Resolved [SOLVED] Missing file system after installing in SSD MacBook

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  1. se7en983, Nov 17, 2013
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    se7en983 macrumors newbie

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    Missing file system after installing in SSD MacBook

    Hi All

    I recently installed a SSD drive in my Macbook, I used the Disk Utility to clone the old HDD.
    When i reboot the machine with the new disk I get the image of a folder with question mark.

    If i reboot the machine again and hold the alt key at the chime I can see two disks.
    One called SSD and another called Recovery.

    if i choose the SSD the OS starts as normal and if i choose the recovery option and check the disk with disk utility
    it tells me that everything is fine.

    Any ideas how i can make the machine boot as it should without having to hold down the alt key a start up??

    Btw the SSD is a samsung 840 and the OS is 10.9
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    this sounds quite strange…

    Go to System Preferences / Startup disk, to see if the SSD is "visible".

    If yes, select it as startup disk, and reboot to see if it's work.
     
  3. se7en983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Start up disk

    thanks for the suggestion!

    I just tried selecting the ssd as the startup disk, rebooted and it just gave me a nasty looking symbol!:eek:

    back to rebooting with the alt key :eek:

    Really though that would work!

    Any other ideas??
     
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    Did you format / partition the new SSD, Mac OS extended (journaled), with GUID partition table ?

    (if unsure, Disk Utility, select the SSD and see in the bottom of the window : Partition Map Scheme).
     
  5. se7en983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, formatted it as mentioned then used the disk utility to clone the old disk to the new one.

    When i go to disk util is says -
    Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table
    is this what it should be ??
     
  6. Bruno09, Nov 17, 2013
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    Yes, that's ok.

    You might try this in the Terminal (copy/paste the command):

    Code:
    sudo bless -mount /Volumes/"startup disk" -setBoot
    
    Replace startup disk to the actual name of your partition, for instance (use the quotes) :

    Code:
    sudo bless -mount /Volumes/"Macintosh HD" -setBoot
    If this does not work, and if you still have the old HD (in an external enclosure), I would try :

    - boot up from the clone
    - erase / format the SSD

    - clone from the HD to the SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner.
     
  7. se7en983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers Bruno09, I'll give that a try and report my findings:)
    Still have the old HDD so can do a re-clone if necessary.

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    You the man Bruno09:D

    Code:
    sudo bless -mount /Volumes/"Macintosh HD" -setBoot
    That totally did the trick!!

    Sudo Bless you!!:D

    Thanks for your help really appreciate it!
     

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