Can't erase disk, nothing is working
I have a computer that I securely erased the SSD with Parted Magic.
I booted to the Mojave installer and went to diskutil to erase (reformat) the drive to prep for install. The SSD was not showing up.
So I went into the terminal and found the SSD via command “diskutil list”, it appeared at the bottom of the list as disk20, which I thought was weird because it is generally disk0.
I used terminal to erase the SSD for install: “diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ Macintosh\ HD disk20”
The process got stuck on erasing at 50% and did this for a whole day.
I am very confused, at this point I’ve tried:
· Using different bootable installer (high sierra, sierra, elcap)
· SMC and PRAM resets
· removing battery
· using a different SSD (…so it is the computer not the drive)
· And simply just trying multiple times
I am at a loss, any ideas guys?
Thanks in advance for the help!
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