I am a long time Apple Mac user since the 1990s, and I have never come across this sort of ridiculous behaviour before.
Yesterday I decided to reinstall macOS Sierra on my iMac. I followed these steps:
- I used Command-R to boot into macOS Recovery.
- I selected Disk Utility from the macOS Utilities window.
- I opted to erase the HD with a 2 pass secure erase. This was successful.
- I quit Disk Utility.
- I selected Reinstall macOS from the macOS Utilities window.
- I clicked continue when it told me to click ‘continue’ to set up the installation.
- I clicked continue again when it told me to click ‘continue’ to download and restore macOS
- And now I’m back at Step 6 again and get stuck in a loop between steps 6 & 7.
I have tried the above steps again today with the exact same result. Below is a visual representation of this madness:
Also, clicking on 'continue' instantly displays the next/previous screen - there is no indication that anything else is happening - not even the apparent eligibility check.
How do I get out of this looping hell?
I did read installation stuck in a loop due to damaged HD and Mac OS X Sierra installation stuck in a reboot loop but neither is about the same looping scenario as I find myself in.