Lion Question in Regards to License's

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Wicked1, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ok so I have a 2009 uMB, I was planning on re-imaging my 2011 Base Mini with legal license for Lion, however when I set the recovery image to an External HDD, I am wondering if I can try the install on my uMB even though I do not have a license for it yet.

    I only want to try this because I am not sure how Lion will react on my uMB, so I am just trying it, however if it works, I may either download from the app store of buy a USB key.

    The worst part is I have to re-install Lion on my Mini to get the full package on my external HDD.

    Anyone else have a better way?
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    The license and recovery partition you get on the 2011 Mini with purchase won't work on any Mac that doesn't ship with Lion. It does a serial number check (or some other check) to make sure it came with Lion originally.

    UNLESS you mount the MBP as a disk on the mini using target disk mode. Then the mini's recovery partition will allow you to install lion on the external drive.

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