how to make bootable lion usb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by butters149, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering how would you make a bootable lion usb stick with only one computer that already has lion installed?
     
  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    you can redownload the lion installer from the mac apple store and make your installer from there.

    there are several threads on this on MR, see if you can find them.
     
  3. aeboi, Sep 10, 2011
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  4. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    That won't work for the 2011 Airs tho, you have to use the recovery partition download and install on an external volume, and disconnect it when it restarts to install, you end up with the installer in the external volume and i think you need to do something so that you can boot back into your SSD
     
  5. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Instructions here.

    Alec
     

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