Downloading Lion to USB drive to boot from

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tonka2, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. tonka2 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have read where some recommend downloading Lion to a USB drive to boot from. My question is, is it necessary if we want to reinstall Lion or do a repair disc, or does Lion have an easier method of accomplishing either one of these tasks.

    Thanks in advance:D
  2. iSimx macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2007
    If you need to reinstall Lion, I believe it creates a second partition allowing you to reinstall..

    If you need to clean install then Apple recommend installing Snow leopard first, then upgrading to Lion. However you can also burn Lion to a DVD or USB flash drive to clean install Lion.

    Personally, i'm using a flash drive.

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