Questions tagged [bootable-disk]

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FileVault2 boot volume corrupt after partition deletion

A client has a MacBook Pro Retina with a FileVault2 encrypted boot drive, and the Mac used to dual boot with Linux. Disk Utility apparently showed 4 partitions [Mac HD, Linux, and other 2 small ...
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Bootable USB with Ubuntu does not show in boot sequence options

I followed this question (How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick Using OS X 10.10.2) to turn the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO to a bootable USB. I have a MBP (with touchbar) running 10.12.5. After rebooting ...
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Bootcamp partition won't boot MacOS beta

I created and used a Windows 10 Bootcamp partition on my retina MBP 2013 running MacOS 10.12.2 about a month ago. I recently returned from a three week trip (I left my laptop at home) and installed ...
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Creating bootable USB for OS X Leopard

I need to re-install OS X Leopard on a computer that has broken DVD Drive. Also I don't have firewire cable. So I created a .dmg file from the install disc and then copy that on a usb drive using ...
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OS X 10.11 GM Candidate 1 left my Mac unable to boot

I tried to install the OS X 10.11 GM to my 2012 Macbook Air, and it crashed during the install. I tried to go into recovery mode to reinstall OS X, but once I put in my Wifi password and press the ...
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OS X Mavericks: InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg [duplicate]

I would like to make a bootable DMG or ISO file with OS X Mavericks on it. I want to then burn this file to a DVD-ROM (or, alternatively, make a bootable USB stick with it). From what I've read, ...
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Creating a bootable usb for MacOS from Windows 10 [duplicate]

I've a MacBook Pro and recently my hard drive kicked the bucket. I bought a new ssd drive and installed it in my MacBook. Now I have to create a bootable usb to install latest MacOS. I've spare a ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2012 have to wait 30min between reboots

My MacBook Pro mid-2012 has been acting up lately. A year ago I replaced the original hard drive with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB, and everything was fine. Then the SSD became corrupted and was ...
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Installing macOS on a new HDD from USB drive stuck on grey screen with Stop sign

Here is the sequence of events : I have a 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2012 IIRC 2009). Its HDD crashed. I replaced the HDD with another Toshiba HDD from my Dell laptop (which was running Windows 7). The ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive from Install OS X El Capitan.app? [duplicate]

I wish to upgrade from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to anything higher. Disk Utilities repair says the disk needs to be repaired. So, I need to boot onto something other than the boot drive to run disk ...
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How can I initiate OS X installation from a dmg in Windows on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with a working BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 8, and a damaged OS X 10.10 beta partition. The problem is that I cannot boot with the OS X partition, and in order to reinstall ...
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Making a bootable USB Drive from an .iso

I have a copy of the Windows XP install disk on my computer in the form of an .iso. I'm trying to install it to a partition using a bootable USB. I need to be able to make a bootable USB under Lion. ...
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Is the Lion USB drive purchased from Apple bootable?

I am helping my in-laws install Lion this weekend. They have purchased the Lion USB upgrade, but are only running Tiger on their Mac. Is the Lion USB bootable so I can do a clean install rather than ...
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Is it really not possible to run an earlier version of OS X than what the machine shipped with?

Just got a 2019 iMac, shipped with Mojave installed obviously. It never even occurred to me that it may not be able to run an earlier version of OS X, but after wasting tons of time trying to create a ...
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MacBook Pro lost SSD during macOS High Sierra update

I have a MacBook Pro 2013 with two hard drives. One of them is the original MacBook’s 500 GB HDD drive and I have extra SSD drive that I installed instead off cd rom. Mac OS is installed on both of ...
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Can I update Mac OS 10.11 to 10.11.6 using a dmg of the update?

My internet connection is lame ass and the last time I tried to update with the download through App store, it downloaded and restarted but said that the verification of the update package was ...
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Persistent Ubuntu boot USB: macOS Sierra

Short of figuring out how to achieve a dual boot configuration for my mid-2012 2GHz i7 MacBook Air to boot to a Linux OS, I've made a "live" boot USB with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS using UNetbootin. I would, ...
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Using command line to create bootable OS X USB drive

I am trying to create a bootable USB flash drive. I need help understanding this command in details. sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /...
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OSX iMac G4 install: possible from USB?

I was given a iMacG4 (PowerPC) and intend to give to an 8 year old for the purpose of web browsing and exploring python. I would like to gain administrative (sudo) privilege. Although I have ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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Boot on USB from a previous version of OSX

I own a mid-2013 Macbook Air running Mavericks and wish to boot on a USB stick containing a bootable version of DiskWarrior. The problem is DiskWarrior wasn't updated for quite some time and, though ...
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How can I back up my OSX 10.6 Installation DVD and create a bootable USB drive?

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009, It came with two DVDs: Application Install DVD and OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Installation DVD. Since DVDs have a short life, I want to back up these two DVDs (Especially ...
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10.5.7 Recovery Disk

I've got a mid-2009 MB Pro that I'm setting up to run some tests. I've got Lion and Snow Leopard partitions up and running, but struggling with Leopard. The initial OS with mid-2009 MB Pros is 10.5....
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Error image slideshow when booting

I am booting an imac from a USB drive containing OS X 10.13. I get an infinite slideshow alternating between the following two images, which don't seem to coherently convey anything. I am able to skip ...
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Macbook Air 6,2 High Sierra not detecting bootable USB stick

I see this issue reported a lot but all the accepted solutions have not worked for me. I have created a bootable USB stick using UNetbootin with a Debian image. The USB stick is FAT32 formatted with ...
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Can I simply make a partition on my Mac, install an OS to it, and boot from it via Startup Manner?

On my Mac, can I simply create a new partition in Disk Utility, install an Operating System to it, such Arch Linux, and then boot from it by holding alt/option during boot (Startup Manager)?
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Does mac OS install process erase flashdrive data DURING the install?

It's well-documented that creating an install drive erases the target medium, but what about later, during the install process ? i.e. can I create a bootable flash installer, and then add files to ...
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How to create bootable flash drive from macOS High Sierra combo update

I have problem installing macOS High Sierra from App Store. I don't understand what the problem is, but when the download completes it suddenly resets. Then when I open up App Store again it only lets ...
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Partition Type : FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I know this has been asked on here before, and similarly to the others I have not backed up my data... I found this duplicate and got lost in the answer and didn't want to mess too much with the ...
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Can't install OS X on blank HDD on a Macbook Pro 2010 13" - Stuck on white screen

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro lying around that I wanted to revive. The problem is that I've lost the original DVDs. The original HDD is now blank and this version doesn't boot via USB. I tried using a ...
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Can I encrypt an external hard disc that is used for backup and is also bootable?

I have an external hard disk that serves two purposes: It contains a fully functional bootable macOS installation for use should my main installation of macOS become corrupt in some way. Since it's a ...
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Creating partition on USB drive

I have been following directions to create a bootable USB drive from here: http://borgstrom.ca/2010/10/14/os-x-bootable-usb.html Here is the relevant screenshot: However for my case on the USB ...
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How to create a bootable usb for OS X on Windows?

i had erase all data from my macbook and know i need to create a usb bootable to reinstall the yosemite or another version. I can't access to app store to download the OS. How i can download it and ...
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Mac OS install drive not being recognized by computer

I recently installed Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) onto an external USB drive. It has been working fine for the past few days. When I need to switch OS installs, I shut down the computer and then pull out ...
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Remove everything from Mac and reinstall OS X

Is it possible to delete everything from my Mac and then install OS X from a bootable USB? I don't why but somehow AudioAUUC extension was modified a few months ago and my sound isn't working since ...
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How to create a bootable USB for Mac OS X Server 3.0.2?

I have the latest version of OS X Server (Version 3.0.2) downloaded of the App Store and basically I want to create a bootable USB for the installer. However, looking at it, I'm not able to find the ...
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Image files made with Disk Utility creates parent folder

I'm using OS X 10.5.8., updated from 10.5.2. which I installed from the two installation DVDs that came with my MB404 MacBook. I recently found my original 10.5.2. installation DVDs, which I thought ...
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Can I format new MacBook hard drive from OSX DVD?

I have to install a fresh new drive into my MacBook pro 2009. I haven't formatted yet, nor do I have a USB dock to do so from my current osx installation. If I install the new drive and boot from ...
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Making Uninitialized APFS Volume Bootable

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) on a second volume. I wanted to change to the Ubuntu Volume through Startup Manager and used this tutorial to do so: Installing Ubuntu on Mac ...
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Boot off of USB Flash Drive

Model MacBook Pro 2010 6,2 OS X version Yosemite 10.10.3 I used createinstallmedia to format and create an install USB stick. This step went fine. Command used was: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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PowerMac G5 stuck with full fan in OF, no boot devices

I'm working on a PowerMac9,1 (Late 2004 PowerMac G5 with single core) that refuses to recognize any external boot devices on the option/alt boot manager screen, including Debian and the Mac OS X ...
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Can the 2009 MacBook Air be booted from USB?

There seems to be a lot of confusion, conflicting information and assumptions about this matter, so I'd like to clarify that this question is specifically about the 2009 model of MacBook Air. I am ...
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How to Create Virtual Bootable Thunderbolt Drive

Considering the speed and versatility of Thunderbolt, it can be very useful to boot from a thunderbolt device on a Mac. Would it be possible to use a disk image on one Mac to create a virtual ...
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Problem Installing High Sierra (10.13)

I have created bootable pen-drive using installer. I performed following Steps but it failes. Erase the Hard-disk from disk utility. restart the iMac (hold down - Option key) it shows me the pen-...
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How can I create a bootable Snow Leopard/Leopard flash drive in the NEW disk utility in macOS Sierra?

I would like to create a bootable USB flash drive for Leopard. I have a Leopard disc. My mac is running macOS Sierra. I know that you could do this before Disk Utility was redesigned. Is it still ...
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Identify Required Frameworks for an app

I'm trying to make a disk image as small as possible with a few apps on it. I need to find out what framework packages each app uses so I can copy them onto the disk image in order for them to launch....
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted (...
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Do I need to make my Windows 8 install disk bootable when using boot camp?

I have the Windows 8 consumer preview .iso which I plan to copy to a DVD to use with Boot Camp. Though my question is - when I burn the image to the disk, will I need to make the disk bootable to use ...
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Repair disk on Snow Leopard using a bootable USB, in order to upgrade to Lion

I read in many places that you should always do a "Verify Disk" in Disk Utility and resolve any errors before upgrading to Lion (currently running the last version of Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro mid ...