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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: halledise on Sep 16, '11 01:52:06PM

well I finally got it to work to a partition (80gb) on an external drive, but when I try it on a formatted 8gb stick, I get the message not enough room.
weird.
any suggestions?



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: Love2CurlDids on Jan 11, '12 12:47:56PM

I was successful with a 32G USB stick. It appears to need a lot of free space while downloading etc. but once over - the remaining files incuding the install dmg take up about 4 G. What I don't know is whether it needs a lot of free space on the install disk/stick when using it.

L2C



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: halledise on Jan 12, '12 11:25:05AM

thanks. it was a few months ago that I posted the query and had success using this method under 'Macsysadmins are smarter' :)

http://goo.gl/yszMx



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: Love2CurlDids on Jan 12, '12 11:32:29AM

That's great. Perhaps you can help me though. I now have a 32G USB stick with an InstallESD.dmg and other files on it left there by the download. I burnt the InstallESD.img to another 8 G stick. But I don't how to use them! How do you get a hosed MBA to boot from the USB key? How do you reinstall? It's those vital steps I'm missing (I'm fairly new to Mac) and if you have the 1,2,3 of 'how' I'd really appreciate it! I imagine there are key combos?

L2C



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