Pendrive doesnot boot - MiniMac

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by miros84, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I created a pendrive with MAC OS 10.8
    I tested it to Mac Air and Macpro and it works OK. Live MAc runs and from boot pendrive.

    But when I try to boot a miniMac with that pendrive a circule with / appears and the screen and I cannot boot it. I am sure that pendrive is OK, because as I said with other computer it boots. And MiniMac is new computer. It is perfect.

    When I press Alt to get boot menu, I can see the pendrive, but it doesnot run.

    Any idea what could be the problem?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is on that USB flash memory thumb drive and what Mac mini do you try to boot from (2012 or 2011 or older model)?

    Btw, it is MacBook Air, Mac Pro and Mac mini, and nowadays not Mac OS X anymore, only OS X.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Mac mini is from december 2012 with 10.8.2 now.

    Pendrive has 10.8.1

    As I said the same pendrive is boot correctly from macbook air with 10.8.2 without problems. Any idea?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The MBA came with a Mac OS X or OS X version prior to 10.8.1, thus 10.8.1 has drivers for that MBA and the iMac.

    The 2012 Mac mini came with a special build of 10.8.2, thus 10.8.1 has no drivers for that 2012 Mac mini, even a normal 10.8.2 install would not have the drivers, only a 10.8.3 install would be able to boot on that 2012 Mac mini.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, you think that the solution is to get OS X 10.8.3 and it will boot all: Mac Mini and MBA (Is that MacBook Air?)
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, but 10.8.3 has not been released yet, thus you need to wait for this to appear.

    And yes, MBA is short for MacBook Air, MBP is short for MacBook Pro, cMBP is short for classic MacBook Pro (the one with the optical disk drive (ODD)), uMBP is short for Unibody MacBook Pro (the one with the ODD on the right side) and rMBP is short for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (the one without ODD).
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, I cannot change HDD then.

    If my HDD is broken and I replate it with new one, I cannot boot it with pendrive or dvd and install new MAC. Or just if I want to change it with new SSD disk.

    I cannot belive that there is solution for this.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:

     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1. If i change the HDD I think Recovery System will not work. Am I right? it is in the HDD.

    2. First link doesnot work.

    3. Second link offer me to create a pendrive which was what I did. This way I created my pendrive and it works with MBA. Not with Mac Mini.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    1. It is not in the HDD, it is the firmware, thus after you changed the HDD to another HDD or SSD, you will able to install OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion onto that, which involves downloading around 4 GB of data first of course.

    2. First link does work.

    3. That option can be used once 10.8.3 is available.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi simsaladimbamba,

    Thanks for your time and explication. Can you clarify some more questions?

    Which MAC has Recovery System on firmware? Only MAC mini after 2012?

    Doesnot it mean that if I use Recovery System, MAC OS X will be installed throught Internet? About 4GB will be downloaded from internet?
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    OS X: About OS X Recovery
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this link.

    As I see, yes, internet is required. But Recovery System is not in firmware. Is in Hard disk.
    In firmware must be OS X Internet Recovery feature.
     

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