Saturday, June 20, 2015

How to create a bootable USB-stick with OS X El Capitan

Earlier this month, Apple announced a new release of the operating system for the Mac - OS X El Capitan. Most of the changes in OS X El Capitan have been made to improve the stability and security of data, but some innovations can be seen with the naked eye. Among the major innovations: the control mode workspace Split View, a renewed search Spotlight, the new features Safari, enhanced "Notes."

As with previous releases of OS X El Capitan distributed through the site developers, and a little effort, you can prepare yourself a bootable USB-stick with OSes. This will make the installation process more flexible. The procedure for creating a bootable drive with OS X El Capitan is slightly different from previous systems, but not much more complicated. Before continuing, we suggest to familiarize with the requirements.


  • The computer that is compatible with OS X El Capitan.
  • The image of the operating system OS X El Capitan.
  • Blank USB-drive capacity of at least 8 GB.
How to create a bootable "flash drive" with OS X El Capitan:

Step 1: Connect the USB-drive to the computer.

Step 2: Download and install the latest version DiskMakerX. Run the program.

Step 3: Click Yosemite 10.10 (optional El Capitan is not available yet).

Step 4: Press to select «Select an Install».

Step 5: In the folder "Programs", locate the file Install OS X 10.11 Developer Beta and click «Choose».

Step 6: Press the «An 8 GB USB thumb drive».

Step 7: Select the USB-drive and click «Choose this disk».

Step 8: The program warns that the next step, it will erase all data on the disk. Press «Erase then create the disk», then «Continue».

Step 9: Click to continue and enter the administrator password.

Step 10: After you finish creating a boot disk, click Quit.

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