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Click the "Flash!" button. It may take a moment to get started.
Once complete, continue to boot from the install drive.
Booting From the Install Drive
In order to start the installation process, you must boot your computer from the install drive.
Assuming that your computer is still on, start by inserting your install drive and restarting your computer.
Most computers will briefly allow you to change the boot order for this boot only by pressing a special key — usually <kbd>F12</kbd>, but sometimes <kbd>Esc</kbd> or another function key. Refer to the screen or your computer's documentation to be sure.
Press <kbd>F12</kbd> (or the appropriate key) and select the install drive—usually &quot;USB-HDD&quot; or something containing the word &quot;USB&quot;, but the wording may vary. If you choose the incorrect drive, your computer will likely continue to boot as normal. Just restart your computer and pick a different drive in that menu.
Shortly after selecting the appropriate boot drive, you should be presented with the elementary OS splash screen. You may now follow the on-screen instructions which will guide you through the rest of the process.
Assuming you downloaded elementary OS to your macOS Downloads folder, open the Terminal app in macOS and run the following command:
The following dialog may appear during the flashing process, it is safe to ignore.
Not readable warning
After you hear the chime, press and hold <kbd>Option</kbd>. Then, select the appropriate boot drive. Note that it may be incorrectly identified as &quot;Windows&quot;, but this is normal.
Boot Errors
If your Mac doesn't recognize your elementary OS USB Install Drive in the boot menu, you may need to create an elementary OS Install DVD instead. To create one, insert a blank DVD, right click on the ISO file in Finder, and select &quot;Burn {#release_filename} to Disc&quot;. When complete, attempt to boot again from the Install DVD.
Running the following command in your terminal:
After Installation
Take this time to read the <a href="/docs/learning-the-basics">getting started</a> guide to learn about your new operating system.


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