Creating A Bootable Usb Drive For Mac Os X

admin 12/13/2021

With a bootable Ubuntu USB stick, you can:

  • Install or upgrade Ubuntu, even on a Mac
  • Test out the Ubuntu desktop experience without touching your PC configuration
  • Boot into Ubuntu on a borrowed machine or from an internet cafe
  • Use tools installed by default on the USB stick to repair or fix a broken configuration

Create A Bootable Usb Drive Mac Os X Mountain Lion

Creating a bootable USB stick is very simple, especially if you’re going to use the USB stick with a generic Windows or Linux PC. We’re going to cover the process in the next few steps.


MacOS Sierra bootable USB, DiskMaker X 6 is another Application which allows you to create bootable USB on a Mac. Diskmaker x 6 is an open source application which has built with AppleScript. Since it has created with AppleScript it can support many versions of OS X macOS to create a bootable USB Installer.

Creating A Bootable Usb Drive For Mac Os X 10.10

Creating A Bootable Usb Drive For Mac Os X

Apple hardware considerations

Create A Bootable Usb Drive For Mac Os X Lion

Make sure the drive is formatted for OS X Extended (Journaled). If it isn’t, open up Disk Utility and format is so it is. Before you do so, back up any important data on that drive. Step-by-Step instructions on How to Create a Bootable MAC OS X El Capitan USB Flash Drive. Copy and Paste Code: Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for: mac OS High Sierra (10.13) El Capitan (OS X 10.11) Yosemite (OS X 10.10) Mavericks (OS X 10.9).

Make Bootable Usb Mac Os

There are a few additional considerations when booting the USB stick on Apple hardware. This is because Apple’s ‘Startup Manager’, summoned by holding the Option/alt (⌥) key when booting, won’t detect the USB stick without a specific partition table and layout. We’ll cover this in a later step.