Creating a boot drive/disc of Lion..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ohla313, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    I ordered a new hard drive to have Lion on it specifically. I am currently running Snow Leopard and was wondering if it'd be possible to download Lion now and burn it to a disc/drive. After burning to disc/drive, can I delete the installer and be fine?

    I plan to take the disc/drive and boot into it for the new bare drive. Will this allow me to bypass installing Snow Leopard first?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    yes make a bootable dvd or put on thumb drive. then when you get your new drive you can install directly on that.
     
  4. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    That will work just fine. There are a bunch of threads here on how to actually make the boot disc, just do a search.
     
  5. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To go further, I plan to put a new empty drive into a USB enclosure and install Lion to it. My main HDD in my Mac is SL is this a good idea to install Lion via USB/CD to an empty drive that is plugged in via USB?
     
  6. bojan1987 macrumors newbie

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    Lion Boot Disc

    How would i make a boot disc of lion after actually installing it?
     

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