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Simplest Mac OS X Installation Guide

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It is way more complicated now, something like :

1. Purchase Snow Leopard & Lion
2. Create Clover USB for Snow Leopard (on windows or linux)
2. Boot Snow Leopard DVD
3. Install Snow Leopard
4. Create bootable Lion USB
5. Install Lion
6. Boot Lion
7. Download Sierra
8. Create UniBeast USB
9. Install Sierra
It's a damn shame the Snow Leopard route isn't this straightforward anymore. But we can't really blame Apple, DVDs and CDs are becoming obsolete.
 
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It is way more complicated now, something like :

1. Purchase Snow Leopard & Lion
2. Create Clover USB for Snow Leopard (on windows or linux)
2. Boot Snow Leopard DVD
3. Install Snow Leopard
4. Create bootable Lion USB
5. Install Lion
6. Boot Lion
7. Download Sierra
8. Create UniBeast USB
9. Install Sierra
Wouldn't it be possible to install Snow Leopard, update to El Capitan(which supports updating from Snow Leopard) and then update to Sierra?
 

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Wouldn't it be possible to install Snow Leopard, update to El Capitan(which supports updating from Snow Leopard) and then update to Sierra?
It depends on your hardware - New stuff won't run on old stuff.
 
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It depends on your hardware - New stuff won't run on old stuff.
Don't worry, my i5 4430 + 8GB DDR3 RAM should be able to run Sierra. It was more of a question if the procedure has to include 2 paid OS X versions, if the 10.6 purchase would allow to update to 10.11, which is free and upgradable to Sierra.
 
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Bit of background:
I recently got my hands on a SuperMicro X9SCL Mobo and Xeon E3 1220 (power supply, case and 500GB) hard drive for cheap
I originally intended to put freeNas on it and realized (through both thinking and discussion with a server admin) that
it'd be better to put macOS on it and use ownCloud for the file sharing services I want.
I have found that the board is compatible based on this forum.

I feel like I just haven't used right words to search for this:
Is there a way to install macOs without a CD burner? I have plenty of USB keys floating around and would rather save money to use toward HDDs for server.
 

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Bit of background:
I recently got my hands on a SuperMicro X9SCL Mobo and Xeon E3 1220 (power supply, case and 500GB) hard drive for cheap
I originally intended to put freeNas on it and realized (through both thinking and discussion with a server admin) that
it'd be better to put macOS on it and use ownCloud for the file sharing services I want.
I have found that the board is compatible based on this forum.

I feel like I just haven't used right words to search for this:
Is there a way to install macOs without a CD burner? I have plenty of USB keys floating around and would rather save money to use toward HDDs for server.
You need to use a regular sata optical drive and use a cd for iBoot as it does not always work on a DVD. This installation process does not work with USB. If you have a mac or access to a Mac and the App Store then you can create installation media with OS X Lion onwards using USB.
 
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Bit of background:
I recently got my hands on a SuperMicro X9SCL Mobo and Xeon E3 1220 (power supply, case and 500GB) hard drive for cheap
I originally intended to put freeNas on it and realized (through both thinking and discussion with a server admin) that
it'd be better to put macOS on it and use ownCloud for the file sharing services I want.
I have found that the board is compatible based on this forum.

I feel like I just haven't used right words to search for this:
Is there a way to install macOs without a CD burner? I have plenty of USB keys floating around and would rather save money to use toward HDDs for server.
You should try Open Media Vault, more easier than Freenas and much more sexy !
It's easy to add little plugins (owncloud and more) and it's even possible to virtualize finger in the noze
Level stability :unbreakable

 
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Here, in the simplest of terms, is the method for retail Mac OS X installation using iBoot, UniBeast, and MultiBeast without access to a Mac. If you have access to a Mac, use the default UniBeast guide on it's own.

1. Purchase Snow Leopard Retail DVD
2. Use iBoot + MultiBeast to install Snow Leopard
3. Update to Snow Leopard 10.6.8
4. Purchase OS X Application
5. Prepare UniBeast USB Installation Drive
6. Fresh install OS X
7. Post installation using MultiBeast

Hope this helps. :thumbup:


iBoot 10.6 Guide http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ ... -x-on.html
UniBeast 10.7 Guide http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/10/ ... using.html
UniBeast 10.8 Guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-mountain-lion-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.60584/
UniBeast 10.9 Guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-mavericks-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.112389/
UniBeast 10.10 Guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.143976/
UniBeast 10.11 Guide http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-el-capitan-any-supported-intel-based-pc.172672/
tonymacx86 Downloads: downloads


My impression is that this general method will NOT work on current hardware. Am I wrong ?
 
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It is way more complicated now, something like :

1. Purchase Snow Leopard & Lion
2. Create Clover USB for Snow Leopard (on windows or linux)
2. Boot Snow Leopard DVD
3. Install Snow Leopard
4. Create bootable Lion USB
5. Install Lion
6. Boot Lion
7. Download Sierra
8. Create UniBeast USB
9. Install Sierra


hhhhhhhmmmmm... the method you outline above... for newer hardware ?? like my skylake-based build ?
 
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Hello everyone,

I do have a question. I can download the mac os Mojave from one of my friends MacBook but the question is can I complete the process on a windows machine to create a boot drive?

also, I have been wondering if my part is compatible I do have:
Asus rog strix b250-f gaming
i5-7500
corsair vengeance ddr4 2400
asus strix gtx 1070 oc
Kingston 250gb ssd

thanks.
 
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