How to Make Mevericks Bootable USB For Installing OS X Mavericks

Q: How to make a bootable USB flash drive to install OSX Mevericks?

System and Hardware Requirements

  • 8gb or higher usb flash drive. (Mavericks Installer is a 5.31GB file)
  • Install OS X downloaded from AppStore (after downloading, get it from /Application directory)
  • An Apple Machine running OS X 10.7 or higher

Steps to make bootable Mevericks Installer

  1. Plug the USB to a mac machine
  2. Open "Disk utility" and Erase the USB with "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" ((In this case, USB Drive name is /Volumes/MANU), you can name your USB drive in erasing step)
  3. Open "Terminal" and type below command to write the Mavericks installer packages to USB and make bootable.


If your downloaded OS X mevericks Installer file saved in  /Applications/OS X
And your USB drive path is  /Volumes/MY8GB/ , below command will work for you perfecly

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/MY8GB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --nointeraction
When promted, type your user password for executing sudo command.

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