How to make a USB Stick OS X Recovery

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by deafgoose, Nov 17, 2011.

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  1. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    I am racking my brain trying to figure out what files are needed on a USB stick to allow me to install a fresh copy of Lion on my 2010 MBA.

    Using the disk utility I formatted the USB stick "Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and created GUID Partition table so that it would be bootable. I copied all the files from the Lion image onto the stick with no luck.

    This is how my stick looks:
     

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  2. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

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    Another thing that blew me away is when I insert the Apple USB disk that was included with my MBA, the disk utility thinks its a 8GB DVD?

    Can I erase the Snow Leopard install on that stick and replace it with Lion? :D
     
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

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    That's not quite the proper way to do it. Google the Internets. There's a good page on MacWorld that describes the steps.
     
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    Helping with piracy is against the rules of this forum.
     
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    And with that, this thread is closed
     
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