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OS X Lion installer gives an error trying to run

I just downloaded OS X Lion DMG and am trying to install it. When i double click on the DMG file a new window popups with setup instructions. After choosing a disc drive target to install on to I get ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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1answer
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Install an older OS X version on an external volume

I am using 10.9 and would like to install 10.7 on an external volume. I have the “Install Mac OS X Lion” application, but when I run it, I get the message This version of Mac OS X is too new to ...
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1answer
371 views

How to Partition hard Drive + install previous OS (10.7.2) on one, while leaving 10.8.4 on other

I am having to do this to make my Presonus Firewire 26x26 work since they do not have updated drivers past 10.7 Bought the Macbook Pro in 2009 - it came with Snow Leapord. Hard Drive started to fail ...
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1answer
177 views

How to disable dmg autorun?

I have downloaded a dmg file called BaiduYun_2.2.0.dmg, which, on double-click, shows the license agreement window straight away, instead of showing an installation package or an application that can ...
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2answers
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Fresh Lion install on a MacBook Air (Late 2010) without Recovery Key

As the title says, I have an MacBook Air (Late 2010 - MC505LL/A*), with preinstalled OSX Lion. Also it shipped with an USB key called "Recovery Key", and afaik, I'm supposed to use this key if I ...
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1answer
117 views

Mac OS Installer Error

I've formatted my old laptop in order to install Lion 10.7.3 version on it. During the installation process it came up with a weird looking error message, similar to the one in the next picture: ...
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2answers
980 views

erased macintosh HD and installing lion osx again

I erased my macintosh HD from disk utility with a journaled encrypted format and i wanted to install 10.7 lion osx so i left it to install and download over night cause it took like 16 hours and when ...
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3answers
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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0answers
437 views

Problems installing Lion onto a USB drive

I'm having problems installing Lion onto a USB drive. On a Lion MacBook Pro I saved the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' application, ran it and selected the USB drive as the destination of the install. ...
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2answers
492 views

How to install framework (from pkg file) in a non-standard location?

In brief, my question is this: How can I install a framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to install a ...
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1answer
835 views

mac mini stuck on boot

since I was not longer using the Server options on my mac mini I wanted to install os x mountain lion, so I downloaded the app and selected the appropriate hard disk. now, after it booted i'm stuck on ...
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1answer
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Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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1answer
574 views

Install OS X Lion on a Mac mini

I borrowed a Core 2 Duo Mac mini. I want to back up the HDD and wipe off the OS Leopard that it has so that I can later re-install it back. Then I want to upgrade to OS X Lion. Can this Mac mini run ...
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4answers
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Is there a Safari 5 download still on apple.com somewhere?

My friend's mother-in-law upgraded to Safari 6 and is now panicking because she doesn't have separate address and search fields. Is there somewhere on apple.com where she can download a Safari 5 ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to install OS X on an assembled desktop?

I've recently purchased an assembled desktop (it has an i5 processor, and a intel DH67CL motherboard). Is it possible for me to install OS X on a separate partition, just to understand the experience ...
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487 views

Reinstalling Lion

My Mac has gotten pretty dirty from all the stuff I've installed and the files I have accumulated these past months. I have tried reinstalling by holding Command-R and following the process. However, ...
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2answers
2k views

MacBook Pro Lion Recovery Cannot Reinstall

I am a programmer and more active on Stack Overflow. Anyways, I am clean-reinstalling my mum's MacBook Pro and I came across a problem. First, I went into recovery mode (Command-R at startup) then ...
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1answer
68 views

Creating a Lion USB Drive from the Lion installer? [duplicate]

I have bought Lion on the AppStore and burned an installation DVD from the DMG file (and subsequently lost the DMG file). Since DVDs are a bit clumsy and not available on all systems, I want to buy a ...
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3answers
273 views

How to make a Lion install disk for a Mac Mini from a Mac Pro

There are a bunch of pages out there for making a bootable Lion disk (either DVD or USB drive). However, the problem is that they all will only work on the machine they were created on - Apple is ...
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1answer
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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3answers
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After updating to Lion, can't re-install Snow Leopard or Lion

Here is my situation: I have a 2010 iMac that came with a Snow Leopard disc, which I installed. Then, when Lion was released, I upgraded to it. However, yesterday, I had to erase my entire HDD ...
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1answer
398 views

If I download OSX Lion from the app-store, is that version linked to my account?

I have downloaded Lion and created a bootable USB flash drive, a colleague wishes to use this. If I give this to my colleague will it be linked to my account or is it account independent? Update: My ...
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3answers
4k views

Reinstall Mac OS X Lion and do selective restore from Time Machine backup

My MacBook Pro is so slow that it would put a Windows XP laptop to shame, so I am considering a fresh installation of Mac OS. I have Time Machine backups of the system, but I don't want to restore ...
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1answer
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Cannot reinstall iPhoto from App Store in Lion

My company recently upgraded my laptop to OS X Lion and was pre-installed with iPhoto purchased under a different Apple ID. I have my own purchased version so wanted to update the app, but it asked ...
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3answers
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How can I resize OS X 10.7 Lion display screen resolution during install?

I have a Mac Mini (2011) with no OS installed currently (drives are RAIDed and I lost Recovery HD partition). When I boot, I start the Internet Recovery, which I am viewing through a Samsung P50 ...
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3answers
289 views

Problem installing Mac OS X Lion on Mac Mini

I am installing Mac OS X Lion on a Mac Mini (c2d, 2GB RAM). The installation goes fine, until it rebooted. After rebooting, it shows the following screen for almost 3 hours. The progress bar does not ...
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0answers
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Intel core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM version 10.6.3 Not booting up

I am unable to boot from a DVD on a MacBook Pro. I need to reinstall Lion. I tried holding C and also I tried using the alt key. Using the alt key is only showing the internal hard drive as a boot ...
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1answer
3k views

Can't install programs nor change system settings because admin password is not recognized on Mac OS Lion

I can't install programs nor change system settings. I have admin privileges and I can successfully login into my account. I can even perform admin operations in terminal using sudo command. But, ...
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2answers
959 views

Is it possible to to do add a brand new SSD to a MacBook Pro and just fresh install Lion?

I'm interested in getting an SSD for my MacBook Pro (2.2Ghz Early 2011) and I can't find out if it's possible to, when I first get the SSD, put it inside my MBP and then boot up with my OS X Lion USB ...
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2answers
221 views

Installation of a .pkg file is nowhere to be seen

I have gone through the install process of a .pkg file and when I look for it in /Users/~/Library/Application Support it's nowhere to be seen. I've only recently become a Mac user so it might be a ...
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2answers
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Cannot Unmount Mac OS X Base System Disk

My Mac running Lion was being slow, so I was decided to reinstall OS X. I don't have any Time Machine backups. Everything went file, but in the middle of the installation, it got stuck, and later the ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling Lion OS using recovery , will it erase my other partition(s) data?

I am about to re-install OS Lion on my MacBook Pro. But before that I want to make sure that my data in other partition created, will that be lost to? Example I have 3 partitions 1)Macintosh HD (OS ...
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1answer
482 views

What is the use of a clean OS (Lion) install?

My machine is a iMac8,1 (24", early 2008) that I bought with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard installed. My question is: what are all the benefits and drawbacks of performing a clean operation system (OS) install? ...
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2answers
693 views

Reinstalling Lion on a 3rd party SSD

I've purchased an SSD drive INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3 and had a guy in Apple Reseller store clone the original HDD to the SSD. The problem is, that the original HDD was almost dead and there were some ...
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2answers
714 views

Advice and information for installing a SSD into MBP with fresh Lion

Tomorrow I am going to buy a OCZ Vertex 3 (240GB) and then I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro (late 2011) and install a fresh Lion system without copying any files with SuperDuper etc. Now I would like ...
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1answer
97 views

Clean Install with Exceptions

My current OS X install is getting long in the tooth. It's been ported over through multiple OS upgrades and system changes (started with an iMac G4, then a PowerMac G5, and now a iMac i7). I think ...
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1answer
367 views

Reinstalling a MacBook Pro w/Lion (10.7.2), when previous owner died, can it be done? What do I need?

A colleague of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that a friend of her has asked for help with. The MBP is installed with Lion, 10.7.2, but unfortunately the previous owner, the father in the family, died, ...
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1answer
87 views

How can I put a Lion installer on a Flash Drive?

Could someone please list the steps to make a backup Lion install on a flash drive? Is it as simple as copying the Lion installer?
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How can I download the Lion installation file?

I just got my new Macbook Pro 15" - it had OS X Lion pre-installed. Is there a way I can download the OS X Lion ISO (legitimately) so I will be able to have it in case I need to reinstall ? If I ...
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2answers
59 views

Icons as whole program

I am new to mac. I was wondering something. When I download something from Internet (i.e. filezilla) it appears as a single file contained in a single icon. However when I double click it runs, and ...
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1answer
283 views

Can I install/upgrade from SL to Lion on RAID0?

I have a 2007 Mac Pro with a 3-disk RAID0 bootdrive. I want to do a clean Lion install on the RAID volume but I'm not sure if there are any known issues with doing this. I seem to remember that last ...
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1answer
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Which version of Oracle is suitable for Mac OS X Lion?

I just bought my Mac few days ago and I am trying to install Oracle Express for work purpose on Mac OSX X 10.7.1. I've downloaded Oracle 10g R2 from here but when I run the installation shortcut,I ...
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1answer
11k views

How to clone an entire disk with Lion (+Rescue) & Bootcamp Partitions

I have a faulty (hardware-wise) drive in my 2011 macbook pro and will probably get a replacement drive from the vendor, but I was wondering whether there is (by now) a way (tool) to clone the disk ...
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1answer
786 views

Installation Software DVDs on Macbook Pro MC721ZA/A

I bought MacBook Pro today, when I reached home, I unboxed its contents, but I didn't find any Software DVD for Mac OS Lion installation. I called the seller, he told me that there are no Software ...
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3answers
698 views

VMware fusion 4 won't launch due to out of date, running guests

When running the Upgrade Installer from VMware Fusion 3.1.3 to v4.0.1, this dialog pops up: A virtual machine is running with an older version of VMware Fusion. Please use the older version ...
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2answers
1k views

Installing Lion from custom DIY DVD or USB fails

After upgrading to Lion my computer is really slow. Chrome-takes-a-minute-to-open-a-tab slow. I decided to do a clean Lion install and copy all my stuff to see if that fixes it, so I got a new hard ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Reinstalling Lion on brand new Mac Mini without internet

I have just purchased a brand new Mac Mini which came with Mac OS X Lion. I then (maybe not so cleverly) tried to restore a previous hard drive image to the hard drive. Unsurprisingly enough, the ...
2
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2answers
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Installing from a .pkg or .mpkg file on Mac OS X Lion

I have a strange problem since upgrading to Lion: Some .pkg and .mpkg files won't open the installer but instead will open the terminal, and no installation takes place. The most recent example is the ...