How to fix serious issues in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Genocide, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Genocide macrumors member

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    In SL and every OS before it when a serious issue occurred, like a corrupted hard drive, the way to fix this was by inserting the OS install disc and this would give you access to tools to fix your computer.

    Since Lion doesn't come on an install disc how are we supposed to access these tools if a serious issue like hard drive corruption occurs? Is the only way to burn a copy of Lion onto a disc?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Lion has a recovery partition that has this function plus more.
     
  3. Genocide thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much for your answer. By the way, do you have an estimate on how long it takes to install the OS? I heard it was relatively fast.
     
  4. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    Download is highly variable based on your connection speed. Upgrade installs take about 30 minutes for the average computer.
     
  5. Genocide thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks, and ya was just asking about the install not the download, I've already done that.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    timbloom was right about 40 min for the actual install.
     
  7. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Is that updating over SL?

    A clean Install to a new drive took less than 15 minutes here.
     

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