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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: metropical on Feb 04, '13 02:16:48PM

currently Feb 2013.
There's this:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1433

works great, takes 2 mins.
Reboot with option held.
Booted fine on 2011 MBA as well as 1st gen MacPro 1,1 Xeon from 2007 or so.



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: metropical on Feb 05, '13 06:34:28AM

I found this
http://goo.gl/d0ryX
and it worked better.

I think Charles steps are right, but perhaps Apple has made some changes since his entry.
In any case, my 2011 MBA (10.7.5) did reboot to install, even though I had another app open.

The first time I tried this, all the files were deleted from my ext USB stick.
But I believe I forced quit or quit, rather than extracting the USB stick when the MBA went to restart for install.
This seems to be the difference, at least in my experience. YMMD.

After pulling the USB, I also zapped the pRam as a safety measure.

When I remounted the USB stick, InstallESD.dmg was there in Mac OS X Install Data folder.
I copied InstallESD.dmg to my internal drive.
I partitioned the USB stick into 2x 8G (hoping to fit ML on it as well)

Then I went thru the other steps and made the bootable version with DU.



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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: justperry on Feb 25, '13 09:51:03PM

This is not related to this article.
It will only copy the Recovery partition to another disk, then you still need
an internet connection to download the Real Installer.
It is not needed since latest Macs have internet Recovery built into the
Firmware.



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