How to Make macOS Mojave Bootable Install USB Drive [With Picture]

Here's the guide on how to make MacOS Mojave Bootable installer Drive with External USB Drive. Run bootable macOS Mojave 10.14 USB install drive on Mac to Setup.

Every user wants to “create bootable macOS Mojave installer with a flash drive or USB“. Somehow installing macOS Mojave becomes easy if you create a bootable installer of macOS Mojave. There are several reasons why we choose to create a bootable installer. First and foremost reason is you can easily complete clean install on mac. Besides this you can install macOS Mojave on multiple Macs, there is no need to download the installer again and again.

As it is bootable so you can use to troubleshoot devices for macOS Mojave. Check out, How to create MacOS Mojave installation Drive.

how to make macOS Mojave Bootable install USB drive

Requirements:

Before starting the process, you will need to have few things for the proper functioning of bootable USB.

  • A USB drive of 16GB or more is preferable, and if any data is stored in it, it will be removed when you make a bootable installer for macOS Mojave.
  • Mac with App Store and good internet connection.
  • macOS Mojave downloaded the file: “Install MacOS Mojave.dmg” from the Mac App Store stored in the path /Application/folder. Download This file from Developer Beta Downloader. Go to Download MacOS Mojave Developer Beta on Mac. and Don’t go for “Install screen” on Mac.
  • Mac must be compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14.

How to Make macOS Mojave Beta Bootable Install USB Drive

How to make macOS Mojave 10.14 bootable installer USB drive.

Step 1: Connect the “USB drive” with Mac. – At Least 12 GB Storage.

Step 2: “Format the USB drive” with macOS “journaled extended format”. [If You Can’t Show PenDrive – Format Drive on Windows System First]

3 Format or Erase Drive for Make MacOS Mojave Bootable

Step 3: Download macOS Mojave 10.14  version from the Mac App Store.

Step 4: As soon as download gets completed it will ask you to install, quit out and leave that macOS Mojave application is /Application/folder on your Mac.

Step 5: Now launch the “Terminal”. [Type Terminal in Spotlight Search [Command + Space]]

Step 6: Enter the command,

If necessary, you can replace UNTITLED in below command line with the name of USB drive name.

Install MacOS Mojave Public Command:-


sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled — /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app

Install MacOS Mojave Developer Beta Command:- [For Developer]


macOS Mojave downloaded the file: “Install MacOS Mojave Beta.dmg” from the Mac App Store stored in the path /Application/folder. Download This file from Developer Beta Downloader. Go to Download MacOS Mojave Developer Beta on Mac. and Don’t go for “Install screen” on Mac. Run command Below in terminal

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\Mojave\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave\ Beta.app


Step 7: Click return key and then also enter the administrator password.

1 Create Bootable Pendrive of MacOS Mojave in MacOS High Sierra

Now Type “Y” to move on next steps for booting your Drive.

2 Make MacOS Mojave Bootable USB Drive on Mac

Step 8: The process of macOS Mojave installer will begin, and it will take some time to finish.

Once the USB drive is ready, then you can use it on any other bootable macOS drive. Alternatively, restart the Mac with the attached bootable USB drive installer and then install macOS Mojave in your Mac. There are various options available to use macOS Mojave USB installer drive.

While installing of you are getting an error message like command not found then it is likely possible that you have entered wrong code. And also check that the path is same as mentioned above /Application/folder.

NOTE: This process is available for macOS Mojave developer version only, not for the macOS Mojave public.

How to boot from macOS Mojave USB Install Drive

Step 1: Connect the USB drive to the Mac.

Step 2: Restart the Mac and press and hold the Option key.

Step 3: From the menu, select install macOS10.14

Step 4: Now follow the prompts and install the macOS 10.14 Mojave on your mac.

That’s it!

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  1. For the command, you may have to edit it so there are two dashes (–) before the word volume. Sometimes when you paste into the terminal window, it will combine the two dashes and the command won’t complete successfully

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