MacBook Restore help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jack1233, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. jack1233 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i want to sell this macbook Apple MacBook 13.3" Laptop - MC240X/A (May, 2009)

    And I want to install osx 10.7 Lion
    But I dont have the disk.
    Ive got the DMG file on my USB and I need help on how to restore it.

    Also I have another problem. Ive partoined the macbook HDD to 130Gb to OSX and 30gb to Windows. When I try and delete it through Disk Utility It Wont delete. Please help
     
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    #2
    -restart macbook
    -plugin usb stick with lion .dmg image
    -open finder put .dmg image from usb stick onto harddrive
    -open disk utility
    -format usb stick (click advanced and check box to make bootable for intel mac's)
    -once formatted open tab for restore
    -under source point to where you placed lion .dmg
    -under destination drag over formatted usb stick
    -click restore
    -once done reboot and hold down alt/option on keyboard
    -pick usb stick to boot from
    -this will start lion install
    -once you get to first stage open disk utility from menu bar (at top)
    -from here you can now format whole drive
    -once done do clean install of lion
    -sell macbook!
     
  3. jack1233 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Tom but I can't access finder, my Mac will only start up in recovery mode. So I can access disk utility.
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    #4
    Just a guess,but may work (your gonna need a second usb stick)

    -boot to recovery mode and then disk utility
    -insert clean usb stick
    -format second usb stick (check advanced to make bootable for intel mac's)
    -insert usb stick with lion .dmg (note you could insert at same time as first one,but making sure you don't format wrong one a lose lion image)
    -go to restore tab
    -source image find on usb stick
    -destination...drag over second clean formatted usb stick
    -restore
    -reboot hold down alt/option
    -pick usb stick and do as i said in first post

    gl
     

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