10.8 Archive Install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacDillon, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. MacDillon macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2012

    I'm trying to fix a 2008 MBP that boots to the Apple logo with a spinning gear, but no further. I can boot into the recovery, but the disk can't be repaired. My next step would be an archive install.

    I'm running 10.8, and I'm worried about wiping the hard drive by mistake. Is an archive install an option via the recovery drive?
  2. Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Benton, Arkansas
    there is a reason it cant be repaired...its bad, dont matter you wont be installing anything on that drive. My one month old mbp did this too, too bad I didn't do time machine before it crapped out. I kept on putting it off.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Like Sgtarky said, if Disk Util won't fix it... a reinstall likely will not help. But if you want to give it a try, the default ML install is what the old archive install was.

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