Unable to boot to usb?
I picked up this system (2008 macbook air) on ebay in hopes it would be a quick fix. It was shown to be displaying the folder with question mark which seems to be missing OS / hard drive related.
I’m an experienced IT professional but never got in to macs. I followed a guide at :
and with an OS image downloaded from apple created a bootable USB. However, actually booting to it seems impossible.
If I boot holding option, it gives a wifi selection. No apple or globe icon.. just wifi selection and I can connect to my wifi. But then there’s no progress bar and it appears to be doing nothing. If I just power on with no buttons pressed it gets a white screen and then the folder with the question mark after a bit.
Could anybody help me figure this out?
Is this a good question?