Basic commands not woking in Terminal

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jesuslizardjr., Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Jesuslizardjr. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    I am currently trying to run the createmediainstall ( command on terminal in recovery mode to install a mounted copy of Yosemite from a USB stick, it is currently saying it doesn't recognise the command I have also noticed it doesn't recognise sudo, basic commands like date etc seem to work however, any idea why?

    Currently (trying and failing) to run El Capitan on 2011 Macbook Pro
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Did you use the complete path as the article specified:

    /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\
    Did you make sure that that path does indeed exist?
  3. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Not sure I understand what you mean by this comment. I'm reading it as you already have a Yosemite installed on the USB stick (please correct me if I'm wrong).

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