Recover from internet, wait... do I need to buy lion or mountain lion?! Pic inside.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Messy, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Messy macrumors 6502

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    When recovering from the internet I get the following thing happen http://i.imgur.com/pOg0ssAh.jpg ok so I haven't purchased it, no worries, but which one do I buy?! mountain lion as indicated on the picture etc or lion as indicated in the error? is this just an odd typo?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think apple is selling anything but Mavericks at this point.
     
  3. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/24/apple-selling-20-os-x-lion-and-mountain-lion-in-online-store/

    they are

    suggestions based on screenshot on which I should buy please
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It doesn't look like it's asking you to buy anything. Looks like it just needs you to input your Apple ID password.
     
  5. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this error happens after you put in your id and it checks your account for the relevant product
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68030

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    Well, was your account used to purchase ML or Lion? What OS did your Mac come with originally?
     
  7. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SL. Which doesn't restore from the net.
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68030

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    How did the machine get ML on it then? It got on there somehow or the recovery partition wouldn't be trying to install it.
     
  9. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    either put that SL CD in the drive and boot holding shift or make bootable mavericks USB drive and use that?
     
  10. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No.

    It hasn't got it on there, it is restoring from the net, when doing that you will download ML. Internet recovery was brought in recently btw.

    It does this when there is no recovery partition.
     

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