Restore Failure on creating OSX Lion on key drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Imola Ghost, May 9, 2012.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I've tried creating a Lion key drive about 5 times with 3 different key drives. I've followed the directions here:

    However I am getting an error message almost as soon as the Disk Utility app has almost finished restoring the image. When Disc Utility is done the key drive is no longer present on the desktop however it still shows in Disc Utility. So I eject the key drive within Disc Utility and remove the drive, put it back in the USB port and it appears to show it as a OSX Lion install disc. Ideas on what to do? Do you think it created it fine?

    Here is a screen shot of the message:

    Attached Files:

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Did you format the USB drive properly with Disk Utility?

    Presuming the USB drive was formatted correctly, I would suggest re-downloading Lion from the Mac App Store and then trying again. It's rather rare, but it's possible your download is corrupted or maybe it wasn't completed for some reason.
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    Thanks however, I've already tried that but forgot to post it.
  4. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Even after re-downloading it again. I decided to try and burn it to a dvd (single layer DVD-R) and when I click on burn in Disc says

    "Unable to burn InstallESD.dmg." (Invalid Checksum)

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