Lion Install issues with MBAir 2011 model

Discussion in 'macOS' started by halledise, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. halledise macrumors 65816

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    is it just me or are others experiencing this same issue?

    purchasing Lion thru the app store and then making a startup USB stick yields the result something like - 'this version of OS 10.7 cannot be installed on this Mac'

    therefore, there's no way of having a physical install media in case of the need/desire to perform a fresh install or erase/install.
    and so we're tied to an internet connection and enough download allowance.

    I'm loathe to spend Aus$75 on the newly released OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive and find the same result.

    what is it with these new Airs - and is Apple intending to go the same way with the new MBPro's rumoured to be released towards the end of the year :confused:
     
  2. halledise thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. xpipe macrumors regular

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    Perhaps try the 10.7.1 available now on the app store? I seem to remember reading that the MBA shipped with a later build than the 10.7.0 available on the store. I'd love to hear if it works now.
     
  4. gspannu macrumors member

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    10.7.1 has the same problem. This still does not work on the MBA 2011.

    More interesting, although Apple had made 10.7.1 available on the App Store; if you have a MBA 2011; and you use Lion Recovery (and then auto download Lion from the internet) to instal a fresh copy of OS, only 10.7 gets downloaded.

    You then have to update manually to 10.7.1


    I've just done this yesterday...
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    If I remember correctly, the MacBook Airs, shipped with a different build installed, so the Mac App Store version wouldn't work (what you found out). As far as I know, you'll just have to wait and see what is released later.
     
  6. halledise thread starter macrumors 65816

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    even downloading the 10.7.1 version from the AppStore won't install on the new Airs.

    looks like the only way (devoid of the internet) is with the Aus$75 Apple usb stick.
    rort.
     

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