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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
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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