Some questions about GM if you can answer them.

Hugh

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Feb 9, 2003
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Hi I have some really basic/dumb questions about Lion GM. That is if you can answer them.

1. How long did it take to install GM? SL took 30mins for me, is Lion longer?

2. When you did a clean install how did you do it? Extract the disk image then burned it to a disk. The question is did you boot the DVD (or what ever) then did the install? Or did you have to use another drive to install on that clean drive?

I'm just wondering what I will be looking at doing when it finally comes out on the Mac APP store.

Hugh
 

jschmitt

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Jul 8, 2011
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Hi I have some really basic/dumb questions about Lion GM. That is if you can answer them.

1. How long did it take to install GM? SL took 30mins for me, is Lion longer?

2. When you did a clean install how did you do it? Extract the disk image then burned it to a disk. The question is did you boot the DVD (or what ever) then did the install? Or did you have to use another drive to install on that clean drive?

I'm just wondering what I will be looking at doing when it finally comes out on the Mac APP store.

Hugh
I've done a few of these installs; on an install from DVD to traditional HDD, installs average right around 20 mins. On installation involving a newer SSD, install times are around 15 mins; I've heard that an install from a FireWire 800 external HDD to a SSD can be even faster! These are all clean installs described above! Note, this involves burning the DMG from the app store download to the target first.

John
 

Nuckinfuts

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Jun 15, 2011
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Hi I have some really basic/dumb questions about Lion GM. That is if you can answer them.

1. How long did it take to install GM? SL took 30mins for me, is Lion longer?

2. When you did a clean install how did you do it? Extract the disk image then burned it to a disk. The question is did you boot the DVD (or what ever) then did the install? Or did you have to use another drive to install on that clean drive?

I'm just wondering what I will be looking at doing when it finally comes out on the Mac APP store.

Hugh
Write the DMG image (image it to the USB in Disk Utility) and install from there, took about 15 minutes give or take
 

Hugh

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Feb 9, 2003
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I've done a few of these installs; on an install from DVD to traditional HDD, installs average right around 20 mins. On installation involving a newer SSD, install times are around 15 mins; I've heard that an install from a FireWire 800 external HDD to a SSD can be even faster! These are all clean installs described above! Note, this involves burning the DMG from the app store download to the target first.

John
Thanks for answering odd questions. What do you mean by target first? You put it on the drive you going to be installing it on?

One more question, is it true that, there no Java installed?

Thanks!

Hugh
 

azuma

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Jul 3, 2010
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Thanks for answering odd questions. What do you mean by target first? You put it on the drive you going to be installing it on?

One more question, is it true that, there no Java installed?

Thanks!

Hugh
Java will not install unless you run a Java-based application like jDownloader.
 

jschmitt

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Jul 8, 2011
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Thanks for answering odd questions. What do you mean by target first? You put it on the drive you going to be installing it on?

One more question, is it true that, there no Java installed?

Thanks!

Hugh
Sorry, target just means the media where you burn the DMG to; thumb drive, DVD, external Firewrire drive, etc.
 

dlimes13

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May 3, 2011
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My install via USB Flash Drive and to an SSD, 6 Minutes for the downloading components part, 5 minutes on the actual install. Very fast.
 

Hugh

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Feb 9, 2003
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Sorry, target just means the media where you burn the DMG to; thumb drive, DVD, external Firewrire drive, etc.
That's what I thought what you mean, but I had to make clearer. No problems booting off the dvd, jump drive, another drive?

Hugh
 
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