10.9 Boot Drive

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tom438, May 8, 2014.

  1. tom438 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to create a bootable usb drive of mavericks so I can install it on the new SSD i'm putting into my 2011 macbook pro.

    It's a USB2.0 drive so I would think it could take a while but it's been more than an hour now, and the available capacity of the drive is not going down.

    Is there a chance this could have frozen or can it just take that long?

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Sounds like it may be hung, give a little longer but the odds are its stuck
     
  3. tom438 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Should i just eject the drive and try again? Or is there a better way to create a boot drive than terminal?

    Thanks

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    Ah nevermind. It has just this second sprung back to life and completed.

    Thanks anyway.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Some drives have controllers that prevent it from being bootable.
     
  5. maphead macrumors newbie

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    BOOT Mavericks - no install

    Hey Mac-o-philes
    PLEASE post instructions for making a bootable Mavericks USB. I have a clean install - now I want to boot from my different start up disk (the bootable USB I need to make ) so that I can restore from a CCC clone.
    Repeat - Mavs is installed - I need to option a different start up disk.
    Thanks!!
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you hold down the option key when booting a screen will come up that shows all bootable drives and you select from there. Is that what you are asking?
     
  7. maphead macrumors newbie

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    Nope - I need to produce a USB with just a boot version of Mavs on it so that I can do what you suggest.
     

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