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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: mrfunke on Jan 13, '12 12:52:57PM

The other files you have on the usb drive aren't necessary. You have the OS X Lion disk image (InstallESD.dmg) which you need to "extract" to a disk (via the restore option, don't just open it and copy over files)

You could partition your thumb drive into separate partitions, one to restore the install image to and another for storing files. I suppose you could restore the disk image to the whole thing and copy files directly to it (although it would be quite cluttered, it shouldn't affect the install)

I would just use a regular DVD or smaller thumbdrive personally :P

Hope that helps.



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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 13, '12 06:04:12PM

Indeed it helps immensely. I now have a sense of what to do!

I really appreciate the time you've taken - good netizenship is so great.

All the Best

L2C



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