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Created October 31, 2017 02:43
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This gist details how to generate a bootable High Sierra installer ISO image. It solves a few differences from the Sierra install. It assumes the Install downloaded into the directory with the script.
src=./Install\ macOS\ High\
hdiutil attach \
./Install\ macOS\ High\ \
-noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
hdiutil create -o /tmp/HighSierra.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
hdiutil attach /tmp/HighSierra.cdr.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint \
# Do something and rename the install_build mount point to "OS X Base System"
asr restore --source "${src}"/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg \
--target /Volumes/install_build --noprompt --noverify --erase
# High Sierra uses this link to mount the Packages dir in a ramdisk
cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/PackagesLink
cp -rp "${src}"/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
cp -rp "${src}"/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
hdiutil convert /tmp/HighSierra.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o /tmp/HighSierra.iso
mv /tmp/HighSierra.iso.cdr ./HighSierra.iso
rm -f /tmp/HighSierra.cdr.dmg
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