Minimum Install of Mavericks. Is it possible?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rockinmyshoe, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. rockinmyshoe macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to do a minimum install of Mavericks. Without all the extras, pages, other nonessential apps.

    There reason for doing so is I'm creating a virtual install of Mavericks to install Mavericks Server on for development. And I want to keep the size 'smaller', more manageable, plus less need to update unwanted apps.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    iWork and iLife apps are not included in Mavericks. you get the OS, iTunes and Safari, basically a minimum install.

    To specifically answer your question there is no options to control what does or notes get installed
     
  3. pullman macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to revive this old thread but I was wondering the same thing. In past OS X versions there was a Customize button where one could deselect things like printer drivers etc to save space.

    Is Mavericks deliberately "bare bones", then, if this option no longer exists?
     
  4. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    How bare bones do you need? I haven't installed the iLife apps since installing OS X 10.9.3 and I'm using a total of 32GB, remove the 20GB used under /Users and it would be about 12GB, remove a few applications and I'm guessing the basic OS X installation isn't much more than 10GB.

    Note: I've configured mine to use no hibernation file otherwise it would use a little more.
     
  5. pullman macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. I just installed and it's actually quite small, 11GB on mine without any additions. I seem to remember Leopard was sub-10 but 11GB isn't bad.

    Cheers
    Philip
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    From Lion onwards, where Internet Recovery could be used, if you did a clean install, it'd only install the OS itself and nothing else other than built-in utilities such as Disk Utility, Terminal, Activity Monitor.....etc.

    iWork and iLife aren't part of the OS installation.
     

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