Create a USB Yosemite installer in five steps

From: “How to burn OS X Yosemite to a usb flash drive,” by Whitson Gordon. Lifehacker Australia, 17 Oct 2014.

  1. Download the Yosemite installer [App Store]
  2. Plug in a >= 8GB (or larger) flash drive
  3. Format as an OS X Extended (Journaled disk) and name it “Yosemite”[use Disk Utility]
  4. Paste this command into Terminal window:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ –volume /Volumes/Yosemite –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ –nointeraction
  5. Enter your password as prompted

It may take 10 minutes or more.

HT @teutoburg