Cannot Install from the dvd :(

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by amitabhbansal, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. amitabhbansal macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2011
    Delhi, India
    i have downloaded the mavericks from app store and created the dvd by disk utility of the image file OSX Install ESD. but when i boot the macbook or imac and keep pressing the OPTION key it doesnt show me the dvd to install the mavericks.
    please help
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
  3. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2011
    Delhi, India
    why cant we create the dvd like before we did in SL, Mountain Lion? and is the dvd useless now which i have created?
  4. guitarman777 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    That seems to be the case. Apple's been making a significant move away from the optical disc-based software model for a while now, figuring most people these days would prefer to use a constantly-reusable USB stick than trying to keep track of another disc. I have my recovery partition on a 16 GB Kingston USB stick on my keychain, I can still use the bulk of the USB stick as per usual since it's partitioned.
  5. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Yes you can. If you do it this way:

    After downloading the Install OS X file from the Mac App Store, run these 12 commands in Terminal to create a Mavericks.iso file and then burn it to a dual layer DVD with Disk Utility. You may then boot up from it by holding the option key down and then install mavericks. This will not install a recovery partition. To do that, uncompress and run the script file

    hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app

    hdiutil convert /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -format UDSP -o /tmp/Mavericks

    hdiutil resize -size 8g /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage

    hdiutil attach /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    rm /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/Packages

    cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/

    hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app

    hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_build

    hdiutil resize -size `hdiutil resize -limits /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage | tail -n 1 | awk '{ print $1 }'`b /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage

    hdiutil convert /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/Mavericks

    rm /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage

    mv /tmp/Mavericks.cdr ~/Desktop/Mavericks.iso

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