Need Help making Lion boot disc

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by toogoodius, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. toogoodius macrumors member

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    Heeeelllllp!!!

    I need to perform a clean re-install. All the instructions tell me that I need to make a boot disc.

    I can't seem to be able to get the Lion Installer into my applications folder as I need to in order to make the disc.

    If I go to the app store to try to download again I get told that I have a more up to date copy and I need to erase it first (?!?!?).

    If I do the option+R reboot thing and start the download process I can't seem to find the installer once I quit that process.

    Confused and frustrated!!

    PLease help

    :eek:
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    To re-download, then, just move the Lion installer out of your Applications folder, change the name, and the App Store shouldn't see it.
     
  3. toogoodius thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have an installer in my applications folder... so far as I can tell that's what i need to be able to make the boot disc but I can't find it or find a way to get it there!!
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Hm, it would seem you installed Lion using the installer, which automatically deletes itself after completing...

    I don't know how to trick the App Store, unless you have another computer with 10.7.0 or earlier...
     
  5. toogoodius thread starter macrumors member

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    I should add that I have reinstalled a couple of times but I need to do a full clean install. That's why i need the boot disc.. (and the installer to make it!)

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    yes, for sure. But, I don't have any other computers unfortunately!!

    Just need that pesky installer...
     
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    If you have a Recovery partition on your HD, try this. It will allow you to do a complete clean reinstall.
     
  7. toogoodius thread starter macrumors member

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    I have absolutely no idea if I do or not!! But I'll investigate that as it looks very promising. So thanks for helping.

    Is there a quick, easy way for me to determine if I have recovery partition (or quick, easy way to make one?!?!)

    cheeeers

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    seems like the instructions are here.

    Thanks for your good advice. Much appreciated as I was nearly at hair tearing out stage!!
     

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