Can't install, help anyone?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Rbfinch570, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Rbfinch570 macrumors newbie

    Rbfinch570

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    I have an iMac 21.5, 2017, 1tb ssd drive. I've never had an issue installing an OSX until this install. Does anybody have an answer that doesn't require me to formatt my hd? I left an image.
     

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  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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  3. oatman13 macrumors regular

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    Your drive was formatted with a legacy MBR, a GUID partition type is a requirement to run macOS.
    You'll need to erase your drive and perform a clean install.
     
  4. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Does High Sierra support booting from an MBR drive?
     
  5. oatman13 macrumors regular

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    Are you HFS, if so, yes.
    APFS must be ran from GUID.
     
  6. Rbfinch570 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crap. I have to completly whip my drive? Is there something special I have to do when I format the drive?
     
  7. oatman13 macrumors regular

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    Try to back up first, do you have an external drive or a Time Capsule? If so you should back up to it with Time Machine.

    Afterwards Boot by holding CMD+OPT+R after hitting the power button. This will boot you to the Mojave RecoveryOS. From there open Disk Utility. GO to the menu bar at the top and under "View" select "Show All Devices".

    You will see a section on the left that says "Internal"; select the top-level drive, then click "Erase" button on the top-middle of disk utility. In the drop down name your drive: "Macintosh HD", select APFS, make sure the scheme is "GUID Partition Map". Click Erase.
    Then Close Disk Utility.

    After you close Disk Utility select the "Install macOS" option (should have the Mojave icon). Begin the installation (will take a while since it has to download the installer), and you are good to go.

    After installation, during setup you can restore from time machine backup if you backed up.
     
  8. Rbfinch570 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone!! Yup, had to do a clean install ha.
     

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