I have a serious problem that I need help with.
When I installed Lion, the install of a recovery partition failed. This is not good, since the offical Lion recovery disk assistant (http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433) is only able to create a recovery USB with an existing
Recovery HD on the mac.
My attempt to fix
There are many (inofficial) workarounds: Since they are all the same, I'm sure that you're familiar with it:
- Open the package contents of the Lion installer from the Mac App store to get the
InstallESD.dmgonto the HFS+ formatted USB (GUID). I used a 8GB USB stick.
Source: create Lion install USB
This solution should be more convinient than the official soluion, since the Lion software would not have to be downloaded again.
The install USB booted fine. But the install failed. It could not even start. I got the message like: Install failed. Restart Installation.
But I did not restart immediately, since I wanted to format my whole SSD with the Disk Utiliy (which went fine). I formatted the SSD using the same Lion install USB. Having restarted the installation, I keep getting the same message! I've tried different partition layouts (always HFS+ with GUID):
- only Macintosh HD partition
- EFI and Macintosh HD partition
- only Untiteled partition
I'm not able to install Lion! I do not have any install DVD (for any Mac OS). I only have the Lion Installer from the Mac App store with the
InstallESD.dmgon a backup. Is there any way I can create a Lion Recovery Stick (with or without the dmg) on Windows or Ubuntu?