Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Creating a bootable OS X 10.7 install disk

As i was looking into imaging some new iMacs, I came across this article on how to create a mac bootable 10.7 disk. Simple procedure really:

  1. go into recovery mode (command + R)
  2. plug in external drive
  3. reinstall mac os x
  4. select external drive to install on
  5. after it has finished downloading, and has gone to a black screen, unplug external hard drive.
  6. the file InstallESD.dmg will be on the external. This is what you want.
  7. load up disk utility and restore this image on a volume
  8. done

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