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Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Angry MBA 2011 SSD broken?

Hello,

I ran hdparm to reset the SSD on Linux and now I can't reinstall Lion, when I boot my (homemade) USB Lion disk, I can't see the SSD as an option to install to. Help!
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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You should open Disk Utility (off of your Lion recovery disk) and format your SSD for HFS+ (Mac OS X Journaled).
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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Hello,

I ran hdparm to reset the SSD on Linux and now I can't reinstall Lion, when I boot my (homemade) USB Lion disk, I can't see the SSD as an option to install to. Help!
Try booting into disk utility first and erasing the whole SSD drive and then create it all as mac os x ( GUID Partition table with 1 large mac os Extendeded ( journaled ) formatted partition.

If that doesn't work can you take it into an apple store and have them check it out?

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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The SSD is not listed in Disk Utility.
Unfortunately there's no Apple Store anywhere near me.
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the ssd is not listed in disk utility.
Unfortunately there's no apple store anywhere near me.
800-my-apple
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 11:51 AM   #6
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The Apple Hardware Test code (when trying to use Lion internet recovery) is: 6003F if that gives anyone a clue.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 01:39 PM   #7
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Careful when installing a Linux Distro, if you are not an advanced user, wait until there are some instructions for your MBA model.

I would try GParted and bring that SSD back to life.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Turn it into a USB Live with this -> http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

There is another option if you want to try: http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page (I've never use it, but packages a lot of useful tools)

Also, you may want to specify why you use hdparm. A quick look here can show you what you've done -> http://linux.die.net/man/8/hdparm

PD: Sorry for so many links, hope at least one of them is helpful.

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