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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #221
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It will ask if you want to install, you just click cancel. The mountain lion installer will then be sitting in your application folder.
Ah. thanks
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #222
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Have you tried this one. Its the one I was going to try.

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No, not that specific one, but all the instructions are essentially the same.
The instructions I tried actually went into more detail and I followed these to the letter and still got the error message when I was done.
Then I read the error message can just be ignored, except the error message that was referred to was very similar but not identical to the one I got.

Save yourself some time and grief and just use Lion Diskmaker.
I have heard only positive things about it and it's a lot easier than the manual method plus no error messages at the end.
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #223
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I tried using these instructions twice and ended up with an error message each time.
There is some discussion about this error message and similar ones on the net, it apparently depends on the exact sequence to populate the various fileds when you create the boot drive on the USB stick.
After the second time I gave up fiddling with that and just used the free application to make the USB boot drive - that seems to work properly every time.
The error message doesn't matter - it works anyway. See the instructions on arstechnica
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #224
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The error message doesn't matter - it works anyway. See the instructions on arstechnica
I've read arstechnica and a ton of other websites and discussions on that.

Yes, arstechnica claims one can ignore the error message, but as I mentioned earlier in this thread - the error message I got was slightly different than what they are talking about, same format and basic message but with a few different words, so I don't even know if what they claim applies in my case and on top of that, nobody has a clue why that error message appears in the first place - some people get it, others don't even so they supposedly all follow the same instructions.
Error messages usually don't appear for nothing (notice I said usually).
It's quite possible that the installation with the "error message" USB installer seems to work fine when one does the install but then unexplained problems happen later because some code is missing.

If there had been no other option than to do this manual install, I would have left it at that, but with Lion Diskmaker available and all the positive reviews about it, why take a chance?
It's also a lot easier and faster to use diskmaker - seemed like a non-brainer to use it.
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Old Aug 9th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #225
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How to Make a Bootable OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion USB Install Drive

That link shows you how to do the Mtn Lion installer
It worked for me no errors. I followed this one above as it was more detailed.

Installing Mt. Lion now.
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