Cant Clean Install Gives an Error at the End!!!

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  1. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    So I tried clean installed... purchased lion... burn image to dvd... restart on lion dvd and wipe the hardrive... everything goes smooth until the end it says "can't download the additional components to install mac os x" and cant get past that.. wifi is on... and I even tried connecting the mac via ethernet to the modem and no luck!!!

    Help guys!! I use this computer to work and have loads to do tomorrow!!
     
  2. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. FireSokar macrumors regular

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    Use Apple id, download on another mac. Capture the DMG and burn to a disk and do a clean install.
     
  5. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im not sure hows that going to work... I already did that initially with my mac...
     
  6. FireSokar macrumors regular

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    Download the GM, convert it to a ISO using magicISO and burn on windows.
     
  7. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you explain to me what difference will it make to burn another dvd besides the one that I originally burned downloaded from the appstore image?

    Sounds like a waste of time to me...
     
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  9. Superman Y2K macrumors regular

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    I was able to clean install from a DVD fine last night. Have you tried starting the process directly connected to your modem?
     
  10. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I did an it made no difference!
     
  11. ndpitch macrumors 6502

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    You probably weren't connected to the internet even though you thought you were.

    Did you confirm your internet was up and running?
     
  12. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I browsed safari with the lion utilities...
     
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  14. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    Quit bumping your post...

    If you removed the .dmg from the installer and burned your dvd properly it should install just fine. if you've already wiped your drive and this installer DVD is not working then your own option really is to try downloading Lion again from another Mac and burn a second DVD. Make sure you follow all the steps for how to do it correctly, don't improvise.
     
  15. tjmrpm04 macrumors member

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    How did you launch the clean install? Did you boot holding C to boot from DVD, or did you boot holding Alt/Option to get the boot loader? If you did the second, did you select the DVD or did you select the Recover (I think that is what it says) thing. I ask because if you boot to the DVD, it should take for freaking ever to load to the install but it does not need to be network aware for the install. If you boot to the Recover portion, it will try to connect you to Apple's servers and seems to be buggy. I had this issue then realized that I was being too quick to click on things and it takes a few moments (a lot of moments) before I could actually see the DVD option.
     
  16. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It boots automatically... Since there is not an alternative os to boot from... It just starts reading the disc and starts the lion installer...

    As to how I burned the lion dvd, I used the exact instruction in the macrumors post... Download and burn dmg image into dvd using disk utility...
     
  17. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But before erasing the drive I did used the Alt/option method.

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
  18. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    Well I can assure you that this method works. Try the installer again and this time open up the installer logs so you can actually see where it errors out and why. Post what that log tells you and maybe you'll get better responses. Other than that all I can recommended is re-downloading and burning another copy to try again.
     
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  20. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    Yes I did, twice. Worked like a charm both times.
     
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  22. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    While the installer is running hit command-L and set it to "show errors and progress".
     
  23. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    How about popping in your Snow Leopard install disc...erase and install Snow Leopard and then just upgrade to Lion. Time consuming, but would give you a close-to-clean install since your bootable DVD isn't working right.
     
  24. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely doable but you also have to upgrade SL to 10.6.8 before you can run the Lion installer. It's just an annoying additional step in the process.
     

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