and should have is to thank you for it.

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    I already went through all of this on his thread. I actually agree with him that these are his files and I shouldn't have taken them without permission because he and mlforall obviously worked really hard to accomplish what they did, so I do thank him for making what I am doing possible.
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    Tested Macbook (early 2008)

    I tested a macbook white (early 2008) last night. The installation didn't fail but encounter and error, that's what it's supposed to do? After restarts nothing happened
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    If you restart holding down the option key, there should be either be a drive labeled "EFI Boot" or whatever partition you installed it on.
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    I didn't install it in a different partition, is that the only way?
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    I understand that you already installed mountain lion? Do you get the flashing question mark, prohibited sign? Right now, you may have to hold the option key until you boot into the os and change the startup disk from system preferences.
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    I installed ML on my MacPro 1,1 with one of the 1st hacks that enabled you to install on unsupported macs.

    This system & boot drive is to be a file server at home with all the files on other partitions/drives. Currently it is on 10.8.2 and iCloud, Facetime and iMessage are not working.

    How do I upgrade to 10.8.3 and will it fix the iCloud/FT/iMessage issues?
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    Ask questions on hackerwayne's thread.
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    That is a very old thread, so either use hackerwayne's or use mine but if you use mine it may not work (I am still waiting on people to say if this does or does not work)
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    I might give it a go at yours
    What is difference between yours and Hackerwayne????
  20. 53kyle, May 20, 2013
    Last edited: May 21, 2013

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    I am trying to make mine more simple, but don't try yet because at some time soon I am going to make a new version available which will fix some bugs and take a couple of minutes instead of hours ;)
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    Do you have any eta on that?
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    Well, first I have to get hold of my sisters 2006 macbook, then I need to test it like a billion times, but I don't know when that will be :(
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    Apparently dropbox has a limit on traffic and I have a free account so it will take me a bit to get the link working again (not with dropbox)

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