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Can't create partition to install?


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Booting off the usb pen image, using disk utility, I can't seem to create a GPT partition. It sits on "creating partition map" (I've waited it out without seeing any progress). If I skip this and just try to advance the OS setup, it sits on "examining drives"...

 

Laptop is a D430 running BIOS A09 (I also tried the custom BIOS, same result).

 

Hard Drive is a Samsung PZA064 SSD... Any known issues with this for the OSX install?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice and help!

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Still no luck. Gparted makes a GPT and formats as HFS+, but installer doesn't see it an available partition. Tried erasing and/or creating a new single partition with Disk Utility. Freezes on launch or after applying "partitioning" in erase mode or "creating partition map" under the create window.

 

Are there BIOS options I need to have set? Do I need to disable multicores or virtualization?

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nope.. just bios defaults... i think your going to have to check that hdd with some low level software first

like a manufacturer disk maybe MBR is locked up or corrupted

or use some hdd erasing software first on it to wipe it all clean.

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nope.. just bios defaults... i think your going to have to check that hdd with some low level software first

like a manufacturer disk maybe MBR is locked up or corrupted

or use some hdd erasing software first on it to wipe it all clean.

 

Hmmmm...not sure what I could test it with. Like I said,it's just the Samsung PZA064 SSD (same model that shipped with some Macbook Airs). It's an SSD so I don't think it has any mechanical problems. I don't think the regular samsung HDD tool is meant for it or the SSD Magician program.

 

Already wiped it with gparted and diskpart several times.

 

Windows 7 runs on it fine (as did XP before it), including after just imaging it back on after the failed OS X install attempts.

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