You'll be asked to enter your Mac's password. The More User-Friendly Third-Party Tool is the more user-friendly tool for the job. Launch the new Terminal window, which is in your Applications Utility folder, or search Terminal in spotlight. It you decide to install beta software, you should do so on a sanitized, secondary device that meets to minimize issues. Option 3: Use Terminal If you're a Terminal jockey, you likely know that most of Disk Utility's features can be accessed using shell commands—which means that you can perform the Disk Utility procedure using a few commands in Terminal.
Hi, I upgraded to Yosemite from Lion. Prices, terms, and availability subject to change without notice. Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. So, if you plan to use the same installer file on different Macs in the future, or as in this case, you plan on creating a bootable drive, be sure to copy the installer to another location, such as an external drive, before you install Yosemite. If the destination drive has additional partitions, just drag the partition you want to use as your bootable installer volume. Enter the following command Figure O : defaults write com.
Ars may earn compensation on sales from links on this site. See our for more details. Restart your computer while holding the Option Alt key on your keyboard. A new window should pop up, and once it does, open the Installation folder. Installing Yosemite from a bootable drive comes in handy if you want to do a clean install - wiping your hard drive and installing a fresh copy of the operating system, for example, or if you're installing the software on multiple Macs and don't want to have to download it each time. Go ahead and close all of your windows, exit Terminal and Disk Utility, and eject your mounted disks to clean up your mess. This app is free to download, but if you want to support his efforts.
A verification prompt will appear. Make sure each command finishes—in other words, you see a command prompt—before running the next command. Click Apply and confirm the partitioning procedure. It should be noted that DiskMaker X erases the volume or the drive you chose, according to the options you chose. Say hello today and find out what your Mac can do. The next window will ask if you are using an or another kind of disk. Step 4: Click on Disk Utility and then hit Continue.
The process is almost identical to the. Just eject the new drive and use it. Restoring disk image is time taking process so be patient. Enter the password and press return or enter. You now have a bootable Yosemite install drive.
Do not interrupt the Terminal or eject the flash drive during the process. Name the drive whatever you'd like, but I'd recommend using one word, easy to remember. For the purposes of this How To, I've named it Installer. Thanks for reading if you have any problem we are here to help you just write your problem below in comments box. Of course, the speed is dependent on the device you're copying to. You won't visibly see your password typing, but it's happening—believe me.
Select the drive from the left-hand pane and click on the Erase tab. Press the power button again to turn it On and then hold the Alt or Option key from keyboard, when you see this screen release the button. This means that if you moved it before installing Yosemite, you need to move it back before making your installer disk. You may exit the terminal window. But the process is much more complicated than the Terminal method. Enter the password and hit Enter.
It will default to Yosemite 10. Who says the optical drive is dead? This will wipe all files stored on your startup hard drive. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Right-click the installer and select Show Package Contents from the context menu Figure F. Let Capital Mac Service be your Macintosh business connection in the Capital District area! Paste the copied command into Terminal and press Return. The Disk Utility-via-Terminal approach is for the shell junkies out there.
After your Finder reloads, the hidden files you once saw before should now be gone. Watch Blu-ray movies to experience near studio master image quality. And, of course, make sure that you read the instructions carefully before starting. Rename the drive to Untitled. Then just follow the rest of the prompts to start the disk-making process. And if you leave it there, the installer will delete itself after Yosemite finishes installing on your Mac.