Problems reinstalling MacOS with bootable USB.

pekimo

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Jan 26, 2019
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Hello.. I wiped my drive in disk utility now i am trying to install MacOS with a usb drive. I boot my computer and press option key and the drive comes up but when i click in it, it just brings me to internet recovery and never goes away :/ what do i do???
 

Diazepam

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Nov 24, 2018
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Hello.. I wiped my drive in disk utility now i am trying to install MacOS with a usb drive. I boot my computer and press option key and the drive comes up but when i click in it, it just brings me to internet recovery and never goes away :/ what do i do???
I had the same problem a few weeks ago. It refused to boot from the USB, which was created properly per Apple's instructions.

In the end, I had to go through Internet Recovery to install macOS. You will likely need to do the same.

Good luck.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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It sure helps when you tell us WHICH Mac you have?

If it has a t2 chip in it, and if you haven't previously DISABLED the "secure boot settings", it will refuse to boot from an external source.

If that's the case, and you DO have a t2 chip inside -- looks like you're going to have to boot to internet recovery (command-option-R at boot), and try to go on from there.

If that doesn't work, take it to an Apple Store genius bar.
 
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