Diskmaker X 8

Reviews (1) 8/10 (Expert Score) Product is rated as #170 in category MAC. PROS: Available for Mac OS Devices with Graphical User Interface. Seamless Process To Make Mac OS Bootable USB Drive. CONS: Not Available for Windows Devices. Diskmaker X is a utility software that allows you to make a bootable USB with the help of a MacOS image file. Diskmaker X is a perfect Rufus alternative for macOS computer users. Using the software and creating a bootable USB is very simple and straight forward. Just launch the tool and at first, it will ask you to navigate and select the image file.

DiskMaker X is the successor to Lion DiskMaker. The tool creates a bootable DVD or a bootable USB stick for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Diskmaker X 8

Lion DiskMaker is an application programmed with AppleScript that you can use with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 to burn a DVD or build a bootable USB key from OS X 10.7 or 10.8. You may want to check out more Mac applications, such as DiskMaker X 5, DiskMaker X 7 for High Sierra or SCOtutor for Lion, which might be similar to Lion DiskMaker.

Apple provides Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 from Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks by default only on the Mac app store. Users need to download the software to upgrade from Snow Leopard or lion.

Users who want to install the OS on multiple Macs need a bootable media. The Lion DiskMaker tool does this job. It is suitable for creating a bootable USB stick of Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks. Bootable DVDs can also be created.

My wife's iMac is running 10.6.8. I would like to upgrade her to Mavericks and have already prepared a thumb drive with DiskMaker X. As part of the process, I would like to create a recovery partition to use in emergencies going forward. My tentative process is
  1. Back up!
  2. Boot from an external disk. Part of previous step is a SuperDuper! (SD) update.
  3. Erase the internal disk.
  4. Run Mavericks installer from thumb drive. This is a 'clean' install due to the previous step, so it's supposed to offer to create a recovery partition.
  5. Boot again from the SD external and use SD to clone it back to the internal disk's main partition after erasing it.
  6. Boot from internal disk.
  7. Back at the original system, run the Mavericks installer again to install over 10.6.8, leaving all my files in place.
I also run Time Machine - it too is part of the above back up step. I can replace steps 5-7 above with the Migration Assistant pulling my stuff from my TM disk. Which way is preferable? Are there other methods?

Diskmaker X 8 For Macos

My feeling is my 7 step plan is safer because it does not involve moving user directories and applications, etc., back into place from TM.