Can't boot into OSX Recovery mode

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mm1250, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I have a 2010 MBP running Lion. I want to go ahead and wipe out the HD and reinstall a new copy of the OS since i'm selling it. Howerver, when i press COmmand+R while booting, it takes me to a white screen with a circle and line in it. It just sits there and does nothing.

    Anyone know what the issue might be?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  3. mm1250 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got it to boot up, it was the Bootcamp partition, when I removed it and rebooted, I am able to get into recovery console. perhaps a bug??

    Now that i'm in, how does one go about a clean-reinstall of the OS?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Use the Lion USB stick in my link above is option one.

    Option two is to go into disk utility and erase the entiren HDDS then use the USB stick...Remeber you need an Internet connection to download the rest of Lion.
     

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