"not a valid volume mount point" Can't make bootable drive

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Nightrich, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Nightrich macrumors regular

    Nightrich

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    #1
    I have downloaded El Capitan and have formatted my 8gb usb drive and have partitioned and have typed the command in terminal and every single time I get the error message "Untitled is not a valid volume mount point". My drive is titled Untitled so it isn't any problem with that syntax to my knowledge. I am about to give up. I have even tried copying and pasting others command lines into terminal hoping that perhaps I may have in fact messed with the syntax and didn't catch it. Even trying this though I still get the same old response.

    What can I do and what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks guys. I'm at your mercy.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    #2
    What command?
    Is your drive named Untitled or untitled? Path names are case sensitive.
    Your drive also needs to be partitioned using GUID, which it may not be.
     
  3. Nightrich thread starter macrumors regular

    Nightrich

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    It is titled Untitled and I made sure it said that in the syntax. I did also partition using GUID as well. Here is the command:

    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app –nointeraction
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    change all of your single dashes to double: -- instead of -.
     
  5. Nightrich thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I thought that they were so I just retyped everything in again and I got the same response.
     
  6. Nightrich thread starter macrumors regular

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    And actually I just got this response "
    You must specify both the volume and install application path."
     
  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    This is what I have for the command:
    Code:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction
    Try using copy and paste of the terminal command string instead of typing.
     
  8. ana luiza macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. It finally worked for me. I can't even see what the difference is from the lines above, but I don't care. Forever grateful :)))))
     
  9. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It looked like you had single dashes (-) instead of double dashes (--) throughout the string.
     

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