13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2013 8:18 PM by diablo9333
diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. I have had major issues the past few days.

 

Here are my technical specs:

 

iMac Late 2012 model

Intel Core i7 3.1Ghz with Turboboost to 3.9Ghz

1TB Fusion Drive

16 GB Ram

Nvidia GT 650M 512MB

 

So here are the issues that I have had..

1. I went to use Bootcamp and got "Files could not be moved"

2. I figured out that I needed to repair my system OR reinstall OS X. I learned via the Apple Website that using Recovery Mode you can reinstall OS X without removing your files. I got an installation failed error which messed my system up. I needed to use Safe Mode to recover because at that point I knew there was no going back.

3. At this point I needed to erase my drive to reinstall, I got an installation failed error again(the answer to my issue before was to erase and install cleanly). This made my iMac completely useless.

4. I needed to find an alternative way to install, I decided to use the Macbook to make a bootable installation of Mountain Lion. This didn't work. When I plugged it in to my iMac I got a stop sign(Circle with diagonal line, the same one you see when you download a Rosetta app on Mountain Lion).

5. I decided that it was necessary to install OS X on my USB stick. The method I used was unlocking the little lock on the Get Info panel, and then I unchecked that "ignore ownership"(I believe is what it said). Then it recognized it as a regular hard drive. When I did this and put it into my iMac, I got the stop sign again. At this point because I saw that Disk Utility detected this in recovery mode, I decided to clone the hard drive to the Mac. Of course this failed, as expected, but it was worth a try.

6. I ended up using my external hard drive to fix this problem by installing it on there and then cloning it.

 

If you read the above, you will notice all of the things I did, which work on any other Mac(including the old Macbook), do not work. This is when it gets bad.

1. If I go to Disk Utility and hit "Verify Disk" it will say I have a problem. Then when I hit "Repair Device" it goes though the fixing and then says

 

"The disk “Mac Install External ” could not be unmounted"

 

Afterwards it says to repair the disk. So as you can see. I have some problems here. This problem is still occurring after the reinstall. This is the main thing I am concerned about because I feel it is effecting other areas as well(When I use Bootcamp I get the same error, if I partition using Disk Utility I get an error about resizing....). Any solutions?



OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Major technical issues?
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    You may want to post in the Boot Camp forum that is where the Boot Camp and MS Windows gurus hang out.

  • 2. Re: Major technical issues?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,320 points)

    You can't repair the drive you are booted from.

  • 3. Re: Major technical issues?
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    You need to use the Online Internet Recovery system to Reinstall OS X on your Mac, which ever way you want to do it (Over the top of current install or Wiping the drive and doing a Clean install). because your Mac runs a special Version of OS X made just for the newest iMacs with the newest hardware. The standard version you get from the built in Recovery HD does not have the correct driver package for the new hardware in your system

     

    To Boot the computer from over the internet, Online Internet Recovery, at startup Hold Down the Command+Option+r keys until you see a Spinning Globe in the center of the screen. If you are using the Bluetooth wireless keyboard you would be better off connecting a USB keyboard to use that key combo as sometimes the BT keyboard doesn't get seen soon enough for that key combo to work.

  • 4. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used the Online Recovery System, and it failed and messed up my computer. If I did that again I would be asking for trouble.

  • 5. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How would I go about doing that then? Even when I use the Recovery System's Disk Utility it does the same thing. It appears that bootable drives(for installations) will not work either.

  • 6. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you look at the actual problem, it does not involve Bootcamp, it involves the drive needing repairing however all of the methods used to do that have failed. Although, the problem was originally discovered on Bootcamp, it makes sense since on my Disk Utility it says I need to repair the drive.

  • 7. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for all of the replies....unfourtunatly none of them help.

  • 8. Re: Major technical issues?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,320 points)

    Then a trip to the store would be best I think.

  • 9. Re: Major technical issues?
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Did you use the built in Recovery HD partition? Command+r at startup? If so that Is Not the Online Internet Recovery system.

  • 10. Re: Major technical issues?
    RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,430 points)

    The Online Recovery Mode is the only way you will be able to correctly repair your drive if it is repairable. I'm not sure of the OSX build # for the Fusion iMac but it was different from the current version when they released the MacMini Fusion. Your MacBook would not have had the appropriate build of the OS to make the necessary repairs. Just try the Internet Recovery Mode (Command + Shift + R) and do the repair of the Fusion Drive.

  • 11. Re: Major technical issues?
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    That is Command+Option(Not Shift)+r

  • 12. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well here is what happened. When I used the USB stick and cloned it, I got the stop sign on my hard drive. At that point, I had to use the Online Recovery to reinstall. Any problems should have been solved from that reinstall, correct? Although I will give it another try and repair the drive.

  • 13. Re: Major technical issues?
    diablo9333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did it, still a no go. I did use my phone to capture some of the error messages. Please let me know if these mean anything to you. I will try to do a little research myself.

     

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