"Installer Quit Unexpectedly"

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by helix21, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. helix21 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else having the same trouble as me?

    I've downloaded the installer from the App Store twice and both times I get the same problem. I get to the "Choose Disk" screen and as soon as I do that, the installer freezes, crashes and quits.

    I'm running 10.9.3 on a late 2008 Aluminium MacBook (supported according to the release notes).
     
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a non-standard partitioning scheme? Do you have a Recovery partition for 10.9.3?
     
  3. helix21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have BOOTCAMP installed but have never had a recovery partition (My mac doesn't support that feature).
     
  4. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    I think you have the recovery partition confused with Internet Recovery. Internet Recovery is installed via an EFI update on some computers that shipping before 10.7 and all computers that shipped with 10.7+.

    The Recovery Partition is just a regular bootable partition and should be a separate partition usually labeled Recovery-10.9.3 and should be available on the boot picker screen. If you do not have it, that is probably why your installer is crashing.
     

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