If you are on the Apple Dev forums, there is a way to do it already posted... maybe not as easy as on 10.7 or 10.8, but there is a way.
what i'm seeing issue with is InstaDmg and CreateOSXPkg not working as of yet.
@jarednichols Hi stranger...er...Jared. :D Yes, we were hoping to capture a fully capable 10.9 installer image. The Apple KB article DL1433 gives you a recovery drive created from the Mac's Recovery HD partition but it doesn't include 10.9 install resources. So when you actually use the disc created by this utility, it will pull down 10.8.4 (or whatever the Mac is entitled to). Gone are the days of burning the InstallESD.dmg onto a USB drive or partition or disc, I suppose. :(
Those days aren't gone, there's just one more step.
-Mount InstallESD.dmg by double-clicking and then
-Mount BaseSystem.dmg by typing the following in terminal:
open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
Use Disk Utility to restore BaseSystem.dmg to your USB drive and have at it.
Yes, I left that out on accident. Remove the alias for "Packages" in "/System/Installation/" on the USB drive you just restored to and then copy the "Packages" folder from InstallESD to "/System/Installation/"
Mhhh I looked into a way to deploy installation via Self Service.
This is for testing purposes to check what is the best way for us to deploy 10.9 when it get productive.
Due the fact that there is not longer a PKG, what is the best approach to install it?
When Mavericks is released, an updated version of createOSXinstallPkg will be as well. If you have access to the Developer forums, check there for more info...
When I tested the work around from the Dev forum, it did not install a recovery partition, a deal breaker for VF2 environments.
I plan to follow Apples recommendations:
A few extra steps, and makes it harder for remote support sites, but it's what Apple wants us to do : )