Mac Mini Late 2011 (noob question)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DJTaurus, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    I want to make a clean install of Lion.

    So i have to make a Bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Installer from a USB Flash Drive.

    So i need the installESD.dmg of Lion. Where do i found that? :eek:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You have a Recovery Partition:

    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant
     
  3. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    When you boot the recovery partition go into Disk Utility and wipe the Macintosh HD partition. Then quit disk utility and install Mac OS X Lion. It will be a clean install.
     
  5. DJTaurus, Mar 5, 2012
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    DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am wondering whats the practical difference between erase and erase free space...?
     
  6. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Erase free space will erase free space on the disk. This is a useful maintenance procedure with some SSDs.

    The erase option will wipe the drive. With the drive wiped the Mac OS X installer will definitely do a clean install.
     
  7. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks mate :)

    I dont understand why erase procedure is a lot faster than erase free space.
     

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