OSX Mavericks – Create Bootable Media




Hey all,


As we all know, Apple recently released OSX Mavericks v. 10.9.   Promising to be full of new features and enhancements, many of us jump at the chance to experience whatever new engineering marvels Apple has bestowed upon us.  For someone like me, who has to work with multiple Macs in my daily life, that nearly 6GB download is murder!


Here is an easy to follow guide for anyone interested in creating a bootable usb drive complete with the new operating system.


1. From a Macintosh computer, navigate to the Apple App Store and search for Mavericks.  This should be listed as one of the first choices with a button that says “Free Upgrade”.  After the painstaking dowload has completed, do not install it just yet. 

2. Take a USB drive (at least 8GB) and format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).   I found out the hard way that when you select a name for this drive, USE 1 WORD ONLY 🙂

3.  After this, open a terminal and use the following command making sure to change the name in /Volumes to match the name of the drive you created…


sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app –nointeraction




That’s it!  Feel free to post any questions and as always I’ll give credit to the original place where I found my trick………………..




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