Create a bootable USB flash media drive from Mac OSX Print

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First download your desired .img / iso file to be written on the drive.

Open a Terminal (under Utilities)

Run the following command to get the current list of devices

  • diskutil list

Insert your flash media

Run the diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2)

Run (diskN is to be replaced with your device node name)

  • diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN

then execute

  • sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m

finally run

  • diskutil eject /dev/diskN

and remove your flash media when the command completes.


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