Help installing OS X Mavericks from SD Card

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by endlightend, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. endlightend macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I'm having a bit of an issue reinstalling mavericks after upgrading to an SSD. Using Disk maker X I made a copy of the Mavericks installer on an 8GB SD card. I formatted and installed my new SSD. I insert the SD card and I boot from it. I'm in the Mavericks installer in OS X Utilities. I choose Install OS X and I get the dialogue that "the install OS X Mavericks application can't be used from this disk. Copy this application to a writable Mac OS Extended formatted disk and reopen it to continue installation."

    I'm assuming that the installer thinks the SD card is the target disk? How do I go about solving this from within Disk Utility? Can I copy the installer from my SD card onto the new SSD? Thanks.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. endlightend thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup, definitely was a bad boot disk.. Remade it using Disk Utility and it works like a charm. Thanks!
     

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