No Bootable OS X - Possiable scenarios?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Ummr, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Ummr, Oct 23, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014

    Ummr macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2014
    Hello Everyone,

    I accidentally Corrupted the SSD on my "Macbook pro Retina Late 2013"
    after shrinking Dual OS "windows" boot partition!

    Unfortunately, I didnt have any OS X backup image or a startup disk.

    So I Successfully made to "Online Recovery" then used "Disk Utility" and formatted the SSD to Original alignment "One Mac Journaled partition"

    its obvious now that the Boot partition has no Bootable OS X, now it seems that the only way to re-install OS X mavericks, is to choose online installing from online recovery,
    problem is my internet connection speed is pretty slow "4m adsl"
    and it might take up to 10 hours to finish this online installation...
    and I just don't have the time to sit there and watch it, also I am not sure if things will progress smoothly without any human interferience..Because I might just leave it running over night while I am sleeping, or Do I have to be there in case of any poping up system messages?
    have not been there before, and I am not sure if it will complete installation on its own?

    so I would really appreciate if you guys suggest any other way that is time efficient,

    I have no access to any other OS X Macs, no startup disks.
    Currently running windows 8.1 on an intel based laptop.
    Previous OS X Mavericks 10.9.4
    I am an IT specialist, So basically I can go for any possible solutions.
    Thank you.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No way around it.... you will just have to do the download. Once you get past that install couple screens and it starts the OS download, you can leave it alone and it will complete on its own.
  3. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    I had problems with internet when trying to download some of the os x betas and just went to my apple retail store and they let me use their wifi to download it. So if you are near an apple retail store you might want to try that. Their wifi is pretty fast.
  4. Ummr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2014
    Well thank you guys,
    but there was a way!!
    I downloaded a "OS X Mavericks 10.9.4" image .dmg
    loaded online recovery again in few minutes, and used "Disk Utility" to restore the .dmg image to a 8GB USB drive,
    booted to the usb drive and successfully installed OS X the offline way ...

    thank you
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I'm not following? Your problem was you wanted to avoid the slow download of the 5GB installer. You still had to DL that same 5GB file to make that USB key. Same 5GB DL either way.
  6. Ummr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2014
    Oh sorry my bad, I forgot to mention that I was already downloading "OS X 10.9.4" .dmg image file before creating this thread to ask for help, and My guess is that downloading dmg image and making a bootable usb drive is still faster than the online reinstallation.

    thanks for help bro

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