Today I was installing yosemite on my macbookpro 2013. 15inch. everything went smoothly till after restarting for further installation it states unable to install as hdd is locked. it then goes to disk utility. How should I continue when hdd is locked. the worse thing is i did not do any backup. please help

Regards Herman.

  • Please start (in recovery mode) Terminal.app from the menubar/utilities and enter diskutil list and diskutil cs list and add the output to your question.
    – klanomath
    Nov 4, 2014 at 16:35

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In Disk Utility click on the drive and click on "Enable Journaling" and it should fix the locked drive.

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