Apple made available the first development build OS X Mavericks a couple days ago. Just like with previous releases, the new operating system is distributed through the developers site, and with minimal effort, you can create your own bootable USB-stick with the newly released Mac OS X operating system. This will make the process of installing OS X Mavericks more flexible. The procedure for creating a bootable drive with OS X Mavericks differs from previous systems, although not much more complicated than others. Before proceeding, please read the following requirements. Requirements:
- PC compatible with OS X Mavericks (check out the list here).
- Operating system OS X Mavericks.
- Empty USB-flash drive at least 8 GB.
- When you are ready, you can begin to work.
How to create a bootable USB-stick with OS X Mavericks
Step 1: Download OS X Mavericks here.
Step 2: Connect the USB-drive to your computer and run Disk Utility.
Step 3: Select the USB-stick in the left pane, click on “Disk partition” and the “Section 1″ from the drop down menu. Now click Settings at the bottom and select “Partition Scheme GUID». Click OK and Apply.
Step 4: Launch the Terminal to enable hidden files and restart the Finder using the following command:
Step 5: Go to the Applications folder, locate the file in which the “Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview.app”.
Step 8: Double click on the file InstallESD.dmg mount the image.
Step 9: Go to the “OS X Install ESD” and right click on the file BaseSystem.dmg, select Open.
Step 10: Go back to Disk Utility, where BaseSystem.dmg will be located in the side panel, and then click the Restore tab. Step 11: In the source file, select BaseSystem.dmg, in line assignment – USB drive. Click the Restore button and enter the administrator password. Step 12: Open the USB-drive and go to the folder System -> Installation and delete the file (link) titled Packages. Leave this window open. Step 13: Go back to the “OS X Install ESD” image and move Packages folder in the directory / System / Installation /, from which you have deleted in the reference in step 12. Step 14: After you’re ready to install OS X Mavericks. Reboot the computer while holding the Option (Alt), and select the boot disk menu “OS X Base System 1″.