Downloading Mavericks - disk utility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marty1990, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    Just a quick question.

    Finally backed up my Mac, started to download Mavericks but forgot to verify my disk via disk utility. Tried to cancel the Mavericks download so I could verify but apparently you can't do it through the App Store so left it running - it's still downloading now - and I ran disk utility to verify my HDD.

    Just wondering if that could interfere with the download or should the install be fine?

    Thanks
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Either way, I'd now leave it to complete...Any errors should be picked up, and you can run DU post installation.
     
  3. marty1990 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, am doing now. Just I've already ran it 15mins or so into the download. Just wanna know if it's likely that could affect the download or not.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    If it's still going, I'd say you should be okay.
     
  5. marty1990 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay thanks. Will Apple verify the install like it does with iOS? Just wanna check I don't install a broken OS you see.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    If you are getting it direct from recovery mode you won't get a bad copy. It should verify the DL when it's complete, but it's fast...then it starts the installation which should take around 40 mins or so.
     

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