OS X Lion install gone wrong

Cip

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Jul 23, 2011
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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!
 
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Cip

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Jul 23, 2011
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What Apple ID did you use to download Lion with?
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 :(
 
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adder7712

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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:
 
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Cip

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Jul 23, 2011
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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.
 
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Cip

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Jul 23, 2011
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Solve it!

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

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Jan 24, 2010
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Solve it!

I guess this forum needs less moralists and more technicians.
We can't "solve it" because you used a pirated version of Lion. And pirating is not allowed to be discussed on Macrumors.
 
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funnyatleast

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Feb 18, 2011
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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.
 
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Hugh

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

Hugh
 
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Intell

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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.
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.
 
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funnyatleast

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Feb 18, 2011
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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.
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
 
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Intell

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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
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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