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Sep 07, 2021 Departments should create an Apple ID for departmental Mac App Store and iTunes purchases. Once you have the installer, follow the instructions for creating install media in Apple's How to create a bootable installer for macOS. You could also use the Diskmaker X free utility to automatically prepare your bootable media.

You can simply open the App Store app on your Mac, enter the name of the macOS version you want to download in the search bar (like “macOS 12 Monterey”), and click the Get button to download it to your Applications folder. Example: createinstallmedia -volume /Volumes/Untitled This tool must be run as root. The new argument in the Mojave is called -downloadassets. The description is a bit sparse, but from what I gather this is download additional assets, like firmware installers and bundle them with the other installer files on the installer drive instead of. Use the 'createinstallmedia' command in Terminal. Download the OS X installer from the Mac App Store. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. The installer will be in your Applications folder. Mount your USB flash drive or other volume.

I'm following the official Apple guide to create a bootable installer for macOS Mojave:

when I execute the command:

I receive the error:

I followed all similar posts like this:

but I cannot find a solution.

Nimesh Neema
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It appears that you do not have the installer for macOS Mojave downloaded on your system. Follow the steps listed in the section Download macOS in the linked Support document, How to create a bootable installer for macOS, to download the installer locally on your Mac before running the command:

Download macOS

  1. Download a macOS installer, such as macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra.

    To download macOS Mojave or High Sierra for this purpose, download from a Mac that is using macOS Sierra 10.12.5 or later, or El Capitan 10.11.6. Enterprise administrators, please download from Apple, not a locally hosted software-update server.

  2. When the macOS installer opens, quit it without continuing installation.

  3. Find the installer in your Applications folder as a single ”Install” file, such as Install macOS Mojave.

The installer is typically around 6GB in size. You can verify it by going to /Applications directory, selecting the app bundle and using Command + I keyboard shortcut to view info.

After you have the installer available locally, you can connect an external USB drive, run the mentioned command and create a bootable installer.

Note: The macOS installer can be placed anywhere on disk. Adjust the path of the createinstallmedia command accordingly to create the bootable media.

Nimesh NeemaNimesh Neema
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Try checking the app Name..i had the same problem, but found out my installer was named 'Install macOS Mojave. app' so changed it to 'Install macOS Mojave.app'

Isaac KiptooIsaac Kiptoo

Alternatively to Isaac Kiptoo's answer, you can also modify the command line:

This accomplishes the same thing as renaming the file. [Note: I named my USB drive 'MacOS-Stick'.] The quotes allow you to retain the name of the app (with spaces) as it is shown in Finder.

Also, FWIW, I just used this procedure within the last hour of my posting. The format didn't take very long, but there was a 3.5-4 minute pause between the start of copying and the appearance of '10%', and copying was overall slower than I expected. IIRC, the entire copy process took 12-13 minutes, much slower than perhaps a straight copy of the 8.3GB in a direct copy action. Don't be too worried - and, of course, YMMV if you are on a faster (or slower) computer than I.

Here is the output of my command line. The pause occurred at the double asterisk.

Best of luck!

mracicotmracicot

Hey I was having a lot of trouble with the same exact error “command not found.” I went through a lot of trouble with this and I saw someone recommended changing “MyVolume” to the name of your drive. I tried this and it still didn’t work, so if that doesn’t work try actually changing the name of your drive to “MyVolumes” instead of vice versa. It worked that way instead because then you can just copy the command directly onto without changing the command at all. Hope this can help someone.

Salvatore AugelloSalvatore Augello

You have to have the path to your app at the end of the statement..

sudo /Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia -–volume /Applications/macOS yourappname

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These advanced steps are primarily for system administrators and people who are familiar with the command line. You don't need a bootable installer to upgrade macOS or reinstall macOS, but it can be useful when you want to install it on multiple computers without having to download the installer each time.

What you need to create a bootable installer

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  • A USB flash drive or other secondary volume formatted as Mac OS Extended, with at least 14 GB of available storage
  • A downloaded installer for macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra or El Capitan
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Select Install macOS (or Install OS X) from the Utilities window, then click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions. Learn more A bootable installer doesn't download macOS from the Internet, but it does require an Internet connection to get firmware and other information specific to the Mac model. Creating USB install media - macOS. Hi, New here so please be gentle 👍. Create a new vm and use the vmdk file called 'usb' as the only harddrive.

Download macOS

  • Download: macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra
    These will be downloaded to your Applications folder as an app called Install macOS [version name]. If the installer opens after download, quit it without continuing the installation. To get the correct installer, download from a Mac that is using macOS Sierra 10.12.5 or later, or El Capitan 10.11.6. For enterprise administrators, please download from Apple, not a locally hosted software update server.
  • Download: OS X El Capitan
    This will be downloaded as a disk image called InstallMacOSX.dmg. On a Mac that is compatible with El Capitan, open the disk image and run the installer within, which has the name InstallMacOSX.pkg. It installs an app named Install OS X El Capitan into your Applications folder. You will create the bootable installer from this app, not from the disk image or .pkg installer.

Use the 'createinstallmedia' command in Terminal

  1. Connect the USB flash drive or other volume that you're using for the bootable installer.
  2. Open Terminal, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  3. Type or paste one of the following commands in Terminal. These assume that the installer is in your Applications folder and MyVolume is the name of the USB flash drive or other volume you're using. If it has a different name, replace MyVolume in these commands with the name of your volume.

Big Sur:*

Catalina:*

Mojave:*

Create Install Media Macos Catalina

High Sierra:*

Create Install Media Macos X

El Capitan:

* If your Mac is using macOS Sierra or earlier, include the --applicationpath argument and installer path, similar to the way this was done in the command for El Capitan.


After typing the command:

  1. Press Return to enter the command.
  2. When prompted, type your administrator password and press Return again. Terminal doesn't show any characters as you type your password.
  3. When prompted, type Y to confirm that you want to erase the volume, then press Return. Terminal displays the progress as the volume is being erased.
  4. After the volume has been erased, you may see an alert stating that Terminal would like to access files on a removable volume. Click OK to allow the copy to proceed.
  5. When Terminal says it's finished, the volume will have the same name as the installer you downloaded, such as Install macOS Big Sur. You can now quit Terminal and eject the volume.

Use the bootable installer

Determine whether you're using a Mac with Apple silicon, then follow the appropriate steps:

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  1. Plug the bootable installer into a Mac that is connected to the Internet and compatible with the version of macOS you're installing.
  2. Turn on your Mac and continue to hold the power button until you see the startup options window, which shows your bootable volumes.
  3. Select the volume containing the bootable installer, then click Continue.
  4. When the macOS installer opens, follow the onscreen instructions.

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  1. Plug the bootable installer into a Mac that is connected to the Internet and compatible with the version of macOS you're installing.
  2. Press and hold the Option (Alt) ⌥ key immediately after turning on or restarting your Mac.
  3. Release the Option key when you see a dark screen displaying your bootable volumes.
  4. Select the volume containing the bootable installer. Then click the up arrow or press Return.
    If you can't start up from the bootable installer, make sure the External Boot setting in Startup Security Utility has been set to allow booting from external media.
  5. Choose your language, if prompted.
  6. Select Install macOS (or Install OS X) from the Utilities window, then click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions.

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A bootable installer doesn't download macOS from the Internet, but it does require an Internet connection to get firmware and other information specific to the Mac model.

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For information about the createinstallmedia command and the arguments you can use with it, make sure the macOS installer is in your Applications folder, then enter the appropriate path in Terminal: