problem with OSX 10.8 installation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Amirreza, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Amirreza macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2013
    hello.yesterday i tried to install OSX 10.8 on my macbook pro,but i formated all my hard drive even the recovery driver,and i give the "cant download the additional component neede to instal OSX" erro. so ican not install the osx 10.8.
    what should i do?pleas help me.
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Reboot. Hold down "Option Key" while booting.

    Select "Recovery Disk".

    Edit: Just saw you reformatted your recover partition... correct?
  3. Amirreza thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2013
    Yes,i formatted correctly.
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Reboot, Hold down Command+R until Apple Logo appears.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Is your machine 2010+?? If it is, you can do a command-option-r boot to Internet recovery and DL a recovery image from Apple that will be just like what you would get from the local recovery partition.

    If you do not have a 2010+, you are in a bit of a pickle. You will need to find another machine with ML and use this Apple utility with a 1GB or larger USB key to make a boot key. Then option key boot to this YSB on your machine and use it to reinstall the OS.
  6. sarthak macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Future thought: You might want to consider formatting just the partition with OS X and not the entire drive.

    256GB SSD DISK (Don't click, this is the entire disk!)
    ---- Macintosh SSD <---- Select and erase this partition only.
    ---- Hidden Recovery (This won't show because it's hidden.)

    Just a tip for the future. Aside from that use CMD+R if you have a newer mac to boot into Internet Recovery.

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