Plug the bootable installer into a Mac that is connected to the internet and compatible with the version of macOS you're installing. Turn on your Mac and continue to hold the power button until you see the startup options window, which shows your bootable volumes. Select the volume containing the bootable installer, then click Continue. Burn DMG to USB on MAC. This method may vary depending on which Mac OS version you are currently running, but the overall concept is same for all. The in-built disk utility on Mac is ideal for burning DMG to USB. Once the DMG is burnt, the USB drive, now bootable can be used as an installer on any other mac System. On your Mac, open up Disk Utility. Click on the USB Drive on the left. On the right pane, go to the Restore tab. Click on the Browse button and locate the.dmg installer for OS X Lion. (ie macosx10711a390.dmg) 4. Once you have it chosen, click and drag your USB Thumbdrive from the left pane to the Destination box. Find out which macOS your Mac is using - Apple Support. A.dmg file needs to be opened before you can use it to do anything, including using it to create a bootable installer. How to create a bootable installer for macOS - Apple Support. I know how to create a bootable usb, but i dont have an another mac. All i have is just a normal Pc, Windows 10 running with 28 GB HDD and 2 GB Ram. I thought of running mac os in a virtual machine but didnt work. I coudnt find the right dmg or iso file. I tried many ways but none of them worked.
In our previous post, we shared an easy method to Create Bootable USB Installer for any macOS on Windows 10. We also shared a method on How to Create a Bootable Disk of MacOS X: 2 Easy Steps using a MAC system. Today, we will dive into a much deeper method on How To Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows!
Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows: Required Files
- macOS Catalina DMG file for a clean installation. (Download links have been provided below)
- A good internet connection to download the macOS Catalina DMG file. The file is around 8GBs, so you will need a good internet connection. Alternatively, you can use the Internet Download Manager tool that will help you enhance your downloading speed. I have provided the download links below.
- A USB Drive (Pen-Drive or External Disk). Your USB device must be of sufficient memory for the installation.
- TransMac tool from Acute Systems. This tool is a Windows application that may replicate and manage folders and files around Apple drives and apparatus, such as Mac-formatted hard drives, flash drives, and other memory devices, also, to open and burn disk images and .dmg along with .sparseimage documents.
How To Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows: Step by Step
This is a 4 step process, so please make sure you do not skip any part of it and eventually get frustrated with the failure. I have also shared a complete video tutorial on How To Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows: Step by Step, you can find the video at the end of this post.
Step 1: Download the required files to Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows
- TransMac tool from Acute Systems- This file is password protected and the password is www.techrechard.com. You can extract this file using WinRAR download free and support: WinRAR (win-rar.com).
- IDM 6.27 Build 2 Registered (32bit + 64bit Patch) [Techrechard.com] – This file is password protected and the password is www.techrechard.com. You can extract this file using WinRAR download free and support: WinRAR (win-rar.com).
Step 2: Install TransMac Tool on your Windows 10
After downloading the TransMac tool from the above links, you can simply proceed with the installation. You will see the following contents:
After the files have downloaded, click SETUP.
And click, Next.
Accept the terms and conditions.
Choose the directory for installation.
Leave the default ticks and click Next.
And you see that within no time the setup is complete.
Step 3: Open TransMac Tool
Once the installation is over, the transmac tool will open itself. And you will see the following message.
Since we are running the trial version of TransMac, you need to wait for 7 seconds and it will open up automatically. After the 7 seconds are over, you can simply click, Run.
Now insert your pendrive, usb drive or any external disk.
And click Tools, followed by Refresh drive list.
Once you click refresh drive list, you will see your USD device attached.
Step 4: Complete the installation
Now, right click your USB and click Restore with Disk Image.
Now, you will be prompted an error that you need to run TransMac using administrator access. So you simply click YES.
Now, wait again for 7 seconds.
Now, right click on your USB device and click Restore from Disk Image again. You will be prompted with a warning and you can click Yes.
Now you select the Catalins DMG file and upload it.
Now click OK,
Now you will get your last warning that the USD device will be formatted. You can simply click YES.
The restoration process will begin and it will take around 20-30 minutes, depending upon your USD speed. For me, it took around 17 minutes.
Once complete, you will see.
Now the Restore process is complete, and you can use this USB as macOS Catalina Bootable USB. To check the contents of this USB, you will need a MAC system. If you do not have a spare MAC, no need to worry. I will show you the contents of this USB created.
Mac Os Dmg To Usb Bootable Windows 10
NOTE: This USB will not work on Windows anymore. If you plug it again on your desktop, it will ask you to format the drive. So do not worry. The contents of this USB will be visible only on a MAC system.
As you can see the contents of the USB device. Now, you can use this as a macOS Catalina Bootable USB.
After this process is complete, you can use this USB to install macOS Catalina on your MAC system using the BIOS mode. You simply need to boot your MAC using this USB device at startup.
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How To Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows: Conclusion
I hope you have enjoyed this article and have successfully created macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows. If you find any issues, you can leave your comments below. I have also created a complete video tutorial that you use and learn How To Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB on Windows below.
Mojave is still one of the most popular macOS desktop operating system in late 2020, which occupies around 20% market share of entire macOS. There are still millions of Macs or Hackintosh running Mojave as its primary OS. However, if the computer was crashed or broken, you have to reinstall macOS Mojave on it to solve the problem.
In this post, we will share a detailed tutorial on how to create a macOS Mojave bootable USB installer. At this time, we will use a Windows PC (Windows 10 laptop) as you are unable to get into the Mac. Honestly, it is much easier to create macOS bootable USB on Mac with createinstallmedia command in Terminal. You can refer to Part 6 of this tutorial if you have a Mac to do this.
Part 1: MacOS Mojave Hardware Requirement
If Your Mac was shipped with Mojave in default, then there is no need to check hardware compatibility at this time. For system downgrade or upgrade, you have to make sure your Mac hardware meet the minimal requirement for installing macOS Mojave.
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
However, if you prepared to install macOS Mojave on a Hackintosh, the requirements are different and much complex. You should do your homework more carefully. Below is an overview requirement.
- CPU: Intel 8th or 9th Generation
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 128 GB SSD or HDD.
- Motherboard: Compabible with CPU (Asus, MSI Preferred)
- Graphics: AMD Radeon Recommended
Part 2: Download macOS Mojave DMG File
macOS Mojave has two types of installation format. One is via Install Mojave App where you can directly download from Mac App Store. This option is not available on Mac with a new version of macOS that is newer than Mojave.
The other installation media is via Mojave dmg file, which contacts all the files and boot information for installing macOS Mojave in a compressed structure. However, you need to burn dmg to USB first before it is used as a bootable media. Now, you can download macOS Mojave DMG file the following resources:
Download Link 1: https://archive.org/download/macOS_Mojave.dmg
Download Link 2: https://sundryfiles.com/9tz
Part 3: Create macOS Mojave Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10 PC
You have completed the preparation process in above steps and it is time to create a bootable Mojave USB installer from the download dmg file. Unfortunately, the USB would be bootable if just simply copying the dmg file to USB drive without additional actions because the booting code is not written to USB via file copy. Instead, you should use third-party software to help you create a macOS Mojave USB drive from DMG file.
Mac Os Dmg To Usb Bootable Software
UUByte DMG Editor is such a tool for burning dmg file to USB drive. It will copy all installation files and write boot information to USB drive as well. After burning, the USB is bootable and can be used as a media to install macOS. The following is the details for creating macOS Mojave bootable USB drive.
Mac Os Catalina Dmg Bootable Usb
Step 1: Click the Download button and save the .exe file on your Windows PC; then double click it to start the installation process.
Step 2: Insert a USB drive into the PC and open DMG Editor software from desktop shortcut. Now, click Next button at the right side of Burn module.
Step 3: Now, you need to import the downloaded Mojave dmg file into the program and choose the USB drive name from drop-down menu.
Step 4: When the preparation is done, click Burn button to start burning macOS Mojave dmg file to target USB device. You have to wait for 5-10 minutes for this.
This is one of most reliable ways to create macOS Mojave bootable USB drive on a Windows PC. You can use DMG Editor on latest Windows 10 as well as Windows 8/7/XP.
Part 4: Install macOS Mojave from USB Drive on Mac
After creating macOS Mojave bootable USB drive, it is the right time to install Mojave on your Mac. If possible, make sure taking a backup of important data on your Mac. The installation process will format the drive and this will delete all your personal data and apps from Mac.
To get started, please connect the USB drive to Mac and power on the computer. Keep pressing the Option key and you see the Startup Manager in a few seconds. Click on the USB drive name with your mouse to enter into installation page. Next, select the internal drive and finally click Continue button to begin the installation process.
Note: For installation on a Hackintosh, you need additional tool to configure the boot loader, such as OpenCore or Clover. After that, plug the USB into Hackintosh and set USB as the first boot device in BIOS. By doing this, you will manage to get into Mojave install wizard.
Part 5: Possible Issue and Fix
According to our research, there might be a few issues during this process, which were reported by online users. Below is a list of most common issues you may come across. Please don't be scared as we also share possible fix to help you out!
USB Not Showing up in Startup Manager: If the USB drive burned with DMG Editor did not show up in Startup Manager, it means the burning process failed. The most possible reason is that the dmg file was corrupted, you need to download it from another source and burn it again.
No available drive for installation. Mojave is built with APFS but the old Macs come with HFS or HFS+. You have to boot into macOS Recovery mode and format the drive to APFS with Disk Utility app.
It could be more issues with Hackintosh and we don't have less epxerience on this topic. Please go to Hackintosh blog or forum for more accurate solutions.
The above are the necessary steps intended to create a macOS Mojave bootable USB on a Windows 10 PC. Please read them carefully, especially the hardware requirement section. You won't be able to install Mojave on a Mac that does not meet its technical specification. You can also send us email if you have issue not being solved by your own.