I can't boot up my MacBook Air M1. When I check in Recovery Mode, it doesn't show any drive. When I hold Option, I don't see any volume in the Apple SSD.

In Disk Utility I can't erase it nor do anything else. When I try installing macOS again it doesn't show any drive to install it to. When I use diskutil list command my whole SSD is shown as “free space” with no identification.

How can I fix this problem?

  • Not sure how you got here, but wiping the drive is necessary now. Here are some steps to try
    – Allan
    Commented Feb 14, 2023 at 18:00
  • Can I get terminal commands to do the same cuz disk utilities don't work for me at this point
    – dec1mat04
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 2:40
  • By making a bootable macOS system to plug into your Mac, either on an external drive or even a USB thumb drive. Anil's answer (in Allan's post cited above) will guide you. Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 3:08
  • Use this command diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk0 1 GPT APFS "Macintosh HD" R. That should create a brand new APFS container on your boot disk assuming it's /dev/disk0. Make sure you get the correct identifier by using diskutil list and looking for your physical disk.
    – Allan
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 3:29
  • Apple silicon disks are more complex than Intel - the old link above may not help you. If steps in support.apple.com/en-au/guide/mac-help/mchl82829c17/mac don't work for you, you will need a second Mac for these steps support.apple.com/en-au/guide/apple-configurator-mac/…
    – Gilby
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 3:32


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