OSX Mavrick ISO

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Ghost360, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Ghost360 macrumors newbie

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    Hello there guys, newbie here and I have a quick question. I have a iMac currently running OS X 10.9.1 and I created a *.cdr image before I did a clean install and then converted the *.cdr to *.iso. I currently have both of the images sitting on my PC.

    Can you guys please tell me what steps or what software do I need to use on my Win 7 Machine in order to make a USB Bootable from my OSX Mavericks ISO File. I tried iso to usb and also PowerISO and both are not working.

    I am a PC User (Hardcore), but learning iMac and its way, thank you in advance.

    Ghost360 :cool:
     
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    How did you make the *.cdr?
    Or rather what is that an image of exactly?
     
  3. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did all the work in OSX and the name if the file is OSXMavericks.cdr and OSXMavericks.iso

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  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    If you're looking to make a bootable Mavericks installer, follow the directions in this thread.
     
  5. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    I mean what did you put into that .cdr file?
    Is it the Mavericks installer .app, the .dmg inside the app, an image made from the createinstallmedia command, or something else entirely?
     
  6. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will this work in Windows Environment?
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Needs to be done on a Mac.
     
  8. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I have in the ISO Currently:

    .IABootFiles
    Install OS X Mavericks.app
    Library
    System
    usr
    .IABootFileSystemVersion.plist
    .IAPhyscialMedia
     
  9. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    No, the command to make a bootable Mavericks installer memory stick from the "Install OS X Mavericks.app" (downloaded from the Mac App Store) can only be run from OSX.
     
  10. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was looking for a solution in Windows environment since I have the ISO on my PC and I want to do this in case I need to make a USB on PC and Mac is down.
     
  11. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    The OSX installers aren't usually iso's, in the past you could extract the .dmg and restore that in Disk Utility to create a bootable installer, however now that is a lot harder. Instead the createinstallmedia command is used.

    However neither of these can really be done from an OS except for OS X.

    If you want to have a copy of the installer to hand incase something goes wrong I would suggest buying an 8GB memory stick and then use the createinstallmedia command in the post that Bear linked to. As a bonus you can update it with the latest version from the Mac App Store if you want.

    Alternatively, all modern Macs (since around 2010) can restore themselves by downloading the OS from Apples servers over the internet, even if the hard drive (or SSD) is completely blank. As this is built into the firmware of the computer.
     
  12. Bear macrumors G3

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    Just redownload the Mavericks installer and make it now. a 8GB (or 16GB) USB drive doesn't cost much. I actually decided to use SD cards for the installers - I think the write protect switch to prevent accidents.
     
  13. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, I had a funny feeling that it might not work. I did test the iMac and Restore Does Work as long as you are connected to the Internet.

    The USB Drive comes in handy if I have an iMac that is not connected to the Internet. So no way to burn the ISO in Windows?

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  14. Bear macrumors G3

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    No. You don't have a bootable installer in what you copied to the windows computer. The only way to make a bootable installer is on OS X using the directions in the link I gave you. There are some other ways on OS X, but those require unnecessary third party applications.

    And remember you need at least an 8GB USB device for the Mavericks installer.
     
  15. Ghost360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I did the USB Creation on iMac and it does work, I was just wondering since it is an ISO, I would be able to burn it on PC as well, guess I was wrong.

    Thanks All
     

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