nMP Disk Reformat Issue (reinstalling Mavericks)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Blazstyn, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Blazstyn macrumors newbie

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    Brief:
    Company I'm working for on contract collected their first MacPro for RND testing recently. Last night it was updated, and we wanted to generate an image for recovery - in the process the lab guys reformatted the entire internal SSD.

    Problem:
    Any versions of the Mavericks installer now will not run or even boot on the MacPro's internal. When launching the Mavericks installer from a USB or other HD, a no-entry sign is displayed. When attempting to run the native OS after a reinstall, a link to an apple support page for Web Recovery is shown on the startup screen. I don't remember the link, and I am at home posting this thread.

    The Recovery Partition has been erased. The Macintosh HD is empty - I would like to know if there are any build compilers, etc, to help the team get MacOS back on the internal SSD of the nMP.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. thetman macrumors member

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  3. Blazstyn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem I thought the tech guys were having is that there is no response from the Mac Pro when this option is selected. I personally sat down with it and tried Target Disk, and installing from a USB, but didn't actually see Internet Recovery be tested. I will go back into work later and try this myself.

    My worry is that there is no MacOS software to initialize the call to Apple for help that pressing CMD-R on boot activates. We shall see...
    Great suggestion! I hope the Mac complies.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The Internet Recovery does not need or use any installed software. It is purely a call to Apple's servers, launches the recovery system over the internet, and downloads the system that came installed on the Mac when it shipped.
    You DO need a fairly open internet connection before that will work. For example, if your work network uses a proxy server, you will need to bypass that, as there's no way to enter those settings for the Internet Recovery download.
     

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