OS X Lion install gone wrong

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Cip, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Cip, Jul 23, 2011
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    Cip macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I wanted to do a clean install of Lion and, after installing it over Snow leopard, I entered Recovery Mode and erased my bootable partition.

    Just after that, when the system asked me for my apple ID, I realized that I don't have a valid one.

    So, right now I am writing from my iPhone, my macbook is in recovery mode and I don't have an easy solution for this.

    I have the os x intall app in a secondary hdd and an usb stick with the install disk on it but non bootable (fat formated).

    I tried disk utility but it doesn't let me mount the InstallESD without finder.

    Also in terminal the OSInstall.mpkg is not working.

    I have no other computer or bootable disk at reach and I don't want to wait until monday morning to resolve this.

    Can anyone help me with any advice. I tried everything. Thank you!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What Apple ID did you use to download Lion with?
     
  3. Cip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded it from a torrent file, I just wanted to check it before I buy it.

    I have a 2009 macbook and I just wanted to make sure that it doesn't make it even slower.

    I also don't have the snow leopard boot disks with me :(
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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  5. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Wait...you torrented it. :eek:

    We're at a dead end here... well you could grab a copy of SL should be cheap now. :confused:
     
  6. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

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    lol. Doesn't your torrent site have a support forum?
     
  7. Cip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :)

    Sucks to be pirate&stupid.

    There are ways to do it right.

    I spent tons of money on apple until now, but with Lion I wasn't so sure.
     
  8. Cip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL.
    I didn't try it.

    I should've told you that I don't have wi-fi. :)
     
  9. Cip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solve it!

    I guess this forum needs less moralists and more technicians.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    We can't "solve it" because you used a pirated version of Lion. And pirating is not allowed to be discussed on Macrumors.
     
  11. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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  12. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

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    "I downloaded it from a torrent." Lord in heaven....
     
  13. funnyatleast macrumors member

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    It has nothing to do with the download. None of the LION downloads need an Apple ID or whatver you are talking about. You just didn't read the .nfo.

    Install Snow Leopard first and then Lion. You can't do a clean with just lion.
     
  14. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Once you burned the installer to a disk you can boot from that and skip from installing SL.

    Hugh
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Lion install wasn't asking for a password. It was asking for his Apple ID. You apparently didn't read the post thoroughly.

    You can do a clean install of just Lion, it just isn't recommended.
     
  16. funnyatleast macrumors member

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    I fixed it to Apple ID before you even commented, so that mean you didn't read it.

    Basically I am not sure why it is asking for an Apple ID, may get another version, but I know mine didn't
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

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    It said "password" when I clicked the quote button. Wasn't wrong when I read it.

    When Lion reinstalls from the recovery partition, it asks for the user's Apple ID to verify that you have bought a copy of Lion. It then proceeds to download and reinstall Lion.
     

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