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OS X Yosemite install iMac A1311 late 2009 wo OS

  Phoenix1969 22:25 12 May 2020

Hello forumers

I was given a beautiful vintage A1311 EMC 2551 serial # W801829Q5PC

It has no operating OS and it boots into Disk Utilities last it had wasYosemite 10.10 but I can't reinstall from the Internet it goes This Item is not currently available Please try again later.....later never happens...I think my Apple ID is not linked to the Yosemite installed �I am new again to apple after being away for a while...I love Apple

I can see a Recovery HD partition and there is an com. apple.???.boot folder in that but I am struggling to get to know how to how to access that despite following many articles on how to recover using recovery.

I have also managed to download (from this iMac) via the online help the Yosemite 10.10 InstallMac OS. dmg file which unpacked to InstallMac OSX.pkg which unpacks to Install OS.ESD ( I may have some syntax error for those fields but this is the sequence. I am stuck as to how to go further as this ESD has subfolders and is not an executable....

I feels tantalisingly close to being doable but I am not familiar with the interface being a PC user for so long now....

May I please ask for some direction from a iMac interface aficionado who would like to help me breath life into this beautiful machine. I am an Apple fan just not in the financial bracket to afford a new on at present. I did my first degree on one of the original iMacs and so this is a sentimental reunion with Apple tech for me.

Any help would be appreciated

T-Bird

  Terry Foxx 13:02 25 May 2020

Just google USB Yosemite install disk. There's plenty out there including a decent how-to on Apple's own support pages.

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