2 Ways to Create Bootable Mavericks OS X USB Drive

This week Apple released the new Mavericks OS X and available as a free download via the App Store. The new OS is packed with some new features and improvement and with the new Maps app. Currently the Mavericks OS is only available for the Upgrade and doesn’t ship on a disc. But if you are looking for a way to create a bootable Mavericks OS X USB Drive, with the helps of Bootable USB drive you will perform the clean installation on your MAC and Macbook. For Example, if you want to install the Mavericks OS on Multiple MAC, then you need a USB boo-table disc to install the OS.

Thanks to MacRumors forum user tywebb13, for the guide to create a OS X USB installer. Today in this guide we will show you two different method to create USB bootable drive, first one is the manual method and second one is the application called DiskMaker X, which allows you to build a bootable drive from Mavericks OS X. So let take a look how to create a Mavericks OS X USB Drive.

Install Mavericks OS X

How to make a bootable install of Mavericks on Flash USB Drive

First Download OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store. If it tries to start the installation, just close it. Other wise you will lose the installation package from your hard drive. Now follow the Below mention method to get started.

Method 1.

Connect your 8GB or above USB drive to your MAC and Formant it first with the help of Disk Utility and rename the drive to “Untitled”

Format USB Drive in MAC

Now open the Terminal window on your MAC (Application > Utilities > Terminal Window) and enter the following command:

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

Now your MAC Will asked you to enter the password. Once the password is confirmed You should see something like this on your Terminal Window screen

Erasing Disk: 0%… 10%… 20%… 100%…
Copying installer files to disk…
Copy complete.
Making disk bootable…
Copying boot files…
Copy complete.

When it’s done, you should get a message stating the process is finished. Now your Bootable drive is ready, restart your MAC, hold the Option key to access the boot menu, Select the Bootbale drive to start the clean installation on your MAC.

Method 2.

As we mention above in this method you have to install the application called DiskMaker X, Download DiskMaker X from here and install the same on your MAC. After that run the application on your MAC and follow the onscreen instructions to create the USB Bootable drive for Mavericks OS X. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks !