Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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New ssd and osx install failure

Hi guys,

My question is i bought a new SSD in my iMac but when i want to install OSX just wait and i got a message to please restart because the install not completed. After that i tried to reinstall with the internet recovery but when finish a get the folder with the question mark on the startup.

Know someone what is the problem?

I need set up something in terminal before i try to use SSD?

The SSD is Samsung 840 Evo.

Thanks for everyone.

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What OS-X version are you trying to install? And how are you going about it.


I tried Yosemite but the installer from usb always restart before it done.


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Hopefully you still have your HD installed into the system - Correct? If that is correct your HD is catching the reboot so the installer is not able to finish.

This is were the utility DiskMaker X is needed. In this case you are prepping up your SSD externally via a USB port using the universal SATA adapter cable.

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