Reinstalling mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by beosound3200, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2010
    imac late 2012, fusion drive

    how can i 'clean install' mavericks using only recovery partition?

    and will it brake bootcamp?

    or should i make a bootable usb and do it that way?

    what about fusion drive? do i need to set it up again somehow?

    thank you very much!
  2. beosound3200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2010
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  4. beosound3200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2010
    thank you but the question was can i reinstall/clean install mavericks using recovery partition (cmd+r) by formatting macintosh hd and installing mavericks on it.

    would that be a clean install? is there any whatsoever reason to use the usb method, formatting entire fusion drive including bootcamp?

    if i only format macintosh hd partition, will it mess up my bootcamp partition?

    basically, im asking can i clean install mavericks without touching my bootcamp partition and why that may or may not be a good idea? should i use the usb method?

    thank you very much!
  5. jameshogg, Nov 25, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013

    jameshogg macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    I reinstalled Mavericks last night and i used a bootable USB stick. I booted with the stick then used disk utility to erase only the mac partition and then reinstalled the OS. This doesn't seem to have effected my bootcamp partition.

    PS This was a on a HDD if this makes any difference.

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