Click on the external drive and hit Return. So, following are the major use of recovery partition. Select the inserted flash drive from the drop-down menu in Disk Creator utility. But the process is much more complicated than the Terminal method. If the installer auto-initiates the installation close it. Great tutorial and thanks for your hard work and for your generosity! In my case I have selected Inject Navidia.
When the app is done, the installer is ready to use. In the Terminal Window a. When that part is done, your Mac may ask you if you want to use the drive for Time Machine. You can from the purchases tab in the App Store. Click on the Download button, and your Mac will download the installer to your Applications folder. Note down its disk identifier in disk utility. After you get it in there, just hit the Enter key.
Step 3: Run TransMac software as administrator. You can actually use any name you wish, but it must exactly match the name you enter in the createinstallmedia command below. I did the usb installation, i installed on the hard drive and when i tried to boot from hdd the boot process stops and the computer reboots. Select and drag the drive over and into your terminal window. It will mount back up when it's done. Not only does it save time, it also saves bandwidth, specially for those with metered Internet connections. If it doesn't work, try one of the other methods out to start over.
This will begin the download of the full installer. You can use the Flash drive on any number of macs, and there is no limit to it. So grab a fresh drive and get ready. You can find the downloaded installer in the Application folder. Begin with downloading Disk Creator on your Mac. I'll be demonstrating this on a 2017 MacBook Pro with High Sierra. So, if you haven't yet used the installer you downloaded, don't.
Simply insert the bootable flash drive and boot up your computer while holding the Option key. This happened to me on the first couple tries, where it would freeze at 5 minutes left. In the past, I've always shown you the manual method, which uses the Finder, Disk Utility, and Terminal. Type in Administrator Password, press return. This will take a few minutes. It's a lot more complicated, but gets the job done.
Press down on the Option key while the Mac boots. The process is the same, regardless of the destination. You want to type dash dash volume space. We've already covered how to do this from the command line See , but I wanted to give those with a fear of the command line a way to do the same thing. After you do this, the app will take a few minutes to create the boot drive. This should all be one line.
Step 8: Type --volume followed by a space. This process can take some time, so be patient, have some yogurt and blueberries or your snack of choice ; that should just about match the amount of time needed to complete the copying process. Go ahead and close all of your windows, exit Terminal and Disk Utility, and eject your mounted disks to clean up your mess. If you got any questions leave in the comment box below I will get to you soon. Change the name of your drive to Untitled; you need to do this for the steps below. You want to type slash volumes f. On the off-chance you do, you can rest assured it is there to serve.
If it automatically launches after download, quit the installer. Copy and paste the following command in the terminal window. Make a bootable installer drive: The quick way I used a free app called to make the installation drive. I keep it around for those time when I would rather use the drive than rely on booting in. Don't be left high sierra and dry Should something go wrong with your MacBook or iMac, the last thing you need is to be left without the means to recover.
To mount and make the internal recovery partition visible you have to first by typing the following command at terminal. Note: you may see a dialogue menu inquiring about the SetFile command requiring command line developer tools. You will then be prompted for your user password or, if you have a touchbar, to touch the fingerprint sensor. This is a paid software, but it gives you a 15-day trial, which is more than enough time. I hope you find this article useful. Note: At this point please be patience this process requires 20 to 30 minutes depending on the speed of your computer to complete the process.
If you're getting an Undefined error: 0 warning when trying to install, this more than likely means that you forgot to perform Step 6 above, so make sure to copy over those two BaseSystem files. I'm wary of going too high since this laptop is so old and I'm pretty new to doing my own upgrades. Go back to Finder b. Quit this installer so that you do not upgrade just yet, while at the same, you have the source file downloaded to your Mac. Click Yes button when you see the warning dialog box.