OSX Lion - Internet Recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matian0, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. matian0 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    Hi every1!

    So my friend bought a new macbook and he also bought a new bigger hard drive to go with it. So we installed the hard drive and found that the internet recovery was the way to go, for us to reinstal lion on a new drive.

    But this is where our problem began. As soon as internet recovery started it was just showing the spinning globe. There wasnt any prosentage below the globe as i think there should. Its been stuck there for about an hour and a half and we decided to unplug the cable to check if it shows any erros. But it didnt.

    The cable works fine (tested). So can a recovery take so long? Without even beginning to show the prosentage bar?

    Is there any other way we can legally reinstall lion on a new drive?

    Thank you!:eek:
  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    you can clone the HD using Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper.
  3. matian0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    Yes i can. But i had problems cloning the drive since you cant change the master partition on osx.
    Also i would like osx to be cleanly instaled.

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