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Install iATKOS L2 (Lion 10.7.2) from USB using only Windows


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#1 Obelisk

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:18 AM

Hi everyone,
I searched for a solution of this and come up with YUMI - a software using syslinux and grub4dos.
I'm facing a big problem now but allow me share what I've done first.

1. Using "AnyToISO" Pro version (http://www.crystalidea.com/anytoiso), convert the 4.35-GB-mess iATKOS_L2.dmg to iATKOS_L2.iso. (Used PowerISO and UltraISO but caused error, they're not worth the words "Ultra" and "Power" at all).

2. Format the USB to NTFS to prevent copying error caused by the 4.35-GB-mess.

3. Use YUMI (http://www.pendrivel...ot-usb-creator/) with the option "Try another OS" (or some similar things). Select the iATKOS_L2.iso and wait, basically for the copying progress.

4. Boot normally with the USB stick plugged. You can see the iATKOS L2 install screen, with a timer is decreasing and a note "Press any to boot to iATKOS L2, or F8 to enter start options".

Well... almost end of story, isn't it ? But the main problem araised when I pressed any key. Let's watch a video captured by my pnone here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2SKBOS_qxg&feature=youtu.be

The grub4dos entries were:


title Boot iATKOS_L2.iso 1

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso

map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso (hd32)

map --hook

chainloader (hd32)



title Boot iATKOS_L2.iso 2

insmod hfsplus

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso

map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso (hd32)

map --hook

chainloader (hd32)



title Boot iATKOS_L2.iso 3

insmod hfsplus

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso

map /multiboot/ISOS/iATKOS_L2.iso (hd32)

map --hook

root (hd32)

chainloader (hd32)


Am I missing something or my BIOS's just incompatible with L2 ?
Or NTFS is not the one, instead of HFS+ ?

Edited by Obelisk, 06 April 2012 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

i don't know about third party apps, but here is how i made a USB boot out of a *.DMG.

00. You require an existing OSX and USB stick (more GBs better)
01. Plug in your USB and open Disk Utility (inside Applications Utilities folder)
02. click your device on left and on the right, click Partition tab
03. Below Partition layout i clicked drop down menu and selected 4 Partitions.
04. 4th Partition is 4.7GB (HFSPJ), 3rd Partition is 4.7GB (HFSPJ), 2nd Partition 100MB (HFSPJ), 1st partition Remaining GB (FAT32 temp)
05. After applying, Double click your *.DMG and mount it, on Disk Utility, click on 4th partition and go to "Restore" tab
06. Drag your mounted *.DMG from left to SOURCE, Drag your 4th Partition to DESTINATION and click Restore button.
07. Download and install Chameleon on 2ad Partition (100MB)

08. Reboot and boot from USB stick :)

09. On windows, Format 1st partition to NTFS, install grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)
10. Download tboot and make grub4dos entry to boot it (starts Chameleon again)


title Apple Mac OSX setup Chameleon

find --set-root /tboot

chainloader /tboot
11. You can use other (OSX version/OS/Future OS) on 3rd Partition ;)

:cheers:

Edited by ignored, 06 April 2012 - 12:08 PM.


#3 steve6375

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

If you have a Windows system, check your USb stick with RMPrepUSB - Quick Size Test button (will destroy existing data). If that is OK then click on Help in RMPrepUSB and download H2TESTW and test using H2TESTW (need to format the USb stick first).

#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

1. Using "AnyToISO" Pro version (http://www.crystalidea.com/anytoiso), convert the 4.35-GB-mess iATKOS_L2.dmg to iATKOS_L2.iso. (Used PowerISO and UltraISO but caused error, they're not worth the words "Ultra" and "Power" at all).

What makes you think that "AnyToISO" did "Any" better job? :unsure: (the errors you get seem like coming from the actual .iso :dubbio:)

Just in case ;):
http://www.osx86.net...ile-format.html
http://www.asy.com/scrtm.htm

:cheers:
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#5 Obelisk

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

@ignored: thank you but I have only Windows at this hard time :suda: But thanks for your tboot, I'll try it soon :book:
@steve6375: I used it once and... really be confused with the menu... @.@
@Wonko the Sane: I've try many dmg2iso converter and they're all fall in to one of:
- Reading error while converting.
- Converted, but the output file is 700MB compared to 4.35GB of the input one.
If you know any converter that'll work well in Windows 7, please let me know. I like to store the iso because I can do many things with it... rather than with a HFSPLS-mess that won't work on Windows... >"<
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I'm still searching for an ISO-way but I've solved this using a couple of USB sticks. Let me summarize it for peoples like me, and consider this as... a [Half-solved Thread] - maybe... ? :loleverybody:
1. Using TransMac to restore the iATKOS_L2.dmg to a 8GB USB (mine is Corsair Voyager USB 2.0). After that Windows won't regconized the USB and even request for a formatting - just ignore it.

2. Follow these instruction to create another USB stick for booting: http://forum.voodoop...hp?topic=2143.0 (The link "latest build" won't work for me so I go to the official page of Chameleon http://chameleon.osx...r684-bin.tar.gz to get it, change some folder names and it should be OK).

3. Now let your beloved PC be satisfied with two USB-sticks plugged in :wub: . Be sure to change boot-priority to the boot USB.
Chameleon graphical menu will appear. Boot to the partition of the 8GB USB with iATKOS_L2.dmg restored before and enjoy installing iATKOS :2nd:

Btw... I have a small question: to you pro-booters, which one is better (in flexibility, range of extension supported, system requirements...etc...) between grub4dos and Chameleon ? :o

Edited by Obelisk, 07 April 2012 - 01:31 PM.


#6 Obelisk

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

@Wonko the Sane: I haven't noticed that TransMac can export ISO as well... :suda:
I'll try it soon!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

@Wonko the Sane: I haven't noticed that TransMac can export ISO as well... :suda:
I'll try it soon!

Yep :).

Geerally speaking you seem like having missed some of the very basics. :unsure:
A .dmg is normally a DISK image partitioned and formatted with a filesystem (HPFS or HPFS+ or whatever) that a "normal" Windows does not (cannot) understand (because it misses the related filesystem driver).
You need TransMac (or a similar software) to be able to access it's contents.
Of course it CANNOT work if you use it to restore the .dmg to a USB stick (in the sense that as soon that you try to access that stick from Windows, since it cannot "understand" the filesystem, it will prompt you to format the volume).

I gave you a link to the thread where more than one people reported how they used transmac to convert successfully that specific .dmg to .iso (which is EXACTLY what you had asked for ;)).

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#8 pendragon1

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

@obelisk "3. Now let your beloved PC be satisfied with two USB-sticks plugged in :wub: ."

reg'd just to tell you how much i laughed my ass off at this!!




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