Cannot Install MacOS using Pendrive

JoePara

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I have a Macbook Air (Mid 2015) with 128 SSD.

I created a USB bootable drive (Using 3 different USBs) and loaded High Sierra and Mojave (Both downloaded from App Store and elsewhere) using Terminal and Install Disk Creator X and Diskdrill. Yea, I tried different combinations using other macs and VM machine in Windows.
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MacInstaller/ --nointeraction &&say Done
I was running High Sierra just fine for a year and I tried to move to Mojave by doing a fresh installation but all the installation now seemed to be stuck below (Both Mojave and High Sierra).
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Error LOG

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I tried different Pendrives with different mac installation downloaded from different sources (both AppStore and elsewhere).

Other things I have tried
  • NVRAM reset
  • SMC reset
  • Tried Installing through recovery (Internet)
  • Ran first aid
  • Run diagnostic (Pressing D) || (Everything is fine)
I ran diskutil list while inserting my flash drive and it gave me this.
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_APFS Container disk21 121.1 GB disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (external, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *30.8 GB disk1
1: Apple_HFS Install macOS High S... 30.8 GB disk1s1

/dev/disk2 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme +2.1 GB disk2
1: Apple_HFS OS X Base System 2.0 GB disk2s1

/dev/disk3 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +5.2 MB disk3

/dev/disk4 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk4

/dev/disk5 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk5

/dev/disk6 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk6

/dev/disk7 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk7

/dev/disk8 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk8

/dev/disk9 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk9

/dev/disk10 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +12.6 MB disk10

/dev/disk11 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +4.2 MB disk11

/dev/disk12 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +1.0 MB disk12

/dev/disk13 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk13

/dev/disk14 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk14

/dev/disk15 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk15

/dev/disk16 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +1.0 MB disk16

/dev/disk17 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +6.3 MB disk17

/dev/disk18 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +6.3 MB disk18

/dev/disk19 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk19

/dev/disk20 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk20

/dev/disk21 (synthesized):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: APFS Container Scheme - +121.1 GB disk21
Physical Store disk0s2
1: APFS Volume SSD 5.6 GB disk21s1
2: APFS Volume Preboot 17.7 MB disk21s2
3: APFS Volume Recovery 519.1 MB disk21s3

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Weird things I have experienced multiple times before
  • Black Screen (aka Blue Screen) while browsing Chrome or Editing Videos
  • I have never been able to install OS updates from the AppStore. It always gives error while installing and needs clean installation (Which I have done successfully before).
  • DMG suddenly got corrupted
Please Help me bring back my Macbook Air 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
 
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jeboles

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Dec 7, 2011
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Try doing this as I had issues resolved doing this:
Boot from your USB stick and open Disk Utility
Go to View - Show all Devices
Click on Apple SSD and Hit Erase
Choose Apple Partition Map for scheme and hit erase
When done, click on the Apple SSD and hit Erase again
Choose the GUID Partition scheme and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for the format (Don't choose APFS, it will automatically change if supported)
When done, try reinstalling again.
 
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jeboles

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Dec 7, 2011
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Long shot, but have your tried the Catalina Installer? If that does go through and you don't want Catalina, try High Sierra / Mojave again after that. Catalina will probably install a newer firmware.
 
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JoePara

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Long shot, but have your tried the Catalina Installer? If that does go through and you don't want Catalina, try High Sierra / Mojave again after that. Catalina will probably install a newer firmware.
I will download it in my Virtual Machine and try it.
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Any other suggestions are welcome. Maybe my ssd is failing?
 

jeboles

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Dec 7, 2011
34
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Also, that terminal command did not look right. From Apple Website:

Catalina

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Mojave

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

High Sierra

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Format the USB stick by going to Disk Utility
Go to View - Show All Devices
Click on Your USB stick and Click Erase
Select GUID for the Scheme
Change the name to MyVolume

then run the correct commands listed above
 
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JoePara

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then run the correct commands listed above
Ok will try these and here are the errors if its of any help. Also updated to main thread

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Creating a Bootable USB as we are speaking
 

jeboles

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Dec 7, 2011
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Those errors appear normal except the package kit. Could I get a better picture of it fails again
 
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JoePara

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Downloaded Mojave from torrent. Change the time to 2016 used
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume
and it worked
 

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I have a Macbook Air (Mid 2015) with 128 SSD.

I created a USB bootable drive (Using 3 different USBs) and loaded High Sierra and Mojave (Both downloaded from App Store and elsewhere) using Terminal and Install Disk Creator X and Diskdrill. Yea, I tried different combinations using other macs and VM machine in Windows.
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MacInstaller/ --nointeraction &&say Done
I was running High Sierra just fine for a year and I tried to move to Mojave by doing a fresh installation but all the installation now seemed to be stuck below (Both Mojave and High Sierra).
View attachment 881064


Error LOG

View attachment 881078

I tried different Pendrives with different mac installation downloaded from different sources (both AppStore and elsewhere).

Other things I have tried
  • NVRAM reset
  • SMC reset
  • Tried Installing through recovery (Internet)
  • Ran first aid
  • Run diagnostic (Pressing D) || (Everything is fine)
I ran diskutil list while inserting my flash drive and it gave me this.
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_APFS Container disk21 121.1 GB disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (external, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *30.8 GB disk1
1: Apple_HFS Install macOS High S... 30.8 GB disk1s1

/dev/disk2 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme +2.1 GB disk2
1: Apple_HFS OS X Base System 2.0 GB disk2s1

/dev/disk3 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +5.2 MB disk3

/dev/disk4 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk4

/dev/disk5 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk5

/dev/disk6 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk6

/dev/disk7 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk7

/dev/disk8 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk8

/dev/disk9 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk9

/dev/disk10 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +12.6 MB disk10

/dev/disk11 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +4.2 MB disk11

/dev/disk12 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +1.0 MB disk12

/dev/disk13 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk13

/dev/disk14 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk14

/dev/disk15 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk15

/dev/disk16 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +1.0 MB disk16

/dev/disk17 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +6.3 MB disk17

/dev/disk18 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +6.3 MB disk18

/dev/disk19 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +524.3 KB disk19

/dev/disk20 (disk image):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: untitled +2.1 MB disk20

/dev/disk21 (synthesized):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: APFS Container Scheme - +121.1 GB disk21
Physical Store disk0s2
1: APFS Volume SSD 5.6 GB disk21s1
2: APFS Volume Preboot 17.7 MB disk21s2
3: APFS Volume Recovery 519.1 MB disk21s3

View attachment 881063

Weird things I have experienced multiple times before
  • Black Screen (aka Blue Screen) while browsing Chrome or Editing Videos
  • I have never been able to install OS updates from the AppStore. It always gives error while installing and needs clean installation (Which I have done successfully before).
  • DMG suddenly got corrupted
Please Help me bring back my Macbook Air 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Reading about your problem, this might be a solution for you; The thread is by @tsialex

downloading macOS Mojave
 
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