Talk about the long way of achieving this! This should all be one line. To start out, download the newest version of DiskMaker X from. If you're not sure if you're going to like Yosemite over Mavericks, I would suggest and installing Yosemite there, that way if anything goes wrong, your Mavericks installation will still be untouched. Thanks I played around with it, and it looks like you can copy the entry from the login Keychain and paste it into the iCloud Keychain. This procedure could take a few minutes, at the end click on Finish. The Easiest Way: Use DiskMaker X By far the easiest way to create a bootable drive is to use the DiskMaker X application, which automates the entire process in the next method.
But even if this is your goal, it's not too likely that you're actually ready to start the install 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. Did a friend suggest you always have a bootable operating system support at hand so that you always have a Swiss army knife in case of an emergency? If you wish to use this method, you can follow our guide on , and no, that's not a typo. No need for lengthy process of hiding. I'm wary of going too high since this laptop is so old and I'm pretty new to doing my own upgrades. If you used the drive name suggested above, you can triple-click on one of the words in the command to select the entire line of text. What if the Internet connection where you are is dodgy to say the least? It should take less than a minute to copy over.
You should be keeping constant backups or even better, relying on offsite backups as well. You may want to consider taking a break and stretching your legs. If it doesn't work, try one of the other methods out to start over. When it does, be sure to quit the installer. Restart your computer while holding the Option Alt key on your keyboard.
Assuming the drive is already properly formatted, just right click and select encrypt. Worst case scenario is downloading the large file again from the Mac App Store, but then why make a bootable drive? The Hardest Way: Do Everything Manually If you don't want to use DiskMaker X or Terminal commands, this is another option for you. You won't visibly see your password typing, but it's happening—believe me. Next, download the installer from the Mac App Store. To resolve this, you'll need to — before that though, copy any data on the drive to another location for temporary safekeeping.
Make sure you have backups of everything on the stick because the stick will be wiped when it is formatted by. I graduated from Emory University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Update: the public Yosemite version is out now, and you can download it from , , or. Once the download is complete, the installer will start automatically. Presumably this would sync along with everything else in the iCloud Keychain. Then follow step 1 as per this tutorial.
Only a couple things left to copy over. But since it involves using , and entering a long command with quite a few arguments that need to be provided, it remains mostly unused, if not completely ignored, by many day-to-day Mac users. I will do what I can to assist. Great tutorial and thanks for your hard work and for your generosity! The command is a single line of text, though your web browser may show it displayed over several lines. I right clicked and copied it from login then right clicked and pasted in iCloud Keychain and it made the new entry you see here in the iCloud Keychain. But this only solves part of the problem. Once you've chosen a password, verify it, add a meaningful hint if desired, and click Encrypt Disk.
But some people are just a bit edgy using software which comes from third-party developers. It will mount back up when it's done. Second, it took me 45 minutes to get the whole file, and I am on a fast Internet connection. If you allow the installer to actually perform an installation, the installer will delete itself at the end of the process. You will not have to download programs or use paid tools, just follow the instructions below to create the Mojave stick in a few minutes. Just eject the new drive and use it. The icon of the file will then appear in the window at the top.
Then just follow the rest of the prompts to start the disk-making process. See how easy it was? Note that the following method is only compatible with Macs — you won't be able to access data on the encrypted drive using a Windows machine. 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. Is there a way to force this to back up to iCloud? But if you do have a problem, let me know in the comments. The solution to this problem is simple. Originally, this guide was written to include instructions for the public beta of El Capitan that was released during the summer of 2015. .
You will therefore get a box where you have to confirm you want the file. So the first thing you need to do is go to the Mac App Store on an Internet-connected Mac and download the operating system. I should also point out that as soon as the installation file has finished downloading, it will immediately open up and attempt to start the installation process on your computer. It's a lot more complicated, but gets the job done. Since Disk Creator is free and easy to use, there is no reason not to use it. At this point, you need to be aware of two things. I have not tested if you delete this entry from login Keychain if this iCloud entry will unlock the drive.
There are two methods of creating the bootable installer; one involves using , the Finder, , and a great deal of effort and time. Enter the password, and press return or enter. That is the only thing hanging up my adventure. The older process outlined in the Yosemite document will work for El Capitan; you need only be aware of file name changes, such as El Capitan instead of Yosemite in the instructions. This procedure will erase all data on the stick and then back up the data. Very thorough tutorial but unnecessary. But it is a bit persistent and may try again.