I'm passing my old 2012 macbook onto my dad and I'm reinstalling Mountain Lion to wipe everything clean, but I'm encountering some problems in doing so.
The installation downloads everything correctly then fails with one of the following errors:
"Installation failed. The installer encountered an error which caused the installation to fail"
"OS X cannot be installed on the disk, because a recovery system can't be created"
I am using the Internet recovery system and have tried the following:
Erasing the disk using the disk utility.
Erasing the disk, then removing the recovery system using the terminal.
Erasing the disk, then shrinking the partition by 1GB
There seems to be windows files like boot.ini popping up here and there during disk repair, and there are a total of 12 listed partitions when "diskutil list" is executed.
Does anyone have any idea what's up, what I can try next, and what my options are if the disk is dead?
This has to be the most stressful and frustrating tech repair I have ever done, so any and all help is appreciated - thank you!!