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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: Shahryar on Mar 11, '12 07:59:25PM

I can do this step:

"Now, from the newly mounted Mac OS X Base System image, double-click the 'Install Mac OS X' application at the root of the disk. Surprisingly, it launches, even when booted into a standard Mac OS X user account from the hard drive!"

But can't get to this step:

"Go through the license agreement. Once it asks you for a disk to install on, choose the external drive or spare partition. (Or the boot partition if you're feeling gutsy. As long as you don't let the installer reboot, it shouldn't be able to install anything, but I like to err on the side of caution.)"

I double click the "Install Mac OS X Lion.app" icon and then it opens and then I get to the "To set up the installation of Mac OS X 10.7, click Continue" screen.

I click continue and it says "To download and restore Mac OS X, your computer's eligibility will be verified with Apple." I hit "Continue" there.

Then it says, "Loading Installation information ..." for a little bit. Then finally, "An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again."

Any thoughts? Is the issue that I never bought Lion? The way I got Lion on this mac is that I had sent this in for repair last year and during the process, they wiped out the hard drive which had Snow Leopard and this was installed on instead.



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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 Apr 18, '12 03:31:47PM

This hint will only work for machines that were shipped from the factory with Lion. If Lion was installed on the machine after the fact, this hint won't download the installer.

Edited on Apr 18, '12 03:34:01PM by CharlesS



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