os-x-mavericks-usb-drive-1Apple 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:

[box type=”info” ]defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE; killall Finder; say Files Revealed[/box]

Step 5: Go to the Applications folder, locate the file in which the “Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview.app”.

Step 6: Make a right click on it and then “Show Package Contents”. mavericks-Show-package-contents Step 7: Open the folder “Contents” and look inside “Shared Support”, on file InstallESD.dmg.

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. os-x-mavericks-base-system Step 12: Open the USB-drive and go to the folder System -> Installation and delete the file (link) titled Packages. Leave this window open. os-x-mavericks-boot 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. os-x-maverics-packages-copy Step 14: After you are prepared to put in OS X Mavericks.  Reboot the pc whereas retaining the Choice (Alt), and make a choice the boot disk menu “OS X Base Gadget 1”.

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