I have downgraded. Next step: image

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by aPple nErd, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Ok I want to make a bootable recovery of 10.7.5 so that even when I am running mountain lion, I can downgrade. Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You could simply clone the drive with Carbon Copy Cloner.

    You can use version 3.5.1 ($40) or 3.4.7 (free, and works well on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8).
     
  3. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well i really just want the installer since i have a 4gb flash drive, but not an 8gb. mac was pre loaded with lion so i can't just go to the app store and re download it
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    The Lion installer is slightly too big for a 4Gb flash drive. You will need to buy an 8Gb flash drive if you want a flash drive with the installer on it.
     
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    ok i have a 16gb flash drive. now how do i put just a lion image or an installer on it so that even on mountain lion, i can downgrade with just that flash drive? thanks
     
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    Your format the USB flash storage thumb drive properly*, then use CarbonCopyCloner (version 3.4.7 is still free) to clone the the disk image (Restore from disk image selected as Source) to the USB flash storage thumb drive (select that drive as Target).
     
  8. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    is there a way i can just get the installer though if the mac is pre loaded with lion and i never purchased lion?
     

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