[Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby socratis » 16. Oct 2017, 02:07

I'm afraid we cannot allow links to software that is not meant to not be distributed by anyone except the original owner. Please lobby Apple to make the installers available again...
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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby ChipMcK » 16. Oct 2017, 03:33

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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby socratis » 16. Oct 2017, 10:21

Thanks ChipMcK for that. Thing is I don't remember an installer app for Lion or anything before 10.9. Everything I was buying/downloading was coming as a big DMG which allowed you to burn it directly on a DVD and boot from that. Pretty straight forward, that's why there was no need for this script here. Anyway, I'll take a look at the contents (thank you) and see if they are somewhat similar to the installers for 10.9.x up to 10.12.x (you can forget 10.13, that's a different beast altogether).

Having said that, while searching my archive HDs, I found an app from 2013 that seems to deal with this particular issue (and a whole lot more, like updates); InstaDMG. It's a project that started in 2008 and abandoned in 2013. It uses the Apple's installers and subsequent updates to create a single up-to-date image for installation. I'm not sure if it will do what you're looking for. Its successor, AutoDMG supposedly works for OSX > 10.8, so it might not do what you want. Be sure to read at a minimum the Getting Started and the FAQ. Take a look at both of these programs, since I don't have an installer app to test it.
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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby joseluisbz » 23. Oct 2017, 21:11

Hi, I have two versions macOS 10.12.3 and macOS 10.12.4 of Install macOS Sierra.app folders.

I want to catch all log from installation (all you see when installation is performed) and I want to interpret the log error from installation (But I don't know how to do it).
I want to look for some package missed/changed on macOS 10.12.4 using a software comparator. If you give me some idea to begins I'm willing to do.

Sorry if I don't have anything for you now, but I want to begin to find what happens.
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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby socratis » 23. Oct 2017, 21:22

I don't have a clue. Usually OSX updates all of the apps, frameworks and libraries. Not sure why or how VirtualBox would get involved...
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Re: [Howto] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app

Postby socratis » 25. Nov 2017, 19:44

I've updated the first post to include instructions for creating the OSX 10.13 ISO from the installer application. Unfortunately it is not covered by the original script, it's a completely different process, with a completely installation procedure for 10.13. Thank you Apple!
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