Yosemite Public Beta reinstall--Guidance appreciated.

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  1. DaveOlden macrumors member

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    First install of Yosemite Public Beta was over 10.9.4 on a FireWire drive, using the App Store while booted from the FW drive (so that that the full install session was outside my MBP).

    Given inability to access wifi in Yosemite, I am currently re-downloading a "Yosemite Beta 1" from the App Store under Mavericks on my the MBP (4 hours 37 mins to go).

    I want to install on the FW drive again. How do I proceed?
     
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  3. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    I concur with SandboxGeneral

    That thread method worked perfectly for me as well
     
  4. DaveOlden thread starter macrumors member

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    -- wait a minute!

    Reading through that thread I got an idea!

    SandboxGeneral, Would there be any advantage in running the 10.10 "Recovery Volume" instead of spending hours downloading the 5 GB installer again?

    What do you think?
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    It's worth a shot. I've not tried it yet myself though. Give it a whirl, and let us know what happens.
     
  6. DaveOlden thread starter macrumors member

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    Here goes...

    ... so, Everyone: keep your USB sticks crossed for me!
     
  7. DaveOlden thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it seems that the inability to see wifi networks extends to the "Recovery" volume as well. (And the recovery method of reinstall requires internet).

    Looks like the USB stick is the way.
     
  8. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    bro, its always the way *usb sticks crossed*
     
  9. DaveOlden thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers to that.

    (I shoulda thought of this earlier... after all, Mavericks is on a USB stick for my installs... :/ )
     
  10. DaveOlden thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm currently installing Yosemite onto a 16GB USB stick.

    I'm using the traditional install method onto an external volume. I will then have two external Yosemite volumes.

    The terminal method was a great suggestion...but every time I go into terminal I am afraid that I'll slip and make a typo ending the world as we know it.

    You're welcome.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You don't have to be afraid of Terminal. In this case, copying and pasting the command from the first post in the other thread is all you have to do. You're not going to end the world with that.
     
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    Okay...I was joking about apocalypse. But it is possible to screw things up in terminal.

    I can try from one of the external boot volumes.
     
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    Yeah, things can get messed up in Terminal, but as long we (myself included) follow instructions on things we want to do, it's not a problem.
     

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