Problem with install 10.6-7

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BigJohno, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    So I installed the GM just fine on my Air but my imac is giving me some issues. It's an 09 i7. I don't have the orig disks that came with the mac. I do however have my flash drive from my air and 10.5. When I boot to the USB or the CD with 10.5 I get an error after the language select saying that osx can't be installed on this machine please do a restore with time machine. Now I said yes so I could get to the disk utility. I erased my drive and I still get that message. How can I solve this issue to install the GM on a fresh drive?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Go to the GM install, right click and show all contents, extract and burn the .dmg to DVD or a flash drive, install as you normally would on a fresh install.
     
  3. BigJohno, Jul 12, 2011
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    BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But I need to fresh install SL before lion? or can I do a fresh install of Lion without installing SL?
     
  4. jschmitt macrumors member

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    You can fresh install Lion without installing SL first!
    I did this one one one of my dev machines; I ended up deleting my old Leopard partition as part of the process!

    Let us know how it works for you ...

    :)
    John
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I found that the DVD was the quickest b/c the flash drive (32GB) took too long. Ended up using my MBP's DVD on the desktop and hooked-up with firewire to my Mac-mini and it downloaded and installed in about 33 minutes...:cool:

    I didn't have to do a fresh install of SL...
     
  6. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I will try tomorrow when I can get a hold of a dvd.
     
  7. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    By the way the USB from your Air isn't working because that installation is specifically tied to a Air. So trying to install that version of OSX on an iMac pisses it off.

    You would need a universal installer disk like you buy straight from Apple... or did.. back in the good old days.

    But yea just install Lion fresh and don't install 10.5 or 10.6 first.
     
  8. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Worked. Fresh install of lion with out SL. Thanks guys.
     

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