[SOLVED] SFOTT usb key not bootable Mavericks

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  1. donjames, Jul 26, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015

    donjames macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have attempted to created a new SFOTT usb key on my Macpro 1,1 that is running os x 10.7 Lion using

    Tiamo's sfott.app. I am trying to install Mavericks on this machine.

    The usb key is not bootable.

    I looked at the script and found these errors:

    [replace boot.efi]
    check if Tiamo's boot.efi is there
    No (graphic) boot.efi found in Working Directory
    downloading boot efi file from macrumors
    from http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=449242
    Credits tiamo http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=460956 [|] unzip archive into working directory
    ditto: Couldn't read PKZip signature
    ls: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    No (verbose) boot.efi found in Working Directory
    downloading boot efi file from macrumors
    from http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=449107
    Credits tiamo http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=460956 unzip archive into working directory
    ditto: Couldn't read PKZip signature
    ls: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefiv/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    listing original boot.efi files
    /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi
    /Volumes/OS X Base System/usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi
    unlocking /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi

    cp: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    cp: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    relocking new new /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi
    chmod: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    chflags: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi: No such file or directory

    listing boot.efi files

    ls: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi*: No such file or directory
    ls: /Volumes/OS X Base System/usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi*: No such file or directory


    Operation done
    ############ end of errors ##############

    I have two questions:

    1) If I were to download boot.efi to my computer, where would I place it so that sfott.app could find it?

    2) Is there a revised sfott.app script that will download boot.efi?





    Regards,

    Don James
     
  2. donjames thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    I found the answer.
    I copied boot.efi to /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig and to /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefiv.
    sfott.app creates these two directories on the Lion hard drive. I had to run sfott.app once so that these two directories were created. Next, I copied boot.efi to these two directories, then I ran sfott.app again. This time sfott.app found boot.efi and therefore, did not attempt to download it from the internet. I had to open a terminal window and log in as root in order to copy boot.efi. SFOTT now shows up in System Preferences->Startup Disk. I selected SFOTT and then clicked on Reboot. The machine rebooted and started the Mavericks install.

    I hope this helps someone else who is having the same difficulty.

    Regards,

    Don James
     
  3. mrfrantastic macrumors newbie

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    #4
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    I searched the whole web and this solution worked! Even with Mountain Lion instead of Mavericks.

    Again: if you encounter the problem that you cannot boot a disk you created with SFOTT: start from scratch BUT right after starting SFOTT (it creates the tmp-folders on startup), copy boot.efi in the directories /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig and /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefiv.
    After that just continue with the creation of your disk as described in all the other tutorials on the web.

    Thanks again, mate!
     
  4. donjames thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    You are welcome and have a wonderful day.

    Regards,

    Don James
     
  5. ssprod macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Greetings, where do I locate "boot.efi"? thanks!
     

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