How to make a bootable USB with OSX on a pc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by etzach, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. etzach macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    The hard drive on my MacBook got busted, so I had to buy a new one.
    Usually, after mounting the new hard drive into my Mac I would just insert the OSX install cd to the optical drive and start installation. Unfortunately, my optical drive is broken and does not read any cd's.
    What I had in mind was trying to get the operation system Installed from a USB flash. From what my google thought me I found out that I need to have a dmg file of OSX (got it), a 8 gb usb flash drive (got it) and disk utility access, so that I can restore the drive ( or something like that, I didn't fully get it).

    The only problem is- this is my only Mac, all other computers I have are pc, so I dont have disk utility.

    Is there any way in which I can do the necessary step that is done by Disk utility on a PC?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. etzach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The methods mentioned are regarding DVDs, as you said. How can I apply it on a USB stick? What I need to do is a disc image and then have it on my USB stick?
     
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    Just select USB stick as the target, it shouldn't need more than that.
     

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