problem with OSX 10.8 installation

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

  1. Amirreza macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Yes,i formatted correctly.
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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

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    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

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

    Example:
    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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