Install Clover On Usb From Windows

Setting up Mac OS X on a PC carries its own inherent risks; despite the fact that Hackintoshes are generally very stable, there's always a chance that your computer will fail to start, for whatever reason. In these cases, your best option may be to temporarily boot Mac OS X with the help of a boot USB drive. From there, you can fix whatever problem your Hackintosh is experiencing. Your Mac OS X installer USB drive can act as backup boot USB drive, but if you don't have yours anymore, you're not out of luck-- you can still create a makeshift boot USB drive on Windows instead.

Ok, settled the USB part and replacing the config. Turned out, need to be on windows 8 laptop to detect the USB( before this im using windows 7 on pc). Then i faced another problem xD, i managed to boot into clover, but the interface is not the same as shown in the video. Clover Bootloader is a great boot loader, it supports both UEFI and Legacy. This video will guide you how to install Clover Bootloader on USB from Windows an. Clover Bootloader is a great boot loader, it supports both UEFI and Legacy. This video will guide you how to install Clover Bootloader on USB from Windows an.

Hackintoshes generally use Chameleon or Chimera bootloader (they're really the same thing) to boot Mac OS X. If you own a real Mac, you can just download the PKG installer for Chameleon bootloader and install it onto a USB drive in a single click. However, on Windows, the process is more complicated. In this guide, we will be manually writing the necessarily bootloader files from Chameleon onto a USB drive through a series of command-line tools in Windows. Here's what you'll need:
  1. May 19, 2017 Format USB to NTFS. Because the image of the install MacOS partition size larger than 4GB, you can not contain it on a FAT32 partition. If you are using NTFS partitions, skip this step. Copy the two files Clover.img and OSX10.12.5Installer.hfs to the NTFS partition above. You will need a USB least 8GB to store these files.
  2. When possible, choose “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).” Choose the Windows partition you created in Disk Utility. Complete the installation process. Keep in mind that the system will restart several times during installation. EFI Cleanup and Clover Access. After installing Windows, it’s time to move back.

  • An empty USB drive - This USB drive can be any size; it doesn't really matter, since the Hackintosh bootloader will only take up a few megabytes. We'll be erasing this drive, so make sure you back up any files that you have on it.

  • Chameleon boot sector files - A collection of command-line tools that you'll need to create a boot USB drive in Windows.

  • 'boot' file - The main boot file that Chameleon bootloader will need to start Mac OS X. This file was extracted from the newest version of Chameleon bootloader (as of July 1st, 2013), and can boot any version of Mac OS X, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

  • 'Extra' folder - A collection of additional kexts and configuration files necessary to get Chameleon bootloader working properly with Mac OS X. This folder should allow most standard Hackintosh setups to boot properly, though you can add your own specific kext files if you wish.

This step is technically optional, but doing it reduces your chances of errors. Start Windows and plug your USB drive into your computer. Open Windows Explorer (a.k.a. 'My Computer'), and check the letter of your USB drive. Remember this for later-- in the screenshot below, my USB drive (named 'Whatever') has the letter 'O'.
Next, type 'partition' into the Start Menu. Click on the first result, which should open Window's built-in 'Disk Management' program. From here, find the letter of your USB drive, right-click on it, and click 'Format' to erase it.
When asked, format the USB drive with the 'FAT32' file system. This should only take a few seconds.
2. Run the command-line program
Now we're going to set up the boot USB drive from the Windows Command Prompt. For this, you'll need several 'boot-sector' files, downloadable below:
DOWNLOAD: Chameleon boot sector files
The Chameleon boot sector files will be stored inside a single ZIP file. Double-click on the ZIP file to open it. Click the 'Extract all files' button in Windows Explorer, extract all of the files onto the Windows desktop (or some other random place where you can find the files later). The files should be extracted in a folder called 'Chameleon_BS'.
Next, type 'Command Prompt' into the Start Menu. Right click on the first result, and click 'Run as administrator'-- doing this should open the Windows Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt, enter the following command:

Don't forget to include the space between cd and Users.

Replace 'Username' with your Windows username (include the quotation marks). In the screenshot below, I've replaced my Windows username with a blank line. This command changes the folder that the Command Prompt is working on (cd stands for 'change directory'). Now, everything you type into the Command Prompt will apply to the files in the Chameleon_BS folder. This assumes that you put the Chameleon_BS folder on the desktop-- if you put it somewhere else, you may edit the command appropriately. Next, enter the following command:
makeusb Letter:

Replace 'Letter' with the actual letter of your USB drive (don't include the quotation marks). In the screenshot below, the letter of my USB drive is 'O'. This command sets up the USB drive so that it'll be ready to boot Mac OS X.
Once the Command Prompt finishes working (it'll probably only take a few seconds), eject your USB drive from your computer. Then, plug the USB drive in again; this is necessary to get Windows to recognize your newly set-up USB drive properly.
3. Copy the boot files onto the USB drive
Finally, you'll need to copy several extra boot files onto the USB drive. Download the 'boot' file and 'Extra' folder; these are necessary files for the Mac OS X startup process.
DOWNLOAD: 'boot' file
DOWNLOAD: 'Extra' folder
The 'Extra' folder will be stored inside a ZIP file. Double-click on the ZIP file to open it. Copy the 'Extra' folder into your USB drive. Next, download and copy the 'boot' file onto your USB drive as well.
This completes the setup process. Now you should have a working Chameleon boot USB drive that can help start Mac OS X on most PCs. Congratulations!
NOTE: When attempting to boot Mac OS X with the help of a boot USB drive, make sure that USB drives are set to first priority in your computer's BIOS (Step 4 of our standard Mountain Lion installation guide).
SOURCE: [GUIDE]Creating a Chameleon Bootable USB from Windows

If your Mac suddenly refuses to boot up properly, you might need a bootable macOS USB installer to make repairs. But how do you create such a disk if all you're left with is a Windows 10 computer? Fortunately, there's a great tool that you can use for free to create bootable macOS media on a USB drive in a Windows 10 environment. This article shows you how to download a macOS DMG file, format a USB drive using a GUID Partition Table, burn the DMG to the drive and boot your Mac from the USB. All the steps except the last one are done on a Windows 10 machine.

Part 1: Download macOS or Mac OS X DMG File

The first step is to get the DMG disk image file for the version of macOS that you want. You can get a copy of the latest macOS version from Apple download portal or App Store here. There are also several other direct download sites that offer various versions of Mac OS X in DMG format rather than the standard APP format that runs on Mac. Since you're working in a Windows environment, you need the DMG rather than the APP file.

macOS DMG Download Link:

Part 2: Easily Create a Bootable macOS USB from Windows 10/8/7 PC

You have now formatted the partition of USB drive. It's time to download UUByte DMG Editor for Windows. Although this is a premium software, you can use the initial free trial period to create a bootable macOS USB on Windows 10. After installing the application, follow the sequence of steps shown below:

Updates (Dec 8, 2020): The latest version of UUByte DMG Editor is able to format the USB automatically.

Step 1: Right-click the software icon on desktop and select 'Run as Administrator' from the contextual menu. Choose 'Run' when prompted.

Step 2: Insert your formatted USB drive, and click 'Burn' tab on the main screen.

Step 3: Click 'Browse' button to import macOS dmg file into the program. And select the USB drive name from the second row. You can also set a volume labe for that USB drive.


Step 4: Click 'Burn' button at the bottom to start the process. You will see a progress bar and wait around 10 minutes to get it done.

Step 5: Once the progress bar is at 100%, a bootable macOS USB is ready. After that, you can use that USB drive for installing macOS.

This is one of the easiest way to create a bootable macOS USB on a Windows PC. The steps are simple and instructions are pretty clear.

Part 3: Format USB Drive to GPT If Failed

If the USB drive created in above step was not seen as a bootable device on your Mac, then you need to take an addtional step before burning. That's formatting the USB to GPT.

Mostly, the USB drive was formmated to FAT32 in default when being shipped out from the factory. However, FAT32 can be only used for installing OS with legacy BISO, which doesn't work for macOS. So the next step is to format your USB drive in the GPT partition style in order to burn installation files to the desired USB drive. You can do this in Command Prompt as admin. In elevated Command Prompt (Ctrl+Shift+Enter), input the following series of commands followed by Enter after each line:
List disk
Select Disk X (X stands for the USB drive name that appears after the previous command)
Convert GPT
Create partition primary

Part 4: Boot Mac from macOS USB Drive for Installation

Now remove the USB drive and insert it into the Mac computer. To boot from the disk, you need to hold down the option key when you hear the boot chime. This will take you to the Startup Disk Manager, where you should be able to see the USB drive. It might have a different name, but as long as it is bootable, you'll be able to see it there. Once you select it, the computer will boot from the disk and the macOS installation will begin.


Flashing Error: You might receive a flashing error message at the end of burning process. Please don'y worry and ignore this error. The USB becomes a bootable disk and you can use it to install macOS even this error pops up.

About Official EI Capitan DMG: There has a serious bug in the official release of OS X El Capitan, which contains .pkg installer only. The burning process will fail for sure. Please use this modified EI Capitan DMG file instead, which was approved a good option.

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The whole process might look a bit complicated if this is your first time, but just follow the instructions in this article and you should be fine. That being said, you need to be careful when downloading the DMG file and formatting your USB drive. If you don't do these two steps correctly, the output drive from the UUByte DMG Editor software won't be bootable, which means you can't install macOS from that USB drive, and you may need to do the whole thing over again.

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