To create a bootdisk for OSX Mavericks to install on a MAC that can’t do a network install, I followed these steps.
First make sure you have
Install OS X Mavericks in your Applications folder, if you don’t have it, download it again from the Mac App Store.
Next, format a USB drive/flash using the
Disk Utility App and the following paramters.
1. Name `Untitled` 2. Format type `Mac OS Extended (Journaled)` 3. Under Options select `GUID Partition Table`
Now you are all set to create your boot disk!
We’re going to open
Terminal App and run a command to use the Apple provided
createisntallmedia script, a bootable Mavericks installer.
Copy and paste the command below, it’s assumed the drive is mounted at
/Volume/Untitled, but adjust as necessary.
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction
When you run this command, you’ll be prompted for your admin password, the script will also output progress indicators as it runs.
That’s it! You now have a bootable disk for OSX Mavericks.