How to make EL Capitan GM usb installer? or a A clean install?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by TokMok3, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. TokMok3 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2015
    Does any body knows how to do a clean install? or create a usb installer?

    Any help will be appreciated..
  2. TokMok3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2015

    I have difficulty with the command:

    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --nointeraction

    Do I have to replace with

    What's the correct path?

    Any help will be appreciated!
  3. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    Here is what I did.

    1. Clean install of Yosemite, update to GM Candidate.
    2. Redownload GM Candidate from app store so it shows up in Applications
    3. Boot to another volume and download AutoDMG, point to the Install El Capitan app.
    4. Copied the .DMG to another volume and booted from external HD.
    5. Used disk utility to restore volume from a DMG.
    6. Fired up the machine: it had me go through the date time name ...

    I think this is the way I did it (I was also trying another way which failed).
  4. geeserver macrumors newbie


    Nov 1, 2006
    PHX, AZ
    This works as long as your drive is labeled "Untitled"

    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan\ GM\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan\ GM\ --nointeraction

  5. TokMok3, Sep 9, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015

    TokMok3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2015

    Thanks... with that command the files are been copied to the usb disk... After a few hours I can confirm the command works! Thanks for the help!

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