Got my nMP, can I install Yosemite without Mavericks first?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BeatCrazy, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Just picked up my nMP via Best Buy. I think I'm going to do a completely fresh OS install, not using Migration Assistant to pull files/programs off my 2011 mini.

    I thought I could use Command+R upon initial boot to have the nMP pull down 10.10 via internet, but then I see this via Apple's site:

    Which version of OS X is installed by OS X Recovery?
    • If you use the Recovery System stored on your startup drive to reinstall OS X, it installs the most recent version of OS X previously installed on this computer.
    • If you use Internet Recovery to reinstall OS X, it installs the version of OS X that originally came with your computer. After installation is finished, use the Mac App Store to install related updates or later versions of OS X that you have previously purchased.

    Is there any way around this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You must first create a USB installation drive to install directly to 10.10.
     
  3. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you!

    I think I'm going to try option #3 from this article.
     
  4. Tom-Create-Pro macrumors member

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    USB worked fine for me coming from Mountain Lion.
     
  5. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting.

    I followed the steps that I linked to above, and used terminal. USB boot appears to be created OK, and I'm installing Yosemite on the nMP right now.
     

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