Open the Disk Utility app in the Utilities folder under Applications. I had to convert the installation disk from. I got error messages starting up, but then it seemed the process started. Depending on the Mac model, the installation takes from 15 minutes to over an hour. One last chance to cancel the erasure of the target boot drive Once the blue button has been clicked, a lot happens very quickly. I was given the choice of my hard drive or the flash drive. You can perform the Disk Utility procedure entirely in Terminal.
The Disk Utility-via-Terminal approach is for the shell junkies out there. It asks admin password then restart and again the same grey screen. Insert a blank disc when the burn dialog displays, and then click Burn be sure to have Disk Utility verify the burn to ensure the media works as it should. Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for , , and. And unlike many other sites, here there is not a paywall or anything blocking readers from accessing the site. Open and create more at one time with less slowdowns.
Inside that drive, open the System folder, and then open the Installation folder. Technically, the Mountain Lion installer can be used on an infinite number of Macs once you have it; you just need to make a bootable disk or drive. I have startup discs for every system since Lion. However, as you know, none of the new Macs has an optical drive. This means you can't upgrade another Mac without downloading the installer again.
Mac users can also resort to a combination of manual methods Disk Utility and Terminal , or third-party apps. The folder is about 4. We need to use Terminal to make the system files visible. Image via Before You Start The obvious first step here is to. Skip the iCloud Drive settings, then click Continue. Anybody knows how to do it? This could possible work with SuperDuper but didn't try. Switching the iCloud Drive on will convert all data kept in the cloud to the new data format.
Be sure to check us out on and the new blog, which can be found directly at. This migrates all of your personal data and settings to your new home folder. Once the file is present in the Disk Utility sidebar, be sure to select BaseSystem. Type y and press Return. It may take from 20 seconds to a minute.
You now have a bootable Yosemite install drive. Did the command V thing and the last thing it said was 'parent something loaded after one try' then sat there, then printed something very fast and shut down. I was using Yosemite when first trying the Diskmaker 6, then tried using Sierra to make a second. Anything that simplifies this procedure is well-worth using. Another reason to create a bootable copy of Mountain Lion is if you want to do a clean install. However, unlike with recovery mode, your bootable installer includes the entire installer.
Image via Simply download the app and in a few clicks and about 30 minutes your disk will be finished. High-quality meets high-performance with , we have upgrades for Air and Retina too! Update: When this article was originally published, the Mac App Store version of Lion would not boot any Macs released in mid-2011 or later, as those models shipped with a newer version of Lion preinstalled. Users choose Mac computers for their high proficiency and stability. If you don't, you'll have to re-download the entire thing from the Mac App Store. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, helps to support it, the future would be much more secure. I am trying to create a bootable disc of mountain lion which I downloaded from torrent so that I can install it in my Macbook.
What is going on when trying to make a Sierra and High Sierra disc? This is an independent site, and it takes a lot of time and hard work to produce content. Say hello today and find out what your Mac can do. For personal use on your Mac only. In this case, users resort to the ultimate troubleshooting technique — operating system reinstallation. Select Set Up Later, and click Continue.
Please provide some direction in order to boot from the thumb drive. Did you do it that way? I have used DiskMaker for years and have loved it. Boot up from this newly created startup disk. I tried to make both a Sierra startup disc and also a high Sierra startup disc. . Advertising revenue that helps to pay bills is falling fast. Burn it to a dvd or usb 3.
Update: Apple appears to have recently made this process easier: If you previously purchased Lion from the Mac App Store, the button next to Lion in the Store should simply say Download—click it to re-download the installer. For example, if you want to on multiple Macs, a bootable installer drive can be more convenient than downloading or copying the entire Lion installer to each computer. Make sure the drive is empty and that there is only one partition. Note: You will see an option in the menu to burn the item to disc, but do not use this as it will only burn the item as-is and the resulting disc will not be bootable. Install DiskMaker X 6 To install DiskMaker X 6, find the installer disk image file — usually in the Downloads folder — and double-click it. Follow to properly format the drive. Right-click or Control+click the Yosemite installer to view its contents.