How do you know if you have the newest version of the Mountain Lion installer? Is there a way I can create a recovery file? The restore procedure will take roughly five to ten minutes, depending on your Mac and the speed of your drive s. Re-download Mountain Lion First, grab hold of a copy of the Mountain Lion installer file. When Disk Utility creates the drive in this manner, all files on it will be erased and replaced with the restored data; however, if you initially partitioned the drive see step 6 above , then you can still use the drive's secondary volume for other purposes in addition to being a Mountain Lion install source. If things go well, your computer will boot into Niresh instead of booting from your normal hard disk. Update For Newer Models — hidden BaseSystem. I'm not sure the 840 is.
When you do this you should see the disk image appear in the Source field, but if not then drag it there. Run the MultiBeast tool and checkmark all the relevant hardware for which you wish to install Kext drivers. I've not used them, so I can't really comment. Finally, if you need to —assuming you have the license to do so—a bootable install drive makes it easier to do so. So if you plan to use that installer on other Macs, or—in this case—to create a bootable drive, be sure to copy the installer to another drive, or at least move it out of the Applications folder, before you install.
The format process can take up to an hour depending upon the flash drive size. However, when following the procedure for Lion you might run into a snag that will prevent the drive from being created. If you encounter problems or have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Using Carbon Copy Cloner Version 3. It can be the same computer as the one mentioned in the previous point. This may take a minute or two.
In the Restore tab in Disk Utility, drag this new volume to the Source field, and then repeat step 8 above to restore it to your drive of choice special thanks to MacFixIt reader Michael A. Select Disk Utility from the main menu and click on the Continue button. When the install is finished, your Mac restarts itself. Sorry for questions which might be obvious, I just want to be clear on everything. Alternatively, you can use the next method.
Keep a backup of the files within if you still need them, then come back to this section. In Disk Utility select the partition that was just formatted and click the restore tab. Read it and click Agree. Locate and right-click the Mountain Lion installer to show its contents click for larger view. So I'm not 100% clear on everything. This may take a while depending on your Internet connection's speed.
On my Gigabyte motherboard, I have to press F10 to save my changes. Two, you are thinking about trading or gifting your machine to someone else, but you are concerned with the remnants of files, profiles and various credentials that if mishandled, may lead to a security leak. Upon verifying that the fields are correct, click the Restore button and select Erase from the application, if prompted to do so. While thoughtful, if working with multiple partitions, each will have the same name making them indistinguishable from the others. You need to do this for Niresh to work. For most computers, that will be enough at least for the initial installation. Make sure that the computer successfully boots up to it.
Not so easy anymore is it? Like you would do with the final release. Watch our hands-on First Look of Mountain Lion:. If you're installing Mountain Lion on a computer that has never been turned into a Hackintosh before i. If you've already installed Mavericks, you will have to download the installer again, since it self-destructs after installation. Select Erase from the confirmation box, if prompted to do so. This will take at least 30 minutes.
Launch App Store, and go to the Purchases tab. Installing Drivers Post-installation, chances are that if you run the latest hardware, most of your hardware like wirelesss, sound card, etc would work. Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed. Be sure to download the newest version 5 of Multibeast, not the older versions 3 or 4 which are for Snow Leopard and Lion, respectively. The process may indicate in excess of one hour, but in my experience the process takes significantly less time to complete.