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Method 1 of 2: Prepare your USB Flash Drive
Step 1. Install your Snow Leopard to your PC from a USB Memory, instead of the Installation disk, since you need to customize some things to run the installer on your PC, which we will customize how we will load that customization, specifically we will load a manager custom boot
Step 2. Format the USB and then convert the Snow Leopard disk into an image on your Mac desktop, here we tell you how to do that:
Open "Disk Utility" on the Mac (this opens like this Applications> Utilities> Disk Utility)
Step 3. Partition and format the USB drive:
Insert the USB stick, then it will appear in the Disk Utility sidebar.
- Click on it.
- Click Partitions.
- Choose the volume of the partition.
- Give it a name (Macintosh) and select Mac OS Plus (upper / lower, with registry), now it is very important.
- Click on the options button, and check the option that says "GUID Partition Table", once you have done the above;
- Click Apply.
Now you have an image of the Snow Leopard Installation DVD on your hard drive: To do this insert the Snow Leopard DVD and when it appears in the Disk Utility sidebar (1) click there, then (2) click on “new image”then choose where you want to save it, I recommend on the desktop, to finish click Save and go to the bathroom or for a drink because it will take a while, when you finish go to the next step
Step 4. Restore the Snow Leopard image from your hard drive to your USB:
Now from the same Disk Utility application, (1) click on the USB stick, the one you named Macintosh, (2) click restore. (3) Drag and drop the image you created from the installation DVD to the field that says Source, then (4) drag and drop the USB from the sidebar to the field that says Destination. Now simply (5) click the restore button and enter your password when asked (the administrator password), this may take a few minutes.
Step 5. Make some modifications so that the installer starts from the USB drive, this requires working from the Terminal on Mac OS X, and is a bit difficult for some users, but not too much
If you have no idea how to use the terminal, I recommend that you ask a friend for help, now follow these steps.
Step 6. Make sure your USB is still connected and open the terminal (/ Utilities / Terminal) and type the following command:
- diskutil list.
Here you will see a list with the ID of your USB drive, there should be 2 identifiers, one for the GUID partition and another for the HFS partition, copy these names as you will need them later
Step 7. Go to the Chamaleon page and download the latest version of Chameleon, once you download it, unzip it and place it on your desktop
Step 8. Go to the i386 folder that is inside the Chamaleon folder
cd / Users / your name / Desktop / Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640-bin / i386 /
Step 9. Once inside the folder you can execute the following commands from the terminal (the ID in bold, replace it with one of the IDs that you copied in step 1)
boot0 sudo fdisk-f-u-y / dev / rdisk2
Step 10. Repeat the action, but rename the identifier that you copied in step 1
sudo dd if = boot1h of = / dev / rdisk2s2
Step 11. Place the custom bootloader, for this go to netkas.org, download it and unzip it on the desktop, then go to the copy of the bootloader using Terminal, in this case it is necessary to use the terminal and not Finder, like this which uses a command like this, changing the paths you use:
sudo cp / Users / your username / Desktop / boot / Volumes / Mackintosh
Step 12. Finish preparing the USB drive with that extra download by copying it to the USB stick
Method 2 of 2: Install Snow Leopard
Step 1. Install Snow Leopard, which, unlike what we did previously, is very easy
Step 2. Make sure you have the BIOS boot priority to your USB drive, just plug in your USB and turn on your computer
- diskutil list.