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Fix/solution for "Selected Mac OS X Installer is incomplete"

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The solution is a lot easier, than anything that I have read on this forum.
Just turn your system clock back to the 2015 time frame during the install, then, turn it back to
current, when you're done. POC
 
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How did you. Mine would not even fire up App Store with the wrong date.
 
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A real solution for those who get stuck at STEP 1.

Seeing no real solutions offered here on the forums, other then seeing users getting pushed to look at the troubleshooting guide for UniBeast 8 and then coming back empty handed because they are stuck at:



The troubleshooting guide won't supply users with a fix and users getting all over forums pushed back to the guide.

The fine install guide tells you in step 1:



And then you windup with an installer thats 19MB in /Applications.

Then you start UniBeast and it says "Selected Mac OS X Installer is incomplete".

If this is you then you can fix this by doing the following:

You will need to recreate the full installer from the separate parts.

To do so we will use the installer stub app to grab all the files from Apple and then abort the install before it does anything else.

Run the 19MB stub installer (/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra).

Choose the install disk and click ‘install’ (it won’t actually install yet!).

It will download the remaining install files and place them under /macOS Install Data (i.e. look for the folder in the root of your hard drive ‘Macintosh HD’).

When it has finished downloading all it needs, the installer screen will then ask you to restart the Mac – but don’t! At this point ABORT the install by quitting the installer app.

Next we will recreate the full installer from all the downloaded parts. This will restore the ability to create an install media USB.

Do the following:

Open Terminal and run: sudo -s
Enter admin credentials to gain root permissions.
Then copy and paste the following 3 commands:

mkdir /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport

cd /macOS\ Install\ Data

find . -mount | cpio -pvdm /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport


You now have a full installer package in your Applications folder!

Now goto STEP 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive with UniBeast to continue the install guide.
You're the best dude thank you so much
 
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Excellent guide.

There is something I want to mention. In this support document : https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201372

It is mentioned under "Download macOS from the App Store" that :


So if we attempt to download MacOS High Sierra from a Mac or hackintosh that is not running El Capitan 10.11.6 / Sierra 10.12.5 or 10.12.6 / High Sierra, then all we get will be the 19MB file. Like I tried on my Mac mini 2012 Server running Mavericks. I tried repeatedly and could only get the small file and not the full installer. Now I understand why.
but I have high seirra and I got the 19mb download
 
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so ive done this and It says for the last several lines it says locked files. figured it was nothing and went along started installing on the pc and it says "could not find resources." is there something im doing wrong?


/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./InstallInfo.plist

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label.contentDetails

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label_2x

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/Boot Files

/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/cleanup_installer

cpio: Failed to set file flags



edit the install file still turned out to be 5.23 gigs
there's no SharedSupport folder, there's resources
 
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there's no SharedSupport folder, there's resources
couldn't find any SharedSupport folder. i think there's an error. in high sierra it's resources folder
 
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A real solution for those who get stuck at STEP 1.

Seeing no real solutions offered here on the forums, other then seeing users getting pushed to look at the troubleshooting guide for UniBeast 8 and then coming back empty handed because they are stuck at:



The troubleshooting guide won't supply users with a fix and users getting all over forums pushed back to the guide.

The fine install guide tells you in step 1:



And then you windup with an installer thats 19MB in /Applications.

Then you start UniBeast and it says "Selected Mac OS X Installer is incomplete".

If this is you then you can fix this by doing the following:

You will need to recreate the full installer from the separate parts.

To do so we will use the installer stub app to grab all the files from Apple and then abort the install before it does anything else.

Run the 19MB stub installer (/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra).

Choose the install disk and click ‘install’ (it won’t actually install yet!).

It will download the remaining install files and place them under /macOS Install Data (i.e. look for the folder in the root of your hard drive ‘Macintosh HD’).

When it has finished downloading all it needs, the installer screen will then ask you to restart the Mac – but don’t! At this point ABORT the install by quitting the installer app.

Next we will recreate the full installer from all the downloaded parts. This will restore the ability to create an install media USB.

Do the following:

Open Terminal and run: sudo -s
Enter admin credentials to gain root permissions.
Then copy and paste the following 3 commands:

mkdir /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport

cd /macOS\ Install\ Data

find . -mount | cpio -pvdm /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport


You now have a full installer package in your Applications folder!

Now goto STEP 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive with UniBeast to continue the install guide.
I can't find SharedSupport folder in Contents. Resources there are. could it be error. got a nice package 5.23 gb. but unibeast says incomplete
 
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I know this sounds stupid but, how can i apply all this if i am running on windows on another computer, because my macbook is without any macos system. Now i am stuck at how to apply those changes and with what. :(
 

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Mojave will only download the partial 22 MB installer even if you have High Sierra running...
 
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For Mojave:

mkdir /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport

cd /macOS\ Install\ Data

find . -mount | cpio -pvdm /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport
I'm having trouble creating the Mojave install using those commands with my Sierra 10.12.6.

After downloading the 10.14.6 "full install" of 22.7 MB (obviously just a loader file), I followed the instructions for the 2nd method to create the Real full install from this link (which matches your instructions exactly):


I saw that the 6GB install was indeed broken into smaller files located at "MacOS Install Data" at the root of my HD.

I used terminal as follows:

My-iMac:~ myName$ sudo -s
Password:
bash-3.2# mkdir /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport
bash-3.2# cd /macOS\ Install\ Data
bash-3.2# find . -mount | cpio -pvdm /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/.
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./AppleDiagnostics.chunklist
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./AppleDiagnostics.dmg
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./BaseSystem.chunklist
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./BaseSystem.dmg
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./index.sproduct
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./InstallESDDmg.pkg
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./InstallInfo.plist
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label.contentDetails
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/.disk_label_2x
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/Boot Files
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./Locked Files/cleanup_installer
/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/SharedSupport/./OSX_10_14_IncompatibleAppList.pkg
11774129 blocks
bash-3.2#

Unfortunately, it didn't create the full install. i didn't notice that it created anything, but I don't see any errors above?

What obvious, stupid mistake am I making?

I realize there are downloader apps from helpful folks such as Dosdude, but I'd prefer to use as few tools as possible.
 
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