Install Mavericks from USB flash drive issue

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  1. bowtiej macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2014
    I have and 2007 Imac. 2.4 Gz Intel Core 2 Duo proc.
    I have partitioned the HD.
    I have partitioned the flash for 1 part and checked GUID and used untitled as name.
    In terminal I use " sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --nointeraction "
    It won't load the Mavericks boot info. I get a " invalid mount point " error that stops everything.
    Any help would be great.
  2. MysticCow, Mar 2, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2014

    MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    You'll need to use Unibeast to accomplish your goal.
  3. cinematicme macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2011
    Disk maker X formerly Lion Disk Maker will make a USB installer for you
  4. Mikeske, Mar 2, 2014
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    Mikeske macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    Eject the USB and reinstall it again. Verify your USB on Disk Utility that it is called "untitled" and then use the terminal command as you did in the original post. I have noticed that if you check close my Mac Pro wants to rename it "untitled 1" I have to go to the name block and eliminate the "1" and it works fine.
  5. AmestrisXServe, Mar 2, 2014
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    AmestrisXServe macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2014
    Is it possible to run an installer from another OSX version from the Terminal like this? I always thought that the install process required that it be run from the same installer version as the OS...

    I am trying to decompress some PAX files on the 10.0 Beta installer, but they are encrypted in some way; PAX gives an 'unauthorised' error.

    I apparently need to do a true installation, in order to gain access to the files, but I have no systems at this point that could run 10.0, much less 10.0b.

    Is it possible to run the installation--onto a disc image--from the Terminal, using Installer on 10.2, 10.3, or 10.4?
  6. bowtiej thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2014
    Install Mavericks from USB flash drive issue

    Thanks Mikeske

    Tried as u suggested and had to remove the "1" behind untitled.
    Error reads now "/Volumes/untitled is not a valid volume mount point"

    thanks all
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Since you seem to have eliminated everything else I just have to suggest the obvious.
    Are you sure you selected HFS+ Journaled when you partitioned the USB?
  8. bowtiej thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2014
    New error

    Gjwilly selections is Mac OS (journaled).

    Bruno09 I rename my partitioned USB drive and now get error as follows
    " Failed to start erase of disk due to error (-9999, 0).
    A error occurred erasing the disk. "

    Sorry to take so long to reply but thanks to all.
    Gonna see what I can find on this error.
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  10. bowtiej thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2014
    yes, Bruno

    running 10.6.8



    I'm not sure what Linc is saying in that post!
    This newbie needs a more step by step approach.

    Thanks for your help
  11. tywebb13, Mar 5, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014

    tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Therein lies the problem.

    You can't run the terminal command to properly make a bootable usb of mavericks in snow leopard. Diskmaker X won't work in snow leopard either.

    There is a way around this however.

    9to5mac published a method for the very first developer preview of mavericks which is quite different to every other bootable version of mavericks since. That should work in snow leopard for the other versions too, but your usb will be not as good as the one you could otherwise make in lion, mountain lion or mavericks with terminal - and it will not install a recovery partition.

    So you could make the usb using 9to5mac's method and go ahead and use it to install mavericks. Then once you have installed mavericks, I would then reformat the usb and then make it again under mavericks, but this time using the terminal command.

    You could then use the better usb installer to reinstall mavericks - and this time it will give you a recovery partition.

    Here is 9to5mac's article for developer preview 1:

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