Cannot Install from the dvd :(

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

  1. amitabhbansal macrumors 6502

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    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 68040

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  3. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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 68000

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    Yes you can. If you do it this way:

    After downloading the Install OS X Mavericks.app 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 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13872235/Musings/Recovery%20Partition%20Creator%203.7.zip

    hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -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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