"Could not write installation information to disk."

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  1. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Any idea why this is happening? Do I have to mount this DMG on a USB...? Because in previous years I have just mounted it to the system drive with no issue...
     
  2. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    Same issue, not a developer, but when I mount the DMG and try to install, it verifies with Apple and gives me this message.
     
  3. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    Burn the DMG you downloaded to a Flash Drive and boot from the flash drive.
     
  5. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    Can you give more instructions? Will this upgrade my Yosemite or delete everything on the partition?
     
  6. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    That's odd. I've never had to do that before with OS X installers.
     
  7. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, this is so weird, why is this happening? Never encountered this before, even with Yosemite developer betas...
     
  8. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    Downloading now from another source. Will report back.
     
  9. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's weird, I just burned it to a USB and tried to boot it. Kernel panicked my computer consistently (4 times at the exact same moment). No idea wtf is wrong :/
     
  10. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    Did you happen to download from Kickass?
     
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  12. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm thinking. Downloading from another site now.
     
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    I don't understand what is different for me this time
     
  14. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    where'd you get that one?
     
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  16. jsawy3r macrumors member

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    Have you tired with FileVault off? I saw that solution somewhere. Was causing kernel panics when attempting install. Haven't gotten a chance to try it yet.
     
  17. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I do have it turned off sadly :( Thank you for your help though!
     
  18. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    In the comments it says to put it on a usb and it works. Hope someone can figure this out.
     
  19. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, comments on that torrent didn't show up until I made an account on kickass. Seems a little odd, I don't want to make more steps than necessary, so I am trying out another torrent now.
     
  20. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    I doubt a different one would be any different. It just seems apple is authorizing them now.
     
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    It would be a good idea to edit comments relating to torrenting the file etc. I don't believe that that is allowed.
     
  22. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    I thought you just couldn't ask for links. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  23. Fimeg macrumors regular

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    Simple! Rename the app to "Install OS X Yosemite" and use DiskMakerX. Point it to that renamed file in Applications. Install. I'm running it now.
     
  24. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    Not true. I just found one that works.
     

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