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UniBeast 5 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 only run on 64-bit systems.

5. UniBeast will detect which valid 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.

6. It typically takes between 15-30 minutes to complete copying and creating the USB. The time is all based on system and USB type and speed.

7. A UniBeast created 10.7.5 drive uses approximately 5.39 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 10.8.5 drive uses approximately 5.12 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.

9. A UniBeast created 10.9.5 drive uses approximately 6.09 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.

10. A UniBeast created 10.10.0 drive uses approximately 6.78 GB on the destination drive. You can verify this by doing a “Get Info” in the Finder for the USB stick.

11. 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".

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Most UniBeast failures are due to it not finding your valid purchased copy of Install Mac OS X Lion.app, Install OS X Mountain Lion.app or Install Mac OS X Yosemite.app in /Applications, or the application is incomplete or corrupted.

Your copy of the install application can get corrupted if you copy it off to another folder and/or volume. It could also get corrupted if you have multiple copies of the application 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 it will only update part of it 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 xxxxxxx.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.

15. UniBeast will log to ~/Library/Logs/UniBeast.log which is accessible via the Console application

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

16. UniBeast will only write to an external drive with a partition of 32 GB or less. Larger drives will need to be partitioned.

17. 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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