How To Create a Bootable MacOSX USB Flash Drive

Published Date Author: , Posted June 11th, 2016 at 7:50:47am

As the root user, execute:

“/Applications/Install OS X El” –volume /Volumes/{USB_DRIVE_NAME_HERE}/ –applicationpath “/Applications/Install OS X El”

Be sure to include the required double-quotes, or use backslashes to escape the spaces in the path.

Full instructions may be found on the Apple site:

Turn on your Mac by pressing the power button
Press and hold the Option (⌥) key immediately upon hearing the startup chime. Release the key after Startup Manager appears. Select the USB Drive…

To reset a password:

Turn off your Mac (choose Apple > Shut Down).
Press the power button while holding down Command-R. The Mac will boot into Recovery mode. …
Choose Utilities > Terminal.
Enter resetpassword (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return.

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