No need to do that, google for “install disk creator”. This simple, fully 
accessible application does it all for you.


> On 12 Oct 2016, at 18:39, Brandt Steenkamp <brandt.steenk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> I see only one issue with your steps. Unless you have either some sight or 
> are pare of eyes to borrow, installing the OS is going to be very hard. The 
> air does not have an ethernet port, and the wi-Fi network selection screens 
> do not talk.
> 
> The best workaround I can think of in your case, is to build a USB 
> installation disk.
> 
> This is not too hard, the steps is as follows.
> 
>       • Begin by downloading the installer directly from the App store.
>       • It will automatically launch the Installer. Go ahead and close that 
> and insert your USB drive into your Mac.
>       • Open up the Disk Utility app and rename the USB drive to 
> “SierraInstaller.
>       • I would also recommend formatting the above mentioned USB drive to 
> Mac OS Extended journal, with a GUID partition scheme.
>       • Open the terminal app and copy and paste the following code and press 
> enter:
> 
> sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 
> Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume 
> /Volumes/SierraInstaller --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 
> Sierra.app --nointeraction &&say Done
> 
> I have taken the above steps off a website, so if there is any errors, 
> replace all \ characters with /
> 
> Remember, you are using Sudo, so your mac will ask for your password.
> 
> Once everything is complete, you should have a bootable USB drive that 
> contains the build of macOS Sierra you downloaded. Go ahead and reboot your 
> computer and hold down the Option key with C.
> That is all there is to it!
> 
> From there you can use the USB installer like you would use recovery mode.
> 
> Warm regards,
> 
> Brandt Steenkamp
> 
> Sent from my Macbook Pro
> 
> Contact:
> 
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> 
>> On 12 Oct 2016, at 4:14 PM, Phil Halton <philh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> These are the steps I intend to follow to do a clean install of Sierra on my 
>> MacBook Air. If anyone sees a problem in these steps would you please let me 
>> know? For example, is it necessary to first D authorize my computer in 
>> iTunes to avoid problems
>> 
>> One. I have installed Sierra over the top of my Yosemite OS. 
>> Two. I have backed up my machine.
>> Three. I will boot into the recovery mode and, using disk utility, I will 
>> erase and reformat the "Macintosh HD" partition using Mack OS extended 
>> journaled as the disk format.
>> Four. I will quit disk utility, and still in the recovery mode, select 
>> reinstall OS, And follow the install prompts.
>> Five. I will reinstall Dropbox and other apps, and reset system settings to 
>> my liking.
>> The overlay of Sierra on top of Yosemite actually works quite well, and 
>> seems to be without problems, except that the machine seems to heat up more 
>> than it used to. Also, I have never done a clean install since I got this 
>> air with the lion OS and so thought it might be a good idea to do a clean 
>> install for once.
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my IPhone
>> 
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