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UniBeast: Couldn't remove installation packages

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I have encountered this problem too, using another usb stick gives the same result.

And I found the trick today: before the error occurs, a finder window will be opened,

DO NOT CLOSE THAT WINDOW and be patient, it will be done in 10 minutes.
 
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I ran the command as outlined and got no files found, but I looked further into the Volumes directory and have two "OS X Base System" when the Unibeast created usb drive is plugged in. Is this correct that an OS X Base System would already be there.
Gutwald1:Volumes jjg1$ ls
BackupMac OS X Base System Snow Leopard
Gutwald1Vol OS X Base System 1 Untitled
Gutwald1:Volumes jjg1$ cd OS\ X\ Base\ System\ 1
Gutwald1:OS X Base System 1 jjg1$ sudo ls -l /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
ls: /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/Packages: No such file or directory
Gutwald1 OS X Base System 1 jjg1$ sudo ls -l /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System\ 1/System/Installation/Packages
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 33 Oct 17 19:06 /Volumes/OS X Base System 1/System/Installation/Packages -> /System/Installation/PackagesLink

The ls command shows a link under the "OS X Base System 1" directory.cd

I then renamed the "other OS X Base System" directory and reran Unibeast on the same USB drive.

Ran clean. Worked like it was suppose to. Hope this helps

I guess Unibeast could work around this issue by mounting "OS X Base System" in a temporary location instead of /Volumes?
 
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I have encountered this problem too, using another usb stick gives the same result.

And I found the trick today: before the error occurs, a finder window will be opened,

DO NOT CLOSE THAT WINDOW and be patient, it will be done in 10 minutes.
doesnt work
 
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Hello!

I have the same problem. "There was an error creating your UniBEast drive: Couldn't remove installation packages".

I use:

–Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (Hackintosh);
–SanDisk Ultra Fit 32 GB USB 3.0 and two different SDHC flash cards 8 GB with card reader USB 2.0;
–USB port 2.0 and 3.0.

How can I solve this problem?
 
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is there any solution for this issue? tried with 2 usb drive of 8gb and 1 of 16gb, re-downloaded El Capitan and Yosemite, still having the problem.
 
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jgutwald you are a genius.

For those that need help: Right-click finder, and select "Go to folder...". Then type in "/Volumes" and hit enter. There, if we had the same problem, you would find two "OS X Base System" files. In my case, one was a folder with a red (-) symbol. I renamed it to "other OS X Base System". After that, I ran uniBeast on the same USB that had been failing and it worked! :clap::thumbup:
Worked for me too, thanks a lot! :D
 
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jgutwald you are a genius.

For those that need help: Right-click finder, and select "Go to folder...". Then type in "/Volumes" and hit enter. There, if we had the same problem, you would find two "OS X Base System" files. In my case, one was a folder with a red (-) symbol. I renamed it to "other OS X Base System". After that, I ran uniBeast on the same USB that had been failing and it worked! :clap::thumbup:
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Same issue; I have tried on a 2 macbook pro's & a macbook air. 2 8gb usb 2.0 (toshiba & microcenter brand), a microctr 8 gb 3.0, 2 pny 16gb 2.0, and a generic 128 gb - all with the same error. Any suggestions? I'm just about resolved to stay on OSX 10.10 or just give up on a unibeast usb. Any ideas?
 
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I just got UniBeast to work, but I'm not sure how. Here's what I did...

1. On my 2011 MacBook Air, running El Capitan (10.11.2), I downloaded a fresh copy of El Capitan (10.11.3) and a fresh copy of UniBeast (6.1.1)
2. Reformatted a Kingston 32GB flash drive that had worked reliably for many installations, from Mountain Lion to El Capitan 10.11.2
3. Set UniBeast to install Legacy, with NVidia inject. Ran UniBeast and got the dreaded "Couldn't remove installation packages error"; rebooted and got the same error.
4. Tried a lot of different things that should of worked but didn't in my hands, including:
(a) spitjo's solution here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/unibeast-archived-threads/179903-selected-mac-os-x-installer-incomplete.html
(b) Installing Clover directly here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-guides/167901-how-create-os-x-el-capitan-public-beta-installation-usb-using-clover.html
5. The following day, thinking I might try jgutwald's solution in this thread, I ran UniBeast again. The magic "OS X Base Systems Window" appeared (not sure whether I saw it yesterday...), which, following CCSpecialist's advice in this thread, I did not close.
6. UniBeast successfully completed its installation.

I'm not sure what I did right today that I didn't do yesterday. All the hardware and software was the same as it was yesterday when UniBeast failed.
 
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