Formatted drive to base OS and I can't restore

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jxr6274, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. jxr6274 macrumors newbie

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    So I got this MacBook pro a1278 core i5 used and used disk utilities to erase the partition and now is has renamed itself to OS X BASE SYSTEM and now when I try to reinstall it says the drive is locked, tried using terminal but I'm a Mac novice please help
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried using Internet Recovery? Power up the machine and press command+option+r.
     
  3. jxr6274 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Trying that now thanks audit13
    --- Post Merged, Jul 29, 2017 ---
    Reset NVRAM and now reinstalling Lion, thank you so much!
     

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