Installing a new version of the mac os is generally a fairly painfree. If youre having problems with a disk, disk utility can check the disk and repair problems it detects. Start disk util and select the drive brand name like seagate 500gb or whatever and erase to mac os extended. This will erase everything on the usb disk so make sure it is a spare usb disk or you do not mind erasing the data. After disk utility loads select the drive outdented entry with the mfgr. Mac installation errors you encounter and how to fix them. Help stuck in disk utility, no os, hardrive locked. The disk utility method is the way to go for people who are more comfortable in the finder though it does require a couple terminal commands, and it works under snow leopard, lion, mountain lion.
Yosemite zone allows you to install extra hackintosh drivers and kexts, straight from the os x yosemite installer. Now when i run disk utility and click repair disk it says. The problem is disk utility is stuck at loading and does not show anything. I rebooted with my external backup hard drive disconnected to make sure my. If your mac starts up to an apple logo or progress bar apple support. To gain access to disk utility you can either boot to the mac os x dvd or make another partition on the usbfirewire drive assuming it is large enough with a copy of the os x disc itself. Niresh yosemite usb installer stuck niresh yosemite. Then i booted from it and went into disk utility and erased my current disk which was macintosh hd. Stuck in yosemite with os x installer drive and a missing.
In the left column, select your usb and select the. I installed it on 3 computers and didnt have any problems but have seen this on os x installations many times over the years. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and type in disk utility. Click on the erase tab in the disk utility toolbar.
This disk image file is available for download as a torrent from the hackintosh zone website. Os x mountain lion cannot select disk to install on when using. The hdd has been acting up recently, very slow performance, bad behavior etc. When you first run this program, it looks something like figure 1, displaying all the physical disks and volumes on your system. Installing hackintosh yosemite in unsupported intel.
Using a mac, download os x yosemite for free from the mac app store. Automatically check download the latest clover rev. Then proceed to highlight your computers hard drive. How to reinstall macos from macos recovery apple support. I grabbed disk utility from that installation, and the checksum worked.
Even though the progress bar may get stuck on 1 minute remaining, 5 minutes remaining, 15 minutes remaining, or any other number, it may stay at that remaining number for several hours as the installation actually completes. I verfied the disk and the permissions with disk utility and some. Once the drive has been completed, you will see the following window and your installer is ready to use. Lion recovery partition and allow the installer to install lion.
I might have accidentally disconnected the hard drive without ejecting it first. Hold the command key and click the unlocked volume and the drive device in the sidebar to select them both. I m doing from internet, and i formatted the drive using disk utility mac journaled. Stuck at hackintosh zone logo, after installation niresh.
My mac could still boot into its recovery partition with yosemite 10. Os x yosemite in virtualbox part 1 install this is going to be a threearticle series to get you set up and functioning with os x yosemite in virtualbox. Oct 30, 2016 if you were able to boot fine to the installation screen with your sierra usb installer and yet unable to install sierra on the hard disk, one of the first things to reconsider is whether or not you had missed to select the correct format mac os extended journaled to format the disk that was partitioned in guid using disk utility. So if youre stuck with a slow or nonexistent internet connection or simply would like to have a tangible install disk, diskmaker x makes for a nice alternative to the app store download.
Repair a storage device in disk utility on mac apple support. Disk utility hangs when resizing yosemite partition. How to fix macos catalina installation issues rocket yard owc. Insert the usb drive or disc on youir mac and run the disk utility app from the applications utilities folder. Make bootable usb flash disk for mac os x with latest clover bootloader revision fast and easy by one click under os windows. Click continue to begin the process of installing or reinstalling os x.
How to install niresh yosemite yosemite zone on your pc. Disk utility stuck on preparing to partition disk originally, i only had two partitions on my macbook air 6,2 ssd. I have read the instructions given here, but the disk utility is stuck unmounting the disk for over 20 minutes, then it returns this message, partition failed with the error. Using the disk utility tool on your mac, format your usb flash drive. How to install os x yosemite hackintosh on pc guide. I clicked on my disk utility icon, selected macintosh hd, then clicked on repair disk permissions. In other words, sometimes the installation progress bar and time remaining indicator are wildly inaccurate when. How to fix a mac stuck installing a macos update, catalina. Now you must use some bash commands to copy proper kernel to. The procedure to installing os x yosemite on windows. Learn how to use macos recovery to reinstall the mac operating system on your builtin drive or an external drive. The patched disk utility, as per these instructions, works ok under 10. My os is corrupted, that is the reason why i want to do a fresh installation.
If there are no major ones, you could even try restarting your mac in safe mode. On the installation page for mac osx, the hard diskdisk partition should now be showing up. Installing or reinstalling os x yosemite only if you have to. It should be the drive at the top of the sidebar if there are multiple drives. Next, i reduced the size of the macintosh hd by 20 gb, leaving 20 gb of free space, which. To get started all you nee a gb or above usb drive, apple computer with mac app store 10. Especially after you already made enough space to download the update. Disk utility wont unmount hd for formatting ask different. Mar 01, 2015 im trying to install mac os x yosemite from a unibeast bootable drive, then i went into disk utility and create a new partition. Os x yosemite installation stuck with minutes remaining. I partitioned my 250gb ssd in disk utility and everything went smooth, the.
Learn the mac in under 90 minutes 2015 yosemite edition. Go to the first aid tab and click the repair disk button. Os x yosemite install file redownload it if your computer deleted it after installing the os or make this recovery drive before you install the os. First aid will run, checking the health of your macs drive. Create a bootable yosemite usb install drive with diskmaker x. If you succeed in downloading the os installation, your next step is to create a bootable usb. Oct 15, 2015 hello, i have just recently gotten a my passport 2tb and i wanted to reformat the device to work on my mac. Disk utility hangs when resizing yosemite partition i have a 2007 model macbook pro running yosemite 10. Disk utility is attempting to change your boot camp partition but because it was created by boot camp in a format the disk utility doesnt understand it will fail eventually. At the yosemite zone menu, press the enter key or return key to start the os x yosemite installer. If there isnt enough free space on your mac, usually you get an alert. Installing or reinstalling os x yosemite only if you have.
Restart your mac after running these options to check for improvements. Yosemite macbooks stuck at 50% boot progress bar jamf nation. Im trying to install mac os x yosemite from a unibeast bootable drive, then i went into disk utility and create a new partition. If your mac is missing a recovery partition, then you may be able to restore it, by resetting your pram.
After the installation boot from the usb again select the volume where you installed os x yosemite use macpois0n to install bootloader and kexts. That will probably cause you to lose at least your windows partition at least. Or, since youre running macos sierra, you can just click on the siri icon and say launch disk utility. The main challenge is to download the os installation file itself, because your mac may already be running a newer version. Repair your macs drives with disk utilitys first aid. This is where using a distro becomes really useful. An important application in your maintenance toolbox is the disk utility, which is located in the utilities folder within your applications folder. With corrupted i mean, i can boot my system only if i go to singlemode and mount the hard drive with mount uw and then exit.
The disk utility app will be in the applicationsutilities folder. To clarify the problem description, its fairly easily identified. Fixing things with disk utility in mac os x dummies. How to use macos sierra disk utility to partition external. Jun 30, 2012 boot to your lion recovery partition again.
Recover a copy of the yosemite disk utility from a time machine backup and copy it to your desktop. How to reinstall macos without a recovery partition. Boot stuck at 50%, impossible to boot in safe mode, checked hdd, reset pram. If you still cannot boot successfully, you will need to reinstall os x as topher describes. I decided to do a clean yosemite install on my macbook pro inch mid2012.
The main change is that first aid no longer has the ability to verify a drive independently of repairing it. A time machine back up of your system from os x yosemite 10. Disk utility is an essential tool in the utilities folder to reformat or repartition a hard drive, mount or create a disc image, repair disk permissions or perform other disk first aid, in mac os x. How to format in ntfs with disk utility on os x yosemite. Once youve obtained all of the necessary materials, connect the usb drive to your mac and run the diskmaker x app. The kext fakesmc is already installed you could try to update it with the latest fakesmc version. Reformat your usb drive with disk utility and try again. Stuck unmounting disk when attempting to format wd community. Using the createinstallmedia command in terminal idg here. How can i uninstall os x yosemite download from mac.
Solved stuck at disk utility high sierra installation. My problem was, i formatted the partition os x was on and the built in installer on the recovery partition was erroring out item unavailable my icloud acct wasnt the original owner of this imac and yosemite isnt available to download from app store. If disk utility reports that the disk appears to be ok or has been repaired, you. If you need to create a yosemite beta install drive while booted into snow leopard, you should use the disk utility instructions, below. If its just my internal hard drive it works fine but when i plug an external hard drive into my mac it is stuck on the disk loading screen. The error message seems to occur most often when the mac installer is downloaded from a thirdparty site. My mac has gotten stuck in the process of upgrading to.
Os x yosemite in virtualbox part 1 install techdown. How to force a hard drive to unmount for formatting in mac os x disk utility duration. Now when you run first aid, disk utility will verify the selected drive, and if errors are found, automatically attempt to correct the problems. How to reformat mac os x without a recovery disc or drive. Part 1 this will show you how to get the iso and set up the machine, part 2 will help you fix the commonlyexperienced lag issue, and finally, part 3 will help you fix the screen resolution. Apr 08, 2015 if disk utility reports no errors, or fixes the errors it finds, restart again normally. How to verify and repair mac yosemite disk permissions and drive. Mac installation errors you may encounter and how to fix them. Find your usb and click on the install os x folder and go to restore tab. If all else fails, try using a different usb drive for yosemite zone.
In the installation page for mac osx, the hard disk and disk partitions should now be showing up. Once you get done with the erase, quit disk util then click install os. Click on your macs startup drive in the disk utility sidebar. In the sidebar, select a disk or volume, then click the first aid button. I initially tried using the disk utility that came with os x 10. I dont have another mac so i cant download anything from the appstore, nor disk recovery, nor anything, i just have a windows pc. Fix your mac stuck on encrypting with filevault macissues. And the macintosh as destination and start restore. Wait for the file to download, and then quit the installer as soon as it launches. How to verify and repair mac yosemite disk permissions and.
How to use macos recovery to restore the operating system. Premojave, you may be able to fix a stuck update by going to the mac app store, finding the software you are downloading, and pressing optionalt. If disk utility reports no errors, or fixes the errors it finds, restart again normally. Apr 01, 2016 how to force a hard drive to unmount for formatting in mac os x disk utility duration. How to install os x yosemite on your pc with yosemite zone. Disk utility failed to repair this disk my external drive is a samsung m2 portable 3 media, 500gb. The usb drive needs to have at least 6gb of storage space. So, to reset that partition and fix that locked issue click on the hard drive the line with manufacturers info, then click the partition tab. Click the unlock button, and then supply your filevault password to unlock the drive. That will probably cause you to lose at least your windows partition at. If they were, but you still cannot boot from the yosemite zone usb drive, unplug your usb drive, and go back to step 1. This is a copy of macos catalina that will autoinstall on your mac either from a. Disk utility missing features in macos sierra and the solutions. Solved stuck at disk utility high sierra installation on.
But the problem is, i stuck at preparing to partition disk. Select it, and then click the customize button on the bottom left. Thats why going back to a past apple os version is problematic. Once the download is complete, you can find the yosemite download file in the applications folder. Yosemite upgrade process stuck for hours cmdl not working ask. If disk utility cant repair this disk, then free download stellar volume repair on your yosemite. It might have stalled out or possibly run into bad blocks on the hard drive. Your mac shows an apple logo when it finds your local startup disk, then.
Yosemite vanilla installation instruction with macpwn. Latest updates on everything disk utility software related. The fusion drive in my imac was so badly damaged disk utility couldnt even erase the drive in preparation for a clean install. May 14, 2019 restart your mac after running these options to check for improvements. To browse the disk utility user guide, click table of contents at the top of the page. Stuck in a macos update loop because there is not enough free space. My father recently upgraded my hard drive for me from the stock 320gb hdd to a hybrid 500gb hdd. What disk utility looks like in lion through yosemite. Tech tool pro and disk utility dont seem to be able to fix the drive, so i decided to wipe the data. A window appeared saying that disk utility came upon something it couldnt handle, and i should quit disk utility, then restart disk utility.
I partitioned my 250gb ssd in disk utility and everything went smooth, the only customization option i changed was to move the intel graphics kext and. Made it past this step but got stuck on the installation which never really progressed. By erasing the entire drive instead of just macintosh hd you will get rid of the mt. How to make an os x yosemite boot installer usb drive. My mac has gotten stuck in the process of upgrading to yosemite. If disk utility tells you the disk is about to fail, back up your data and replace the diskyou cant repair it. First, one can go to finder go utilities, then doubleclick on the disk utility icon. My macbook wouldnt turn on, i booted it in recovery i deleted the partition for the disc utility and started downloading a new os yosemite i think, as i didnt have wifi, i used the hotspot on my phone, however i had to leave the house and thought if i closed the macbook it would put it to sleep putting the download on hold. A sheet appears informing you that your computers eligibility needs to be verified by apple. Dec 08, 2019 click disk utility when in macos recovery. Hello everyone, i have been trying for days now to make a hackintosh on my hp laptop, but the hackintosh gets stuck on the disk utility where you would format the ssd and then install macos. How to fix this item is temporarily unavailable mac book pro. Nov 29, 2017 normally, it is assumed that updating os is a oneway road.
Then i closed disk utility and clicked install os x. How to use macos recovery to restore the operating system on. How to use macos sierra disk utility to partition, erase drives. Some users started the update but found themselves stuck in this boot loop. Oct 17, 2014 i force shutdown, then remove the usb drive, but you can also press the key alt to get the choice on boot for the drive, and could boot on the internal drive but then got the yosemite minimal osx descktop asking me popup window either to continue install yosemite previous or use some utility in the utility menu. Tucked away in the utilities folder, disk utility and its first aid feature can be used to check if a disk is damaged and repair it, create a disk image, partition a disk, and so much more. Then you can boot to that partition to run disk utility and transfer the image from the.516 732 613 1362 883 1042 324 274 274 1573 156 91 1167 869 1504 1507 75 664 1331 20 69 1356 1420 1114 907 267 647 543 321 264 495 645 1515 273 828 154 1310 1129 1021 24 1094 1111 956 1192 1333