UniBeast has been updated to 1.5.2. This version fixes the USB bug that was in the previous version which should make installing Mountain Lion much easier.
It is quite a pain to do, because you need to learn quite a bit to troubleshoot it, if something is wrong and you need access to another Mac or Hackintosh to get things started.
When you know what you're doing installation can be very quick and easy.
Yes sleep doesn't work frequently and you have to patch audio too, and other drivers.
But basically the hardware I recommend is an Intel chipset motherboard. Many graphics cards are supported.
I love it as a primary OS, it's great with a Magic trackpad or Magic mouse.
tonymac only support use of the Mountain Lion Installer app bought from the Mac App Store and used in conjunction with UniBeast and then MultiBeast. They don't allow discussions involving other installation methods. This means that you will need a Mac or hackintosh that you can use to create a UniBeast based Mountain Lion USB installer.
Needless to say, you can "acquire" the Mountain Lion app by whatever means you wish, not a dmg version but the app version and use a friends mac or hackintosh to create a USB installer with UniBeast. If you get stuck, PM me and i'll let you use my MacBook to make one.
I'm dual booting into Lion on my gaming rig.. lolz,
Just for kicks it started off as but I use it often. Needs more moola to upgrade my Macbook Pro but I haven't been that concerned with it since my Hackintosh is smooth as butter..
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How do we create the install usb without access to a mac?
Was thinking of downloading the Mountain Lion USB install version from torrent to try out.
Would it just be a case of copying the file over to a 8gb usb drive and rebooting?
No. The drive must first be formatted to Mac OS Extended (HFS+) before the file is imaged to it. You cannot just copy it across because it won't be bootable. I've never tried one those custom made USB Mountain Lion installers yet so it is possible that it can automatically format and image the drive correctly.
The method I used is to get Mountain Lion from the app store, use my Mac or hackintosh to format the drive to HFS+, open UniBeast and then follow the prompts and it created a USB installer. I then copied MultiBeast onto the USB drive, for installing the boot loader, graphics enabler, extra drivers etc. Once you boot to the install screen, follow the instructions, reboot, boot this time from the installed hard drive, follow the prompts to create a user account, open MultiBeast and install the default options and reboot without using the USB installer. If it gets to the desktop, you're lucky: that means the bootloader and graphics enabler etc worked correctly. Then check for missing ethernet, wifi, sound drivers etc and install them with MultiBeast as needed. Post questions here or on TonyMac if you need additional help.
OK. All installed well except no network, trying to get awl file to install but it is not picking up any usb ports.
Only items showing under applications/Utilities/Disk Utility are the DVD-Rom and HDD?
OK got network up and running with kext, now cant sign in to App store with my login, tells me "connection Failed"