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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: CharlesS on Sep 13, '11 07:44:36PM

In my experience, the restart *is* timed I left this running and walked away, and when I got back, the TextWrangler document I had left open was prompting me to save it before quitting.



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: negritude on Oct 10, '11 02:18:15PM

In 10.7.1 on a Mid-2011 Mini, the installer did prompt me after downloading to restart or quit. It did NOT attempt to reboot on it's own. I had open TextWrangler just in case, but it never came to that.

However, if you merely quit normally, all downloaded files will be deleted. You MUST force quit in order to retain the InstallESD.dmg.

It may work differently on a machine that does not come pre-installed with Lion.



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: CharlesS on Oct 13, '11 08:22:37PM

It may be that things have changed in 10.7.1. When I originally did this, it was with the 10.7.0 installer, and it definitely did reboot on its own (following a 30 or 60 second delay after finishing the download). It was similar to what happens when you finish installing the OS. It prompts you to reboot the machine, but if there's no input from you within a certain period of time, it assumes you've walked away from the machine and reboots it.

This may have changed for the 10.7.1 installer, but since it doesn't hurt anything to set up a little insurance against it rebooting, I still prefer to do that, particulary since even assuming that it has changed, there is no guarantee that it won't change *back* at some point.



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