If you know you purchased and downloaded the version, you can try logging out and back in again to see if that fixes the issues. Boot up from this newly created startup disk. Launch it admin privileges so that you can exercise all the admin rights. A new window should pop up, and once it does, open the Installation folder. After pasting the command on the Terminal, hit Enter key. Then follow step 1 as per this tutorial. 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.
First, connect the drive to your Mac. Select Erase from the confirmation box, if prompted to do so. In other words, you no longer have the same safety net or convenience. Head on over to the official and download the latest version of the software. Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for , , , and. The procedure can take as little as a couple minutes, or as long as 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how fast your Mac can copy data to the destination drive.
Creating the bootable stick using SuperDuper proved to be the perfect way to do it because it worked each of the 4 times I tested it. Therefore, make sure there is nothing important on your flash drive before you continue with the following steps. This should all be one line. The is the last version of the installer with which we verified this manual method using the Finder, Disk Utility, and Terminal. So it makes it very difficult to. Install to Internal Storage You must completely erase everything from your Mac and return it to its factory settings if you decide to use internal storage.
. We first of all need to obtain the Diskmaker X utility application, which, as we alluded to earlier, makes the whole process a lot more user friendly. As stated before, you have two options: internal storage or external storage. Carry on from Step 8. However, there are times when you do not want the latest and greatest out there. Two options are to use a free utility which can copy and paste an entire bootable volume , or a paid, fully featured backup utility with unique incremental backups capability for that. Paste the copied command into Terminal and press Return.
Just note that you cannot install an older version of the operating system over a newer version. Right-click the file and select Show Package Contents. I keep it around for those time when I would rather use the drive than rely on booting in. It's a lot more complicated, but gets the job done. You should be able to triple-click the command line below to select the entire command. So Apple also suggests you make a bootable install drive via Terminal.
Your Mac may tell you that Install Disk Creator wants to make changes, and you need to enter your user name and password. Your situation will determine where you go from there though. 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. The system will provide an alert to say that it has found the relevant installer file. If you don't want to modify the command, change the name of your flash drive into FlashInstaller. Apple Once the download is complete, the installer will launch automatically.
And don't worry, we'll be undoing this at the end of this guide. The Mojave installer app will be in your Applications folder, so you can go there and launch it later to upgrade your Mac to the new operating system. There may be quite a bit of information to digest, and a number of steps to take in, but it really is as simple as it appears to be. Thanks again to John for pointing this out! If you don't, you'll have to redownload the installer from the Mac App Store before you can use the instructions below. And we're almost done now. While thoughtful, if working with multiple partitions, each will have the same name making them indistinguishable from the others. It will then begin copying all of the needed files.
But you still have a choice to do that by using Terminal command although it's very complicated. If you never downloaded a version from the store, you will not be able to get that version from here. Make a bootable installer drive: The quick way I used a free app called to make the installation drive. After you do this, the app will take a few minutes to create the boot drive. Install to External Storage Internal storage works, but it is not recommended. However, most of time it's working and your data will be copied.
That is the only thing hanging up my adventure. It essentially exists to protect the computer against untrusted applications and software that comes from unknown locations. Click on the menu and select your drive. Disk Drill will then create your bootable Mac drive while you wait. If it's not there, or you're not sure of its name, seethe previous section of this guide for details on the installer file name, and how to download the needed file. DiskMaker X will then display yet another information alert informing you that the application will ask for administrator privileges in the next step. Once done, your drive is immediately ready for you to use.