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

    Nov 5, 2013
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. endlightend thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Yup, definitely was a bad boot disk.. Remade it using Disk Utility and it works like a charm. Thanks!

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