OS X Maverics – USB based installation

1. Format USB drive using Disk Utility


2. Use following command inside terminal

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app\
/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume\
 /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath\
 /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app\

3. Restart mac book with Option key pressed

4. Choose USB as startup disk

5. Make sure to erase your previous installation of OS X in case you want to make really clean installation – otherwise system will be restored (e.g. you will have your previous user account)