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Old Oct 23, 2013, 03:58 AM   #76
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on 10.6. this is not working, you will get the following error:

Failed to start erase of disk due to error (-9999, 0).


erasing via diskutil works:

diskutil eraseDisk jhfs+ XYZ disk3
Started erase on disk3
Unmounting disk
Creating partition map
Waiting for disks to reappear
Formatting disk3s2 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name XYZ
Finished erase on disk3


Any ideas to get this bootstick in a 10.6?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 04:40 AM   #77
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i did with the uSB and its working just awesome, but i like to have this OSX on DVD, i have created a dvd from the DMG file but it is not working, can u please help me making DVD of this OSX Mavericks?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:17 AM   #78
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on 10.6. this is not working, you will get the following error:

Failed to start erase of disk due to error (-9999, 0).


erasing via diskutil works:

diskutil eraseDisk jhfs+ XYZ disk3
Started erase on disk3
Unmounting disk
Creating partition map
Waiting for disks to reappear
Formatting disk3s2 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name XYZ
Finished erase on disk3


Any ideas to get this bootstick in a 10.6?
I am getting this same error. I had the GM on my machine but it crashed after I downloaded something sketchy and had to delete the webkits. Mistakenly deleted the webkits from the system folder and the entire machine crashed. Apple restore all the way back to 10.6.8 so Im stuck just like you.

Any help guys?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:32 AM   #79
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Hi Windnsea,
I just ran through the process again and tried it with one USB drive DataTraveler 111 (16GB) and a Kingston DataTraveler G3 (16GB).

Exactly the same process.

DataTraveler 111 won't show up during the boot process while the DataTraveler G3 (16GB) will do.

So I believe it has something to do with the USB drive I am using.

But this is actually a problem because I tried 4 USB drives so far and only one is working!

If somebody can help on this subject I would very much appreciate.

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Mo
Just curious Mo but when you have the drives mounted and look at them in Disk Utility, what does the "Partition Map Scheme" show at the bottom of the Disk Utility application screen.

If you have an Intel Based Mac you need - GUID Partition Table. If it is a Power - PC Mac it will need to be formatted as Apple Partition Map. And of course if it is partitioned as MBR, it will not allow you to boot to the drive.

All that being said, it seems that Disk Utility will select GUID if you choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for the Formatting type.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:39 AM   #80
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Lion DiskMaker 3b3

Lion Diskmaker has a beta out, and it is free. Still in beta, though.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:49 AM   #81
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this might be a stupid question, but where does the installer download to? (Not seeing it in downloads…)
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 08:55 AM   #82
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this might be a stupid question, but where does the installer download to? (Not seeing it in downloads…)
The installer is downloading an Application. When it is done it will try to run. You can CMD-Q it to exit if you don't want to do the install right then. You can open your Applications later or make an install Drive later when you are ready.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 09:01 AM   #83
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The installer is downloading an Application. When it is done it will try to run. You can CMD-Q it to exit if you don't want to do the install right then. You can open your Applications later or make an install Drive later when you are ready.
Ah, I now see downloading to the Apps folder. Thanks.

I assume if I'm not sitting right next to my computer, it will wait until I click on some kind of "OK" or "START" or "CONTINUE" button, right?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 09:11 AM   #84
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Ah, I now see downloading to the Apps folder. Thanks.

I assume if I'm not sitting right next to my computer, it will wait until I click on some kind of "OK" or "START" or "CONTINUE" button, right?
Yep, it will not start automatically.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 10:02 AM   #85
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Sometimes during installation it seems to hang. But it isn't really hanging. I and others have said that we get a message about a second remaining - half an hour later it finishes!

So you just have to patient. Leave it alone and it will eventually install.
That is so frustrating. I have waited for 45 minutes until it finally rebooted. That reminded me on old Windows 95 progress bars...
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 11:09 AM   #86
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I like most of what you posted there, except the bit about torrents.

The installer could get corrupted in that, so it would be better to get a redemption code in the mac dev center and then redeem it in the mac app store, i.e., use apple's correct method for obtaining the GM (or just wait till it is publicly released.)
By the nature of how torrents work they have built in validation against corruption. The mac app store on the other hand is a different story, many people downloading Mavericks have had corrupt downloads:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...rt=15&tstart=0
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 12:46 PM   #87
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Followed the instructions from page 1 over an hour ago and it's still 'copying' Is this normal?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 12:48 PM   #88
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Followed the instructions from page 1 over an hour ago and it's still 'copying' Is this normal?
Depends on the speed of your machine and USB stick. On my late 2011 MBP, it took about 30 minutes to finish. I think that was mainly due to the brand of my USB.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 02:48 PM   #89
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on 10.6. this is not working, you will get the following error:

Failed to start erase of disk due to error (-9999, 0).


erasing via diskutil works:

diskutil eraseDisk jhfs+ XYZ disk3
Started erase on disk3
Unmounting disk
Creating partition map
Waiting for disks to reappear
Formatting disk3s2 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name XYZ
Finished erase on disk3

Any ideas to get this bootstick in a 10.6?
I had the same problem with my Mac Pro running 10.6.8, both with DiskMaker X (formerly Lion DiskMaker) and the command line. My only solution was to re-download 10.9 on the MBP (with 10.8.5) and it worked perfectly there (and only took 10 minutes!). I realize that doesn't help people who don't have access to later versions of OS X, but just wanted to let others know of my experience.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 03:00 PM   #90
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I had the same problem with my Mac Pro running 10.6.8, both with DiskMaker X (formerly Lion DiskMaker) and the command line. My only solution was to re-download 10.9 on the MBP (with 10.8.5) and it worked perfectly there (and only took 10 minutes!). I realize that doesn't help people who don't have access to later versions of OS X, but just wanted to let others know of my experience.
This is what I was thinking.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 03:04 PM   #91
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Ok here is my question. I have great internet speed compared to my friend.

He has a 2013 Macbook Air, I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. I have already installed Mavericks yesterday as soon as it came out.

My question: Can I download it from my Mac and put it on a flash drive for him to install since my connection is faster?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 03:12 PM   #92
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I can't seem to download the Mavericks installer from App Store. I installed Mavericks yesterday and everything went fine. But when I click download I says that I already have Mavericks installed and that I need to click "Continue" in order to download the file. But I don't see Mavericks in the applications folder - and when I click download in the App Store, I don't see it downloading anywhere - only a something 'loading' in the menu bar - but it is not downloaded at all! I tried the option+click method but I don't see it in "Purchases" or in the application folder...

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Old Oct 23, 2013, 03:13 PM   #93
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Absolutely. The installer itself is not Apple ID-dependent, so just download it and put it on a flash drive, then have him install it.

Be sure to follow the instructions upthread on how to create an install flash drive!

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Ok here is my question. I have great internet speed compared to my friend.

He has a 2013 Macbook Air, I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. I have already installed Mavericks yesterday as soon as it came out.

My question: Can I download it from my Mac and put it on a flash drive for him to install since my connection is faster?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 04:39 PM   #94
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I can't seem to download the Mavericks installer from App Store. I installed Mavericks yesterday and everything went fine. But when I click download I says that I already have Mavericks installed and that I need to click "Continue" in order to download the file. But I don't see Mavericks in the applications folder - and when I click download in the App Store, I don't see it downloading anywhere - only a something 'loading' in the menu bar - but it is not downloaded at all! I tried the option+click method but I don't see it in "Purchases" or in the application folder...
Anyone?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 05:26 PM   #95
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So my question/problem

I wanted to do a clean install of mavericks and in a guide from macworld I saw that I will have an option to choose a clean drive well there was no options as there was only my drive, I thought maybe this option will pop up latter but...

So now I am with mavericks on top and can't download them again just like the guy above me wrote, it just keeps loading and nothing..

1. Why I can't download them again?
2. Would I be able to use this method with external hard drive and not an usb?
I am using MBPr if that says anything.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 06:25 PM   #96
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Hey all, I made an applescript to simplify the command line process. The applescript will completely wipe the device you use for the installer to make sure that it is correctly partitioned so I recommend using an 8GB or larger flash/thumb drive that has nothing of importance on it. Here is a link to my post.

http://musings.silvertooth.us/2013/1...creation-tool/

Cheers and thanks to tywebb13 for the command.

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This is excellent. It is faster than lion diskmaker for me. Very nice
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 06:47 PM   #97
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So my question/problem

I wanted to do a clean install of mavericks and in a guide from macworld I saw that I will have an option to choose a clean drive well there was no options as there was only my drive, I thought maybe this option will pop up latter but...

So now I am with mavericks on top and can't download them again just like the guy above me wrote, it just keeps loading and nothing..

1. Why I can't download them again?
2. Would I be able to use this method with external hard drive and not an usb?
I am using MBPr if that says anything.

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english.
You should have created a bootable USB before you instal mavericks... If not done yet you can still create a bootable disk.... I believe you can make external HD a bootable disk too but you need to create a partition. I never tried it but if I am correct you need to partition a HD at least 8gb for GUID... Unless you want to waste the whole 500gb or 1 tb or whatever size your external drive has.

When you create a bootable usb shutdown your comp... Boot while holding option/alt key.... You can choose where to boot... Then diskutility you might want to format which HD you want to instal mavericks with. Or partition its up to you then... Just follow direction
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You should have created a bootable USB before you instal mavericks... If not done yet you can still create a bootable disk.... I believe you can make external HD a bootable disk too but you need to create a partition. I never tried it but if I am correct you need to partition a HD at least 8gb for GUID... Unless you want to waste the whole 500gb or 1 tb or whatever size your external drive has.

When you create a bootable usb shutdown your comp... Boot while holding option/alt key.... You can choose where to boot... Then diskutility you might want to format which HD you want to instal mavericks with. Or partition its up to you then... Just follow direction
I wish I could understand all what you say.
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I wish I could understand all what you say.
Which part? Did I loss you
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 07:01 PM   #100
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Which part? Did I loss you
Could you just explain in steps what should I do for clean install with external hdd.

or I can do this just use my external hdd and not an usb stick ?

"To make a bootable USB, use this method:

Your 8 GB USB drive should be called Untitled and formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). The installer should be called Install OS X Mavericks.app and should be in your Applications folder.

Run this in terminal and wait about 20 minutes:

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

You should see something like this:

Erasing Disk: 0%... 10%... 20%... 100%...
Copying installer files to disk...
Copy complete.
Making disk bootable...
Copying boot files...
Copy complete.
Done.

You can then boot up from the USB by holding down the option key, then install the GM from the USB.

This is probably going to be the same for the public release."
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