The problem is with the rMBP you can't download Mavericks from the App store.I guess you first have to create the image, and to do so you might need to have it installed first
Maybe create a new partition and do the install in that partition first?
I am still running Lion so don't pay much attention to my suggestion, I will upgrade sometime soon, curious to know about it
EDIT: found this
Mavericks clean install
File a bug report.The problem is with the rMBP you can't download Mavericks from the App store.
Yes, you can. I just did that. These are Apple's instructions to create a bootable usb drive:The problem is with the rMBP you can't download Mavericks from the App store.
>cd /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/
>sudo ./createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Mavericks\ Bootable --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app Ready to start. To continue we need to erase the disk at /Volumes/Mavericks Bootable. If you wish to continue type (Y) then press return: Y Erasing Disk: 0%... 10%... 20%... 30%...100%... Copying installer files to disk...
The thing is that you cant download Mavericks with the latest rMBP (without using recovery mode apparently). Nor can you boot from a USB with Mavericks created by another mac.
This is how I did it:The thing is that you cant download Mavericks with the latest rMBP (without using recovery mode apparently). Nor can you boot from a USB with Mavericks created by another mac.
This is probably due to the new rMBP still having a custom build.
Does not work on the newest rMBP. When trying to click download I get this error message (see attached pic.)This is how I did it:
I think it should work for the latest rmbps as well. Give it a try.
Yes, I see what you mean. Well, all I can say, is that you are not alone:Does not work on the newest rMBP. When trying to click download I get this error message (see attached pic.)
$ diskutil mount readOnly /dev/disk0s3 Volume Recovery HD on /dev/disk0s3 mounted $ hdiutil attach "/Volumes/Recovery HD/com.apple.recovery.boot/BaseSystem.dmg" Checksumming Driver Descriptor Map (DDM : 0) Driver Descriptor Map (DDM : 0): verified CRC32 $01CEE39B Checksumming (Apple_Free : 1) (Apple_Free : 1): verified CRC32 $00000000 Checksumming Apple (Apple_partition_map : 2) Apple (Apple_partition_map : 2): verified CRC32 $4F771A3A Checksumming disk image (Apple_HFS : 3) .................................................................................................................................. disk image (Apple_HFS : 3): verified CRC32 $69310D69 Checksumming (Apple_Free : 4) (Apple_Free : 4): verified CRC32 $00000000 verified CRC32 $65D61011 /dev/disk4 Apple_partition_scheme /dev/disk4s1 Apple_partition_map /dev/disk4s2 Apple_HFS /Volumes/OS X Base System
Even if it would download it, it would be in vain, because you cannot install that version of Mavericks on a new rMBP. Currently, as far as I know, the only way to get ahold of the special version of Mavericks is via Recovery Mode.Try pressing <OPTION> key on the keyboard and click <Purchases> on App Store next to <Updates>.
If you have a Late 2013 rMBP then the ISO you downloaded is probably not compatible with your laptop. Late 2013 macs seem use a special version of Mavericks that can be only downloaded via Recovery partition. As far as I know no one has been able to create a USB stick out of the special Mavericks version.it's me again...
I downloaded Mavericks as ISO because I cannot download it in the Macstore (because I already have a rMBP2013 and the store didn't allow me to download it) and because I have a weak internet connection at the moment...
I tried to "put" this ISO onto a Flashdrive(see pic) but when I reboot with ALT and I select the flash drive, it shows me an error...
How can I make my flash drive bootable?