Reinstallation of Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by calamiry, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. calamiry macrumors newbie

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    I have tried to reinstalled in Recovery but mavericks not available in app store. Any other way to reinstall? or can i use a trumb drive to boot install?
    please help. thank you
     
  2. ricede macrumors regular

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    If you have the Mavericks installer on a thumb drive then no problem. Use that to re-install it.
     
  3. calamiry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but how to do that? i only have the dmg file not the install.esd.
     
  4. ricede macrumors regular

    ricede

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    What do you mean - the dmg file?
    Did you get this from within the Installer
    I.e. Contents/Sharedsupport ?
     
  5. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    If you have a Mavericks installer (.app) here are the instructions to create a bootable installer:

    http://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201372

    ...are you trying to do this on an unsupported mac?
     
  6. Butchie-T macrumors regular

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    If you purchased and downloaded that file from the App Store and then saved a copy of that .dmg file, then you have all you need to create the USB installer.

    Is the .dmg file a little more than 5Gb in size? If so, you have what you are looking for to make the USB installer.
     
  7. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    And if you got it from apple it would be a .app file not a .dmg file.
     

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