Question MacOS Big Sur, failed to personalise?

Nate88888

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My friend gave me a mac mini 2020 with m1 and when trying to reinstall mac os big sur keeps saying something about failing to personalise.
Things i have done:

1. Changed the time to correct time through terminal
2. Created an entirely new format on the drive using APFS regular format
3. Takes about an hour and then it fails at about 30 mins remaining (probably the installation after download)
4. Done health check on the ssd (256gb) multiple times on every partition

I have a 14.4 GB usb stick when formatted and a pc with windows 11 installed if that could possibly help.
Not bothered about losing any data.
 

COLGeek

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Nate88888

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I assume you have checked sources like these?



I installed the os however this happened after restart and then went back to recovery? very strange