Making a Lion thumb drive... did I do something wrong?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BenLeong, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. BenLeong macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    So, I attempted to do a clean-install of Lion last night due to some problems I was having system-wide. Before I did, I backed up everything, then proceeded to make a bootable Lion thumb drive via the directions on Apple's website:

    The file that I downloaded was only about 1mb though... was it supposed to be bigger?

    Anyway, after that, I tried to boot via the thumb drive I put that file on, and it didn't work. And, as I had erased the hard drive, I was forced to use Lion Internet Recovery to complete the Lion install. It worked, but it's so much slower than a native install!

    Clearly I'm either missing some steps, or the steps I'm taking aren't correct. Any help with this would be great!
  2. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010

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