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Old Jul 23, 2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Disk is Locked, can't install. Help Please!

When I try to install lion and I get to the screen where I chose my hard drive it says my HD is locked and I'm not allowed to install.

It takes me to Disk Utility where I have the options to reinstall Lion but I can't bc my disk is locked. I also get time machine as an option.

What should I do?? How can i install Lion without losing all of my info?
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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You have to first run all the software updates from Apple in a Snow Leopard install to be able to install Lion. Have you done that?
Do a time machine back up before doing the installation, and then you will be able to install Lion on the Disk that you want.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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You have to first run all the software updates from Apple in a Snow Leopard install to be able to install Lion. Have you done that?
Do a time machine back up before doing the installation, and then you will be able to install Lion on the Disk that you want.
How can i get back to snow leopard without losing everything?
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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There's an option in the apple menu for choosing which disk you want to boot from. Choose your Macintosh HD option.
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Old Jun 2, 2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Question Disk Locked

I am trying to reinstall Lion with USB Drive because of Boot file curruption. I get Disk locked. How can I fix this. I think I have the right Lion on the USB. I follow the direction on how to creat the drive. Please help and feel free to put it in dumbie terms.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 01:58 AM   #6
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Same problem here,
Help !
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 07:00 AM   #7
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If you have Lion already installed, the you have to boot from the recovery partition.
In System Preferences choose the recovery partition as your Start Up Disk.
Be sure that you are using your Administrator user.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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If you have Lion already installed, the you have to boot from the recovery partition.
In System Preferences choose the recovery partition as your Start Up Disk.
Be sure that you are using your Administrator user.
Same problem, but Recovery partician won't show up in system pref's startup Disk
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Same problem, but Recovery partician won't show up in system pref's startup Disk
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