How to create a bootable USB-stick with OS X Yosemite [instructions]




On Thursday the release of a new operating system for Mac computers – OS X Yosemite . At the moment, the only way to get the coveted update – download the image from the App Store. The company’s decision to switch to digital distribution software at one time caused many conflicting opinions. On the one hand, in the age of the Internet this step is justified, on the other hand – if you have multiple computers a user has to download from the Internet setup file on each of your Mac. Can solve this problem by creating a bootable USB-stick with OS X Yosemite.



Connecting to the Internet to download the image OS X Yosemite.
Account Apple ID.
USB-drive capacity of at least 8 GB.

When everything is ready, you can begin.
How to create a bootable USB-stick with OS X Yosemite

Step 1: Launch the Mac App Store and download a licensed copy of OS X Yosemite. For the second time in the history of the Apple offers an update for free.


Step 2: Launch Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.

Step 3: Select the USB-drive in the left pane and click on the tab on the right disk partition.


Step 4: Select the item “Unit 1″ in the dropdown menu partition layout on the right – the format «Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”. Name the disk Yosemite.


Step 5: Click the Options button at the bottom. Make click on the option scheme GUID partition and confirm. Click Apply in the lower right corner of the program. Disk Utility will format the USB-drive.



Step 6: Start the Terminal from the Utilities folder.

Step 7: Make sure the USB-stick was in place and «Yosemite» was the only volume with that name.

Follow the terminal commands to create a bootable USB drive. Enter the administrator password.

sudo ‘/ Applications / Install OS X / Contents / Resources / createinstallmedia’ –volume ‘/ Volumes / Yosemite’ –applicationpath ‘/ Applications / Install OS X’ –nointeraction


After 10-15 minutes, the Terminal has finished creating the bootable USB drive.

Step 8: Restart your Mac with installed flash, holding the keyboard Alt.

Step 9: You can begin to install OS X Yosemite!

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