Note that if you are installing the El Capitan beta, you should perform this on a secondary partition, if not a secondary Mac. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. But even if this is your goal, it's not too likely that you're actually ready to start the install process. You seem to have solved it. This definitely works to make a bootable dvd. Once the download is complete, the installer will start automatically.
If Gatekeeper throws up an alert with a warning, click to dismiss it before right clicking on the Diskmaker X app and selecting Open. I use 'DiskMaker X' and its fully compatible with El Cap. Unzip the contents of the downloaded compressed file if the download came down as a zip, and keep the DiskMaker X executable in a safe location. DiskMaker X will then display yet another information alert informing you that the application will ask for administrator privileges in the next step. Copying installer files to disk. Radiology pays the bills, but being a geek is the real job! You don't need to install Windows or download the support software at this time, as it will be easier to do both later. See the attached screenshot, boot.
It may take a while so be patient while it completes. Of course the dvd boots up much more slowly than the usb, as expected. Uncheck the Install Windows 7 or later version and Download the latest Windows support software from Apple options. I already had a clean install of el capitan on a partition which I made with my bootable usb but decided to wipe it to thoroughly test the el capitan dvd. Okay, I remain a little confused regarding the two very different responses from Nocturnius and Asifanwar.
Create a backup of all important data of your Mac before you jump directly to the installation guide. As hirnwunde has pointed in the comments, the article from works! The process of writing the. If you want a way that is slightly longer but easier for beginners download and run which does the steps below for you automatically! The beta software is unstable, carrier bugs and is not recommended for daily driver. You may want to consider taking a break and stretching your legs. A couple quick points to help make sense of the command below. Now the installer starts to boot but unsurprisingly I get a kernel panic a few second after. All the features are the same for Mac.
We first of all need to obtain the Diskmaker X utility application, which, as we alluded to earlier, makes the whole process a lot more user friendly. If you allow the installer to actually perform an installation, the installer will delete itself at the end of the process. There are 12 and 14 terminal commands respectively to make a bootable iso and dvd for mavericks and yosemite respectively. It's just a chore and another step or two that's irrelevant and shouldn't be necessary to begin with. Anyway, kind regards to all.
Then, restart your Mac or, if it's currently shut down, start it up while holding down the Option key. So clearly a bootable iso will be possible for the public release and it is a matter of finding the files which aren't where we expect them to be and moving them into place making the iso bootable. It can be obtained again however. If you don't see this message, you're already set. I don't unterstand this so far. And, this does not require downloading any third-party tools or paying for extra utilities. The final version will be available for compatible Macs for free from the Mac App Store this fall.
I guess it depends what you want to use the iso for. Choose your disk or partition from the list that appears, verify that you'd like to have the disk or partition erased, and then wait for the files to copy over. You can use any name you wish, but it shouldn't have any spaces or special characters. Version 5 is the one with official El Capitan support. After DiskMaker X has found the correct installer, it will ask you about the kind of disk you want to use.
The ElCap DiskUtility is rather too FisherPrice for my liking! But since it involves using , and entering a long command with quite a few arguments that need to be provided, it remains mostly unused, if not completely ignored, by many day-to-day Mac users. The Terminal commands I provide here assume that the drive is named Untitled. I had been fighting with this for a few days and during my Googling found little help but did come across your thread. If you need to install El Capitan on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive is faster and more convenient than downloading or copying the entire installer to each computer. Then there is the issue of privacy and security.
But the dvd successfully installed el capitan. You're replacing the deleted Packages alias with this Packages folder. In other words, you no longer have the same safety net or convenience. Here I assume you have previously purchased El Capitan. I am going to list the steps in a rather verbose manner to avoid any confusion but you will see it is rather simple after all. Drag to the Destination field on the right. The process is quite simple, provided you have some basic knowledge about the command line.