Problem re-downloading lion on second Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nessie1970, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Nessie1970 macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if anyone has that issue. I downloaded Lion on my MacAir, installed and all was ok, then tried to download it on my MacBook Pro - download reaches 10.4 MB and starts from 0 again. After doing that for about 10min, screen pops up telling me that I must check my internet connection and try again. Tried everything - restarted download, Mac, router, logged out and in the appstore- every time download reaches only about 10.4MB and starts again.
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    That's internet problem. For some reason it is not getting a stable connection. Try plugging in ethernet cable and then doing it.
     
  3. Nessie1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried it with cable - same thing. Don't know what to do anymore
     
  4. Belloh macrumors newbie

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    Same Problem

    I have exactly the same problem. I doubt that it has anything to do with the internet connection. I phoned my service provider. They gave me a new IP. I even successfully downloaded other software from apple and it worked.

    My guess is, that a certain file coming after 10,4 MB is corrupt. However I have no idea what to do.
     
  5. revolutionx macrumors newbie

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    why don't you make a bootable lion from your previous download
     
  6. Belloh macrumors newbie

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    In hindsight I should have done it (no excuse, but I only very recently switched to Mac), but after installation the download is deleted.

    So the new question for me is how to make a bootable lion AFTER installation.
     
  7. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    The only way would be to redownload lion and burn it to a dvd. or borrow from a friend maybe?
     
  8. Belloh macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately we can't re-download it because it keeps restarting after 10,4 MB (see the first post of the thread). :confused:
     
  9. Belloh macrumors newbie

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    Just tried the download again and wonder it is working today.:)
     

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