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Method 1 Prepare Your USB Memory
1. Because we will need to customise some things to run the installer on your PC, we will customise how to load this setup, and more specifically, we will load a custom bootloader, we will instal Snow Leopard on your PC from USB memory, rather than from the installation DVD. This is necessary because we will need to customise some things to run the installer on your PC.
2. Format the USB stick and then use it to convert the Snow Leopard disc into an image that can be displayed on the desktop of a Mac computer, as shown below:
Application Open Disk Utility (Disk Utility) on the Mac that you have provided (this application can be found in / Applications / Utilities / Disk Utility) and verify that it is working properly.
3. Partition and format the USB flash drive as follows: Insert the USB memory stick, and after a second, the device is displayed in the Disk Utility sidebar.
Click on it.
Click on Partition.
Choose a partition volume scheme.
Give a name (Hackintosh) and select Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive., Recorded), now very important.
Click on the button options, and check the option that says GUID Partition Table, once you’ve done all the above;
You have an installation DVD image from Snow Leopard on your hard drive: to get it, insert the Snow Leopard DVD into the Mac provided by Apple, and when it appears in the sidebar of Disk Utility (1) you click on it, then ( 2) you click on the “new image” and choose a location to save it to, I recommend using the desktop, to finish, click Save and go to the bathroom or get a cold drink because it will take some time, when it is finished, it will appear in the sidebar of Disk
4. Restore the Snow Leopard image that has been saved on your hard drive to your USB drive: Now, using the same application, Disk Utility, (1) select the USB memory device known as Hackintosh, (2) select Restore from the drop-down menu. Drag and drop the image that was created from the Mac OS X installation DVD Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg from the sidebar to the field that says Font, then drag and drop the USB from the sidebar to the field that says Target, and that’s it. After that, simply (5) click on the restore button and enter the password when prompted (the password for the Mac that the administrator loaned you), which may take a few minutes. Now you are done.
5. Some modifications must be made in order for the installer to boot from the USB drive. In order to accomplish this, some work must be done from the Terminal in Mac OS X, and this is where some users may have difficulty. If you don’t know how to use the terminal, ask a friend who is familiar with it for help.
6. Make sure your USB cable is still connected, and then open the Terminal (/ Utilities / Terminal) and type the following command into the terminal:
list of diskutil commands
Take note of the ID of the USB drive, as well as the names of the GUID partition and the HFS partition. You will need these names later on, so make a note of them for later use.
7. Go to the Chameleon page and download the most recent version of Chameleon. Once the file has been downloaded, unzip it and save it in a convenient location such as the desktop.
8. Go to the i386 folder that is inside the folder Chameleon.
cd / Users / your name /Desktop/Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640-bin/i386 /
9. Once inside the folder, you can use the terminal to execute the following commands (the ID in bold replace it by one of the IDs you copied in step 1).
boot0 sudo fdisk-f-u-y / dev/rdisk2
10. Repeat the procedure, but this time change the name of the identifier on the other copy that you copied in step 1 to something more meaningful.
sudo dd if = boot1h of = / dev/rdisk2s2
11. Place the custom Bootloader USB memory, for which you can download it from netkas.org and unzip it into a convenient location, then use the Terminal to copy the bootloader to the USB stick, in this case it is necessary to use the Terminal rather than the Finder, so it uses a command like this, changing the routes you use: Place the custom Bootloader USB memory.
sudo cp / Users / adam / Desktop / boot / Volumes / Hackintosh
12. Complete the preparation of the USB drive by downloading and unzipping this file, then copying and pasting it into the USB memory.
Method 2 Install Snow Leopard
1. Install Snow Leopard.
2. To boot from your USB drive, ensure that the boot priority setting in BIOS is set to first. After that, simply plug the USB drive into the PC Hackintosh and you’ll be ready to go!
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