7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2013 7:33 AM by FatMac>MacPro
Hssainosh Level 1 (0 points)

After Restoring Macbook Air the startup manager dosent see the "macintosh hd" but i can erase it or repair  it with disk utility


MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • FatMac>MacPro Level 5 (4,420 points)

    Hssainosh wrote:

     

    After Restoring Macbook Air the startup manager dosent see the "macintosh hd" but i can erase it or repair  it with disk utility

    If you can't boot from a partition that Disk Utility can erase or repair, it sounds like there's no operating system installed on the Mac HD, so startup manager won't see it. There should be an option to install the OS in the window that also offers Disk Utility. Have you tried that?

  • Hssainosh Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i tried that after waiting 7-10 minutes the installion window despeer and the main menu show up instead of restarting and when i chose reinstall without erasing the "macintosh hd" this message show up http://goo.gl/rTlhu

  • FatMac>MacPro Level 5 (4,420 points)

    That message would suggest that in addition to your other troubles, your internet connection isn't working or can't be used. The Recovery partition can begin the recovery process but the actual installer files amount to 4+GB and that has to be downloaded.

  • Hssainosh Level 1 (0 points)

    So what is you saying there is a problem with the installion faille that i have?

  • FatMac>MacPro Level 5 (4,420 points)

    Hssainosh wrote:

     

    So what is you saying there is a problem with the installion faille that i have?

    I don't know what "faille" is but the choice to reinstall Mountain Lion involves downloading the entire installer to the partition you want to install it on, rebooting and then automatically running the installer. The installer is big and takes a while to download even with a fast internet connection. If the internet connect isn't working or isn't reliable, the download will never occur or complete and the process will fail, which I think is what that message is telling you.

  • Hssainosh Level 1 (0 points)

    File*** sorry -_-,thanx for helping me have a good day    

  • FatMac>MacPro Level 5 (4,420 points)

    Since connection to the internet may be the issue, when you boot into Recovery mode, one of the choices is to get help on the internet using Safari. Have you tried that? If it works, at least your internet connection is working.

     

    On occasion I've found that Apple's software update doesn't seem able to deliver the necessary software, perhaps because of server problems at their end. Since a day has gone by it might be worth trying again if the test above with Safari has worked. Good luck!