Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Samuriajackon

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 9, 2009
304
1
Inorder to reinstall OSX from the MacMini restore you have to download all 5GB's off the internet? I had my internet go down for 10 sec and it started over at 1GB left...what the hell man!:mad:
 

Samuriajackon

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 9, 2009
304
1
Bummer, best to save a copy when you finally get it dl'ed. Good luck!

Natrually I use TimeMachine but I'm getting ready to sell it so I'm going back to Factory, only way I found that works is to Download off the Restore Disk, i tried burning a 10.7.2 disk from extracting the contents of a mac purchased update, but the MacMini wouldn't boot from an external USB drive, or maybe an older Version of Lion.
 

Jeff Chen

macrumors member
Jun 16, 2009
70
3
Natrually I use TimeMachine but I'm getting ready to sell it so I'm going back to Factory, only way I found that works is to Download off the Restore Disk, i tried burning a 10.7.2 disk from extracting the contents of a mac purchased update, but the MacMini wouldn't boot from an external USB drive, or maybe an older Version of Lion.

You never have to actually burn a disc nowadays. Just restore the image onto any flash drive you have in hand and it should boot.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.