Resolved Sigh. (Lion Internet Recovery download failed)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by wrldwzrd89, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. wrldwzrd89, Feb 8, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012

    wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    I've never had this issue before... I gave Lion Internet Recovery 2 hours to download Lion and re-install it. I checked on it at the start, and after 2 hours. The times to download were: 52 hours 2 minutes and 11 hours 49 minutes. Since it did not complete in a reasonable amount of time, I cancelled it and shut down the MBA... now it boots into Internet Recovery automatically, goes through its 15-minute boot routine, tries to install Lion, fails, automatically reboots, ad infinitum. Should I format the SSD in Disk Utility before trying again?
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Do you see your OS X boot partition if you reboot while holding down the Option key? If it shows up, select it and you should be good to go.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89, Feb 8, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012

    wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Good idea! Why do I always forget about the boot manager? Perhaps it's because I don't use Boot Camp, and thus rarely have a need to invoke it.

    EDIT: YAY! This worked. It's not rebooting constantly anymore. :D
     

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