With Apple releasing its new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to the world, existing Mac users easily upgraded to this OS, with it being available as a digital download via the Mac App Store, it could easily be installed in a matter of minutes without get lost in the mess of optical disks and other lengthy procedures.
Not only it’s easy for Mac users to install the latest OS X, but also Windows users can now comparatively easily download and install the OSX as well. Thanks to the UniBeast method of creating a bootable USB drive, Windows users can now also take benefit of Apple’s latest OS X features. Following is the method through which you can get the pieces of puzzle sorted out.
- Access to a Mac to download OS X Mountain Lion from App Store and prepare UniBeast USB Drive.
- A minimum of 8GB or larger USB flash drive.
- A PC capable of running OS X Mountain Lion.
Step 1: Download the latest version of UniBeast [Link]
Step 2: Create a bootable USB drive containing OS X Mountain Lion with the formatted USB plugged into an available USB port on your Mac, open up an instance of Finder and navigate to/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and highlight the relevant USB drive in the left hand column of the interface.
Step 3: Select the Current drop down menu and choose the 1 Partition option. Then select Options underneath Partition Layout menu and make sure the Master Boot Recordoption is checked. Click Ok.
Step 4: Under the Format header, make sure Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is selected. Select Apply before selecting Partition.
Step 5: Run the UniBeast 1.5.1 application . If UniBeast is giving you an error message relating to Mountain Lion being missing, make sure the installation file downloaded from the Mac App Store is located in the /Applications folder.
Step 6: When UniBeast is running, skip through the first few screens before selecting the relevant USB drive on the Select a Destination screen. Choose Continue, then enter your system password for approval. UniBeast will then look for the Mountain Lion installer file in the/Applications folder and install it to the USB drive.
That’s it!, the partitioned USB drive will have a functional version of OS X Mountain Lion on it that can then be used on a PC to create an installation of Mountain Lion. Following is what you will have to do for installing it on computer.
Step 7: Insert the USB drive into the PC and make sure that the machine is set to boot from USB through the BIOS.
Note: The next 3 steps ( 8-10) are only required for new installations.
Step 8: After booting from the drive, you should now be in the OS X installer. Set the desired language, choose the Utilities option from the menu bar before selecting Disk Utility. Select the target hard drive for the installation of Mountain Lion on your PC and click the Partition tab.
Step 9: Once again, select the Current drop down, select 1 Partition before selecting Optionsand choosing GUID Partition Table. Type in Macintosh HD as the name of the partition and once again set the Format toMac OS Extended (Journaled).
Step 10: Click Apply then Partition before closing down the Disk Utility and then simply install Mountain Lion on this hard drive. When the process is completed, restart the machine. When the machine boots up, choose the new Mountain Lion option to make the drive bootable.
That’s it!, you no longer need to purchase expensive Apple hardware to experience the new features the came with the new OS X.