Also, if your Mac is experiencing problems, a bootable install drive makes a handy emergency disk. This how-to will show you how to make an image of one hard drive and store it on another drive. For example, when the inevitable 10. As soon as the screen goes black—meaning the Mac is restarting—unplug your external drive. The affordable works perfectly as an installer drive.
Using the above method is how we backup the system partition. My iMac failed to boot because internal hard disk is dead. Obviously, then, you want to create your bootable install drive using the latest version of the Mavericks installer. He has graciously allowed Macinstruct to reprint this tutorial, which was originally written for his personal website:. Delete that alias by dragging it to the Trash. Download DiskMaker X 8 Click the link above to download a copy of DiskMaker X 8 to your Mac.
Doing this is very simple. So, go ahead and mount the. If you can download the Mavericks installer from the Mac App Store, you should instead use. We are now going to remove this partition in the next step. This image will be compressed and will make recovery fast and easy. I did the same, and thought I was so clever for doing so. But there are still good reasons to have one.
You can use Disk Utility to burn it, then put it in your computer and hold down the 'C' key. For more on Mountain Lion,. Option 1: Use createinstallmedia Hidden inside the Mavericks installer is a Unix program called , provided by Apple for creating a bootable Mavericks installer. You will need to format the drive as well. From bus-powered portables to massive capacity desktop models, our external drives are time-tested and industry trusted to provide you great reliable storage whatever your needs may be.
You're basically replacing the deleted Packages alias with this Packages folder. High-quality meets high-performance with , we have upgrades for Air and Retina too! Creating the bootable stick using SuperDuper proved to be the perfect way to do it because it worked each of the 4 times I tested it. The name of the drive can't have any spaces and it is case sensitive. How do you know if you have the newest version of the Mavericks installer? Click once on the image. However, as you know, none of the new Macs has an optical drive. A bootable Mavericks installer drive made using the Disk Utility procedure will not. When I tried it that way I invariably received an error message that the media was not writable.
If you need help using your disk to restore your Mac, Apple has a helpful page in its. Besides the weekly image that is automatically created by cron and a script, we also create an image right before applying any patches or updates. From the Images menu, select Scan image for Restore. The trick you need to perform is to interrupt that process—safely—so that you can grab the installer data and keep it. This is simple - but I haven't seen it described quite this way before. Open the Disk Utility app in the Utilities folder under Applications. When you start up Rufus any pen drives you have plugged in to the computer should automatically appear in the Device box at the top.
If not, drag the BaseSystem. Also, if you need to reinstall Mavericks, recovery mode requires you to download the entire 5. The process could take a very long time, depending on the drive. Your thumb drive or external hard drive is now ready. Keep reading to know them in full-length. Depending on your system configuration your output might look different from this one.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The easiest approach is to look at the Information box on the on the Mac App Store—specifically, check the date next to Updated or Released, as the case may be immediately after the initial release. Launch DiskMaker X 8 Attach the drive to the Mac, make sure that the drive is visible from the Finder in some cases a drive icon may appear on the Desktop , then launch DiskMaker X 8. The answer is you can't, at least not if you follow the onscreen instructions. Make sure you have a backup first, just in case. Thanks again to John for pointing this out! But when Lion DiskMaker came out I gladly left the Terminal behind. Our thanks to Guillaume Gète and the rest of the DiskMaker X team.
However, unlike with other Mac App Store-purchased software, the Mac App Store does not update the copy of the Mavericks installer app sitting on your hard drive. Adding DiskMaker X 8 to the list of apps that can control your Mac. The disc image will be created with the date in the name. When using sudo as shown below, you will be asked for your password to proceed. I show you how, below. Image via Before You Start The obvious first step here is to.
Prices, terms, and availability subject to change without notice. Don't plunk down your hard earned money on a new Mac when an upgraded Mac can run faster than a new Mac. Not everyone will need an install disk, but many do. You should have already downloaded the installer from the Mac App Store. Your bootable disk is ready. Stupid copy protection or something. What about, burn bootable cd images? Open this folder to view its contents.