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paulsolino 10-26-2013 03:22 PM

Can't update to Maverick
Can't get Maverick to load
I get an error message saying that it can't be installed and to visit

Tries the partition method as recommended but still no joy

vansmith 10-26-2013 03:29 PM


pigoo3 10-26-2013 03:32 PM

For starters...some Mac's cannot run Mavericks. Without more details...we cannot determine if your Mac is in this category. Once we determine this...then we can investigate other areas.

- Nick

vansmith 10-26-2013 03:44 PM

We need more details - what are the specs of your machine? How are you trying to install Mavericks? What have you tried thus far?

By the way, that link is broken.

paulsolino 10-26-2013 04:02 PM

It's a Mac Book Pro 10.8.5 and Maverick was offered in the Ap store during an upgrade.
I downloaded it ok but won't install.

pigoo3 10-26-2013 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by paulsolino (Post 1545809)
It's a Mac Book Pro 10.8.5 and Maverick was offered in the Ap store during an upgrade.
I downloaded it ok but won't install.

How full is your hard drive (amount used & amount free)?

- Nick

paulsolino 10-27-2013 05:20 AM

There's over 200 gig free

dtravis7 10-27-2013 07:00 AM

When you try to run the Mavericks installer, exactly what happens and what does it tell you?

paulsolino 10-27-2013 02:53 PM

It tries to install with a time of 44 minutes but I get the warning after a few minutes:

OSX could not be installed on your computer

OSX can't be installed on your computer on the disk Macintosh HD, because a recovery system can't be created.Visit

Tried that and all it suggested was to increase the partition in the disc utility application. Did as I was instructed but no joy.

Any ideas??

chscag 10-27-2013 03:03 PM

Make sure your hard drive is formatted as HFS Plus. In other words, the hard drive is formatted "journaled". If it's not journaled, Mavericks will not install. You can check that from Disk Utility or from your Apple menu - system report, storage.

Also, if you have any other partitions on the drive besides OS X 10.8.5 and Recovery, Mavericks will not install. Another reason may be the condition of the hard drive - bad sectors, etc. You can check and verify your hard drive with Disk Utility.

Let us know.

paulsolino 10-28-2013 03:53 PM

Tried all you suggested and cleaned up my mac but to no avail. I get the same message.

dtravis7 10-28-2013 03:59 PM

Check this thread. See if anything there helps.

It's not mavericks but same issue with ML.

The reply by Kappy might just be your issue.

dtravis7 10-28-2013 04:13 PM

Do you have a bootcamp partition or any other partitions besides the main one for OSX?

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