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10.6: Set a firmware password from the command line
Authored by: agentx on Sep 12, '11 10:33:15AM

As such the lack of media is a problem for most users and I urge you to immediately create
1) A Lion recovery disk from USB Flash drive and put it somewhere safe http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433
2) If you can make a proper install flash drive with full installer on then even better, so you do not have to wait for download again !
3) A complete TimeMachine backup before you do anything or a ASR disk image as it out of the box.
There are a few ways.... that Apple has made us jump through hoops for the privilege of installing their OS !

They really dropped the ball on this one. I managed to get into a right pickle (Bricked Mac) a few weeks ago after creating a RAID set on Mac Mini Server and the USB recovery disk did not work correctly (Kernal Panic), internet recovery from UK was not having it. Luckily i was only 15 mins walk from AppleStore. After an hour or so explaining my way up the chain of command past the super-genius's to the Manager.....he swapped it.

I might add most people had no idea what a machine specific build was and the fact that the key they were trying to sell me would not boot the Mac Mini or Air anyway.





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