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19May/110

How to Create a Portable Hackintosh on a USB Thumb Drive

Even though there are several fantastic bootable Linux systems, but how to run OS X?

Often users employ USB and Hackintosh on their computers to obtain Linux OS X experience. However, with iPortable Snow, a method for the distribution of OS X 10.6.2, the same live experience can achieved. Read on to find more.

Instructions:

To create the thumb drive, Mac Hackintosh is required.

Step 1: Download iPortable Snow from a torrent website.

Step 2: While the application downloads, format your external hard drive or 8 GB thumb drive. Open Disk Utility> Select the drive you want to install OS X.

Step 3: Visit Partition tab and create a single partition, formatted as Mac OS Extended. Click Options to ensure that Master Boot Record option is being used. Click Apply to format the drive.

Step 4: Close Disk Utility and open downloaded iPortable Snow installer.

Step 5: Double click icon with the umbrella labeled “iPortable_Snow_x86″. It will automatically open a program CopyCatX.

Step 6: In the first window, go to Backup/Restore section> Change selected partition to the formatted drive> Click Backup/Restore button.

Step 7: In the second window, restore the drive to a backup by clicking the right radio button > Click Start > Use iPortable_Snow_x86 volume archive file when prompted. It will copy the files to the thumb drive.

Step 8: Open “First Aid” in the iPortable Snow Install folder to fix bootloader > Click iPortable Bootfix> On third page click “Change Install Location”> Change the location of thumb drive, else a new bootloader will override all the previous steps. Once complete, rename it.

Bingo! You successfully created a Portable Hackintosh on a USB Thumb Drive. You can now enjoy the same live Linux thumb drive experience from your booted thumb drive. You will obtain Chameleon screen with a few choices, instead of regular options when your computer’s OS boots.

This process works well on most Intel-based computers. So try it out on your Hackintosh and educate us with your valuable comments in the box below.

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