FMEO.TV – Build an OS X Mavericks (or later!) Boot Disk

FMEO.TV Episode #023

In this episode of FMEO.TV, Mike shows how to build Mavericks USB boot media using OS X’s built-in createinstallmedia command.

Yosemite, El Capitan, & Sierra UPDATE: Great news! This command works just as well for OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan, and macOS Sierra! Simply substitute the correct file name in the Terminal command below and away you go!

Show Notes

The Terminal Command Required (May be Copied & Pasted):
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --nointeraction

Here’s an example of the same command for OS X 10.11 El Capitan:
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ --nointeraction

And here’s the same command for macOS 10.12 Sierra:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\

> OS X Mavericks
> DiskMaker X
> Carbon Copy Cloner
> Looney Tunes 8GB Flash Drives

Running Time: 15m 01s