Exiting Lion Installer?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Level103, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Level103 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I can't seem to get Lion to install and now I actually don't want to just yet.

    However every time I restart, it goes straight into the installer and I can't get out?

    If I go the 'Choose Startup Disk' option, I can select either my Snow Leopard CD which takes me to the installer, and I'm unable to go to the desktop. Or I can click on the hard drive Macintosh HD which just restarts the computer and brings me straight back into the Lion installer!!

    Is there any way to exit the installer and get back to my computer?
  2. iWind130290 macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Ha Noi, Viet Nam
    This is my idea. But you'll need an external drive to do this.

    Step 1: Boot into your Snow Leopard Install CD then install Snow Leopard onto an external drive.

    Step 2: After finishing the Snow Leopard installation on your external hardrive. Boot into the Snow Leopard OS. Make sure that the Snow Leopard OS is already "10.6.6 up" (if it's not, just upgrade it).

    Step 3: Now, when you're using the Snow Leopard (10.6.6 up). Run your Lion installer then choose your internal hard drive as "target disk to install Lion". This Installation will save all data of your internal hard drive.

    So just try it. Hopes it work as well for your situation.

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