OS x Mavericks network install - "this disk is locked"

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  1. StressedOutUser, Jan 4, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015

    StressedOutUser macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    When trying to Install OS X Mavericks from network install, after the download I get to a screen which displays

    "Select the disk where you want to install OS X"

    I can only see one drive, when I select this, It says "this disk is locked"
    Because of this the install icon is greyed out.

    What Can I do to either delete this disk that shows, or create another?
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Call :apple:care (you can pay for a one off ticket), they will likely tell you to go the :apple: store.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Did you try to run Disk Utility to repartition the drive and then do the install?
  4. StressedOutUser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    How can I get into disk utility?

    My partitions are all messed up.

    When holding cmd + r on bootup, once my macbook has finished fetching the files, it goes to the page of selecting a disk where to install, I dont see any more options here for disk utility

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