After a week of constant use of GM, it actually works well.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iBug2, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    After getting used to the incompatible apps (found some workarounds for them for now and also contacted the developers and they all promised an update shortly after Lion ships) and also getting used to certain things working slower, although certain things working faster, this OS does indeed work.

    I should warn people again though, it does not install on RAID0 nor does Disk Utility support verify/repair any RAID0.

    So if your boot disk is RAID0, prepare yourself to change it if you want to migrate to Lion.

    If you want to keep using RAID0 as your boot disk, this is what you can do. You install Lion on another partition, and then restore is using Disk Utility to your RAID0.

    This is not recommended for 2 reasons. First, you don't have recovery partition, because restoring does not create it. Only the install process does create it.

    Second, you can't use File Vault on RAID0 disks.

    At this point I think it's not a bug, but a missing feature. They probably couldn't get around the recovery partition creating on RAID0 disks so they scrapped them totally from install process. This may be available later on.
  2. KScottMyers macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Wow - finally the answers I've been looking for. I've been trying to install to a RAID 0 configuration for several days now.

    Question - If you restore to the RAID, will you then be able to use Disk Utility for verify and repair?

    Thanks for your info.
  3. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    Sounds like it is nearly ready then. I wonder if they will pre-announce the release date or just put on the app store and then announce its available immediately?
  4. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    No. Lion does not repair/verify ANY RAID0 disks. Not just the boot disks. If you have other RAID0 partitions it won't do anything about them either.

    Although, you can keep using diskutil (the terminal app) and that does support it.
  5. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    I think they'll just put it up like they did with FCP X.
  6. TheGdog macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2010
    North Carolina, USA
    You can sign up for an email update on the Apple site when its ready. Thats what I did.
  7. KScottMyers macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2009
    Orlando, FL

    Is there any other real disadvantages other than what you mentioned? I can live without a Recovery Partition and File Vault. The benefits of having one larger boot volume with the speed of RAID 0 is really what Im after.
  8. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Well those are the only things the installer app warns you about at least. I don't know if there are other issues, since switched to non RAID boot partition for Lion.
  9. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    No problems with the GM....

    ...but then again, no problems with Developer Preview 4
    either except some missing functionality.

    This GM is ready to roll to final.
  10. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Been using GM on my Air since it was released. Very quick at everyday tasks. Feels like SL but with more flare. However, I do notice that it runs just a little bit hotter and just a little more memory usage. Not much though.

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