Trouble Reinstalling on OS on an erased SSD

DennisO92

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So I erased an old SSD and then made the mistake of restarting the computer before trying to reinstall the OS. I booted it back up in recovery mode using internet recovery. When I attempted to reinstall the OS from there, I was met with this:
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A strange white bar at the bottom of the screen and no disks to install the OS on. So I went back to the disk utility tab and everything seemed to be fine there. Here is the info on the disk I am trying to reinstall ML on.
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What could be the problem here and what do I do?
 

DennisO92

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I'm using a 2012 Macbook Pro with an Intel Core i5 2.5GHz processor. Does that help any?
 

DennisO92

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Yes, this is just an SSD that I'm trying to sell. I just took my personal drive out to put this one in so that I could erase it and reinstall the OS.
 

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Yes, this is just an SSD that I'm trying to sell. I just took my personal drive out to put this one in so that I could erase it and reinstall the OS.
What OS did you run on your original drive?

I had a similar issue once, but with an older iMac. I replaced the OEM HDD with a SSD, then attempted to install the OS.

I was trying to install 10.13 on it, but the installer gave me an error saying I couldn't. I was able to install older OS versions, but not the one I wanted.

I did some research, and determined that I couldn't install 10.13 on the SSD because I never installed 10.13 on the HDD that came with the Mac, and there was Firmware that was needed to install 10.13 on an SSD.

Basically, I removed SSD, put the OEM drive back in, update the OS.

I am unsure if your issue is related, but if you cannot figure out your issue, maybe try putting your original drive back in, and updating to the newer OS.

It might be a long shot.
 
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