macOS Ventura is a new operating system from Apple that is designed to make your Mac more reliable, responsive, and easy to use. In our last post, we talked about installing a fresh version of macOS on a separate partition without the need for a USB or similar device. However, for those who want to create a Ventura USB installer, we’re going to show you how it’s done.
macOS Ventura is not compatible with all Macs, so be sure to check the list of compatible Macs before proceeding.
What You’ll Need
- A USB drive with at least 16GB of storage space
- The macOS Ventura installer (this can be downloaded from the Apple)
- Internet connnection
- 45 minutes of free time.
- A good battey life or a power adapter
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How to Create a macOS Ventura USB Installer
The Final Version
Download The MacOS Ventura Installer
Apple Beta Software Program is designed for developers and early adopters to test upcoming releases of macOS iPadOS and iOS. Click here to visit Apple’s Beta Software Program website and sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one here.
Once signed in, click the Enroll Your Devices button on the top-right corner of the page.
On the next page, scroll down to the Enroll you Maac section and click on the Download macOS Ventura Public Beta Access Utility button.
A disk image file (.pkg) will download to your computer, just follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
Once it has finished downloading, you will see the Install macOS Ventura Public Beta app on Applications folder or go to Lauchpad and look for it.
Create A USB With The Mac OS Extended Format
1. Plug in your USB drive to your Mac and open Disk Utility.
2. Select your USB drive from the left sidebar and click on the “Erase” button.
3. In the pop-up window, choose “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” from the format drop-down menu and click on the “Erase” button. In name, you can give it something like “ventura” or “NONAME”.
Note: In this guide, we use “NONAME” to name the USB drive. It is an important thing and we will use it this name on a next steps.
4. When the erase process is complete, close Disk Utility
Use Terminal To Create A Bootable Installer For macOS Ventura
Terminal is a text-based tool that lets you control your Mac using commands. It can also help you create a bootable installer for macOS Ventura easily without any third party app.
1. Launch the Terminal app from Applications > Utilities or Spotlight.
2. In the Terminal window, type in the following command and press Enter:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Ventura\ beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/NONAME --nointeraction
In this guide, we use “NONAME” to name the USB drive. It can be changed to any other word you want, depending on how you name your USB drive in the step above.
3. Enter your admin password when prompted and wait for process to finish.
I have a Macbook Pro 2017 and a micro SD card that is connected to my Mac using an USB-C adapter. It took about 10 minutes for the entire process to finish.
/Applications/Install macOS Ventura beta.app: It can be changed by Apple to a new version of macOS Ventura beta or release version. You may get an error when you use the command above to create a bootable installer.
sudo: /Applications/Install macOS 13 beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia: command not found
If you are getting this error, replace /Applications/Install macOS Ventura beta.app with the correct path to the installer app.
The simple way to find the correct path is to drag and drop Install macOS Ventura beta.app from Applications folder into the Terminal window.
This will automatically fill in the correct path to the app.
It’s time to replace the /Applications/Install macOS Ventura beta.app in the command above with the new path and hit Enter.
How To Boot From The USB Installer
Now that you have successfully created a bootable installer for macOS Ventura, it’s time to boot your Mac from it and install the new operating system.
Intel processors and Apple silicon M-series chip-equipped Macs use different boot processes.
Mac with Intel processors
1. Connect the USB drive to your Mac and restart your computer.
2. Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard as soon as you see the Apple logo. This will take you to the Startup Manager screen where you can see all the bootable devices connected to your Mac.
3. Select the USB drive labeled “Install macOS Ventura” and hit the Return key.
Mac with Apple silicon M-series chips
1. Connect the USB flash device to your Mac and restart your Mac.
2. Press and hold the Power button until you see the startup options screen.
3. Select the USB flash drive labeled “Install macOS Ventura” and press the Return key to boot into it.
How To Install maccOS Ventura From The USB Installer
Once you have booted into the USB installer, you will see the Welcome screen. Click on the “Continue” button to begin the installation process.
The installation process will now begin. It will take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt it. Once the installation is complete, your Mac will restart and you will see the new macOS Ventura desktop.
In this article, we have shown you how to create a bootable USB installer for macOS Ventura. We hope that this guide has been helpful and you are now running the latest version of macOS on your Mac. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comment section below. Thank you for reading!