Mavericks re-install query...

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by cactus jumper, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. cactus jumper macrumors newbie

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    I have a Late 2012 2.5ghz i5 Mac mini running Mavericks 10.9.5.

    It was full of rubbish/old files and software etc. so I decided to wipe it and do a fresh/clean install (via my wireless connection), following the steps as shown below:

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    All worked fine and the new install started but showed it would take 40+ hours to 'download components' after which it would restart and finish the Mavericks install. I quit the installation - to try again/resume when more convenient - and shut down the mini.

    When turning the mini on today, on start up I see a pale grey screen with a folder icon with a question mark: no surprise as obviously there is no OS on the machine.

    How do I get the OS back on the mini?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Did you try to boot back into the recovery partition?

    Sounds like the install failed and or the computer crashed.
     
  3. cactus jumper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The install didn't fail and the mini didn't crash - I cancelled the install as it was going to take 40+ hours. Before I cancelled, there was a message saying I could resume late - but presumably only if the mini was left turned on - stupidly(!) I turned it off.


    ''Did you try to boot back into the recovery partition?''

    There is nothing/no OS on the mini at present...
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Just command-option-r boot again and repeat the process of erasing the entire disk and then the download/install. That will wipe the partial install you did and get you a fresh start.
     

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