Unibeast 9.0.0 - Failure To Create USB

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    Nov 8, 2018 at 2:36 PM #1
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    1. UniBeast version
      1. 9.0.0
    2. UniBeast choices
      1. Legacy Boot Mode
      2. Inject ATI
    3. USB partition scheme, GPT or MBR and size of the destination partition.
      1. MBR, 20GB
      2. Partitioned 64GB drive with the following command; installer pointed to 'stick', or the 20GB partition
        1. sudo diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk4 MBR JHFS+ stick 20G JHFS+ free 0
    4. System specifics where UniBeast was run including hardware configuration and macOS version.
      1. Mac mini (Late 2012)
      2. Processor: 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
      3. Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
      4. Startup Disk: macOS
      5. Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
      6. macOS: 10.14.2 Beta (18C31g)
    5. Error message
      1. There was an error creating your UniBeast drive: Couldn't modify plist
      2. Screenshot Attached
    6. Contents of UniBeast.log
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    7. Contents of install.log
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      2. Note that I copied the log until the end...I did not see a Installed Failed message
     

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    Nov 16, 2018 at 7:10 PM #2
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    Any ideas?
     
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    Nov 16, 2018 at 7:16 PM #3
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    I thought that was the purpose of legacy boot mode - to support systems with a legacy BIOS and MBR requirements. So because my machine will only boot from MBR I'm out of luck? Clover doesn't seem to have any issues installing / booting from MBR in general, so I guess I'm confused as to why UniBeast doesn't work.
     
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    UniBeast was 9.0.0 was tested and was successful in building a Legacy installer.

    Running UniBeast on a beta release of macOS Mojave is not supported.
     
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    Nov 23, 2018 at 4:40 PM #6
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    ok just tried it again on an early 2014 MacBook air - 10.14 non-beta. Exact same issue. Next steps?
     
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    Dec 2, 2018 at 9:35 AM #7
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    Firstly, did you bother reading the Installation Guide for Mojave ?
    For macOS to work properly it needs to be installed on a drive with an EFI Partition. To create the EFI Partition you will have to use GUID instead of Master Boot Record.

    Why are you using sudo, since there is no need to run it as a Super User that is causing the "could not modify plist".

    Are you familiar with Linux ?
    If so you will notice that if you create a file using sudo and try editing using your normal user. What happens ? you get a permission denied error. Same story here, I will confirm with @MacMan later (technically until he see's the post) as to find out the permission UniBeast has while running.

    This command is also invalid while creating a USB Installer. Since you making it a MBR and you are partitioning the disk, not wiping the entire drive.

    The correct common would be this:
    I am using an 8Gb USB with windows loaded on it as an example
    Code:
    command: Curious-Mac-Pro:~ $ diskutil list
    The above command will display all your Drives connected to the Mac.
    
    /dev/disk6 (external, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk6
       1:             Windows_FAT_32 ESD-USB                 7.9 GB     disk6s1
    
    Now that we know the drives number, I usually use the following command to format and wipe a drive.

    command: Curious-Mac-Pro:~ $ diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ Untitled /dev/disk6
    The above will run and complete by its self

    Output:
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    Curious-Mac-Pro:~ $ diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ Untitled /dev/disk6
    Started erase on disk6
    Unmounting disk
    Creating the partition map
    Waiting for partitions to activate
    Formatting disk6s2 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name Untitled
    Initialized /dev/rdisk6s2 as a 7 GB case-insensitive HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal
    Mounting disk
    Finished erase on disk6
    
    Now to test and check if that worked use "diskutil list" and find your drive
    Code:
    /dev/disk6 (external, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk6
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk6s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Untitled                7.6 GB     disk6s2
    
    
    Once you have completed that, make sure to run nothing else as sudo or anything admin related. Then run and follow the steps in UniBeast.

    Related Links:
    UniBeast: Install macOS Mojave on Any Supported Intel-based PC
    UniBeast 8+ Troubleshooting Notes

    MultiBeast 11.0.0 Mojave

    Curious/\/\ac
     
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    Dec 2, 2018 at 9:46 AM #8
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    Your log file does seem to get stuck at copying to the EFI Partition, your command to create the MBR is causing the modify plist error.

    UniBeast is unable to write to a drive with administrator only privileges (using sudo diskutil...) will cause this. Follow my first comment then try again.

    Curious/\/\ac
     

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