Except you need a running OS X for it. The tutorial is aimed at creating a boot stick on Windows. This can be helpful when you have problems with your only Mac, but have a Windows Computer at hand. Instructions — Installing via USB. Make sure you have Install OS X Mavericks.app in your Application Folder 2. Select 'On an external drive' on the main MCPF window. Then, choose the disk you want to install the Mavericks installer on. Click install and prompt your password. The problem is the system date when you do a clean install, so open the Terminal (Utilities Terminal) in the start up screen (where you select to install the fresh os). Set the correct date, assume that todays date is 2014-10-08 21:00 using the following format: date month day time year). Support while shopping at Amazon Amazon US - more info see my video helps you please like i.
Bootable USB Installers for OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra
First, review this introductory article: Create a bootable installer for macOS. Second, see this How To outline for creating a bootable El Capitan installer. Simply replace the Terminal command with the one from the preceding article by copying it into the Terminal window. You will need an 8GB or larger USB flash drive that has been partitioned and formatted for use with OS X.
Drive Partition and Format
- Open Disk Utility in the Utilities' folder.
- After Disk Utility loads select the drive (out-dented entry with the mfg.'s ID and size) from the side list.
- Click on the Erase tab in the Disk Utility toolbar. Name the drive, 'MyVolume'. <---- IMPORTANT!
- In the drop down panel set the partition scheme to GUID. Set the Format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.)
- Click on the Apply button and wait for the Done button to activate. When it does click on it.
- Quit Disk Utility.
Open the Terminal in the Utilities' folder. Choose the appropriate command line (in red) depending upon what OS X installer you want. Paste that entire command line from below at the Terminal's prompt:
Command for macOS High Sierra:
sudo /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app
Command for macOS Sierra:
sudo /Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app
Command for El Capitan:
sudo /Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app
Command for Yosemite:
sudo /Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app
Command for Mavericks:
sudo /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app
Press RETURN. You will be asked for your admin password. It will not echo to the Terminal window. Then press RETURN again. Wait for the return of the Terminal prompt signifying the process has completed. It takes quite some time to finish. Be patient.
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2015-11-01 How to create El Capitan 10.11 USB installer Windows No Mac.
Kernels_10.11, Kernels_10.11.1, config.plist sample, HFSPlus.efi, NTFS.efi.
09/20/2015 New way to create Yosemite 10.10.5 USB installer here.
12/22/2014 A new version of tutorial is here – Now we only need 1 8GB USB flash drive instead of 3. But we need the download the Paragon Partition 14 free edition in addition to transmac.
For Yosemite – this boot flag must be inserted in the argument – Actually, for all OS X version, just add this boot flag
Patched Kernels for Yosemite and Mavericks.
If you use Clover bootloader – to patch on the fly (no need patched kernel) for the kernel panic early reboot (most HP laptop), put the lines in the clover config.plist file – remove the “!”
2014-07-27 A new version of tutorial is here – 28 minutes long but step by step from beginning to end.
Both Clover and Chameleon bootloaders – 34 minutes.
The Clover Boot partition idogclover14 files.
Yes, someone asked me about installing Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9.x on Windows 8 PC and Laptop without having a MAC to do all the preparation. There are tons of tutorials out there, but none are clear and proven working on newer laptops. This is the way I do it proven with real installation.
1. Download Mavericks 10.9.2 currently in the Apps store or internet somewhere if you don’t have an account with Apple. I don’t even know if you can download the Mavericks App if you don’t have a mac even if you have the account with itunes. Anyhow, you have to figure it out to obtain either an original Mavericks App or InstallESD.dmg.
2. You need 7zip to extract all these compress files in the Mavericks App, BootDiskUtility, Transmac, Chameleon Bootloader and Chameleon_BS.
3. 3-4 usb flash drives: 2 x 2GB minimum + 1 8gb for full OS X Base System
1. Most of tutorials out there use Transmac to create the OS X BASE installer which fails due to Windows files structrures.
2. The OS X BASE extracted from Windows doesn’t include the “Packages” folder that install important files for MAC OSX.
3. BootdiskUtility is a great program that can restore 3.hfs OS X BASE System file with correct aliases, but locks the partition at 1.2GB which is not enough space to copy “Packages” folder (4.5GB) data to.
Os X Mavericks Usb Boot
1. Use BootDiskUtility to create 2x 1.2GB USBs OS X BASE Systems – Use Transmac to copy mach_kernel to make it boot and installable without “Packages”. Use Multi Patitioning option and change the size of the boot partition to your liking, 64MB default is plenty for Chameleon, but you can change to 128-356MB if the Extra folder is big. There will be 2 partitions created, boot and the rest (depend on your USB size).
Select Part2 and click “Restore Partition” to select 3.hfs (1.2GB) OS X Base System file to restore.
Os X Mavericks Usb Stick Terminal
Use Transmac to copy mach_kernel to the OS X Base System root.