How do i install Lion on new HDD

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  1. usc09 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased the Seagate Momentus XT. When I turn on the computer it shows a folder with a question mark
    I do not have the disk for Snow Leopard but I did purchase Lion from the App store. Also, I have another macbook that came with Lion installed.
    How would I install the OSX onto my macbook
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Lion Recovery Assistant Application

    This application lets you install Lion on a Mac without the recovery partition.

    If you've got a spare (at least) 1GB USB pen kicking about at least.
     
  3. usc09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says that i need the Recovery HD installed
    "Note: In order to create an external Lion Recovery using the Lion Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD."

    I will still try, hopefully it works.
     
  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Create it on your MacBook?
     
  5. usc09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    need a new solution, it won't install on my usb, says there's an error
     
  6. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Have you formatted the USB pen correctly?
     
  7. usc09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just installed lion into a dvd
    How do I boot it to install it, the option key is not working
     

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