Yet another newbie here. I posted in the iBoot forum, but there doesn't seem to be very much traffic there, so I'm updating my post here, since I'm really trying to get to Snow Leopard and ultimately, ML. My system is a newly assembled CustomMac Mini: i3-3225, GA-H77N-WIFI, SanDisk SSD, Sony OptiArc CDROM . I've followed all the recommended BIOS settings from these pages and was hoping to follow beelzebozo's video here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/340-snow-leopard-mountain-lion-ivy-bridge-installation-video-guide.html . When I downloaded iBoot, I unzipped it and burned the .ISO file to a CD using a Windows 7 program called Power2Go. Initially I just did this as a data file, and this disk does not boot; I just get a request to insert a bootable disk and hit any key, which just then loops. So, OK, I think - I need to make sure this is a bootable disk and discover that option in Power2Go. Initially, I did this in a way which resulted in three files on my CD: the iBoot Ivy Bridge .ISO file, and files labeled BOOTCTG.BIN and BOOTIMG.BIN . Later, I realized I was using Power2Go incorrectly and created another boot disk with the two files BOOTCTG.BIN and BOOTIMG.BIN, the later file having the same size as the original iBoot .ISO file. Now when I use this latter disk, there is a flurry of activity on the CD drive and then I get a blank screen with just a cursor, which does not respond to any keyboard commands except ctrl+alt+del, whereupon it reboots. This second re-boot (holding F12 to get boot menu) leads to the dead cursor again, but this time ctrl+alt+del doesn't even do anything and I need to power down. So, am I making a proper iBoot CD? Or should I be looking elsewhere?