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How you can create a bootable OS X 10.11 Final - For Macs

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The method bellow is the same for Hackintoshes, but without bootloader install of course.




An Pendrive with 8GB/16GB or larger.

OS X El Capitan installer application - You can download by Apple if you have the proper account.


Plug you pen drive and open Disk Utility.


Go to the “Partition” tab and change the partition layout to “1 Partition”, then change the name of the partition to “USB” or another name.


Click on “Options” and select “GUID Partition Table”, and click “OK”, followed by “Apply”, then quit Disk Utility.


Launch the Terminal application and paste the following string into the command line, if you changed the installer name “USB” to something else, be sure to adjust that in the syntax:

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction

After the command finish the job, restart your Mac.


You can boot from the pendrive by holding down the Option key and selecting “Install OS X El Capitan” from the boot volume menu.


For you avoid problems, don't install OS X 10.11 in your current partition, create a new partition and use dual-boot.

Edited by Allan
Update for the Final Version

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i don't know but this helps recognize bootcamp partitions on el capitan,


hope this helps, also the other line of code is for opening Xcode 6 on el capitan




  • To Launch Xcode (Release Version) on Beta version of OS X. Enter this in Terminal :              /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/MacOS/Xcode
  • To enable Boot Camp Partition on a Beta version of OS X. Enter this in Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1 rootless=0”


use terminal

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Being new to this, I asked that on the Apple forum and they told me to downoad the upgrade and then run the free utility called Disk X after I plugged in the USB drive.  I had nothing else to do.  It just got done!


Jim In Chicago

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