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Old Aug 18th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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How create customize Bootable USB

Hi everyone.

I want to know how to create a bootable image of OS X10.10 Yosemite, I know there is a lot of tools like DiskMaker but i need to create a image with some configurations:

- Creates an administrator account.
- SSH Activated.
- With the package or Microsoft office installed (comes prepackaged with certain software)
- Joint computer to the domain.
- Installs without the need for user interference.

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Old Aug 18th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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Install OS X on a hard drive or partition, set it up the way you want, then clone it to your USB drive which you can then clone to other computers or drives.
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Old Aug 18th, 2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer, I guess you use disk utility to clone the image? I'm right?.

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Old Aug 18th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #4
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Yes, assuming you are not booted from the volume. In other words, if you want to clone X partition, you cannot be currently booted from the same X partition, nor booted from the partition you are cloning to.
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Haven't tried it myself, but you may want to look into the possibilities of Terminal & the "createinstallmedia" command as well.
Edit: link for Mavericks, replace "mavericks" with "Yosemite": How to make a bootable Mavericks install drive | Macworld
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Old Aug 18th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #6
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Haven't tried it myself, but you may want to look into the possibilities of Terminal & the "createinstallmedia" command as well.
Edit: link for Mavericks, replace "mavericks" with "Yosemite": How to make a bootable Mavericks install drive | Macworld
The "createinstallmedia" command for Yosemite is -
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sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction
See - How to Burn OS X Yosemite to a USB Flash Drive But that only creates a raw installer.

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  • - Creates an administrator account.
  • - SSH Activated.
  • - With the package or Microsoft office installed (comes prepackaged with certain software)
  • - Joint computer to the domain.
  • - Installs without the need for user interference.
I'm not sure this easily done without "user interference" installing to a partition/drive, doing the desired setup/curtomisations and then the cloning process (SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner or DiskUtility) as monokitty describes.

The user would have to be competent to re-clone back to their drive.... It might be easier to provide a naive user with a standard USB installer for Yosemite and directions for the custom setup.

Cloning with DiskUtility???
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Old Aug 19th, 2015, 08:45 AM   #7
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It has been a LONG time since I was an NT domain admin, but last time i was doing that you couldn't just clone a Device (PC or MAC) that was joined to the domain for distribution. They would have the same SID (Secuirty ID) and Device Name... AD wasn't happy about that.

We only ever had Windows and PC devices but back then you had to run uhm sysprep (on a PC) before you right before you shut down to clone the device. That would nuke the SID and Name so that when you booted the clone it would prompt for those and set you on your mary way. I am not sure about what Mac Tools are out there or if this is even an issue still (i would suspect it is). There was nothing to stop you from cloning as is then disjoin/rejoin the domain.. you just had to deal with lots of errors and pissy messages from the OS when you booted up (didn't make for deploying 300+ devices a fun time)

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It has been a LONG time since I was an NT domain admin, but last time i was doing that you couldn't just clone a Device (PC or MAC) that was joined to the domain for distribution. They would have the same SID (Secuirty ID) and Device Name... AD wasn't happy about that.

We only ever had Windows and PC devices but back then you had to run uhm sysprep (on a PC) before you right before you shut down to clone the device. That would nuke the SID and Name so that when you booted the clone it would prompt for those and set you on your mary way. I am not sure about what Mac Tools are out there or if this is even an issue still (i would suspect it is). There was nothing to stop you from cloning as is then disjoin/rejoin the domain.. you just had to deal with lots of errors and pissy messages from the OS when you booted up (didn't make for deploying 300+ devices a fun time)

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Old Aug 19th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #9
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Thanks to everybody for the help,

i will try the cloning and see if this works, I will l you know if i have any problem.

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Old Aug 19th, 2015, 02:17 PM   #10
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Hi,

I cloned the machine and with DiskUtility i create a dmg. File, now i create partition on my machine to test, th problem is when I restart the machine and press Option key i cannot find my new partition or my USB stick.

I reset the PRAM but nothing.


Any idea?

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