How long to make a boot disk?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jvaska, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm trying to make a USB boot for a clean install and it's taking forever. The terminal is stuck at "Copying installer files to disk..." for 20 minutes now.

    Should I abandon this or is it normal?
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Depends on the machine but I think my Early 2011 MBP here at work can take at least that long to create the stick. I never really timed it.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Depending on your machine and whether or not you have a stock HDD, 20 minutes (give or take) is not out of the question. Let it run longer and it should complete.
     

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