Installing OS on blank HDD

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  1. CrawlerPR macrumors newbie

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    Hello All.

    Just installed a new HDD on a Mac Book Pro. Trying to install OS from a pendrive but once I select it, it gives me a blue screen.

    Trying the internet recovery but after the spinning globe animation and the 24 min wait, all I get is a white screen... Once on the white screen, the fan start running really loud. It heats up fast.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Is the OS X installation image properly "installed" on the pen drive?
    I recommend using DiskMakerX to create a bootable installation disk.
     
  3. CrawlerPR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have used the same drive before, and it worked fine. But hell, I'll give it a try!
     
  4. DebianJunkie macrumors newbie

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    When you boot up from the usb drive Launch the Disk utility first (from utilities menu) and make a partition(-s) on the new drive (Choose GUID partition scheme) and format at least one partition with MAC OS X hfs+ journaled.
    Old tutorial:
    http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-format-your-macs-hard-drive--mac-53986

    Then exit the disk util and in the installer choose to install os to the newl formated partition.
     
  5. CrawlerPR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is that when I try to boot from the usb, I eventually get a bluesreen. I never get to the Disk Utility.
     
  6. DebianJunkie macrumors newbie

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    Ah, selecting boot device rather than target partition to install.
    1)Take out the new hdd and check if that gets you to the installer menu.
    2) Mavericks or Yosemite? If U have one try the other.
    3) If U try to install from pendrive make bootable usb hdd (the steps are the same as for pendrive)
     
  7. CrawlerPR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. I will try this.
     

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