09 MacBook error when loading OS X

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  1. atvkid4eva macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I’m attempting to do a OS X internet recovery install in my 09 MacBook Pro. I have formatted the HD and the install will begin like normal and go through the first few hours of loading like everything is fine and then once the MacBook restarts and it attempts to finish the install I get this error shown below. I’ve tried swapping out the ram with no luck. Any ideas?
     

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    You can't DO "internet recovery" on a 2009 MacBook Pro.
    That feature wasn't implemented until the 2010 models, if I recall.

    You need to create a USB flashdrive installer on a DIFFERENT "working Mac", and try the install that way.

    What version of the OS are you trying to install?
     
  3. atvkid4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In the disk utility it gives the option to do an internet recovery...not sure why it would be there if it wasn’t possible. It’s a mid 2009 I believe.

    And I’m just trying to install OS X because that’s what came on it
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure what you are seeing in Disk Utility.
    There is no option for internet recovery in Disk Utility, so you may be misinterpreting what you see.
    Internet Recovery system is not available at all from any 2009 Mac. It was not added until 2011, and provided through a firmware update to 2010 Macs, nothing older.
    Best way to proceed would be to boot to an OS X installer, and erase the internal hard drive completely - If you are booted to the Recovery system, that's a partition on the same hard drive that you want to install OS X, and may be the reason you are failing.
    You will need to make a bootable OS X installer on a different Mac. Looks like you are trying to install Yosemite on your MBPro, and that would be a good system for now.
     
  5. atvkid4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I make a bootable usb for Yosemite, how do I get OS X Yosemite onto a working MacBook so I can make the bootable USB? Is it just in the App Store?
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, you can download Yosemite from the App store, if it appears in your list of Purchased items.
     
  7. atvkid4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And if it isn’t purchased in the App Store? Isn’t there a way to get old OS’s without buying them?
     
  8. atvkid4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would anyone be able to make me a bootable OS usb that I could PayPal and then you ship it to me? You can text me at 216-536-1500 if interested in doing so! Thanks.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP:

    If you go on ebay, there are sellers there who offer USB flashdrives with the OS installer of your choice pre-installed onto them. Will run about $20 or so.

    If nothing else is working for you, that could be the "way to go".
     

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