If you wish to use this method, you can follow our guide on , and no, that's not a typo. Using it with Workstation 12 - works great! The install always hangs on the Apple logo screen right when the progress bar reaches 100%. There are certainly a lot of articles available across the web stating the applicable procedure to perform the desired task. It is the quickest way but it uses the terminal so it is for advanced users. Initially you will not see any windows for several seconds, then the administrator password dialog will appear. Click to erase and wait until finished preparing the bootable drive. There are two methods of creating the bootable installer; one involves using , the Finder, , and a great deal of effort and time.
Launch the Mac App Store and search for El Capitan. Originally, this guide was written to include instructions for the public beta of El Capitan that was released during the summer of 2015. You can use any name you wish, but it shouldn't have any spaces or special characters. Also,in the third line,when the sparseimage size is stated it could be specified as 20 Gigs or 50 Gigs as its shrunk later in the process. There is no Volume option.
There may be quite a bit of information to digest, and a number of steps to take in, but it really is as simple as it appears to be. Booting from the installer drive You can boot any El Capitan-compatible Mac from your new installer drive. If Gatekeeper throws up an alert with a warning, click to dismiss it before right clicking on the Diskmaker X app and selecting Open. DiskMaker X will warn you that you are about to erase the disk. At least with the El Capitan 10. When finished, right-click in the disk image window and choose Eject Disk. I confirm that colt2's method works perfectly.
Create Installer Open the Terminal in the Utilities' folder. Once the download is complete, the installer will start automatically. When the process is finished, a window should open displaying the contents of the new bootable drive. Can someone confirm this unadvertised limitation or a workaround? If you don't want to modify the command, change the name of your flash drive into FlashInstaller. Better to be safe than sorry.
Enter the password and hit Enter. But since it involves using , and entering a long command with quite a few arguments that need to be provided, it remains mostly unused, if not completely ignored, by many day-to-day Mac users. Your friend can accomplish this on his own computer. Note that if you are installing the El Capitan beta, you should perform this on a secondary partition, if not a secondary Mac. There are reports from and users who have upgraded to El Capitan regarding battery issues.
This will prevent the operating system from being installed, but will leave the installer present on the Mac. Read the warnings first however as it reiterates the fact that any selected drive will be entirely formatted and wiped clean as part of the process. We have the best upgrades and support for Macs: The easiest and most cost effective way to get the most from your Mac. I tried your approach today using the 10. There is no way that is going to fit on a single layer disk. I looked around for related questions e. So, what is interesting is how I am doing this.
Second, see this How To outline for creating a bootable El Capitan installer. Note that you cannot use a word processor like Microsoft Word to make this file. Now click the padlock closed to save the changes. Mount your non-booting flash drive to the desktop. If you don't, you'll have to redownload the installer from the Mac App Store before you can use the instructions below.
If you do select a different name, you'll need to modify the Terminal command we outline below with the flash drive name you selected. If you need to install El Capitan on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive is faster and more convenient than downloading or copying the entire installer to each computer. Don't plunk down your hard earned money on a new Mac when an upgraded Mac can run faster than a new Mac. It will not echo to the Terminal window. Nevertheless I also tried to use the iso to install into vmware fusion and it didn't work for that. My Mac is too old to get access to the app store. Therefore, make sure there is nothing important on your flash drive before you continue with the following steps.
El Capitan downloaded but started to launch automatically, but my early 2008 iMac froze. Use disk utility to change the partition scheme. Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for , , , and. If you don't see this message, you're already set. Protect and enhance , , and with cases, headphones, screen protectors, batteries, stands and more. The only method that seems to work for me is the one I described. That is for you Mac fiends to find out and report back! It essentially exists to protect the computer against untrusted applications and software that comes from unknown locations.
It should be noted that DiskMaker X erases the volume or the drive you chose, according to the options you chose. Are you trying to make a bootable installer? DiskMaker X will remind you that administrator privileges are required. Like the previous versions, DiskMaker X is free of charge however, donations are accepted. You are probably familiar with Hotline, even in the Windows world. Neither do I listen to Fusion jazz. How to make a bootable El Capitan Installer.