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Can we use xMove to a USB drive and install from that?

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And is xMove even necessary if we've made a bootable Lion USB drive?
 
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I made a bootable USB drive, choose it from the chimera login, and ran the install over the top of SL. Worked beautifully.
 
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Great, thanks, Stein. Is it necessary to update Chimera first? I'm still using whatever was the latest version in January.
 
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jakku said:
SteinVS said:
I made a bootable USB drive, choose it from the chimera login, and ran the install over the top of SL. Worked beautifully.
You make InstallESD.dmg to usb ?

Yes.

This worked for me... although I make no guarantees, so careful.

1. Format 8GB USB -> HFS+journaled
2. show package contents of lion.app
3. contents/sharedsupport/mount "InstallESD.dmg"
4. open terminal -> "open /Volumes/ Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg"
5. restore USB with BaseSystem.dmg in diskutility
6. System/installation/ delete "packages" link on the USB
7. open Mac OS X Install ESD
8. copy packages folder to the USB in the same location as the deleted link above
9. copy current FakeSMC.kext into System/Library/Extensions on USB
10. in terminal. "cd /volumes/"your usb"/System/Library/Extensions/"
11. "sudo chmod -R 755 FakeSMC.kext"
12. "sudo chown -R root:wheel FakeSMC.kext"
13. "cd /volumes/"your usb"/System/Library/
14. "sudo touch /Extensions"
To clarify : "touch /volumes/"your usb"/System/Library/Extension"
15. "cd /Volumes/ Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/" "cd /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/"
16. "sudo cp mach_kernel /volumes/"your usb"/"
17. reboot choose the USB in chimera install over SL.

UPDATE: steps 15 and 16
 
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Cougarcat said:
Great, thanks, Stein. Is it necessary to update Chimera first? I'm still using whatever was the latest version in January.

I'm using the latest version of chimera
 
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Thank's I'll try![/quote]

I just updated that process... I forgot to include the mach_kernel. Please see update. hopefully you see this.
 
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SteinVS said:
13. "cd /volumes/"your usb"/System/Library/
14. "sudo touch /Extensions"
You are touching the "/Extensions" path, which is the (non-existing) Extensions folder on your current mac install, not the USB disk. Remove the "/" to touch the proper folder.
 
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You need to add a "cd" to step 4 so you can get to that directory.
 
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