Destination disk not found (OSX recovery)

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  1. macdenver macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I have a macbook pro retina 2014 with Yosemite. I wanted to allocate a part of the HD to Windows using bootcamp. That didn't go smoothly and I rebooted in recovery mode after making a back up using Time Machine. In Disk Utility I clicked on 'repair data' under 'first aid' after selecting Macintosh HD as I read that this would enable me to do a clean split of the HD after the reboot. After that, I used the 'restore from time machine backup' option. My mac is able to find the backup (which i saved on an external usb) but cannot find the harddisk anymore. It unsuccessfuly keeps on searching for a destination disk. Does anyone know how to enable mac to 'find' the hard disk? Did I remove this link by repairing the data?

    As I got stuck I wanted to reinstall OSX (i have no DVD so downloading through internet) but I can't install it on the hard disk because it's locked. I've read online that I can unlock the hard disk by using the partition option under Disk Utility but all buttons (eg options or partionion layout) are grey.

    Your help is much appreciated as I'm stuck in OSX Recovery. Thanks
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Let's try to gather some information about your internal drive.
    Disconnect any other drives.
    Command-r back to recovery and from there open Terminal in the Utilities menu. Then enter the line below:
    diskutil cs list

    Post the results.
     
  3. macdenver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, this is the output

    +-- Logical Volume Group 4102058A-D828-421E-9A6E-358E487D0661

    =========================================================

    Name: Macintosh HD

    Status: Online

    Size: 499418034176 B (499.4 GB)

    Free Space: 499096113152 B (499.1 GB)

    |

    +-< Physical Volume 6510C1F8-65D1-459D-9FFE-603A4913417E

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Index: 0

    Disk: disk0s2

    Status: Online

    Size: 499418034176 B (499.4 GB)
     
  4. macdenver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    btw, I tried to unlock my hard disk using the terminalbut it doesn't recognise the command sudo, or even when i type /usr/bin/sudo I get the message 'no such file or directory'

    I don't think this is a good sign ..
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Is that all the information listed? There is some missing information in the listing. It seems like a good sign that you could see the disk with the terminal.

    Here is what I get when list (some of the information I was interested in seeing is in bold, if available):

    CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found)
    |
    +-- Logical Volume Group 80411FCA-F67D-40D7-980F-AB4A6C017053
    =========================================================
    Name: Macintosh HD
    Status: Online
    Size: 499418034176 B (499.4 GB)
    Free Space: 10645504 B (10.6 MB)
    |
    +-< Physical Volume 79741382-2964-4A25-94C8-3CEA2392E8C3
    | ----------------------------------------------------
    | Index: 0
    | Disk: disk0s2
    | Status: Online
    | Size: 499418034176 B (499.4 GB)
    |
    +-> Logical Volume Family 0DC0B4B6-91AB-4C1D-AAFD-D34A0ED2A3BB
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Encryption Status: Unlocked
    Encryption Type: None
    Conversion Status: NoConversion
    Conversion Direction: -none-
    Has Encrypted Extents: No
    Fully Secure: No
    Passphrase Required: No
    |
    +-> Logical Volume 25B35CCB-1ADA-4996-A5CE-D67501F4928C
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Disk: disk1
    Status: Online
    Size (Total): 499055067136 B (499.1 GB)
    Conversion Progress: -none-
    Revertible: Yes (no decryption required)
    LV Name: Macintosh HD
    Volume Name: Macintosh HD
    Content Hint: Apple_HFS
     

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