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UniBeast 3 or Earlier Troubleshooting Notes

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Before posting an issue or question with UniBeast please read the following:

1. UniBeast does NOT install anything on your hard drive, it CREATES a bootable USB stick.


2. UniBeast only works on English language systems and is not supported using any other language.


3. UniBeast does not support running from or copying to Case-sensitive file systems.


4. UniBeast will detect which purchased install applications you have in /Applications and will only allow for choosing one if you have multiple versions. You also need to choose Laptop Support or Legacy USB Support before choosing the appropriate OS version.

5. The progress times shown in UniBeast are wrong and can be ignored. Depending on the speed of the system UniBeast is running on and the USB stick used, it typically takes between 15-30 minutes to complete.


6. A UniBeast created 10.7.5 drive uses approximately 5.4 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.


7. A UniBeast created 10.8.5 drive uses approximately 5.18 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.

8. A UniBeast created 10.9.0 drive uses approximately 6.04 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.

9. UniBeast is a signed installer. Make sure "System Preferences - > Security & Privacy -> General -> Allow applications downloaded from" is checked for "Mac App Store and identified developers" or "Anywhere".


10. When running UniBeast on Lion (OS X 10.7), you must be running OS X 10.7.5 with the OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update installed. Otherwise you will see "The operation couldn’t be completed. CSSMERR_TP_NOT_TRUSTED" in the install.log.


11. When running on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) you must be running OS X 10.6.8 with the Apple Software Installer Update 1.0 installed. Otherwise you will see "The operation couldn’t be completed. CSSMERR_TP_NOT_TRUSTED" in the install.log.


12. Most UniBeast failures are due to your purchased copy of Install Mac OS X Lion.app or Install OS X Mountain Lion.app not being in /Applications or being corrupted.

Your copy of the install application can get corrupted if you copy it off to another folder and/or volume and then update it from the Mac App Store. When you update the application the Mac App Store download function is smart and can detect if the original is no longer in /Applications and update it in the new location or will only update part in the new location and create the rest in /Applications, thus creating a spilt update.


To fix this issue you need to delete all copies of "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" from all mounted volumes and empty the Trash. Then download it again to ensure that you are downloading a clean complete copy from the Mac App Store.

13. UniBeast will log progress messages in install.log which is accessible via the Console application

Here is how the progress messages look as part of a successful install:

Jun 23 11:46:52 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 1 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 11:47:02 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 2 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 11:52:53 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 3 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 11:52:53 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 4 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 12:01:19 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 5 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 12:01:21 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 6 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 12:01:22 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: UniBeast Phase 7 of 7 Starting
Jun 23 12:01:32 thunderbridge installd[4462]: ./preinstall: Starting Install of Chimera and other required files

Any failures or errors will be logged during the appropriate phase.

FYI: Phase 4 takes the longest of all the phases, be patient.

14. If none of these solve your problem then follow the instructions in http://www.tonymacx86.com/unibeast/85364-unibeast-failure-reporting.html
 
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