Create a bootable drive for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Easy way to use your USB drive with El Capitan

This write up is basically made to assist the users to help creating a USB drive on the El Capitan OS. Before going through the process, you need some things. Let us check on the essential things that you need. first you have to Download El capitan 10.11.

You will need a USB drive of 8 GB, bigger USB drives also applicable.

The OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer app. You have to put this app, in the folder of applications. You can download the installer easily.

Then you will be needing the special software of diskmaker.

Method 1: How to make the USB as an installer from DiskMaker X

As the first step, you have to run the software of DiskMaker. Choose for the El Capitan OS, when you need to choose for the Apple OS version. So you can make the bootable USB disk from that.

As the second step, you have to select the installation file.

Select the installer of the El Capitan file from the applications folder, and locate it.

Click on the USB drive with the space of 8 GB.

So now you have to click for the correct USB drive, and then you can choose for the disk.

Click on the Erase button, and then press on the button of create disk.

Chose the continue button, then you have to fill the password section regarding the administrative password.

Be patient until the creation process is completed.

So now you can have the El Capitan Download bootable installer, in the USB drive that you have created.

Method 2: make the El Capitan Installer with a USB drive using the terminal.

Making a bootable USB by formatting.

First, you have to connect the USB drive with your Mac device (MacBook), you have to run the Disk Utility. Then, you can select the particular USB drive.

Click the erase button, choose for the Mac OS extended (Journaled) format, now apply.

Navigate to the partition tab, then select for the 1 partition which is in the partition layout.

Now, change the specific name to the ElCapInstaller, now click the option tab.

Choose for the GUID Partition Table, then click OK.

Now, click on the Apply button to format the USB drive, now press end the process of the particular disk Utility at the completion of the process.

Using the terminal command lines.

Launch the terminal (check the terminal in applications, then utilities). Now, copy and then paste the code below. You should enter your USB name in the section of ElCapInstaller.

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ –volume /Volumes/ElCapInstaller –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ –nointeraction

Type for the administrative password. So that when it is completed, you can see the word Done. So now you can install El Capitan with ease.