So i was wondering now that I have the specs required for lion
OS X Lion system requirements
To use Lion, make sure your computer has the following:
An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
Mac OS X v10.6.6 or later to install via the Mac App Store (v10.6.8 recommended); you can install without Mac OS X v10.6 by using an OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive, available on the Apple Online Store
7 GB of available disk space
2 GB of RAM
If your Mac does not meet these requirements, you will need to upgrade your Mac before installing Lion.
I upgraded my 2006 MacMini with an intel core 2 duo chip, and 2gb of ram. So i was wondering now that I have the specs required for lion do i just install the disk ?
Actually you can't just download it. The problem is that your motherboard has a signal on it that tells Lion that you are using a 1,1 (even using the 1,1 to 2,1 flash still won't allow Lion to be directly installed). What you have to Do is get anotherac and use target disk mode to install Lion on to your mini from the other Mac (one that can run Lion). I've done it. It's a bit of a round about way to do it, but it works. To be honest tho, Lion was a bit of Apple's Vista (although not That bad), so one of my upgraded 1,1's I reinstalled Snow Leopard and am much happier with it compared to my Lion 1,1.
I'd like to do the same thing as tho OP, but with a 2006 iMac. Already installed the C2D processor and flashed the iMac to 5,1 (so it'll handle more RAM) but I do want Lion, for UI consistency and iCloud integration.
My other Macs all have Mountain Lion on them (2011 iMac and 2012 Mini). I have the .dmg installer for Lion, and also the download code from the App Store.
My question is, can I use one of my ML macs to perform this target installation? Or does it need to be another Mac running Lion?
As long as the Mac can run Lion (so your 2011 should be a great candidate). You'll need a FireWire cable (a 800 to 400) to string between the mini and iMac?
Can you please tell me how to go from 1,1 to 2,1?
Least I could do, after hijacking your thread
BTW I also found a guide here that seems to be working. Scroll down to the summary post on June 23rd. I did not use a USB disk; I just created an 8GB partition on my hard drive for the installer partition - modified as described - booted to it - and installer is now running. Fingers crossed
Now, don't suppose anyone has two 2GB DDR2 SODIMMs that they'd trade for two 2GB DDR3 SODIMMs??
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