Making Bootable USB Flash Drive--Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Icecoldak, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Icecoldak macrumors member

    Icecoldak

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    Hey guys Im trying to make a bootable USB disk so I can fresh install the new Mac Os. Im following the procedure outlined in the redmond pie article, but I keep getting this message "You must specify both the volume and install application path." Not sure what Im doing wrong and seems others are having the same problem. Thanks for any help.


    http://www.redmondpie.com/make-maco...sb-flash-drive-installer-here’s-how-tutorial/


    This is the command line Im using for you to look at!

    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled —applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction &&say Done
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Is your USB key named Untitled like in the article?
     
  3. Icecoldak thread starter macrumors member

    Icecoldak

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    Yes it is, but Im not positive its a capital U. I didnt change a thing and Im pretty sure it came up as Untitled
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Try it with a copy and paste of this. I notice in your command in post #1 the -- after Untitled is joined into a hyphen.

    Code:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction
     
  5. Icecoldak thread starter macrumors member

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    Ill go home at lunch and fire up the computer and see! Ill get back on my progress thanks!
     
  6. Icecoldak thread starter macrumors member

    Icecoldak

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    Weaselboy----

    I had everything correct but I had an external hard drive also into a USB port so that was throwing it off. I disconnected my ext drive and everything went well!! thanks for help!
     

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