Delete the Packages alias by right-clicking the file and selecting Move to Trash from the context menu Figure M. Install DiskMaker X and run the same. A verification prompt will appear. Step 4: DiskMaker X will automatically scan for the installation file located in the Applications folder and will ask your permission to use the same. You're replacing the deleted Packages alias with this Packages folder.
Here's a consolidated script you can use in one go:! The download size is about 5. I've included comments detailing what each command does. Click Apply and confirm the partitioning procedure. Although this method involves more steps, it's easier for many Mac users because the majority of the process uses familiar tools. The More User-Friendly Third-Party Tool is the more user-friendly tool for the job.
Next, you create the recovery partition by following these steps: 1. The Easiest Way: Use DiskMaker X By far the easiest way to create a bootable drive is to use the DiskMaker X application, which automates the entire process in the next method. But is there a way to tweak it to create a totally clean install, removing previous user s? Additionally, Disk Utility will request administrative authorization to perform the task. Here are the steps for using it to create your installer drive. Inside that drive, open the System folder, and then open the Installation folder. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10. If you still happen to have the yosemite installer app somewhere, right click on it and click Show Package Contents.
You can do this by double-clicking the drive's name to select it, and then type in the new name. The Disk Utility-via-Terminal approach is for the shell junkies out there. I would like to thank and give credit to the two following sites. Launch the Terminal and copy and paste the next code into the Terminal window and hit return— you will be asked for your administration password! If you need to create a Yosemite beta install drive while booted into Snow Leopard, you should use the Disk Utility instructions, below. The Disk Utility method is the way to go for people who are more comfortable in the Finder though it does require a couple Terminal commands , and it works under Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite.
Download the Lion Recovery Update from. I show you how, below. Not sure if that will work with yosemite. A word of caution, however, as beta software is just that. This takes between 10-20 minutes.
If you want to install first and then make a bootable drive, make a copy of the installer app in another location so you can access it later. Enter your admin-level account password when prompted. That is the only thing hanging up my adventure. This process can take upwards of 30 minutes or more without any indication on the screen it is still processing. Here is what you need. Drag that folder into the Installation folder on your destination drive.
But I've not been successful with this. Go ahead and close all of your windows, exit Terminal and Disk Utility, and eject your mounted disks to clean up your mess. And, this does not require downloading any third-party tools or paying for extra utilities. Right-click or Control+click the Yosemite installer to view its contents. If it's not there, or you're not sure of its name, seethe previous section of this guide for details on the installer file name, and how to download the needed file.
Download and decompress the file recovery. And we're almost done now. Enter the following command Figure O : defaults write com. You will see things like: Erasing Disk: 0%…10 percent…20 percent… during the process. And if your Mac is experiencing problems, a bootable installer drive makes a handy emergency disk.
The folder is about 4. After creating the bootable installer, follow these steps to use it. Eventually, it will copy the installer files and make the disk bootable. This Terminal command, called createinstallmedia, can create a bootable copy of the installer using any drive connected to your Mac. If you wish to continue type Y then press return: Y Erasing Disk: 0%.
And if so, how do I proceed? Ha ha, I was going to post my edit of the method, but my method, however clearly explained and easy to understand just burned another coaster. Wait a few minutes for it to finish and return back to a prompt. It did actually make a bootable dvd, but when one attempted to use it to actually do an installation, it did not work. Update: the public Yosemite version is out now, and you can download it from , , or. Then just follow the rest of the prompts to start the disk-making process.