Creating a Bootable Installer for Mac OS Monterey
Needless to say, Mac devices are quite reliable, but things happen, and sometimes, there may be issues with the computer when it's failing due to an error, and suddenly, you can't get access to the OS or files on the device's hard drive. This is an annoying and unpleasant problem that can make you disappointed, but let's figure out how to solve this issue without wasting a pile of time. If you are looking for simple and clear advice, our article will be useful for those people who want to create a bootable installer for Mac OS Monterey fast.
Making a Bootable Installer for the Mac
Do not worry, it's simple and you will not need any special knowledge or equipment. You will only need an external drive or a USB disk to create an installer file. It's also possible to have a volume on your computer's startup drive. Of course, if you have chosen this variant, it's better to do it if you have at least some experience with computers – for example, these are just common things about the OS and the command line, nothing too serious! Of course, if you want to reinstall the operating system on many devices without downloading the installation every time again and again, the bootable installer will be quite helpful.
Things to Make an Installer Easily
Check out if you have all the needed things to complete the creation of the bootable installer:
- A USB flash drive or an extended hard drive (if you use a USB drive, make sure its volume is at least about 14GB of free space), or a formatted volume on the Mac.
- An installer file for the Mac OS Monterrey.
Format a USB Drive
At start, if you use a USB flash drive, you need to remove all the information from it and format the USB drive. It's possible to name the drive as you choose and change its format to Journaled or Extended – make sure you have done all the needed things to erase and reformat the drive until you go to the next thing.
Downloading the OS Monterey to the Drive
Your next step is to download and then install the OS to the drive you have formatted previously. Make sure you have found the Monterey installation in the App Store and download it on your device. Then you have to connect the USB (or an external drive) to the computer and install the downloaded software. You can do it through the Terminal application on your Mac to type the needed command there. The pp will ask you to type the password from the root access. After it, you need to follow the actions in the Terminal. It will propose to erase the volume and copy all the needed documents after this. You have to understand the whole process isn't short, so be patient and have some coffee until everything is completed. When the process is finished, you will get a notification from the Terminal about the bootable installer that was created successfully on the chosen drive. Only after this, you are free to close the application and eject your USB drive from the Mac.
It's not difficult to create a bootable installer for the Mac OS Monterey even for those people who don't have a wide experience with computers. But of course, you should read all the steps thoroughly and follow them strictly to avoid any situations. Asking someone for help is the best way if you're not sure you can do it alone!