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Yankee125xt
Jul 21, 2011, 07:57 AM
With no USB drive on the new MBA, how can I reinstall Lion if I urgently need to reinstall it after a major system crash or something?



robbieduncan
Jul 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
The new MBAs support internet restore.

douirc
Jul 22, 2011, 10:50 AM
The new MBAs support internet restore.

what if you have a 2010 MBA and paid for the upgrade through the app store?

update: found instructions how to create a USB install drive.

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-a-bootable-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-installer-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

also found how to redownload the OS after purchase and installation:

http://www.hightechdad.com/2011/07/21/how-to-re-download-mac-os-x-lion-create-a-bootable-install-dvd/

ri0ku
Jul 22, 2011, 11:07 AM
what if you have a 2010 MBA and paid for the upgrade through the app store?

update: found instructions how to create a USB install drive.

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-a-bootable-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-installer-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

also found how to redownload the OS after purchase and installation:

http://www.hightechdad.com/2011/07/21/how-to-re-download-mac-os-x-lion-create-a-bootable-install-dvd/

Lion makes a recovery partition on your HDD so when you hold the option key on start up you will see all your partitions (In my case 3 because I have Lion then Bootcamp Win 7 and then the Lion recovery section)

mac jones
Jul 22, 2011, 11:09 AM
Yes that seems to be true. There's an extra partition which must be recovery media.

Strange how this keeps morphing. The USB solution didn't last long.

What where those round optical things called? :D

SaintsMac
Jul 22, 2011, 01:49 PM
Lion makes a recovery partition on your HDD so when you hold the option key on start up you will see all your partitions (In my case 3 because I have Lion then Bootcamp Win 7 and then the Lion recovery section)

How did you load Win7 on your Air? Also, how much space did set for the Bootcamp drive?

Thanks

eljanitor
Jul 22, 2011, 01:53 PM
With no USB drive on the new MBA, how can I reinstall Lion if I urgently need to reinstall it after a major system crash or something?


Heres some food for thought:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1194793&highlight=

mr jnvii
Jul 22, 2011, 02:01 PM
Can I use the USB trick and put Lion onto my iMac?

Or am I stuck shelling out the $29?