Macworld also has bootable-installer instructions for and. Too bad DiskMakerX couldn't get the job done for me but doesn't matter. You should get the latest version. Enter the password and press return or enter. To make sure it's good to go, we'll just reformat it. The Terminal command used here assumes the drive is named Untitled.
The label can be osx86. And unlike many other sites, here there is not a paywall or anything blocking readers from accessing the site. Finally, if you need to —assuming you have the license to do so—a bootable install drive makes that process easier. I can tell I'm probably missing something here. Also if it's a smaller drive that will also make it slow. Make sure you take off any important documents.
It is not very detailed which is where the following steps come in , but is to be preferred over dedicated, third-party tools as it is properly tested. Do you know any other possible sources to this problem? You will get the following window to confirm you want to erase the selected disk. I notified the uploader of this patch about the problem and he fixed it some days ago. Will also try it with a different flash drive to be certain. The installation process will take another 45 — 60 minutes, so be prepared to wait again. Also, if your Mac is experiencing problems, a bootable install drive makes a handy emergency disk. When you download Mavericks from the App Store it will automatically be downloaded to your Applications folder.
Lets see how to do that. A bootable Mavericks installer drive made using the Disk Utility procedure will not. Before Beginning the installation make sure your device is supports or not. Backup any files that may be stored on it. Let me point out few.
Click Burn and follow the instructions. If you need to create a Mavericks install drive while booted into Snow Leopard, you should use the Disk Utility instructions, below. However, there's a new Apple utility with Mavericks that makes it relatively simple, and thanks to , we know how to use it. The first one makes use of Terminal and a hidden command that is deep within the Mavericks installer package that can create a bootable copy of the installer on any mounted bootable media such as a flash drive or external drive. The program assumes your account has administrator privileges. So if you plan to use that installer on other Macs, or—in this case—to create a bootable drive, be sure to copy the installer to another drive, or at least move it out of the Applications folder, before you install. The only-slightly-less-easy way If you don't want to use Diskmaker X for some reason, has your hookup.
If you create a new bootable installer using the first major update to Mavericks after your Mac was released, that drive should be able to boot all your Macs. Try it; if that is not the case skip past this section and look at the next one. This app is free to download, but if you want to support his efforts. Launch Terminal from the Utilities Folder. This is the laptop im using the specs are the same nothing has changed. .
I gave up and used the terminal method which worked perfectly the first time. It could take one or two hours to complete the process depending on your computer and other variables. Right-click in the blank area and select Paste Item from the pop-up menu. Click the Burn button in the Disk Utility window. Open System Folder then Installation Folder.
You can make a partition instead if you want and make a bootable installer there instead of a usb. It will find the installer file in your Applications folder. If not, redownload from the Purchases tab in the Mac App Store. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, helps to support it, the future would be much more secure. You should be able to triple-click the command line below to select the entire command.