May 07, 2013 At startup, Lion DiskMaker for Mac immediately asks which operating system the user would like to use, whether OS X 10.7 or 10.8. The menu is small, but uncomplicated and walks the user through. Lion DiskMaker is an application programmed with AppleScript that you can use with Mac OS X 10. Lion DiskMaker is an. With Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 to. From OS X 10.7 or 10.8.

To help you create bootable OS X installer drives, Apple provides the “createinstallmedia” tool that can be accessed via the command line, through the Terminal application. You can view a detailed description of the procedure and usage examples on the Apple Support website.

The process is quite straightforward, but setting the correct volume or installer paths might prove challenging for users that are not used to work with the command line. DiskMaker X fixes this by enabling users to perform this task via a user-friendly GUI.

Download the OS X installer you want to use for your bootable drive from the Mac App Store

However, in both situations, having the OS X installer apps downloaded on your Mac is required. All you have to do is navigate to the current OS X entry in the Mac App Store application and opt to download the package, even though you have the latest version already installed on your system.
The DiskMaker X app offers you the possibility to choose the copy of the installer software you want to use

Noteworthy is that Apple usually provides in the Mac App Store just the most recent version of the OS X operating system. You can still download previous OS X versions only if you have downloaded them before: just navigate to the appropriate entries in the Purchased tab of your Mac App Store app and there will be a download option available.

Some patience is advisable, though, because if you purchased a considerable number of apps with your Apple account, loading the entire list might take some time. Moreover, there is no search tool available for the Purchases panel, so you have to navigate the list manually.

Configure and start the bootable drive creation process through a straightforward setup assistant

DiskMaker X does not come with a complicated user interface, yet displays a succession of panels that you must go through to tell the app what you want to accomplish. This way, DiskMaker X takes you through all the necessary steps and does not leave room for any mistakes.

Right off the bat, DiskMaker X makes you specify which OS X version you want to use for the bootable installer. At the moment, DiskMaker X provides support for Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11.

The DiskMaker X main panel where you must choose the OS X version for which you want to make a bootable disk

Depending on your choice, DiskMaker X scans the Applications directory for suitable installers and asks you to confirm the selection. Note that DiskMaker X also allows you to use installers stored in other directories, but keep in mind that the Mac App Store is the best and the only official source for downloading the OS X system installer packages.


The next step is to let DiskMaker X know what type of drive you want to use: an 8GB USB thumb drive or another type of disk. DiskMaker X should also be able to create multi-installation disks, as long as there are different partitions for each OS X version.

Worth mentioning is that, before creating the bootable OS X installer, DiskMaker X completely erases the whole content of the output drive. If you use the “createinstallmedia” command via the Terminal, you must perform this action manually with the help of the DiskUtility application.

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While creating the bootable USB, DiskMaker X displays details about the tasks it's performing, but it can also run in the background without making its presence known. The process usually takes some time, and all you have to do is wait.

User-friendly solution for creating bootable OS X installers that still has issues

Unfortunately, the DiskMaker X procedure does not run smoothly in all cases. On the DiskMaker X's FAQ webpage, you can see a list of possible errors that the app might produce, and what you can do to solve them.

In terms of resources usage, while attempting to perform the task, on a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with 6GB of RAM, DiskMaker X used about 12% of the CPU power and about 15MB of memory. DiskMaker X took about 25 minutes to create an El Capitan bootable USB.

DiskMaker X has to know what type of drive you want to use for the bootable disk

The Good

As it is stated on the Apple Support webpage, the “createinstallmedia” command line tool is intended either for system administrators or for users that are familiar with the Terminal.

In fact, creating bootable installers for OS X through the Terminal might prove to be troublesome for inexperienced users.

DiskMaker X fixes this by offering a setup assistant styled graphical user interface that takes the user through all the essential configuration steps.

The Bad

While working with DiskMaker X, you might still encounter issues when creating the bootable OS X installers that are related to the app’s functionality or to how the app interacts with certain OS X standards.

Make sure to visit the DiskMaker X FAQ web page to learn about possible errors and suitable solutions, if there are any.

The Truth

Bottom line, if you need to create bootable OS X installer drives, going for the default OS X command line tool is the best choice. However, if you want to avoid using the Terminal, DiskMaker X will also get the job done.

DiskMaker X enables you to configure the bootable drive with the help of a user-friendly GUI, deals with the target drive erasing process automatically and brings to the table the possibility to create multi-installation drives with the same ease.

In my attempt to make a bootable drive for OS X 10.9.1 using DiskMaker 3, it is asking to choose a file named InstallESD.dmg. When that file is being searched, I am being sent to Mac App Store where OS X Mavericks installer is available for download as Free under 'productivity apps'. Download DiskMaker X for Mac to make a bootable DVD or USB drive from the OS X installer.

Lion was the first version of OS X to be made available in the App Store, and it made sense that subsequent OS X releases would follow suit. While this method of software distribution is handy, it does mean having to have access to the internet and this is not always an option. Thankfully, it is possible to create a bootable USB driver installer for the OS.

There are numerous advantages to going down this route. If you have more than one computer on which you would like to install the operating system there is no need to wait for ages while the software is downloaded multiple times, and it also means that you can avoid exceeding any monthly download limited your ISP may have put in place.

It is possible to create your USB installer using OS X’s built in Disk Utility, but DiskMaker is, as the name implies, a handy tool that helps to automate and simplify the process. All that you need to have to hand is an 8GB drive that you don’t mind formatting and the software will take care of the rest for you.

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To save you from having to download OS X more than once, it is important that you run this tool immediately after you have downloaded the IS from the App Store – do not wait until after you have perform the upgrade or the installer will be deleted.


A great utility if you have more than one Mac to update or just want to ensure you have a backup OS X installer for offline use.

DiskMaker X is a practical tool developed with AppleScript that lets you copy an install file for the OS X Yosemite operating system to a USB drive so you can turn it into a boot disk during startup.
To make the copy, you just have to install the DiskMaker X application on your computer, download a copy of Yosemite, and follow the assistant's steps to set it up. You must have a USB drive with at least 8 gigabytes of space and free of important files since the memory will have to be completely reformatted to make a copy of the operating system.
If all goes well, after a few minutes, you'll have a Yosemite installer on the USB drive that you can then use to install a clean copy of the operating system on your Mac. Its own developers describe it as the easiest way to create a boot disk for OS X.
What's more, this tool is not only useful for Yosemite but also supports the Mavericks and Mountain Lion installers as well.

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Mac OS X 10.6x or higher is required to run this application.