Need help - cant install clean Lion after I erased hd in disk utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by slumpey326, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    someone please help. After I downloaded Lion from App store I followed the appropriate directions to make a clean copy on a dvd.

    I.E. find the installer file and copy (not drag) to desktop, open disk utility, move installer file to left side of disk utility and then burn.

    once this was done I erased my hd in disk utility to do a fresh install of Lion. When I try to run the new dvd that I just created after clicking the option key from a restart, I just keep on getting the spinning circle under the apple system. Does it take a long time to load the dvd, 5mins+?

    Next I just tried going into the partition that Lion created and clicked on the section that says install Lion again. After I enter in my credentials I get an internal server error message. Is this my computer problem or an apple problem. Anyone else seeing this message.

    some please assist here. thanks.
  2. mds1256 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    mine took a good 5-7 mins to eventually move from the apple startup screen to the lion installer.

    As long as you can hear the DVD drive reading then this is fine

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