How does the Mac know it can boot from this drive? Second, using block sizes under 1m certainly will work. We told you it was easy! If you need to install El Capitan on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive is faster and more convenient than downloading or copying the entire installer to each computer. Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for , , , and. Now give your computer some time anywhere from 15 minutes to 2+ hours depending on file size to finish this procedure. Paste the copied command into Terminal and press Return. Did you encounter any issues? We are now going to remove this partition in the next step.
Quite a few misunderstandings about how dd works here. It was worth a shot. This is because the hdiutil program automatically adds the dmg file extension. For anyone interested, I found the Ubuntu Download an excellent way to get started on this. If you absolutely refuse to go near Terminal, an , although I haven't yet had the chance to test it. Watch our step-by-step video for the details. Using it requires the use of Terminal, but createinstallmedia works well, it's , and performing the procedure requires little more than copying and pasting.
Image via Simply download the app and in a few clicks and about 30 minutes your disk will be finished. I don't know why I've always had trouble booting on this goddamn thing. I use 128K as the performance gain above 128k is minimal. So please be patient until the dd command has finished. How does the Mac know it can boot from this drive? Booting from the installer drive You can boot any El Capitan-compatible Mac from your new installer drive.
My thought is because was in fat, but idk. Another thing that worries me is that when I'm going through the bootcamp assistant it will reboot and then doesn't react with the keyboard. Step 6: In the Terminal window type sudo followed by a space. The best way to accomplish your goal is the following: Open Terminal Type 'diskutil list'. And the worst part is no one online really knows why it doesn't want to boot. Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media e. If you're unsure about the dd command and how it functions, head over to An awesome program I saw makes use of the dd command and includes a progress bar! It sounds like the dd command line process and recent 3rd party options are working for some.
Note: this procedure requires an. Nothing has and I've been trying to do this for hours now. The easiest way to launch it is through Spotlight Search, which you can bring up by pressing Command and Spacebar. Nothing will popup the usb stick tried 2 as a bootable device. Step 8: Type --volume followed by a space. In case those instructions are taken down, they are repeated here.
Thank you for all the replies everyone. The dd to the whole disk copies the partition table and disk formatting from the source. Step 13: Press Return on the Keyboard to submit the full command. You can use it to from scratch. Invalid argument Basically, it means that Disk Utility has no idea what the hell it is doing.
If you don't, you'll have to redownload the installer from the Mac App Store before you can use the instructions below. Thanks again to John for pointing this out! In other words, you no longer have the same safety net or convenience. Open up terminal, and run the command diskutil list. This did not work for me either. Press Enter to launch the app.
The --applicationpath flag that was used in is now deprecated. I show you how, below. This post may contain affiliate links. Image via Before You Start The obvious first step here is to. Note: you may see a dialogue menu inquiring about the SetFile command requiring command line developer tools.
This is done via the command. Once you see Copy Complete. You can see that I ran the diskutil list command to find my partition, attempted to run the dd command without sudo and it failed, then I ran it with sudo again and it failed, so I went to Disk Utility, ejected it, and ran it again and it succeeded. Read more of my posts on my blog at. Then, restart your Mac or, if it's currently shut down, start it up while holding down the Option key. Fundamentally this has worked but I am ironing out some Mac specific issues with Debian. Whilst this is labeled Windows it was actually a Linux Live distro.