How to Make Mevericks Bootable USB For Installing OS X Mavericks

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Mac)
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 Mevericks.app 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.



Syntax:

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


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

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