clean install without USB drive... possible?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Frozzie, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Frozzie macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to download OS X Mavericks from the app store and put dmg file into like a isolated partition and boot from it instead of using a USB drive? Interested to know thanks
     
  2. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

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    yeah.

    you could just make a partition and put it on that instead.

    but a usb would be better because

    1. you won't lose space on your drive.

    2. you could reformat the whole drive from a usb (which you won't be able to do from a bootable partition).
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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  4. Ace1024 macrumors member

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    You could also use another computer's drive via target disk mode (firewire or thunderbolt). Once you've made the bootable installation, change startup disk in system preferences.
     

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