Use of disk maker

gerarddezeeuw

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Oct 4, 2015
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I am trying to make a bootable disk for El Capitan using Diskmaker X5 (I have a MacPro 2010 with OX X 10.5). This does not succeed. The comment is 'no valid sudoers sources found, quitting'. After that nothing happens.

What does this message mean? How can I get 'valid shudders'?
 

nebo1ss

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I am trying to make a bootable disk for El Capitan using Diskmaker X5 (I have a MacPro 2010 with OX X 10.5). This does not succeed. The comment is 'no valid sudoers sources found, quitting'. After that nothing happens.

What does this message mean? How can I get 'valid shudders'?
This is the method I used comes from ARS Technica and works great. You need to label the USB drive as Untitled. Make sure there is a copy of El Capital in the Applications folder you may have to download it again because it deletes after the inital install.

"If you don't want to use Diskmaker X, Apple has actually included a terminal command that can create an install disk for you. Assuming that you have the OS X El Capitan installer in your Applications folder and you have a Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)-formatted USB drive named "Untitled" mounted on the system, you can create an El Capitan install drive by typing the following command into the Terminal.

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction

The command will erase the disk and copy the install files over. Give it some time, and your volume will soon be loaded up with not just the OS X installer but also an external recovery partition that may come in handy if your hard drive dies and you're away from an Internet connection".
 

chrfr

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I am trying to make a bootable disk for El Capitan using Diskmaker X5 (I have a MacPro 2010 with OX X 10.5). This does not succeed. The comment is 'no valid sudoers sources found, quitting'. After that nothing happens.

What does this message mean? How can I get 'valid shudders'?
Do you mean you have 10.10.5 or 10.5 and are you logged into the computer with an administrator account?
 

gerarddezeeuw

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Oct 4, 2015
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This is the method I used comes from ARS Technica and works great. You need to label the USB drive as Untitled. Make sure there is a copy of El Capital in the Applications folder you may have to download it again because it deletes after the inital install.

"If you don't want to use Diskmaker X, Apple has actually included a terminal command that can create an install disk for you. Assuming that you have the OS X El Capitan installer in your Applications folder and you have a Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)-formatted USB drive named "Untitled" mounted on the system, you can create an El Capitan install drive by typing the following command into the Terminal.

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction

The command will erase the disk and copy the install files over. Give it some time, and your volume will soon be loaded up with not just the OS X installer but also an external recovery partition that may come in handy if your hard drive dies and you're away from an Internet connection".
Thanks for the response. I do have a USB stick named Untitled (Extended Journaled) and I do have OS X El Capitan installer in my Applications folder (the place where it was downloaded; it cannot be moved anyway). I did copy the command in Terminal.

Unfortunately, I still get the 'no valid sudoers found' comment, when I click return. The 'sudoers' are still missing ...

>>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 49 <<<
>>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 50 <<<
sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 49
sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting.
 

chrfr

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>>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 49 <<<
>>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 50 <<<
sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 49
sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting.
Somehow that system file got edited or corrupted and fixing that without knowing why or how it happened is complex. It may be simplest to reinstall OS X from the Recovery Partition, which should repair it.
 

gerarddezeeuw

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Oct 4, 2015
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Still the same result. Apparent I don't have a super user (sudo is 'super user do'). I guess I have to ask Apple. I highly appreciate your help.
 

MacGizmo

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If you're running OS X 10.5, then DiskMaker X5 isn't going to work. You need to download the version of DiskMaker appropriate to your system. Check here.
 

gerarddezeeuw

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Oct 4, 2015
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Lincolnshire
Thanks for noting. I am sorry. I meant that I am using OS X (=10) 10.5, hence 10.10.5. Disk maker is running, but tells me my sudoers can't be found.
 

simon lefisch

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Although you should t do this, maybe enable the root user and use the command in that account. Just be careful as using the root account has access to everything and you could damage the system even more.
 

nebo1ss

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Not sure what the end objective is but have you considered just running the install of El Capitan on that 2010 computer. that should clean up any problems and once you have completed that you can download El Capitan again because it will get deleted after the install. You should then be in a position to create an install disk.
 
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