How to install El Capitan on new 12" RMB?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by 212rikanmofo, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a USB port or an adapter, is it possible to still install this by just launching the app from my desktop?
     
  2. Fimeg macrumors regular

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    Not from the given reports... I think your best bet is to partition your HD with about 8GB and put it on there, then boot from it. Follow the steps for installing on a flash drive and do that instead.
     
  3. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can I make a temporary partition on my SSD, install/update to El Capitan, and once finished, can I delete that partition? I really don't want to buy a USB adaptor just for this.
     
  4. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    The USB adapter is 19$ and you will need it one day anyway... You just have a 1500$+ computer, just add the 19$.
     
  5. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    Got to agree with the last poster: get the adapter. If $20 is too much, I found a few on eBay that were like $12 but you have to wait longer for shipping. If you're neat an Apple store, spend the $22.00 (plus tax) and get one. Just my opinion though.
     
  6. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Yes, create a second partition, install 10.11 to the second partition and you should be good to go. Delete the second partition when you are done. Your primary partition will not be disturbed.
     
  7. adrianlondon, Jun 16, 2015
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