Lion Install Error

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fuith, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Fuith macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I'm trying to update from SL to Lion on my 2011 iMac. I get to the bit where it asks which hard drive I want to install to but Macintosh HD is greyed out and under it is 'This disk cannot be used to start up your computer'. Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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  3. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I'm getting this too. I'm going to create a small partition on my drive and restore the Lion disc image onto that and then boot up and install from there.

    Try opening System Preferences and selecting your drive under Startup Disk and reboot from there and try again if you haven't already.
     
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    Question, why aren't you just launching lion from Applications?
     
  5. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    That's where I tried and am getting the error.
     
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    Install is working from the Mac OS X Install ESD partition.
     

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