Installing Lion From USB or DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by b00st4ddicted, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. b00st4ddicted macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    With the new MBA release it is definitely exciting time. Unfortunately, I didn't get chance to sell mine in time to buy a new one. On the other hand, I went ahead and tried installing Lion on the late 2010 MBA. I followed few website to create installation DVD or USB drive, but for some reason the MBA will not recognize the USB nor the DVD at start up. I am trying to do a clean install. Any help? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Since both the DVD AND USB drives aren't working, my guess is that you didn't get Lion on the USB drive/DVD properly. Maybe you didn't image it right?
     
  3. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    I did download the Lion ok. In fact I installed it after few attempts of using DVD and USB. Lion installed ok, but when I tried to do a clean install by using the resintall option, i got a major kernel panic and got to the boot screen with a circle and cross on it. I read somewhere on this form that someone else is having the same issue as me and he had to go through a file called mkboot for the usb to work. The problem is...I couldn't get the mkboot to install either. Any ideas? I am sure I am not the only one that's installing Lion clean LOL
     

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